Twin 35mm Self-Propelled Guns Type 87

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General info

The Type 87 in the Garage.

The Twin 35mm Self-Propelled Guns Type 87 (or the Type 87 SPAAG) is a Rank VI Japanese self-propelled anti-aircraft gun with a battle rating of 8.0. It was introduced in Update 1.67 "Assault". Based around the Gepard's turret system, it was placed on the Type 74 tank chassis to produce a mobile air defense system.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros

  • Powerful, fast firing 35mm twin Oerlikon KDA cannon.
  • Quick with the Type 74 chassis, up to 58 km/h.
  • Hydropneumatic Suspension with the Type 74 chassis.
  • Can engage tanks from their sides.

Cons

  • -5 degrees of gun depression (bad compared to the Flakpanzer Gepard)
  • 30mm armor maximum.
  • Any other ammunition belt other than the default costs 6600 silver lions.
  • You can only have 1 belt selected with a meager ammo count.
  • Spinning radar dish may be of nuisance in tank realistic battles.

Specifications

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Armaments

2 x 35 mm Oerlikon KDA cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 680 Shells ( _ round magazine)
  • Rate of Fire: 549.6 Shots per Minute
  • Gun Depression: -5°
  • Gun Elevation: 85°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: __._°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: __._s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
2 x 35 mm Oerlikon KDA cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 680 Shells ( _ round magazine)
  • Rate of Fire: 549.6 Shots per Minute
  • Gun Depression: -5°
  • Gun Elevation: 85°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: __._°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: __._s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
2 x 35 mm Oerlikon KDA cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 680 Shells ( _ round magazine)
  • Rate of Fire: 549.6 Shots per Minute
  • Gun Depression: -5°
  • Gun Elevation: 85°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: __._°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: __._s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)

Ammunition

Ammunition Penetration in mm @ 90° Belt
Composition
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
Default 68 63 58 50 39 31 HEI-T*, AP-I
35x228 MSB/K 68 63 58 50 39 31 HEI-T*, HEI-T*, HEI-T*, AP-I
35x228 PSBH/B 68 63 58 50 39 31 AP-I, AP-I, AP-I, HEI-T*
35x228 PSBH/B (HVAP) 112 110 101 90 71 62 HVAP-T, HEI-T*, HEI-T*, HEI-T*

Belts

  • Default:
  • 35x228 MSB/K :
  • 35x228 PSBH/B :
  • 35x228 PSBH/B (HVAP-T):

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Recommendations Visual
discrepancy
680 XX (X+)  (+)  (+)  (+)  (+)  (+) Turret empty:  () no

Crew

  • Commander
  • Gunner
  • Driver

Total: 3 Crew members

Armour

Armour type:

  • Aluminum Alloy AMS 4050A (Turret)
  • Rolled homogeneous armour (Hull)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 30 mm (78°) Front glacis
30 mm (21-63°) Lower glacis
20 mm 20 mm (16°) Top
20 mm (49°) Bottom
15 mm
Turret 25 mm (6-37°)
20 mm (76°) Turret underside
20 mm Turret side
10 mm Cannons
15 mm (3°) 15 mm
20 mm (69°) Turret underside

Engine & mobility

Weight: 38.0 ton

Max Speed: 58 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 1023 hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 26.92 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 31°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°
Weight: 38.0 ton

Max Speed: 53 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 637 hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 16.76 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 34°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°
Weight: 38.0 ton

Max Speed: 53 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 637 hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 16.76 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 34°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°

Modules and improvements

History of creation and combat usage

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the Type 87 from live.warthunder.com.

Additional information (links)

[Devblog] Type 87: The Japanese Gepard

References


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Icon-country-jap.png Type 87
Nation Japan
Type SPAA
Rank 6
Battle Rating
8.0
8.0
8.0

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Weight
38,000 kg
83,776 lb
Number of Crew 3
Hull armour thickness
30/20/20/15 mm
1.18/0.79/0.79/0.59 inches
Statistics
Engine power (stock)
1,023 hp
637 hp
637 hp
Engine power (upgraded)
___ hp
720 hp
720 hp
HP/ton ratio (stock)
26.92
27.35
16.76
17.03
16.76
17.03
HP/ton ratio (Upgraded)
__.__
__.__
18.95
19.25
18.95
19.25
Max speed
58 km/h
36 mph
53 km/h
33 mph
53 km/h
33 mph
Main Weapon
2 x 35 mm Oerlikon_KDA Autocannon
Ammo stowage 680 rounds
Vertical guidance -5°/85°
Economy
Required RP 380,000 RP
Vehicle cost 990,000 SL
Crew training cost 280,000 SL
Max repair cost*
20,080 SL
870 SL
3,580 SL
Free repair time (Stock)
12d
9d
11d
Free repair time (Upgraded)
_d __h
_d __h
_d __h
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