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Type 87 Reconnaissance and Patrol Vehicle


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Japan
First Produced/Service Dates: 1988
Manufactured by: Komatsu, Ltd.
Crew: 5
Armament: Turret: (1) 25mm Cannon; Co-Axial: (1) 7.62mm Machine Gun;
Engine: 10 Cylinder Turbo-Diesel
Miscellaneous Info:

The Type 87 Reconnaissnace & Patrol Vehicle serves as the eyes of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force.  Although not an official variant of the Mitsubishi Type 82 Command and Communications Vehicle (CCV), its design is based on the CCV and thusly shares many of the systems and components of that vehicle.

Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Type 87 Reconnaissance & Patrol Vehicle Photos Japanese Ground Self Defense Force
Type 87 Reconnaissance & Patrol Vehicle Photos "LOS688" via Wikimedia Commons
Type 87 Reconnaissance & Patrol Vehicle Photos Max Smith via Wikimedia Commons

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
Type 87 Reconnaissance & Patrol Vehicle Information and Photos Army Guide.Com
Type 87 Reconnaissance & Patrol Vehicle Information and Photos Army-Technology.Com
Type 87 Reconnaissance & Patrol Vehicle Information and Photos Global Security.Org
Type 87 Reconnaissance & Patrol Vehicle Information and Photos Military-Today.Com

Printed

Reference Author
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (2nd Edition) Christopher F. Foss
JGSDF: Vehicles of the Modern Japanese Army (7021) (Tankograd Publishing) Koji Miyake & Gordon Arthur

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Type 87 Reconnaissance Vehicle Model Kit (Nr. 1) Fairy Planning Kits 1/72 Resin.
JGSDF Type 87 Reconnaissance Vehicle Model Kit (GF-22) Pit-Road 1/35 Resin??
JGSDF Type 87 Reconnaissance Vehicle Model Kit (G48) Pit-Road 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic with Photo-Etch Details. Kit G30 was older release.
JGSDF Type 87 Reconnaissance Vehicle Model Kit (00327) Trumpeter 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
       
Accessory/Detail Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
JGSDF Type 87 Reconnaissance Vehicle Detail Set (35837) Eduard 1/35 Photo-Etch Details; For Trumpeter Kit.
Type 87 Reconnaissance Vehicle Detail Set (PE35084) Lion Roar 1/35 Photo-Etch Details; For BOTH Pit-Road and Trumpeter Kits.
Type 87 Reconnaissance Vehicle Detail Set (PE3503) Pit-Road 1/35 Photo-Etch Details; For BOTH Pit-Road Kits?

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Type 87 Recon Vehicle Model Photos (1/35 Trumpeter) Dave Johnson - UK