Trumpeter 1/35 JGSDF Type 96 WAPC A Armored Personnel Carrier KitTSM-1557S
As the latest Japanese armored vehicle, Type-96 was first produced in late 1995 and type standardized in 1996. It is a basic armored vehicle with medium armor for an APC. There is a hatch on the front right deck for the driver, a cupola behind the driver's hatch with a weapon mount, four large hatches on the rear deck, and a rear door for troop entry. Two watch ports are on each side of the passenger compartment. The cupola-mounted weapon can be aimed and fired with the vehicle buttoned up. Type-96 WAPC mainly intended for the transport of ground troops, in addition to 2 crew members, the Armored Transport Vehicle accommodates 8 troops.