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Kohkidohsha

Light utility vehicle

Kohkidohsha

The Kohkidosha high mobility vehicle is used in large numbers by JGSDF

 
 
Entered service ?
Configuration 4x4
Cab seating 1 + 9 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) 2.25 t
Payload capacity 1.5 t
Length 4.91 m
Width 2.15 m
Height 2.24 m
Mobility
Engine Toyota 4.1-liter diesel
Engine power 170 hp
Maximum road speed 105 km/h
Range ~ 800 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench ~ 0.5 m
Fording ~ 1 m

 

   The Kohkidohsha high-mobility vehicle was developed by Toyota as a private venture. This military machine is based around components of the Toyota Mega Cruiser civilian heavy-duty off-road vehicle which was sold exclusively in Japan. The term Kohkidohsha translates as high-mobility vehicle. It is one of the largest 4x4 vehicles ever built by Toyota. Currently this vehicle is in service with the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force and is used in large numbers. It replaced many existing Type 73 Chugata (2 000 kg capacity) and Isuzu (2 500 kg capacity) light utility trucks. It seems that JGSDF soldiers call it "Koh-Ki" for short.

   In concept the Kohkidohsha resembles the US HMMWV. The main role of this vehicle is infantry transport. The Kohkidohsha has a payload capacity of 1 500 kg. In standard configuration it accommodates driver and 9 passengers. Vehicle has a soft canvas top. Windscreen can be folded over the bonnet. Vehicle can tow trailers, 120-mm mortars or other light artillery pieces.

   The Kohkidohsha can be configured as a shelter carrier. There are versions of this vehicle equipped with air defense missiles. Some of these versions are fitted with a hard-top.

   Vehicle is powered by Toyota 4.1-liter turbocharged diesel engine, developing 170 hp. It produces high amounts of torque at low revs. Engine is mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. Vehicle has a full-time all-wheel drive and four-wheel steering. The Kohkidohsha is fitted with run-flat tyres.

 

Video of the Kohkidohsha high mobility vehicle

 
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