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Type 87 AW



Overview


Type 87

Type 87 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun during an excersise in 2015.
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Origin
Japan
Type
Self-propelled anti-aircraft gun
Entered service
1987
Status
In service
Development
1982 - 1987
Developer
Japan - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Chassis development
Japan - Japan Steel Works
Weapon systems
Production
1983
Prototype vehicle
1987 - 2002
Series production
Producer
Japan - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Number produced
52 production vehicles, plus 1 prototype
Designations
Guntank
Popular nickname, not official

Details


Type 87

Forward view of Type 87 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun.
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List of components

Type 74 tank chassis
The Type 87 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun is based on a modified chassis of the Type 74 main battle tank.
The armament of the Type 87 consists of two KDA autocannon that fire the 35x228mm NATO round.
Facts Type 87
General
Origin
Japan
Type
Self-propelled anti-aircraft gun
Crew
3 (commander, driver, gunner)
Dimensions
Weight
44 t
Length
7.6 m guns forward
6.7 m hull
Width
3.2 m
Height
4.4 m with radar in raised position
2.8 m to turret roof
Armament
Type
2x 35mm Oerlikon KDA autocannon
Mount
One gun on either side of turret
Rate of fire
550 rpm per gun, 1.100 rpm combined
Sensors
Radar
Air search radar
Tracking radar
Automotive
Chassis
Tracked chassis, 5 roadwheels, idler front and drive sprocket rear
Suspension
Hydro-pneumatic
Engine
Mitsubishi 10ZF Type 22, 10-cylinder air-cooled diesel
Power output
720 hp at 2.200 rpm
Mobility
Max speed
53 km/h
Fuel capacity
950 L
Range
300 km
Ground clearance
0.2 to 0.65 m
Wall
1 m
Trench
2.7 m
Gradient
60 %
Slope
30 %
Fording
1 m
Protection
Armor type
Steel
Smoke
2x3 or 2x4 smoke grenade dischargers
NBC system
Yes

Media


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