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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
''Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpful for survival in combat?''
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''Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpful for survival in combat? If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.''
  
''If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.''
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=== Mobility ===
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''Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and manoeuvrability, as well as the maximum speed forward and backwards.''
  
=== Mobility ===
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
''Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and manoeuvrability, as well as the maximum speed forwards and backwards.''
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|-
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! colspan="3" | Mobility characteristics
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|-
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! Weight (tons)
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! Add-on armour<br>weight (tons)
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! Max speed (km/h)
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|-
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| rowspan="2" | 26.0 || rowspan="2" | N/A
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| 108 (AB)
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|-
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| 100 (RB/SB)
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|-
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! colspan="3" | Engine power (horsepower)
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|-
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! Mode !! Stock !! Upgraded
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|-
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| ''Arcade'' || ??? || ???
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|-
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| ''Realistic/Simulator'' || ??? || 570
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|-
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! colspan="3" | Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
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|-
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! Mode !! Stock !! Upgraded
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|-
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| ''Arcade'' || ??.?? || ??.??
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|-
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| ''Realistic/Simulator'' || ??.?? || 21.92
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|-
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|}
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Main armament ===
 
=== Main armament ===
''Give the reader information about the characteristics of the main gun. Assess its effectiveness in a battle based on the reloading speed, ballistics and the power of shells. Do not forget about the flexibility of the fire, that is how quickly the cannon can be aimed at the target, open fire on it and aim at another enemy. Add a link to the main article on the gun: <code><nowiki>{{main|Name of the weapon}}</nowiki></code>. Describe in general terms the ammunition available for the main gun. Give advice on how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage.''
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{{main|JSW (105 mm)}}
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The primary armament of the Type 16 MCV is a 105 mm JSW cannon, derived from the L7A3 much like many other NATO/BLUFOR vehicles. It features the standard selection of APFSDS, HESH, HEAT-FS, and smoke, in addition to the Type 93 shell, one of the better APFSDS at this tier. While you will struggle against 10.0 and 10.3 main battle tanks from the front, your gun is very effective against everything else. The HEAT-FS is especially effective against lightly armoured vehicles - it will often hull break where the APFSDS will not deal sufficient damage.
  
=== Additional armament ===
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When fighting MBTs, you should try to get side on shots. Type 93 will struggle against most 10.0s and 10.3s from the front, but from the side it will act like any other fin round. This is especially effective against "T series" tanks like the T-64, T-72, and T-80.
''Some tanks are armed with several guns in one or more turrets. Evaluate the additional weaponry and give advice on its use. Describe the ammunition available for additional weaponry. Give advice on about how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage. If there is no additional weaponry remove this subsection.''
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="6" | [[JSW (105 mm)|105 mm JSW]]
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|-
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! colspan="3" | Capacity
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! Vertical<br>guidance
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! Horizontal<br>guidance
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! Stabilizer
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|-
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| colspan="3" | 40 || -6°/+15° || ±180° || Two-plane
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|-
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! colspan="6" | Turret rotation speed (°/s)
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|-
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! Mode
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! Stock
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! Upgraded
 +
! Prior +<br>Full crew
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! Prior +<br>Expert qualif.
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! Prior +<br>Ace qualif.
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|-
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| ''Arcade'' || ??.?? || ??.?? || ??.?? || ??.?? || ??.??
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|-
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| ''Realistic'' || ??.?? || ??.?? || ??.?? || ??.?? || ??.??
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|-
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! colspan="4" | Reloading rate (seconds)
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|-
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! Stock
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! Prior +<br>Full crew
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! Prior +<br>Expert qualif.
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! Prior +<br>Ace qualif.
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|-
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| ??.?? || ??.?? || ??.?? || ??.??
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|-
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|}
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==== Ammunition ====
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
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! colspan="8" | Penetration statistics
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|-
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! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
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! rowspan="2" | Type of<br>warhead
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! colspan="6" | '''Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)'''
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|-
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! 10 m !! 100 m !! 500 m !! 1,000 m !! 1,500 m !! 2,000 m
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|-
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| M735 || APFSDS || 353 || 350 || 342 || 333 || 322 || 312
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|-
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| Type 75 || HESH || 127 || 127 || 127 || 127 || 127 || 127
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|-
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| Type 91 || HEATFS || 400 || 400 || 400 || 400 || 400 || 400
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|-
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| Type 93 || APFSDS || 405 || 403 || 396 || 388 || 378 || 370
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|-
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|}
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
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! colspan="11" | Shell details
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|-
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! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
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! rowspan="2" | Type of<br>warhead
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! rowspan="2" | Velocity<br>(m/s)
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! rowspan="2" | Projectile<br>Mass (kg)
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! rowspan="2" | Fuse delay<br>(m)
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! rowspan="2" | Fuse sensitivity<br>(mm)
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! rowspan="2" | Explosive Mass<br>(TNT equivalent) (g)
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! rowspan="2" | Normalisation at 30°<br>from horizontal
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! colspan="3" | Ricochet
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|-
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! 0% !! 50% !! 100%
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|-
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| M735 || APFSDS || 1,501 || 3.7 || N/A || N/A || N/A || +1.5° || 76° || 77° || 78°
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|-
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| Type 75 || HESH || 760 || 10.8 || 0.4 || 0.1 || 2700 || +0.0° || 73° || ??° || 80°
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|-
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| Type 91 || HEATFS || 1,150 || 10.5 || N/A || 0.1 || 1270.7 || +0.0° || 65° || 72° || 75°
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|-
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| Type 93 || APFSDS || 1,501 || 3.4 || N/A || N/A || N/A || 1.5° || 78° || 80° || 81°
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|-
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|}
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center"
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! colspan="7" | Smoke shell characteristics
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|-
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! Ammunition
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! Velocity<br>(m/s)
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! Projectile<br>Mass (kg)
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! Screen radius<br>(m)
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! Screen deploy time<br>(s)
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! Screen hold time<br>(s)
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! Explosive Mass<br>(TNT equivalent) (g)
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|-
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| M416 || 730 || 11.4 || 20 || 5 || 25 || 50
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|-
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|}
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==== [[Ammo racks]] ====
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! Full<br>ammo
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! 1st<br>rack empty
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! 2nd<br>rack empty
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! 3rd<br>rack empty
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! 4th<br>rack empty
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! 5th<br>rack empty
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! 6th<br>rack empty
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! Visual<br>discrepancy
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|-
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| '''40''' || ?? ''(+??)'' || ?? ''(+??)'' || ?? ''(+??)'' || ?? ''(+??)'' || ?? ''(+??)'' || ?? ''(+??)'' || ??
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|-
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|}
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==== [[Optics]] ====
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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! colspan="3" | {{PAGENAME}} Optics
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|-
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!
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! Default magnification
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! Maximum magnification
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|-
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! Main Gun optics
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| X8.0 || X16.1
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|-
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! Comparable optics
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| colspan="2" | ???
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|-
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|}
  
 
=== Machine guns ===
 
=== 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.''
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{{main|M2HB (12.7 mm)|Type 74 (7.62 mm)}}
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The Type 16 has an additional 7.62mm coaxial MG, like most tanks at this tier. It also retains the roof mounted .50 calibre HMG in the American style; this can be extremely effective against light tanks, especially Soviet light tanks like the BMP-1, BMP-2, Object 906, and Object 685. It will easily penetrate them from the side, allowing you to secure a kill if you've only knocked out their mobility.
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="4" | [[M2HB (12.7 mm)|12.7 mm M2HB]]
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|-
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! colspan="4" | ''Commander pintle mount''
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|-
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! Capacity<br>(Belt capacity)
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! Fire rate<br>(shots/minute)
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! Vertical<br>guidance
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! Horizontal<br>guidance
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|-
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| 1,000 (200) || 576 || -8°/+20° || ±120°
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|-
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|}
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="4" | [[Type 74 (7.62 mm)|7.62 mm Type 74]]
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|-
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! colspan="4" | ''Coaxial mount''
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|-
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! Capacity<br>(Belt capacity)
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! Fire rate<br>(shots/minute)
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! Vertical<br>guidance
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! Horizontal<br>guidance
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|-
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| 3,000 (250) || 500 || N/A || N/A
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|-
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|}
  
==Usage in battles==
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== Usage in battles ==
 
''Describe the tactics of playing in the vehicle, the features of using vehicles in the team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but instead give the reader food for thought. Describe the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).''
 
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===Modules===
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=== Modules ===
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Tier
 
! Tier
! colspan="2" |Mobility
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! colspan="2" | Mobility
 
! Protection
 
! Protection
! colspan="3" |Firepower
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! colspan="3" | Firepower
 
|-
 
|-
 
| I
 
| I
| Tires||
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| Tires
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|
 
| Parts
 
| Parts
| Horizontal Drive||Type 75||NVD
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| Horizontal Drive
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| Type 75
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| NVD
 
|-
 
|-
 
| II
 
| II
| Suspension||Brake System
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| Suspension
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| Brake System
 
| FPE
 
| FPE
| Adjustment of Fire||Type 91||Airstrike
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| Adjustment of Fire
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| Type 91
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| Airstrike
 
|-
 
|-
 
| III
 
| III
| Filters||
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| Filters
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|
 
| Crew Replenishment
 
| Crew Replenishment
| Elevation Mechanism||M416||Improved optics
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| Elevation Mechanism
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| M416
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| Improved optics
 
|-
 
|-
 
| IV
 
| IV
| Transmission||Engine
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| Transmission
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| Engine
 
| Smoke grenade
 
| Smoke grenade
| Artillery Support||Laser rangefinder||Type 93
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| Artillery Support
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| Laser rangefinder
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| Type 93
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
===Pros and cons===
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=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
 
 
* Excellent mobility
 
* Excellent mobility
 
* Potent top ammunition
 
* Potent top ammunition
* Commander and gunner have thermal sights  
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* Commander and gunner have thermal sights
 
* 105 mm similar to the Type 74
 
* 105 mm similar to the Type 74
 
* Possess the highest quality thermals in-game (1200 x 800)
 
* Possess the highest quality thermals in-game (1200 x 800)
* Thermals available early on as a tier-one firepower modification  
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* Thermals available early on as a tier-one firepower modification
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
 
 
* Thin armour
 
* Thin armour
* Limited machine gun elevation  
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* Limited machine gun elevation
* Can be penetrated by machine-gun fire from the side  
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* Can be penetrated by machine-gun fire from the side
* No Hydronumatc suspension unlike other Japanese tanks of the rank
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* No hydropneumatic suspension unlike other Japanese tanks of the rank
 
* Wheels can be damaged reducing mobility
 
* Wheels can be damaged reducing mobility
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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In the early 2000’s, Japan sought to develop a new combat vehicle to extend the operational mobility of their armored units. Furthermore, the new vehicle was supposed to counter the limitations of existing tracked vehicles, be able to rapidly respond to emerging threats in the event of an outbreak of hostilities and possess the ability to be airlifted or ocean transferred to more distant areas of operations, such as the Japanese island of Okinawa.
 
In the early 2000’s, Japan sought to develop a new combat vehicle to extend the operational mobility of their armored units. Furthermore, the new vehicle was supposed to counter the limitations of existing tracked vehicles, be able to rapidly respond to emerging threats in the event of an outbreak of hostilities and possess the ability to be airlifted or ocean transferred to more distant areas of operations, such as the Japanese island of Okinawa.
  
 
Thus, in 2007, engineers at Mitsubishi began development on what would become the Type 16 MCV. To satisfy all the requirements, it was clear from the onset that a lightly armored, yet highly mobile and well-armed wheeled vehicle would need to be developed. Already, by 2008, the order for four prototypes was issued, with deliveries going on until 2013.
 
Thus, in 2007, engineers at Mitsubishi began development on what would become the Type 16 MCV. To satisfy all the requirements, it was clear from the onset that a lightly armored, yet highly mobile and well-armed wheeled vehicle would need to be developed. Already, by 2008, the order for four prototypes was issued, with deliveries going on until 2013.
  
Army trials of the vehicle went on until 2016, when after successfully passing them, it officially entered service with the JSDF under the designation “Type 16 MCV”. Production began in the same year (2016), and is still ongoing today. Presently, around 100 Type 16 MCVs have been built and commissioned into service, with no units seeing combat action thus far.
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Army trials of the vehicle went on until 2016, when after successfully passing them, it officially entered service with the JSDF under the designation “Type 16 MCV”. Production began in the same year (2016), and is still ongoing today. Presently, around 100 Type 16 MCVs have been built and commissioned into service, with no units seeing combat action thus far.
  
 
''- From [[wt:en/news/6218-development-type-16-mcv-elite-marksman-en|Devblog]]''
 
''- From [[wt:en/news/6218-development-type-16-mcv-elite-marksman-en|Devblog]]''
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
 
 
* ''reference to the series of the vehicles;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the vehicles;''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
  
 
== External links ==
 
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* [[wt:en/news/6218-development-type-16-mcv-elite-marksman-en|[Devblog] Type 16 MCV: Elite Marksman]]
* [[wt:en/news/6218-development-type-16-mcv-elite-marksman-en|[Devblog<nowiki>]</nowiki> Type 16 MCV: Elite Marksman]]
 
  
 
{{Japan tank destroyers}}
 
{{Japan tank destroyers}}

Latest revision as of 11:42, 29 October 2019

Type 16
jp_type_16.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
9.3/9.3/9.7BR
4 peopleCrew
113 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
35 / 25 / 20Hull
25 / 25 / 15Turret
Mobility
26.0 tWeight
1 088 hp570 hpEngine power
42 hp/t22 hp/tSurface density
108 km/h forward
39 km/h back
99 km/h forward
36 km/h back
Speed
Armament
105 mm JSW cannonMain weapon
40 roundsAmmunition
6.7 / 8.7 sReload
-6° / 15°Vertical guidance
two-planeStabilizer
12.7 mm M2HB machine gunMachinegun
1 000 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
200 roundsBelt capacity
577 shots/minFire rate
-8° / 20°Vertical guidance
-120° / 120°Horizontal guidance
7.62 mm Type 74 machine gunCoaxial weapon
3 000 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
250 roundsBelt capacity
500 shots/minFire rate
Economy
390 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
1 020 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png4 300 / 6 914/3 650 / 5 869/1 160 / 1 865Repair
290 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 020 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 100 Ge icon.pngAces
× (232) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
× 1.6 Sl icon.png× 1.4 Sl icon.png× 1.1 Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage Type 16.jpg


The Type 16 is a rank VII Japanese tank destroyer with a battle rating of 9.7 (AB) and 9.3 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy".

General info

Survivability and armour

Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpful for survival in combat? If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.

Mobility

Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and manoeuvrability, as well as the maximum speed forward and backwards.

Mobility characteristics
Weight (tons) Add-on armour
weight (tons)
Max speed (km/h)
26.0 N/A 108 (AB)
100 (RB/SB)
Engine power (horsepower)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade  ???  ???
Realistic/Simulator  ??? 570
Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade  ??.??  ??.??
Realistic/Simulator  ??.?? 21.92

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: JSW (105 mm)

The primary armament of the Type 16 MCV is a 105 mm JSW cannon, derived from the L7A3 much like many other NATO/BLUFOR vehicles. It features the standard selection of APFSDS, HESH, HEAT-FS, and smoke, in addition to the Type 93 shell, one of the better APFSDS at this tier. While you will struggle against 10.0 and 10.3 main battle tanks from the front, your gun is very effective against everything else. The HEAT-FS is especially effective against lightly armoured vehicles - it will often hull break where the APFSDS will not deal sufficient damage.

When fighting MBTs, you should try to get side on shots. Type 93 will struggle against most 10.0s and 10.3s from the front, but from the side it will act like any other fin round. This is especially effective against "T series" tanks like the T-64, T-72, and T-80.

105 mm JSW
Capacity Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Stabilizer
40 -6°/+15° ±180° Two-plane
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior +
Full crew
Prior +
Expert qualif.
Prior +
Ace qualif.
Arcade  ??.??  ??.??  ??.??  ??.??  ??.??
Realistic  ??.??  ??.??  ??.??  ??.??  ??.??
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior +
Full crew
Prior +
Expert qualif.
Prior +
Ace qualif.
 ??.??  ??.??  ??.??  ??.??

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
M735 APFSDS 353 350 342 333 322 312
Type 75 HESH 127 127 127 127 127 127
Type 91 HEATFS 400 400 400 400 400 400
Type 93 APFSDS 405 403 396 388 378 370
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Normalisation at 30°
from horizontal
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
M735 APFSDS 1,501 3.7 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 76° 77° 78°
Type 75 HESH 760 10.8 0.4 0.1 2700 +0.0° 73°  ??° 80°
Type 91 HEATFS 1,150 10.5 N/A 0.1 1270.7 +0.0° 65° 72° 75°
Type 93 APFSDS 1,501 3.4 N/A N/A N/A 1.5° 78° 80° 81°
Smoke shell characteristics
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Screen radius
(m)
Screen deploy time
(s)
Screen hold time
(s)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
M416 730 11.4 20 5 25 50

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
40  ?? (+??)  ?? (+??)  ?? (+??)  ?? (+??)  ?? (+??)  ?? (+??)  ??

Optics

Type 16 Optics
Default magnification Maximum magnification
Main Gun optics X8.0 X16.1
Comparable optics  ???

Machine guns

The Type 16 has an additional 7.62mm coaxial MG, like most tanks at this tier. It also retains the roof mounted .50 calibre HMG in the American style; this can be extremely effective against light tanks, especially Soviet light tanks like the BMP-1, BMP-2, Object 906, and Object 685. It will easily penetrate them from the side, allowing you to secure a kill if you've only knocked out their mobility.

12.7 mm M2HB
Commander pintle mount
Capacity
(Belt capacity)
Fire rate
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
1,000 (200) 576 -8°/+20° ±120°
7.62 mm Type 74
Coaxial mount
Capacity
(Belt capacity)
Fire rate
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
3,000 (250) 500 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

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Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tires Parts Horizontal Drive Type 75 NVD
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire Type 91 Airstrike
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism M416 Improved optics
IV Transmission Engine Smoke grenade Artillery Support Laser rangefinder Type 93

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Excellent mobility
  • Potent top ammunition
  • Commander and gunner have thermal sights
  • 105 mm similar to the Type 74
  • Possess the highest quality thermals in-game (1200 x 800)
  • Thermals available early on as a tier-one firepower modification

Cons:

  • Thin armour
  • Limited machine gun elevation
  • Can be penetrated by machine-gun fire from the side
  • No hydropneumatic suspension unlike other Japanese tanks of the rank
  • Wheels can be damaged reducing mobility

History

In the early 2000’s, Japan sought to develop a new combat vehicle to extend the operational mobility of their armored units. Furthermore, the new vehicle was supposed to counter the limitations of existing tracked vehicles, be able to rapidly respond to emerging threats in the event of an outbreak of hostilities and possess the ability to be airlifted or ocean transferred to more distant areas of operations, such as the Japanese island of Okinawa.

Thus, in 2007, engineers at Mitsubishi began development on what would become the Type 16 MCV. To satisfy all the requirements, it was clear from the onset that a lightly armored, yet highly mobile and well-armed wheeled vehicle would need to be developed. Already, by 2008, the order for four prototypes was issued, with deliveries going on until 2013.

Army trials of the vehicle went on until 2016, when after successfully passing them, it officially entered service with the JSDF under the designation “Type 16 MCV”. Production began in the same year (2016), and is still ongoing today. Presently, around 100 Type 16 MCVs have been built and commissioned into service, with no units seeing combat action thus far.

- From Devblog

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See also

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External links


Japan tank destroyers
Based on Chi-Ha  Type 1 Ho-Ni I · Type 3 Ho-Ni III · Type 4 Ho-Ro
Based on Ho-Ri  Type 5 Ho-Ri Production · Type 5 Ho-Ri Prototype
  Type 5 Na-To
Post-war  Type 60 SPRG (C) · Type 60 ATM · Type 75 MLRS · Type 75 SPH · Type 16