JGSDF NBC Detective Vehicle
Trumpeter 1/35 scale for mounting and painting
Type 87 NBC Detection Vehicle was developed based on Type 82 Command & Communications Vehicle. It is equipped with several mechanic devices on its back panel. The concept of NBC Detection Vehicle is to make surveys in polluted areas by chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons. For that purpose, air tightness is improved, an air cleaner is equipped, and the cockpit is enclosed by leaden plates. When attacked by enemies, it counterattacks with the remote-controlled 12.7 mm machine gun on the hatch. What features most is a manipulator installed on its right part of the back panel. By the control from inside it gathers and analyzes the samples such as polluted soil. The vehicle made it possible to measure and comprehend the state of pollution safely and promptly in various areas. Its weathercock-looking measuring instrument was replaced with high-tech sensors making its appearance smarter.