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Type 73  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: 337
Origin: Japan
Corporations: Komatsu and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Parent System: Type 73
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: 337
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Description: The Type 73 is a tracked medium armored personnel carrier (APC) vehicle built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Komatsu for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF). It is powered by a 4-cylinder air-cooled two-cycle diesel engine rated at 300-hp that allows for a top speed of 60 kph on road carrying a 12-man crew. The Type 73 armored vehicles is equipped with a roof-mounted 12.7mm M2 machine gun and a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun.
The Type 73 armored vehicle is intended to carry 9 to 10 infantrymen into the battlefield allowing them to shoot firearms protected under armor. Its armor and low silhouette provides protection against small and medium caliber firearms and artillery shells. The JGSDF has fielded more than 300 Type 73 tracked vehicles.

Type 73 Specifications

Crew: 12
Dimensions
Ground Clearance: 400 millimeter
Height: 2.21 meter (87 inch)
Length: 5.80 meter (228 inch)
Main Gun Caliber: 12.7 millimeter
Width: 2.90 meter (114 inch)
Performance
Max Range: 300 kilometer (186 mile)
Power
Power: 300 hp
Speed
Top Speed: 60 kph (37.3 mph)
Weight
Combat Weight: 13,300 kilogram (29,321 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Japan337
YearHoldings
2012254
2011275
2010286
2009300
2008313
2007325
2006332

Grand Total 3371
 

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