Institute of technical research and development (TRDI) Ministry of Defence Land of the Rising Sun introduced the latest layout MCV combat vehicle with 105 mm caliber weapon, reports Lenta.ru referring to Jane’s.
Demonstration machine accomplished October 9, 2013 at the Research Centre of terrestrial systems (GSRC) in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture. Fighting vehicle with the wheel formula 8×8 meets military to the highest mobility, firepower and the ability to deliver a suitable point by air, land or water.
Namely, MCV is placed in the cargo bay of a military transport aircraft Kawasaki C-2. Fighting machine capable of speeds up to 100 km per hour in a combat weight of about 26 tons. Turret shifted closer to the stern of MCV.
Main weapon is a rifled tank gun with 105 mm caliber muzzle brake in the form of several small holes spirals. Gun paired with 7.62-mm machine gun. In addition, the tower turret armed with a machine gun 12.7 mm caliber.
It is armed with machine fire control system, which includes guidance and observation arrow and commander operating in daylight and infrared modes. According to Jane’s, it is not excluded that in the future Japan will use the MCV as a base for creating other types of armored vehicles, including a fighting machine with 120mm gun.
It is expected that the creation of a serial MCV will deal with Japanese company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The adoption of new cars planned for 2016 monetary year, which begins April 1, 2016.