First confirmed use of a Japanese vehicle in combat

Russia has captured a Toyota Mega Cruiser used by the UAF and is now being used in Russian service. Is Japanese equipment, dare I say, combat proven?

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A paper thin Toyota Humvee Cruiser ?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Paper thin steel folded 100000 times

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Can you imagine difference in quality between that Toyota and humvee.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >humvee
        >humvee, Japan

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No way it can be better than Cheby or Dadge dually cummins (slaps the hood)...

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Who cares? Most jap vehicles are decades-old designs or copies of American vehicles, it should go without saying they work. They also produce the best cars, so that should translate to decent combat vehicles.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This, american mil tech made with japanese levels of giving a shit turned out shit like the original FJs, which are legendary.

      https://i.imgur.com/Tai4ccb.jpg

      They've ben combat proven for decades.

      this

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >ignores the middle east conflicts

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/Tai4ccb.jpg

      They've ben combat proven for decades.

      Civilian spec trucks aren't anything special. This is actual built for the military JSDF equipment being used.

      I vaguely remember the Doug Demuro review. I think his conclusion is that they seemed much better built than the Humvee but we're even more underpowered.

      The big things are the 4 wheel steering, 14 man max capacity, could still fit in a CH-47 like a Humvee, and most importantly much much much better reliability. The engine was a lot weaker though.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Civilian spec trucks aren't anything special. This is actual built for the military JSDF
        He fell for the military spec meme.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Its special because this is the first time JSDF equipment has seen combat. No one gives a fuck about some Hilux driven by morons or sand nigs.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nothing wrong with what he said, civvie trucks don't matter since the JSDF doesn't use them. Hell, they aren't even big sellers in Japan.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            most pickups probably arnt big in japan most hilux pickup probably go to australia

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        can your military JSDF equipment go fast enough to not set off landmines

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >could still fit in a CH-47 like a Humvee
        In theory. In practice HMMWV doesn't fit into CH-47 or CH-53. There is a reason why special forces have had all kinds of narrower vehicles over the years.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          In practice for the Mega Cruiser too since it's cabin roof can be removed. A MC towing a 120mm mortar can be deployed from a CH-47

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Found a few videos too

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Found a few videos too

            No show 'em loading it into CH-47 and doing it fast without preparation. You know cargo bay of CH-47 is couple inches wider than HMMWV or Mega Cruiser. There is a reason why US military has had alternatives to HMMWV for air transport as long as HMMWV has been in use. If HMMWV is moved with CH-47 it will be sling load.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good luck with maintenance. They are cheap copies of american designs.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I vaguely remember the Doug Demuro review. I think his conclusion is that they seemed much better built than the Humvee but we're even more underpowered.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Which variant of the HMMWV? The HMMWV has many different variants and upgrades before getting replaced by the MRAP

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          pretty sure they all use the 6.5or 6.2l which are notorious for being unreliable and under powered even in civilian applications

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >MRAP

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you say anything American vehicle is better than a Japanese clone your YouTube channel is done for. His experience is from owning an early civilian H1 anyway

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Its a toyota. What maintenance?

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Donated by Japanese military?

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Japanese equipment got captured before it could suicide
    Very dishonourabru

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They've ben combat proven for decades.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Japan never gave any of these vehicles to UAF. This could be a second-hand vehicle from Vladivostok that has been donated to the Russian army.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Speaking of Japs, a Jap volunteer just died in Ukraine back in Wednesday. There maybe some more Jap fighters legit in action over there rn if that's any indication.
    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/11/11/national/ukraine-japanese-death/

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Good riddance. I have no sympathy or vatmorons and even less for subhuman jap bugmen.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >bugmen
        A soldier of fortune volunteering for this war is by definition not a bug.
        It's a pretty individual action.

        Japanese society, because of its collectivism, breeds a certain kind of lone wolf because it's the only way to make anything happen if you have some kind of vision of change.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        have a nice day redditor

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This vehicle does not appear to have been officially granted to the UAF by Japan.
    Called the Toyota BXD10 Mega Cruiser, it is a used vehicle that was scrapped, reconditioned, and used in Southeast Asian countries. Some have also been sold to individuals in North America, Russia, and Ukraine.
    This is the blog of a Philippine refurbisher: https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/bxd10-mega-cruisers.509559/

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was someones private vehicles, those are very very expensive, it's not like hmmwv which you can just get from scrap pile.
    I've seen only one in my life and it was on German plates.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >what is a Hilux technical

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      hilux is not used anymore since it became too soft and is now road oriented car, only 70 series LC.
      Last solid axle hilux is now 27 years old.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Okay, but that's not the point. Japanese vehicles have been used in combat for decades. The Hilux is famous for showing up as the most common vehicle in third world conflicts.

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