Monday, June 23, 2008

Tomica JSDF - Komatsu LAV

The model is referred to the Komatsu LAV built by Komatsu Ltd. It is exclusively used be the Japanese Ground Self Defense Forces (JGSDF) in the Iraq war.

The vehicle is built to aid Toyota Koukidoushas and Mitsubishi Type 73 jeeps in providing small arms fire protection.

Detailed Vehicle Specification as below:

Type: Light Armored Vehicle
Place of origin: Japan

Service history
In service: 2002-Present
Wars: Iraq War

Production history
Designed: 1997
Manufacturer: Komatsu

Weight: 4500kg
Crew: 4+1 (MG or ATGM gunner)
Primary armament: Can mount the Sumitomo M249 LMG or Sumitomo M2HB 12.7mm machine gun. Can also mount the Type 01 LMAT or a Kawasaki Type 87 anti-tank missile.
Engine: 4-cylinder diesel 160 hp
Suspension: 4x4 wheeled
Speed: 100 km/h

Related Post: What is JSDF?
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