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Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces Type 96 Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier (WAPC) (1:72 Scale)
Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces Type 96 Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier (WAPC)

DeAgostini Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces Type 96 Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier (WAPC)




 
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DeAgostini DAJSDF59 Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces Type 96 Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier (WAPC) (1:72 Scale) "Old soldiers never die; they just fade away. And like the old soldier of that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away - an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Good-bye."
- General Douglas MacArthur, making a farewell address to Congress after being sacked by President Harry S. Truman

The Type 96 Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier is an armoured vehicle that entered service with Japan in 1996. The driver sits on the right side of the vehicle with the engine to his left. His position is fitted with three periscopes, the center of which can be replaced by a passive night vision periscope. For service in Iraq it appears that his position was fitted with an assembly of three windows to enable him to drive with his head out of the vehicle for greater situational awareness while still protected from small-arms fire. Behind him is the commander/gunner in a cupola that traverses 360 degrees that can carry either a 40 mm grenade launcher (Type A) or a .50 caliber (12.7 mm) M-2HB machine gun (Type B). The passenger compartment has space for 8 infantrymen who can use 2 firing ports on each side. Photographic evidence shows no sign of any firing ports in the rear ramp despite numerous assertions to the contrary, unless they've been deleted or added at some point during the production run.

As of 2001 Japan reported to the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs that 72 Type 96s were in service, with an additional 22 procured that year.

Pictured here is a 1:72 scale replica of a Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces Type 96 Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier (WAPC). Now in stock!

Dimensions:
Length: 5-1/4-inches
Width: 1-3/4-inches

Release Date: March 2016

Features
  • Diecast construction
  • Rotating turret
  • Elevating gun
  • Static tracks
  • Accurate markings and insignia

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