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Type 96 120 mm self-propelled mortar
JGSDF Type96 120M(SP).jpg
Type 96 120 mm self-propelled mortar
Type Mortar carrier
Place of origin Japan
Service history
In service 1996 – present
Used by Japan
Production history
Designer Hitachi
Designed 1993
Manufacturer Hitachi/Howa
Produced 1996
Number built 24
Specifications
Weight 23.5 tonnes (25.9 short tons)
Length 6.7 metres (22 ft)
Width 2.99 metres (9.8 ft)
Height 2.95 metres (9.7 ft)
Crew 5

Caliber 120 millimetres (4.7 in)
Elevation left: 45° right:45°

Armor rolled homogeneous armour
Primary
armament
1x MO-120-RT 120 mm mortar, made under license by Howa
Secondary
armament
1x M2HB 12.7 mm machine gun
Engine Detroit Diesel 8V-71T 8-cylinder diesel
411 horsepower (417 PS)
Suspension torsion bar
Operational
range
300 kilometres (190 mi)
Speed 50 kilometres per hour (31 mph)

The Type 96 120 mm self-propelled mortar (96式自走120mm迫撃砲 kyuu-roku-shiki-jisou-120mm-hakugeki-hou?) is a tracked armored mortar carrier that was in Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) service since 1996. The official abbreviation for the vehicle is 120MSP and the common name is Jisou RT or Jisou 120 mota in JGSDF. It is nicknamed Gottohanm in Engrish (means god hammer).

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Further reading[]

  • (in ja) 自衛隊装備年鑑 2006-2007. Asagumo News. p. 57. ISBN 4-7509-1027-9. 

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