The Type 87 features a new redesigned hull of all-welded steel construction, but utilises the same automotive components of the Type 82 6x6 command and communications vehicle. The rectangular shaped body of the Type 87 is sloped in the front. The vehicle accommodates five crew members including the driver, assistant driver / radio operator, commander, gunner and observer.The two-man turret is located in the centre of the hull, slightly forward of the second axle. A stowage box is mounted on the rear of the turret.The entry door is located in the centre of the second and third axles on the left side of the hull. It is provided with a single observation block. The right side of the body has a similar door that also opens forwards. The vehicle is also fitted with power steering and passive night vision device as the standard equipment.
From the Manufacturer
The Type 87 RCV was developed following the request of the force of defense of Japan by the firm Komatsu. It uses components of the car Type 82, command vehicle and communication developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The vehicle is equipped with a two-seater turret armed with a 25mm gun and a coaxial machine-gun. This highly-detailed plastic model kit is an accurate representation of the military vehicle.
Trumpeter 1/35 JGSDF Type 87 Armored Recon Vehicle - B000BMV0JW