The Japanese Komatsu LAV

The Japanese Komatsu LAV

The Japanese Komatsu LAV should not be confused as a member of the LAV family developed by GDLS Canada, it was infact developed in the 90’s by Japanese firm Komatsu who have manufactured over 1600 for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. The vehicle has not been exported due to self-imposed restrictions on foreign military equipment sales.

The Japanese Komatsu LAV

The Japanese Komatsu LAV Spec’s

Weight 4500 kg
Crew 4+1 (MG or ATGM gunner)
Primary Armament Can mount the Sumitomo M249 LMG or Sumitomo M2HB 12.7mm machine gun. Can also mount the Type 01 LMAT or a Kawasaki Type 87 anti-tank missile.
Engine 160hp 4-cylinder diesel
Suspension 4×4 wheeled
Operational range 500 km
Top Road Speed 100 km/h
Armour Protection against 7.62mm MG fire

The Japanese Komatsu LAV

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