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Type 11 ARV


11式装軌車回収車


Overview


Type 11

Forward view of Type 11 armored recovery vehicle with crane in raised position.

Source: Rikujojieitai Boueisho - © GNU Attribution Share Alike license

Origin
Japan
Type
Recovery vehicle
Entered service
2013
Status
In service
Development
Late 2000's - 2011
Developer
Japan - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Production
2013 - present
Producer
Japan - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Number produced
Produced in small numbers.
Notable users
Japan - JGSDF

Description


Introduction

The Type 11 is a modern armored recovery vehicle of Japanese origin. It was developed to support the Type 10 main battle tank and is based on the same chassis. The design was approved for service in 2011, and the first series production vehicle was accepted in 2013.

Design

The Type 11 is based on the Type 10 main battle tank chassis and retains the hydropneumatic suspension. The two man crew is seated in the armored superstructure on the front left of the vehicle. A large crane is fitted at the front right. The dozer blade at the front can be used to remove obstacles. The dozer blade also acts as outrigger when the 25 t crane is in use. The dozer blade also acts as an earth anchor when the powerful winch is used. For self-defense a roof mounted 12.7mm M2HB heavy machine gun and smoke grenade dischargers are fitted.

Users

The Type 11 is produced in small numbers and is in use with the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force. In accordance with Japanese policy the Type 11 ARV is not offered for export.

Details


Facts Type 11 ARV
General
Origin
Japan
Type
Armored recovery vehicle
Crew
2 (commander, driver)
Dimensions
Weight
44.4 t
Length
9.1 m
Width
3.4 m
Height
2.6 m (roof)
Equipment
Engineer equipment
Crane with 25 t lifting capacity
45 t winch
Dozer blade
Main armament
Type
12.7mm M2HB heavy machine gun
Mount
Pintle mount on cabin roof
Ammunition
100 rounds ready to fire
Chassis
Chassis type
Tracked chassis, 5 roadwheels
Idler front and drive sprocket rear
Suspension
Hydropneumatic
Automotive
Engine
V8 4-stroke water-cooled diesel
Power output
1.200 hp at 2.300 rpm
Transmission
Continuous variable transmission
Mobility
Speed
70 km/h
Range
About 450 km on roads
Protection
Armor type
Steel
NBC system
Yes
Smoke system
8x smoke grenade discharger

Related articles


Type 10

The Type 11 ARV was developed to support the Type 10 main battle tank. Both vehicles use a similar chassis and many automotive parts are interchangeable.