Forward view of Type 90 armored recovery vehicle on the move.
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The Type 90 is an armored recovery vehicle of Japanese origin. It was developed to support the Type 90 main battle tank and was adopted the same year.
The Type 90 ARV is based on the chassis of the Type 90 main battle tank. The engine, drivetrain and many other components are in common with the Type 90 main battle tank. Instead of a turret it features a 25 t crane and a fixed superstructure for the four man crew. A 50 t winch is fitted and there is a dozer blade that doubles as an earth anchor.
The Type 90 ARV has a steel body with armored superstructure. The exact protection level isn't public, but it is known that it does not have composite armor. For self-defense smoke grenade dischargers are mounted at the front. A 12.7mm M2HB heavy machine gun is fitted on the roof.
The Type 90 armored recovery vehicle was adopted by Japan to support the Type 90 main battle tank. A total of 30 vehicles were produced over 2 decades. The Type 90 remains in service today.
Source: Rikujojieitai Boueisho
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The Type 90 ARV was developed to support the Type 90 main battle tank. Both vehicles are based on a similar chassis.
The Type 11 ARV is the latest Japanese armored recovery vehicle. Designed to support the newer and smaller Type 10 main battle tank.
The M2HB heavy machine gun is fitted for self-defense on the roof of the Type 90 ARV.
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