The 58th Anniversary of
J.G.S.D.F. ORDNANCE SCHOOL, CAMP TSUCHIURA

Opened 16 Oct 2010



Here comes the TYPE 10 MAIN BATTLE TANK
at J.G.S.D.F. ORDNANCE SCHOOL in TSUCHIURA, IBARAKI.




TYPE 10 MAIN BATTLE TANK

This is the latest Japanese main battle tank, the 4th generation tank.
The Japanese Ministry of Defence formally acknowledged the Type 10 in Dec. 2009.
Thirteen Type 10 tanks will enter JGSDF service in 2011.
Manufacturer is Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, this is the 2nd prototype in Jan. 2008.
This was revealed on February 13, 2008
at the Technology Research and Development Institute (TRDI) in Sagamihara.
The main gun is new 120 mm L44 smoothbore cannon, built by Japan Steel Works, Ltd.
This is also compatible with the Rheinmetall L44 120mm gun for the Type 90 MBT.


TYPE 3 MEDIUM TANK

Prototype was completed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Sep. 1944.
Production started from Oct. 1944.
The main armament was Type 3 75mm Tank Gun with barrel length of 2.883m(L38.4).


TYPE 89 MEDIUM TANK "Otsu"

This was formally acknowledged the TYPE 89 LIGHT TANK in Oct.1929.
TYPE 89 MEDIUM TANK was produced untill 1939.
The main armament is Type 90 57 mm gun which had a barrel length of 0.85m(L14.9).
This "TYPE 89 MEDIUM TANK Otsu" which installed diesel engine,
keeps runnable condition since 2007.



Small Arms display

Type 97 7.7 mm tank machine gun

18,000 number of Type 97 were built by Nagoya Arsenal until 1944.
The Type 97 used the 7.7x58mm Arisaka ammunition.


Type 94 8 mm Pistol

Designed by Kijiro Nambu, the pistol entered production in 1934
at the Nambu Rifle Manufacturing Co..
The Type 94 used the same 8x22mm Nambu (.315 inch) ammunition as the Type 14.
Holster for Type 94 8 mm Pistol


Type 14 8 mm Pistol@early model

The Type 14 was designed in 1925.
The Type 14 used the 8x22mm Nambu (.315 inch) ammunition.
Holster for Type 14 8 mm Pistol


Type 98 gun/bomb sight

Type 98 gun/bomb sight was used by Mitsubishi Navy Type 0 Carrier Fighter.
It was found in a warehouse a few years ago.
By the supply of electric power, it can still display red reticle on the reflector glass.