Monday, March 14, 2016

Type 74 Main Battle Tank

The Type 74 was the Japanese response to the Russian T-62 . The development was completed by 1974 and the tank serviced until the Type 90 and Type 10.
Variants:
1.
Name: Type 74
Type: Main Battle Tank
Origin: Japan
Year: 1975 (development began 1962)
Produced: 898

Length: 9.41 Meters
Width: 3.18 Meters
Height: 2.25 Meters
Weight: 38000 Kilograms
Speed: 53 km/h top speed

Crew: 4

Primary Armament:
-105 mm L7
Secondary Armament:
-7.62 mm Type 74 AND
-12.7 mm M2

Gun Flexibility:
-Primary:
12° Ascension
6° Depression

Armor:
-Hull
110-80 mm Front
35 mm Side
25 mm Rear
25 mm Top
25-12 mm Bottom
-Turret
132 mm Forward Side
67 mm Side
37 mm Rear
132-37 mm Top

Sources:
http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/coldwar/Japan/Type-74_MBT.php
http://historywarsweapons.com/type-74-tank/
http://www.military-today.com/tanks/type_74.htm
Antill, P. (1 June 2001), Type 74 Main Battle Tank (Japan), http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_type74japan.html
http://ftr.wot-news.com/2013/12/06/meeting-the-mother-of-japanese-tanks-daigensui/

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