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The Type 74 is a Tier 5 special premium Main Battle Tank under Francine De Laroche's dealership.

History[ | ]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1965-1973
Service: 1974+
Vehicles Built: 893
Operators: Japan

The Type 74 (Nana-Yon-Shiki-Sensha) Main Battle Tank was designed to succeed the obsolete Type 61. Both tanks were built as defensive weapons with Japan's mountainous terrain in mind, but the Type 74 MBT was the first one to be equipped with a hydraulic suspension that allowed it to tilt its hull to all sides, greatly increasing its gun elevation and depression capabilities. It was also armed with a Japanese version of the NATO 105mm L7 gun.

The development officially started in 1965 as part of the STB (Type 74 prototype and development) program, even though some of its components were even older.One of the STB prototypes was shown to the public in 1972 and immediate caught the public's attention thanks to its rather beautiful, sleek lines. In November 1973, the STB design was reviewed and approved for mass-production under the designation, Type 74. Success was expected of this tank, so much that Sanadori Yamanaka, the Japanese minister of defense at the time, tried to have it named after him (despite not being connected to it in any was) as the "Yamanaka Tank". This notion failed. The tank was produced by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries between 1975 and 1988 with 893 vehicles built.

The problem was that the tank was fairly obsolete even by the time it entered service. The Japanese were, of course, aware of the fact that, once again, they were in possession of an obsolete MBT that was inferior to the Russian T-72 series, which is why a development program for its replacement (called the TK-X) was launched as early as 1977. That program resulted in the Type 90 MBT, which was only available starting from 1990. The Soviet Union fell apart one year later.

Vehicle Traits[ | ]

  • Armored: This vehicle's armor can withstand a lot of punishment, allowing it to survive even serious firefights.
  • Adjustable Suspension: This vehicle features a hydraulic suspension that allows you to manually change its ground clearance.
  • Advanced Hydraulic Suspension: This vehicle's advanced hydraulic suspension allows you to tilt its hull to the front, to the rear and to each side for improved gun elevation and depression angles.

Ammunition[ | ]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
More
Info
1 105mm M735A1 APFSDS APFSDS Stock 380 560[note 1] mm 1501 m/s 6.50 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.09 °
  • Magazine Type: Ready Rack
  • Magazine Size: 2[note 2]
  • Reload within Magazine: 3.33 s
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 105mm M456A1 HEAT HEAT Stock 490 670 mm 1173 m/s 6.50 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.10 °
  • Magazine Type: Ready Rack
  • Magazine Size: 2[note 2]
  • Reload within Magazine: 3.33 s
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
3 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 3] mm 855 m/s 5.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.15 °
  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Partial Reload: Yes
  • Magazine Size: 800
  • Burst Fire Rate: 400 rd/min
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67 °

Upgrades[ | ]

Armor[ | ]

Type 74 Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 515 mm (vs AP)
695 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel 945 mm (vs AP)
1235 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel Layers with Air Gaps N/A N/A vs AP
N/A vs HEAT
This MBT features basic steel armor without any advanced components, making it vulnerable to HEAT shells and ATGMs.

Weapon[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 105mm JSW L/51 Rifled Cannon Stock Stock 1.50 s 6.50 s
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Stats:

  • Magazine Type: Ready Rack
  • Magazine Size: 2[note 2]
  • Reload within Magazine: 3.33 s
  • Burst Fire Rate: 18.00 rd/min
  • Depression/Elevation: -8.0° / 9.0°
Ammo:
105mm M735A1 APFSDS
105mm M456A1 HEAT
7.62mm AP

Engine[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Mitsubishi 10ZF-22WT 750 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 61 km/h 30 km/h 5.29 s (0 to 32 km/h)
23.28 s (0 to Max Speed)
34.08° 10 %

Parts[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
Spallliner
Aramid Module Liner
Experience 10 Credits 10 Module durability is increased by 26% [note 4]
Smokegrenades
M90 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 8 charges
Takes 25s to recharge
Duration: 10s
Thermalsight
Improved Thermal Imager
Stock Stock Spotting through foliage is improved by 30%
Vision range is increased by 40m
Fpreloadspeed
Optimized Ammo Rack
Experience 10 Credits 10 Magazine capacity is increased by 1 [note 5]
Gunstabilizer
Improved Gun Stabilizer
Stock Stock Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 20%
Gunnersight
Improved Gunner Optics
Stock Stock Accuracy is improved by 10%
Gunstabilizer
Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
Treads01
Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 88.6%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 74.1%
Treads02
Reinforced Tracks
Experience 10 Credits 10 Increases track hitpoints by 100% [note 6]

Abilities[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Stats Activation
Time
Duration Cooldown More
Info
a Ability Suspension
Dynamic Suspension
Stock N/A 0.25 s N/A N/A
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Description:
This vehicle can lower its suspension to become stealthier and more accurate at the cost of mobility and vision range. Additionally, it can also tilt its hull to improve its gun depression and elevation angles.

Conditions:
No conditions bound to this ability.

Footnotes[]

  1. 560 mm at 250m;
    420 mm at 500m
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 3 if Optimized Ammo Rack upgrade is purchased.
  3. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
  4. Requires player to complete 40 Battle Path main missions, repeatable Battle Coin missions, or challenges to unlock.
  5. Requires player to complete 130 Battle Path main missions, repeatable Battle Coin missions, or challenges to unlock.
  6. Requires player to complete 60 Battle Path main missions, repeatable Battle Coin missions, or challenges to unlock.
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