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Type 89 mechanized infantry combat vehicle (Japan)

Country of Origin: Japan


The Type 89 MICV was developed to replace the Type 60 armored personnel carrier (APC) and serve as a supplement to the Type 73 APC.

The Type 89 has an all-welded aluminum hull with the engine at the front left side and the driver on the right. The engine is a 600-hp water-cooled diesel.

The troop compartment is at the rear of the hull; it has two roof hatches and holds seven infantrymen.

The two-man power-operated turret is at the center of the vehicle with the gunner on the left...

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