Japanese Government Hands Over 101 Vehicles to Ukrainian Military

Japanese Government Hands Over 101 Vehicles to Ukrainian Military

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The Government of Japan donated a batch of 101 vehicles for the needs of the Ukrainian Defense Forces.

The Embassy of Japan in Ukraine reported on this.

The published photos depict Toyota HMV, Mitsubishi Type 73 Kogata off-road vehicles and PC-065B tracked engineering vehicles.

The vehicles reportedly arrived in Poland on June 5, 2024 and were then transferred to Ukraine.

As previously reported, this transfer of vehicles was announced back in May 2023 during a meeting between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

Toyota HMV

Toyota Mega Cruiser is a Japanese off-road vehicle that is a direct analog of the American HMMWV.

The military version of the SUV has the BXD10 index, and the HMV (High Mobility Vehicle) index can also be found.

The military version is equipped with a 4.1-liter 15B-FTE turbocharged diesel engine that develops approximately 155 horsepower.

The carrying capacity of the vehicle is about one ton.

Mitsubishi Type 73 Kogata

The 2nd generation Mitsubishi Type 73 SUV was developed based on the civilian 1996 Mitsubishi Pajero. Currently, the SUV is manufactured at two Mitsubishi plants in Gifu and Aichi.

A 2.8-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder 4M40 engine with an output of 125 horsepower was used in the vehicle in 1996-2014. Starting in 2014, a 2.4-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder 4N15 engine with the same output of 125 hp was installed.

Позашляховик Type 73 ІІ Сил оборони Японії. Фото з відкритих джерел

Transmission – 4-speed, automatic, all-wheel drive, top speed – 125 km/h, payload – 440 kg.

The vehicle can be equipped with a Minimi machine gun or a 12.7-mm Browning machine gun. As part of the Ground Self-Defense Force, the SUV is used as a headquarters vehicle for commanders and officers.


These vehicles are used by the engineering units of the Ground Self-Defense Force to equip positions, clear territories, and transport various cargoes.

It is possible to install a manipulator for lifting various loads.

Інженерний гусеничний самоскид виробництва компанії Morooka моделі PC-065B сил Японії. Фото: mod.go.jp

The vehicle has a top speed of 20 km/h and a payload of 3 tons. Thanks to the use of composite off-road tracks, the dump truck can overcome difficult off-road conditions.

Due to its small dimensions and weight of 5 tons, it can be transported by 3-ton Type 73 trucks.

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