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Type 10



Overview


Type 10

Forward view of Type 10 main battle tank on display in 2010.

Source: T. Goto - © Public domain

Origin
Japan
Type
Main battle tank
Entered service
2012
Status
In service
Development
1990's - 2010
Developer
Japan - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Production
2010 - present
Producer
Japan - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Number produced
103 in 2016, production continues
Unit cost
$ 6.5 million (estimate, first batches were more expensive)
Designations
Hitomaru-shiki sensha
TK-X

Details


Facts Type 10 MBT
General
Origin
Japan
Type
Main battle tank
Crew
3 (commander, driver, gunner)
Dimensions
Weight
40 t limited loadout
44 t combat weight
48 t combat weight with additional armor
Length
9.49 m gun forward
Width
3.24 m
Height
2.30 m
Main armament
Type
120mm Japan Steel Works L/44 smoothbore cannon
Ammunition
36 rounds, 14 in automatic loader
Travers
360 degrees, powered
Stabilizer
Yes, in both axis
Coaxial armament
Type
7.62mm Type 74 vehicle machine gun
Mount
Coaxial with main gun
Secondary armament
Type
12.7mm M2HB heavy machine gun
Mount
Pintle mount on turret roof
Ammunition
100 rounds ready to fire
Traverse
360 degrees, manual elevation and traverse
Automotive
Chassis
Tracked chassis, 5 roadwheels, idler front and drive sprocket rear
Suspension
Hydropneumatic
Engine
V8 4-stroke water-cooled diesel
Power output
1.200 hp at 2.300 rpm
Transmission
Continuous variable transmission
Fuel
880 L
APU
Internal auxiliary power unit
Mobility
Max speed
70 km/h forward
70 km/h in reverse
Range
440 km on roads
Power to weight ratio
27 hp/t
Protection
Armor type
Modular composite armor
NBC system
Yes
Smoke
2x4 smoke grenade dischargers

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