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De Agostini JSDF Vehicles DAJSDF69
TRDI Type 16 MCV Display Model
JGSDF, Japan

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
TRDI Type 16 MCV   4.75"   1.75"

The Type 16 Maneuver Combat Vehicle is a wheeled tank destroyer of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. The Maneuver Combat Vehicle was part of a new armored vehicle strategy that prioritized light air-transportable firepower. Originally the number of main battle tanks was to be reduced from 760 to 390, with most remaining tanks to be concentrated on the islands of Hokkaido and Kyushu. Some 200-300 MCVs were to be procured and airlifted to islands when and where they were needed. The idea was that the smaller, lighter, and faster MCV could be redeployed quicker than tanks to better defend the outlying islands. However, as of 2015, with both growing tensions with Russia over the disputed Northern territories, and concerns that the MCV on its own would be insufficient against potential adversary amphibious and airborne armor systems, plans to reduce the numbers of existing main battle tanks (including procurement of the new Type 10 tank) in favor of buying MCVs and their support infrastructure are currently being reviewed.

TRDI Type 16 MCV

Designed as an air-transportable wheeled tank destroyer, the Type 16 Maneuver Combat Vehicle was scheduled to enter production in 2015.

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De Agostini JSDF Vehicles

The De Agostini "JSDF Vehicles" range presents affordable, ready made plastic models of military vehicles used by the Japanese Self-Defense Force.

De Agostini "JSDF Vehicles" display model vehicles feature:

  • Molded plastic construction (some releases include diecast metal components).
  • Rotating turret cannon and accurate hull.
  • Painted, fitted, non-moving tracks on detailed non-rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.

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