Tremendous huge amount of disk imaging main battle tank type-10 is available in the Japanese Wikipedia. Development which were the creation of one more light combat vehicle compared with the type-90 tank. The list of the main advantages of type-10 in comparison with the type-90 include the ability to transfer virtually all modes of transport (sea, rail, air) is also the possibility of the tank due to the least weight to move on highways and roads inside the town.
On the set of features type-10 occupies a middle position between the type-74 and type-90. On the armament of the tank type-10 costs 120-mm smoothbore gun, 44 guns mounted on the analog type-90, but which can withstand more pressure inside the highest trunk that was a consequence of the application of the more massive armor-piercing projectile. The gun was developed using German technology firm «Rheinmetall». This coming on the tank can establish a stronger gun 55 caliber. Both tanks are equipped automatic charging system shell. In the ammunition type-10 goes 28 rounds, the tank-type 90 — 40 shots. Full combat weight type-10 is about 44 tons, the tank type-90 weighs about 50 tons. a tank-type engine 10 is installed capacity of 1,200 horsepower, type-90 1500 horsepower. Tank design also features substantiated Japanese roads, according to statistics 84% of the roads can withstand the weight of four to forty tons. for the 2010-2012 year was bought by the state 39 type tanks 10, 2015 the armed forces of the Rising Sun plans to increase this number to 341 units.
According to Japanese media reports, is also developing a more modern version of the tank type-90 tank 22. Estimated time of adopting the 2022.
Reference is made to an article authored by a certain Eytszi Oishi (Eiji Oishi), in which it is reported that modern Japanese tanks equipped laser protection system to blind Russian anti-tank missiles in the framework of «a strategy to return the Northern Territories» (disputed Kuril Islands — approx. «VP» ).
Tank Type 90 (left) and Type 10
Tank Type 74 (left) and Type 10