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

As an Anti-Aircraft vehicle, you should push with your team and defend cap points while protecting them from aircraft with your powerful 35 mm guns. It should not be a problem to stay away from main battle unless you are being pushed or being overran. Here you should then aim for cannon barrels and tracks of enemy vehicles. Your hull armour may deflect inbound shots if angled correctly, but don't expect you turret to do the same, its armor is very thin and generally will be penetrated by everything at your battle rating and tier. Keep in mind you are a hull breakable vehicle so don't get hit By HEAT-FS rounds or in the engine compartment area.

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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