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JGSDF M19A1 MGMC


 JGSDF M19A1 MGMC 

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Introduction:

During the establishment of the new JGSDF in July of 1954 the Japanese were primarily supplied with American arms to create their units. Among those were the first self propelled anti-aircraft pieces consisting old M16 MGMCs with quad .50 cal mountings and M15A1 MGMCs. The concern of the time had to do with jet aircraft which had begun to see increasing action since the Korean War. Bent on finding alternatives to the new threat in light of the increasing obsolescence of the half track SPAA Japanese authorities were supplied with a few M19A1 MGMCs from American stocks. The M19A1 was not a perfect AA weapon however l ike their western counterparts Japanese crews admired the vehicle's destructive force against infantry positions and lightly armored vehicles in field exercises. The M19A1 MGMC would be later withdrawn in 1979 following the development of its replacement, the Type 87.

 

Specifications:

You might notice that this particular version of the M19 has a unique A1 designation, this is because of further in-service changes meant to improve the base model. The M19A1 unlike its predecessor features an auxiliary generator mounted on the right hand side (seen visibly in the photo above) to operate the turret when the engine is turned off or unusable. Otherwise the M19 and M19A1 are virtually the same. 

 

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It makes sense, since they have the Duster already and they used this as well.  

 

I can't say I'm too excited for this vehicle, but I do think it should be added for historical purposes and to give Japan an SPAA between the So-Ki and the JGSDF Duster.  +1.

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Given the general distaste for cut and paste tanks I can understand why this would be unpopular.  This is one case where it is fully justified.  France is the other.

 

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Sorely needed... Cant stand using the So-Ki in BR 5+ matches +1

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On 09/10/2019 at 23:25, Wiggly_Armed_Man said:

This would fill up the gap between the So-Ki (3.3) and the M42 (6.7) nicely. +1

Could also allow the M42 to move to Tier 5 (while keeping the 6.7 BR)

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So just a heads up @WayOfTheWolk, these are in fact M19A1's clearly identifiable by the auxillery generator in your photo on the vehicles right hand side. The M19 the US has in game is a M19A1 going by 3D model as well because it has the exhaust pipes only on the left hand side rather than both sides but is lacking the generator.

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27 minutes ago, Miki_Hoshii said:

So just a heads up @WayOfTheWolk, these are in fact M19A1's clearly identifiable by the auxillery generator in your photo on the vehicles right hand side. The M19 the US has in game is a M19A1 going by 3D model as well because it has the exhaust pipes only on the left hand side rather than both sides but is lacking the generator.

Thanks for the note, I'll make the proper changes. 

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As the JGSDF M19A1 has been implemented with update 2.9 Direct Hit,

 

Moved to Implemented Suggestions. :salute:

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