M16 MGMC (Japan)

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This page is about the SPAA M16 MGMC (Japan). For other half-track vehicles based on the M3, see M3 Half-Track (Family).
▅M16 MGMC
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▅M16 MGMC
AB RB SB
2.7 2.7 2.7
Class:
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Description

The Multiple Gun Motor Carriage M16 is a rank II Japanese SPAA with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Direct Hit".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull4 / 4 / 4
Turret12 / 12 / 12
Crew3 people
Visibility80 %

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 6.35 mm (31°) Hood front
12.7 mm (31°) Driver port
6.35 mm 6.35 mm N/A
Turret 12.7 mm N/A N/A N/A

Notes:

  • Suspension bogies are 10 mm thick, suspension wheels are 15 mm thick, and tracks are 7 mm thick. Front wheels provide 2 mm armour.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB80 / 11 km/h
RB and SB73 / 10 km/h
Number of gears8 forward
2 back
Weight8.6 t
Engine power
AB282 hp
RB and SB148 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB32.8 hp/t
RB and SB17.2 hp/t
Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 80 11 8.6 210 282 24.42 32.79
Realistic 73 10 131 148 15.23 17.21

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB340 → 437 Sl icon.png
RB360 → 463 Sl icon.png
SB650 → 836 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications6 920 Rp icon.png
9 380 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost530 Ge icon.png
Crew training3 000 Sl icon.png
Experts10 000 Sl icon.png
Aces110 Ge icon.png
Research Aces160 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
20 / 30 / 50 % Sl icon.png
112 / 112 / 112 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
Research:
350 Rp icon.png
Cost:
480 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
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Suspension
Research:
310 Rp icon.png
Cost:
420 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
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Brake System
Research:
310 Rp icon.png
Cost:
420 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Research:
430 Rp icon.png
Cost:
590 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Research:
750 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 000 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
750 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 000 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Parts
Research:
350 Rp icon.png
Cost:
480 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mods extinguisher.png
FPE
Research:
310 Rp icon.png
Cost:
420 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mods tank reinforcement jp.png
Crew Replenishment
Research:
430 Rp icon.png
Cost:
590 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
12mm_usa_M2HB_API_ammo_pack
Research:
350 Rp icon.png
Cost:
480 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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Horizontal Drive
Research:
350 Rp icon.png
Cost:
480 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
12mm_usa_M2HB_AP_ammo_pack
Research:
310 Rp icon.png
Cost:
420 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
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Adjustment of Fire
Research:
310 Rp icon.png
Cost:
420 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
12mm_usa_M2HB_APIT_ammo_pack
Research:
430 Rp icon.png
Cost:
590 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism
Research:
430 Rp icon.png
Cost:
590 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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Artillery Support
Research:
750 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 000 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Main armament

Ammunition4 800 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate577 shots/min
Vertical guidance-10° / 90°
Main article: M2HB (12.7 mm)
12.7 mm M2HB (x4) Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 4,800 (200) 576 -10°/+90° ±180° N/A 52.8 73.1 88.8 98.2 104.5 18.20 16.10 14.84 14.00
Realistic 35.7 42.0 51.0 56.4 60.0

Ammunition

  • Common: API-T · I · AP · API-T
  • API: API-T · AP-I · API-T
  • AP: AP · AP · API-T
  • APIT: API-T
Penetration statistics
Belt Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
Common 31 30 26 22 18 15
API 30 29 24 20 16 13
AP 31 30 26 22 18 15
APIT 30 29 24 20 16 13
Belt details
Belt Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
APIT API-T 929 0.04 N/A N/A N/A 47° 56° 65°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the M16 MGMC (Japan)
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
24 12 (+12) (+24) Yes

Notes:

  • Although there are 24 ammo boxes, only 10 are modeled including 4 loaded on the machine guns.
  • Since there are four .50 M2HB machine guns, each reload will load 4 ammo boxes onto the guns with each box containing 200 rounds.

Usage in battles

As a lend-lease vehicle from America, the M16 will play exactly like its American counterpart. Posing a large threat to most planes within roughly 1.5 km range, the 4 x .50 cals can shred both plane and pilot after a good burst of direct hits on the plane.

While the M16 and its .50 cals doesn't offer the same explosiveness over Japan's earlier arsenal possessing the Type 98 (20 mm), it does make up for it in sustained fire due to the multiple barrels and larger belts making sure that once engaged with an enemy plane, there are very few moments where the plane can fly easily as long as you keep sights and trigger on it. You can switch target once the plane flies out of range, gets set on fire, or the pilot is knocked out.

Also unlike the previous Army's arsenal of anti-air, the M16 only offers a maximum penetration of 31 mm and purely is meant to shoot down planes with Incendiary rounds. Though some daring tankers might be able to knock out a light tank or two from the side, with the mediocre mobility of a half-track and lacklustre HMGs, it is ill-advised to use this dedicated anti-air in the anti-tank role.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Strong machine guns that can shred aircraft with a well-aimed burst
  • Good mobility; accelerates quickly, fast on flat ground
  • Fast turret traverse allows for easily tracking any aircraft
  • .50 can knock out open-topped or lightly armoured vehicles

Cons:

  • Any armament above light machine guns (>7.92 mm) poses a threat
  • Vulnerable to explosive rounds and bombs dropped by aircraft due to it being open top
  • Can easily be taken out by an aircraft with one well-aimed pass; the entire crew is exposed

History

Parade during the establishment of the NSF

Prior to the establishment of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force in July of 1954, the Japanese were delegated with a security force called the "National Safety Force" (1952-1954). Similar in function to national police, they were trained by American officers and equipped with American military equipment including most firearms and uniforms. Limited under treaty from building their own military designs, Japan sought assistance from the US to provide its heavy equipment. In particular, Japanese personnel were supplied with 168 M16 half-tracks for logistical needs but also close infantry support. M45 turrets with quad .50 cal mountings were supplied from surplus American stocks and fitted to the vehicles. Under the 1st District Force (NSF), the first anti-air units were comprised using the "hand-me down" M16s. These vehicles would pass into the JGSDF in 1954 and while they would see use until 1974, almost 20 years after America had discontinued their M16s, they eventually were deemed obsolete for their primary purpose.

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See also

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Japan anti-aircraft vehicles
Ke-Ni Derivatives  Ta-Se · So-Ki
Wheeled  Type 94
Radar SPAAG  Type 87
Missile SPAA  Type 93
USA  ▅M16 MGMC · ▅M19A1 · ▅M42