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Mitsubishi Type 89 IFV

Mitsubishi Type 89 IFV is a Japanese tracked infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) in service with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) since 1989.

A total of 68 Type 89 infantry fighting vehicles were manufactured between 1989 and 2004 by Komatsu Limited and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

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Type 89 IFV entered service with JGSDF in 1989, and by 1999, the Japanese Army had in inventory 58 Type 89 vehicles.

A total of 300 Type 89 IFVs are planned for the Japanese Ground Forces.

Mitsubishi Type 89 IFV has a mass of 26.5 tonnes and measures 6.8 m in length and 3.2 m in width, with a standard height of 2.5 m and an overall height of 2.75 m.

It can accommodate up to ten (10) persons including a crew of three (3) and seven (7) troops.

Mitsubishi Type 89 IFV has a welded steel hull and ceramic composite armor.

The Japanese Type 89 infantry fighting vehicle uses a 35 mm KDE cannon and as secondary armament is armed with two Type 79 Jyu-MAT missiles and a 7.62 mm Type 74 coaxial machine gun.

Type 89 IFV is powered by a 600 hp Mitsubishi 6SY31WA water-cooled, 6-cylinder diesel engine rated at 2,000 rpm.

It uses a torsion bar suspension, has an operational range of 400 km, and can reach a maximum speed of 70 km/h on road.

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