The Type 61 tank (Japanese: 61式戦車) was a main battle tank (MBT) developed and used by the Republic of Japan Army. It was built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Development started in 1955 and the vehicle was first deployed in April 1961. The type number follows the year of deployment. A total of 560 Type 61s were manufactured between 1961 to 1975, when production ceased.
Variants[edit | edit source]
- Type 67 AVLB (Armored vehicle launch bridge) (Japanese: 67式戦車橋)
- Type 70 ARV (Armored Recovery Vehicle) (Japanese: 70式戦車回収車)