Japan unveils new generation 8×8 wheeled armored personnel carrier

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The Japan Ground Self Defense Force’s has unveiled its new generation 8×8 wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC).

The new 8×8 wheeled armored personnel carrier will weigh 20 tonnes and be able to reach speeds of up to 90 km/h on paved roads, the MoD said. The crew consists of the commander, driver, gunner, and 8 dismounts who can rapidly enter and leave via a large power-operated ramp in the hull rear.

The crew consists of the commander, driver, gunner, and 8 dismounts who can rapidly enter and leave via a large power-operated ramp in the hull rear.

Source in Japan Ministry of Defense said that the new 8×8 wheeled armored personnel carrier will eventually replace the ageing Type 96 APCs that are still in service with the Japan Self-Defense Forces.

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