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Maneuver Combat Vehicle


Country of Origin/Used by: Japan
First Produced/Service Dates: 2008: First Prototype Vehicles; 2016: Scheduled for Production.
Manufactured by: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Crew: 4
Armament: Turret: (1) 105mm Cannon; Co-Axial: (1) 7.62mm Machine Gun; Roof Mounted: (1) 12.7mm HMG
Engine: 570hp Turbo-Diesel
Miscellaneous Info:

The Maneuver Combat Vehicle (MCV) was designed by the Japanese Ministry of Defense-Technical Research and Development Institute.  The MCV was developed as a lightweight, highly mobile tank destroyer which could replace some of the Main Battle Tanks of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force.  The MCV is air-transportable and can be landed on shore via amphibious support craft.

As of 2015, only four (4) prototype vehicles have been built, but the projected number when full production is completed will be approximately 200-300.

There are some indications that there could be further vehicle types created using the MCV’s chassis; specifically an armored personnel carrier.  However, this information has not yet been confirmed.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available


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Maneuver Combat Vehicle Photos Japanese Ground Self Defense Force

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Maneuver Combat Vehicle Information Military Factory.Com
Maneuver Combat Vehicle Information and Photos Military-Today.Com


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Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
JGSDF Maneuver Combat Vehicle (Prototype) Model Kit (010174) Aoshima 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic.
JGSDF Maneuver Combat Vehicle (Test Type) Model Kit (42377) Kaiyodo 1/35 Resin.
Accessory/Detail Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information

Model Photos

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