Type 16 (FPS)

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This page is about the Japanese premium light tank Type 16 (FPS). For other versions, see Type 16 (Family).
Type 16 (FPS)
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Type 16 (FPS)
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The Type 16, First Production Serie is an early production model of the Type 16 which belongs to the 14th Brigade, 15th Rapid Deployment Regiment, 1st 16 MCV company.

Introduced in Update "Sky Guardians" as a pack premium, it comes with the same shells and gameplay as the Type 16 (P), and the armour of the Type 16. Being a fast, wheeled vehicle, it can traverse the map at high speeds, using Gen 3 thermals with a laser rangefinder to acquire targets on the fly making quick work on flanks and long range. The Type 16 also provides a laser warning system, which can be used to evade long-range shots if the driver responds to it with the mobility the Type 16 offers on top of smoke grenades which can be used to hide from helicopters.

General info

Survivability and armour

Smoke grenades
Creation of a smoke screen in front of the vehicle
Notifies about the vehicle's exposure to laser emissions
Armourfront / side / back
Hull35 / 25 / 20
Turret25 / 25 / 15
Crew4 people
Visibility113 %

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
  • Composite screen (hull sides and turret front)
  • Wheel (tires)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 20 mm (80°) Upper glacis
5 + 150 + 35 mm (45°) Lower front plate
15 mm Top
10 mm Bottom
20 mm (9°) 5 - 20 mm
Turret 5 - 25 mm Turret front
5 mm (61°) Spaced armour
20 mm (65°) Gun mantlet
25 mm
5 mm (25°-38°) Spaced armour
15 mm 5 - 25 mm
Cupola 25 mm (0°-13°) 25 mm 25 mm 5 mm Commander hatch
25 mm Outer ring


  • Wheels and torsion bars are 10 mm thick.
  • Belly armour is 15 mm thick.
  • Turret composite screen is 200 mm thick.


Speedforward / back
AB111 / 41 km/h
RB and SB100 / 37 km/h
Number of gears5 forward
2 back
Weight26.0 t
Engine power
AB1 088 hp
RB and SB570 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB41.8 hp/t
RB and SB21.9 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 111 41 26 883 1,088 33.96 41.85
Realistic 100 37 504 570 19.38 21.92

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB2 676 Sl icon.png
RB2 845 Sl icon.png
SB3 280 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 010 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces2 020 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 130 / 170 / 220 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 226 / 226 / 226 % Rp icon.png
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Brake System
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Improved Parts
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Improved FPE
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Crew Replenishment
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Smoke grenade
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Horizontal Drive
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Adjustment of Fire
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Elevation Mechanism
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Improved optics
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Artillery Support
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Scout UAV


Laser rangefinder
Reduces the error and increases the maximum measurable distance of the rangefinder
Night vision device
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.
Thermal imager
Allows to see thermal radiation in the infrared range day and night

Main armament

Two-plane stabilizer
Reduces the swing of the gun in two planes while moving
Ammunition40 rounds
First-order15 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
8.7 → 6.7 s
Vertical guidance-6° / 15°
Main article: JSW (105 mm)
105 mm JSW Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 40 -6°/+15° ±180° Two-plane 28.6 39.5 48.0 53.1 56.5 8.71 7.70 7.10 6.70
Realistic 17.9 21.0 25.5 28.2 30.0


Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
Type 91 HEATFS 400 400 400 400 400 400
Type 75 HESH 127 127 127 127 127 127
M735 APFSDS 292 291 284 275 266 257
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
0% 50% 100%
Type 91 HEATFS 1,150 9.4 0.05 0.1 1.57 65° 72° 77°
Type 75 HESH 760 10.8 0.1 4 3.89 73° 77° 80°
M735 APFSDS 1,501 3.72 - - - 78° 80° 81°
Smoke shell characteristics
Ammunition Velocity
mass (kg)
Screen radius
Screen deploy
time (s)
Screen hold
time (s)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
M416 732 11.6 16 5 25 50

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the Type 16 (FPS)
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty*
rack empty*
40 25 (+15) 16 (+24) (+32) (+39) No


  • The 3rd and 4th racks serve as first-stage ammo stowage.

Machine guns

Ammunition1 000 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate575 shots/min
Vertical guidance-8° / 60°
Horizontal guidance-120° / 120°
Ammunition3 000 rounds
Belt capacity250 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate701 shots/min
12.7 mm M2HB
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 1,000 (200) 577 -8°/+60° ±120°
7.62 mm Type 74
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 3,000 (250) 701 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

General Playstyle

Like most light tanks at top tier, you are extremely mobile and capable of pulling off some early flanking attacks on the enemy, weakening them and possibly slowing them down while your MBT allies crawl to your position and mop up any remaining enemy armour. Additionally, the Type 16 possesses an extremely good combination of optics: you have access to both thermals and night vision as well as a nice zoom of 4.0x all the way to 13.3x which makes it an excellent sniper. The Type 16 also provides you with a laser warning system/range finder combo package which makes it easier to tell if you have gained the attention of any enemy tanks during your expedition into the wilderness.

Realistic Battles

In RB, it is best to use your speed either to flank the enemy in order to snipe and scout them or reach a nice camping spot in hopes of delaying their advance, ideally near a choke point in the map where they will be bunched up and find it hard to manoeuvre once they notice you, slowing them down just a little bit more. You serve a vital role in matches as any amount of time the enemy team spends dealing with you they also spend ignoring your allies and the capture points, delaying actions should be a priority even above killing as a dead tank can respawn and head elsewhere whereas you need to waste as much of their time as possible, knocking out engines and damaging tracks as well as scaring them via destroying their barrel (which almost always leads to the enemy running back behind friendly lines so they waste time prior to repairing) is all fair game, the more annoying you are the more likely your team will have the time needed to gain the upper hand and win. A final note, this vehicle can if needed brawl for a little while due to its lack of armour and the decently spaced crew layout but it should be your last resort both due to overpressure being an extreme danger and the fact that other light tanks like the BMP family will chew through the sides of the Type 16 with ease and quickly knock out the crew in close quarters. If at all possible, avoid brawling and use your speed to reposition and continue the fight at a distance. On city maps, try to run and get behind the enemy for quick ammo racks and engine fires.

Arcade Battles

In AB, your ability to flank is hampered by the different visibility mechanics, so it may be best to put lots of obstacles such as buildings or terrain between you and any enemy tanks while driving around the map in order to avoid this issue until your ready to strike. If the map lacks such terrain features, then you can also resort to acting as a support vehicle and stay with your teammates, using them as armour and providing fire support in addition to providing help with repairing all the breaches that are often damaged during top tier battles. Finally, being a scout tank makes you rather ideal for air support so whenever possible (and when it's safe) use it to help out allies in other parts of the map, your tank is fast but it can't be in two places at once, the air units you bring in can fix that little problem and can provide the much needed assistance your allies were lacking leading to a higher chance of winning the match.

Pros and cons


  • Fast, with a great acceleration
  • Quick turret traverse speed
  • 3rd generation thermal sights for gunner and commander
  • Immune to .50 cals from the front
  • Decent APFSDS
  • Good zoom of 13.3x


  • Weak armour and little survivability
  • Stabilizer disables at a speed beyond 75 km/h / 47 mph
  • APFSDS has little spall


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See also

Related Development

External links

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (三菱重工業株式会社)
Ground Vehicles 
APC  Type 60 · SUB-I-II
IFV  Type 89
MCV  Type 16 (P) · Type 16 (FPS) · Type 16
SPH  Type 75 · Type 99
SPAAG  Type 87
Main Battle Tanks 
Type 61  ST-A1 · ST-A2 · ST-A3 · Type 61
Type 74  ST-B2 · Type 74 (C) · Type 74 (E) · Type 74 (F) · Type 74 (G)
Type 90  Type 90 · Type 90 (B)
Type 10  TKX (P) · TKX · Type 10
Air Vehicles 
Jet Fighters 
F-86  F-86F-30 ▅* · F-86F-40 ▅* · F-86F-40 JASDF▅*
F-104  F-104J*
F-1  T-2 Early · T-2 · F-1
F-4  F-4EJ Phantom II* · F-4EJ ADTW* · F-4EJ Kai Phantom II*
F-15  F-15J*
Naval Vehicles 
Patrol Boats (PT) 
No. 7 class  PT-8 (PT-808)
No. 11 class  PT-15 (PT-815)
Destroyers (DD) 
Harukaze-class  JDS Harukaze (DD-101)
Ayanami-class  JDS Ayanami (DD-103)
  MHI's shipyards are positioned in Kobe, Nagasaki, and Shimonoseki
  * Licensed Production / Variants
See also  Mitsubishi Aircraft Company (1928-1945) · Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (1938-1945) · Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Company (1884-1945)
  North American Aviation · Lockheed · McDonnell Aircraft Corporation

Japan light tanks
Type 89  I-Go Ko
Type 95  Ha-Go · Ha-Go Commander
Type 98  Ke-Ni
Other  Ka-Mi
IFV  Type 89
Wheeled  Type 87 RCV (P) · Type 87 RCV · Type 16 (P) · Type 16 (FPS) · Type 16
USA  ▅M24 · ▅M41A1

Japan premium ground vehicles
Light tanks  Ha-Go Commander · Type 16 (FPS)
Medium tanks  Chi-Ha Short Gun · Chi-He (5th Regiment) · Ka-Chi · Chi-Nu II · Type 74 (G) · Type 90B "Fuji"
Heavy tanks  Ro-Go · ▅Heavy Tank No.6
Tank destroyers  Ho-Ri Prototype · Type 75 MLRS