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Maneuver Combat Vehicle
Maneuver Combat Vehicle 07.jpg
Type Wheeled Tank Destroyer
Place of origin  Japan
Weight 26 tonnes
Length 8.45 m (27 ft 9 in)
Width 2.98 m (9 ft 9 in)
Height 2.87 m (9 ft 5 in)
Crew 4

105 mm cannon
12.7 mm MG, 7.62 mm MG
Engine Diesel
570 hp
Suspension Wheel 8 x 8
400 km
Speed 100 km/h (62 mph)

The Maneuver Combat Vehicle (機動戦闘車 kidou-sentou-sha?) is a wheeled tank destroyer of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

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The maneuver combat vehicle, which will equip combat units, will be useful for attacks to armored fighting vehicles and personnel using a large caliber gun after rapid deployment in response to various contingencies.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

The Technical Research & Development Institute of Japan's Ministry of Defense had made several prototype vehicles since 2008. They unveiled their fourth Mobile Combat Vehicle (MCV) prototype on 9 October 2013. Testing is scheduled to begin in 2014 or 2015, and be deployed by the JGSDF in 2016.[2][3]

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