Type 89

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Type 89
jp_type_89.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
8.3/8.3/8.3BR
4 peopleCrew
Mobility
26.5 tWeight
4 forward
2 back
Gear box
Armament
Type 79 ATGMWeapon 1
6 roundsAmmunition
2 roundsBelt capacity
120 shots/minFire rate
0° / 12°Vertical guidance
35 mm Oerlikon KDE cannonWeapon 2
255 roundsAmmunition
17 roundsBelt capacity
201 shots/minFire rate
-9° / 60°Vertical guidance
two-planeStabilizer
2 000 roundsAmmunition
200 roundsBelt capacity
750 shots/minFire rate
Economy
390 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
1 000 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png4 200 / 6 228/4 700 / 6 970/1 730 / 2 565Repair
290 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 000 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 100 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.00 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage Type 89.jpg


The Type 89 is a Rank VI Japanese light tank with a battle rating of 8.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.85 "Supersonic".

General info

Survivability and armour

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Mobility

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Armaments

Main armament

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Additional armament

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Machine guns

Offensive and anti-aircraft machine guns not only allow you to fight some aircraft, but also are effective against lightly armoured vehicles. Evaluate machine guns and give recommendations on its use.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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History

At the beginning of the 1980s, the JSDF wanted to replace its outdated Type 60 and Type 73 APCs with more modern IFVs, similar to the American Bradley and the German Marder. The JSDF drew up a set of requirements and tasked the Mitsubishi company with developing a suitable replacement.

In 1984, funding was approved to build four different prototypes, all of which underwent testing until 1986. By 1989, one prototype design was selected and was adopted within the armed forces under the designation of Type 89.

Initially, the JSDF estimated the need for about 300 Type 89s to be built. However, the end of the Cold War in the 1990s combined with a limited budget, prevented a rapid mass-production of the Type 89 to take place. In fact, production was proceeding at a very low rate, with just over 50 vehicles entering service with the JSDF by 1999.

Although production of the Type 89 was discontinued in 2004, the vehicle is still in service with the JSDF today. As of 2016, a total of 68 vehicles were present in the JSDF’s inventory from the initially planned 300.

- From Devblog

Media

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See also

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  • reference to the series of the vehicles;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


Japan light tanks
  Type 89b I-Go Ko · Type 95 Ha-Go · Type 95 Ha-Go Commander · Type 98 Ke-Ni · Type 2 Ka-Mi
American  Light Tank M24 SDF · Light Tank M41 SDF