Type 89 IFV

In 1981, the Japanese Ministry of Defense provided funds for the construction of a prototype of a new infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), since the fleet of armoured vehicles of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) lacked this type. By 1984 four prototypes designated “Type 89 IFV” were available for testing, all built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries with Komatsu Limited as a subcontractor. After passing the new vehicle a demanding period of tests, it was decided to purchase 300 vehicles, whose delivery has not yet been completed.

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Country of origin

Japan

Builder

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Komatsu Limited

Type

Infantry fighting vehicle (IFV)

Entered service

1991

Crew

3 crew members + 7 passengers

Combat weight

27,000 kg

Dimensions (length x width x height)

6.70 x 3.20 x 2.75 meters

Armour, (maximum)

Classified

Power plant

1 x Mitsubishi 6 SY 31 WA water-cooled diesel engine, 600 hp

Speed

70 km/h

Range

400 km

Armament

1 x 35mm Oerlikon Contraves KD-series gun + 2 x Kawasaki Type 79 Jyu-MAT anti-tank missile launchers + 1 x 7.62mm Type 74 MG + 8 smoke grenade dischargers

Production

Initial order: 300 – Currently in service: 68