The Type 10 (10式戦車 Hitomaru-shiki sensha) is a 3.5rd generation main battle tank that the Japan Ground Self Defense Force has been equipped with, and boasts significant enhancements in its capability to respond to anti-tank warfare, mobile strikes, special operations force attacks, and other contingencies.
|Type||Main battle tank|
|Place of origin||Japan|
|Manufacturer||Mitsubishi Heavy Industries|
|Unit cost||$9.4 million (2014)|
|Produced||2010 - active in production|
|Number built||66 (FY 2010~2014)|
|Weight||43.25 tonnes (standard) 48 tonnes (fully)|
|Crew||3 (commander, gunner and driver)|
|Armor||Nano-crystal steel (nor Triple Hardness Steel), Modular ceramic composite armor, Light weight upper armor.|
|120 mm L44 smoothbore cannon, built by Japan Steel Works, Ltd|
|M2HB 12.7 mm machine gun
Type 74 7.62 mm machine gun
|Engine||4-stroke cycle V8 Diesel engine
1200 hp/2300 rpm
|Transmission||Continuously variable transmission (Hydraulic Mechanical Transmission)|
|Suspension||Hydropneumatic Active suspension|
|Speed||Forward: 70 km/h
Backward: 70 km/h
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