Top Ten Main Battle Tanks #6

     Type 10 TK-X (Japan)

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
Service history
In service 2012–present
Production history
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)
Length 9.485 m
Width 3.24 m
Height 2.30 m
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
Power/weight 27 hp/tonne
Transmission Continuously variable transmission (Hydraulic Mechanical Transmission)
Suspension Hydropneumatic Active suspension
440 km
Speed Forward: 70 km/h
Backward: 70 km/h