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#181 TonyE

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 0958 AM

There is even a Type 2 Ke-To light tank at 0:04, just plain photos of that vehicle is extremly rare.



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Posted 08 August 2017 - 1046 AM

Yep. And behind it looks like what might be an HO-K Assault Pioneer Vehicle.

 

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 1054 AM

At least now we know they didn't get rolled off a ship in the Pacific or cut up in Japan.  It's a shame that so little about late war Japanese prototypes exists in the US record after testing, or at least has been found to date.  I dream that somewhere there are file boxes full of stuff on the Chi-Ri, Chi-To, I-201 submarines, and so forth.



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Posted 08 August 2017 - 1059 AM

I always thought the rumor about them getting dumped into the ocean because of a storm was an odd one.



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Posted 08 August 2017 - 1229 PM

That was used for US equipment left overseas in territory of our allies, who required us to remove them. In many cases they were dumped from landing vessels or dock landing ships. Then there was the case of the Army Air Forces dumping some million tons of ammo into the Marianas Trench.



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Posted 08 August 2017 - 1253 PM

Not sure now about that video. The orientals unloading shell casings from their backpack transporters cannot be sited at Aberdeen. One or more of the lineups might have been taken in Japan.



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Posted 08 August 2017 - 1306 PM

Not sure now about that video. The orientals unloading shell casings from their backpack transporters cannot be sited at Aberdeen. One or more of the lineups might have been taken in Japan.

 

As unfitting as that part is, the first few seconds of the Japanese tanks also include German tanks like Panther and Jagdpanther. So that part at least seems a good chance of being Aberdeen or somewhere in the US. Can't see any reason to haul German tanks along side Japanese tanks in Japan.



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Posted 08 August 2017 - 1949 PM

Lots of interesting WWI stuff got scrapped at APG during the WWII scrap drives :(

 

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 2354 PM

I agree where German tanks are included, but at least 00 to 00:03 might be suspect, unless that is a Panther in the last second.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 0744 AM

1 second in we scroll past the ho-ha and there is a Panther, what I think is a Jagdpanther, and maybe a Marder?



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Posted 27 August 2017 - 0806 AM

2017 August 27th Fuji Firepower Demonstration



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Posted 31 August 2017 - 1152 AM

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 1036 AM

Jason, that was a remarkable firepower demo with lots of very interesting stuff to see.

 

1. The HUMVEE-like AT vehicle that fired three missiles in very short order, all of which hit - can it designate its own targets or was it using third party targeting?

 

2. Was any mention made of the use of MMW radar and/or collaborative engagement capability by the Type 10 MBTs?

 

3. How are the wheeled TDs employed?



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 1237 PM

Jason, that was a remarkable firepower demo with lots of very interesting stuff to see.

 

1. The HUMVEE-like AT vehicle that fired three missiles in very short order, all of which hit - can it designate its own targets or was it using third party targeting?

 

2. Was any mention made of the use of MMW radar and/or collaborative engagement capability by the Type 10 MBTs?

 

3. How are the wheeled TDs employed?

 

Someone actually watched the whole thing :)

 

1. It's called MMPM (Middle range Multi-Purpose Missile) and it comes as a set making a system. It uses Infrared homing (IIF) and Semi-Active Laser Homing. Aiming is done by either IIF or EHF radar. Is said to be able to lock-on and fair and forget. The aiming device can be taken off the aiming command vehicle and mounted on the ground.

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https://ja.wikipedia...目的誘導弾

 

 

2. In the demonstration, there are four Type 10s split into two groups but they are networked together with instant information sharing. The first group is on the hill. The second group makes an advance attack. While they were making the attack, the group on the hill discover more tanks and the advancing tanks stop and make a retreat in reverse while shooting the discovered tanks. No mention of a radar in the demonstration.

 

3. Those are the Type 16 MCV (Maneuver Combat Vehicle) They are being used to increase the mobility and transportablity of 7 of the 15 existing divisions and brigades. Within each of those 7, they will be part of whats called Rapid Deployment Regiment made up of about 800 men and the Type 16 MCV is a core part of the concept.

https://ja.wikipedia...応機動連隊



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 1529 PM

Thank you Jason - all very interesting!






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