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Type 73

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    type 73

    Japan Self-Defense Force since its inception in 1950

    Years entirely relied on American weapons. However,

    In the early 70s, Japan began to develop its own

    artillery tractor to replace the American M-4 and M-8. First

    instance, released by Hitachi, appeared in 1974. But

    Issue volume was low as it was at this time

    Emphasis army began to make self-propelled artillery.

    This machine is equipped with a fully enclosed cabin and

    enclosed passenger compartment where there are seats for the gun

    settlement. Ammunition are transported in separate compartments in the stern.

    used for hauling tools such as 203-mm howitzer

    M-115 Long Tom, sometimes equipped tractor dozer

    knife to clear debris and equipment firing position.

    Production:

    Japan

    Crew:

    1 + 11

    weight:

    19,8 ton

    Dimensions:

    length 6.13 m, width 2.95 m, height 2.30 m

    Range:

    300 km

    Armor:

    No

    Armament:

    One 12.7-mm anti-aircraft gun

    Engine

    :

    One 6-cylinder diesel engine air

    2p6-Mitsubishi Cooling capacity of 400 liters. with.

    Ride quality:

    Max road speed of 45 km / h, 1.0 m fording,

    wall Fording 0.6 m, 2.0 m trench





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