Light-weight Combat Vehicle System
|Light-weight Combat Vehicle (LCV) System|
|Type||Wheeled Self-propelled artillery|
|Place of origin||Japan|
|Weight||16,000 to 20,000 kg (35,000 to 44,000 lb)|
|Dual Recoil Gun (Mortar) System|
|Suspension||Wheel 6 x 6|
Research on future multi-functional wheeled combat vehicle (Light-weight Combat Vehicle, LCV) is ongoing. LCV has remote turret with Line-of-Sight(LOS) and Non-Line-of-Sight(NLOS) firing capabilities, and dual recoil gun system providing adequate internal layout for combat crews. LCV also has hybrid power system with in-wheel motors. LCV provides both resistance against blast effect of IEDs(Improvised Explosive Devices) by raising the chassis and driving stability.
Dual Recoil Gun System
To satisfy such contrary requirements that light-weight vehicle carries large caliber gun, LCV has introduced breakthrough technology so called Dual Recoil Gun System. In the system, primary recoil brake can reduce the firing reaction, followed by the secondary recoil brake reduces the force much less. With this technology, the LCV can carry large caliber gun on light-weight body.
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