Japanese Type 10 (10式戦車) Main Battle Tank (MBT) is designed to replace Type 74 main battle tanks in the Japan Ground Self Defense Force.

Japanese Type 10 Main Battle Tank and AH-64DJP Apache Gunship Helicopter.

Type 10 lightweight MBT is 10 tons lighter than the current Japanese Type 90 main battle tank. It is designed to be  deployed to the narrower and more mountainous regions of Japan.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is the lead developer of the Type 10 MBT project.
Type 10 Main Battle Tank uses 120 mm smoothbore gun which was developed by Japan Steel Works. Japan Steel Works also manufactures Rheinmetall L44 120 mm smoothbore gun for the Type 90 MBT under licence.
 Type 10 main battle tank will be able o use new  ammunition which is called 'armour-piercing ammunition III'. It is also armed with coaxially mounted 7.62-mm machine gun and a roof mounted remotely controlled 12.7-mm machine guns.
Japanese Type 10 Main Battle Tank  uses a highly advance two-man turret.
Type 10 tank uses a new turret mounted sight which allows tank to operates 24/7 in all weather conditions.
New Japanese tank uses sloped turret armor and with additional armor, Type 10 tank weighs about 50 tons.

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  1. Since Japan has the Type 10 and the Type 90. The older Type 74 has become obsolete. Japan should donate Fifty of the Type 74 Tank to the Philippines Army. The tanks could be dubbed'Training Vehicles' to pay lip service to Japans rules on not exporting military equipment ( a rule that needs to be scrapped ). These light Type 74 tanks would do well in the Phillipines terrain.


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