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Type 73 Chugata

Light utility truck

Type 73 Chugata

The Type 73 Chugata military truck is a militarized version of the Toyota light truck

Entered service ?
Configuration 4x4
Cab seating 1 + 1 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) 3.2 t
Maximum load 2 t
Length 5.36 m
Width 2.09 m
Height 2.49 m
Engine Hino DQ100 diesel
Engine power 95 hp
Maximum road speed 87 km/h
Range ~ 800 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.5 m
Trench 0.5 m
Fording 0.8 m


   The Type 73 Chugata is a militarized version of the Toyota WB500 light truck, manufactured by Hino Motors. Vehicle has a maximum load of 2 000 kg on hard surface roads. The Type 73 4x4 light utility truck replaced numerous types of previous light and medium trucks in service with the JGSDF.

   Recently many of Type 73 trucks were replaced in service by Kohkidohsha high mobility vehicles.

  The Chugata truck is fitted with a seemingly oversized over-engine two-man cab. This cab is normally fitted with a soft top and forward folding windscreen.

   The all-steel cargo area is used to transport troops and cargo. Cargo area can be converted by the usual heavy canvas tilt. For troop transportation it has wooden personnel benches. The folding tailgate has an integral step, to assist personnel mounting the cargo area. This Japanese military truck can be used to carry mortars and their crews.

   The Type 73 Chugata is powered by a Hino DQ100 4.3-liter diesel, developing 95 hp. A front-mounted winch was fitted on some vehicles.




   Ambulance, fitted with a fully-enclosed van-body;

   Radar carrier;

   Type 94 decontamination vehicle.


Video of the Type 73 Chugata light utility truck


Type 73 Chugata

Type 73 Chugata

Type 73 Chugata

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