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Type 73 Kogata

Light utility vehicle

Type 73 Kogata

The Japanese Type 73 Kogata light utility vehicle is based on commercially available Mitsubishi Pajero

 
 
Country of origin Japan
Entered service 1996
Configuration 4x4
Cab seating 1 + 5 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) 1.94 t
Maximum load 0.44 t
Length 4.14 m
Width 1.76 m
Height 1.97 m
Mobility
Engine Mitsubishi diesel
Engine power 123 hp
Maximum road speed 135 km/h
Range ~ 800 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench ~ 0.5 m
Fording ~ 0.6 m

 

   The Type 73 Kogata light utility vehicle was developed by Mitsubishi as a replacement for the previous model. It is based on commercially available Mitsubishi Pajero. Its production commenced in 1996. This vehicle is officially known as the 1/2 ton truck in the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) service. It is used in large numbers.

   The Type 73 has a payload capacity of 440 kg. It can carry five troops plus the driver. This military vehicle is fitted with soft top and foldable windscreen as standard.

   Vehicle can be armed with various weapons, including machine guns and anti-tank missile launchers. This vehicle can be fitted with add-on armor.

   The Type 73 Kogata is powered by a Mitsubishi turbocharged diesel engine, developing 123 hp. Vehicle is available with automatic or manual transmission.

 

 

 

 
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