Type 95 Scout Car

The only native vehicle of this type built by Japan (others were based on American designs), the "Black Medal" was a two-door all-wheel drive car used extensively in the rough country of northern China and Manchuria. The car was built by Kurogane, and featured heavy rubber tires and an air-cooled engine that faired well in the climates where it was deployed. Some 4,800 were built.

The car has room for one driver and three passengers. The convertible model with a ragtop was the one most commonly produced. The Type 95 burns 1.1 gallons of gasoline per hour at routine usage. A full tank of petrol costs $1.50.


Subassemblies: Very Small Wheeled chassis +2; four Off-Road Wheels +1.

Powertrain: 24.6-kW Standard gasoline engine with 24.6-kW all-wheel drivetrain; 10-gallon standard fuel tank; 4,000-kW battery.

Occ.: 1 XCS Body, 3 XPS Body

Cargo: 3 Body


Armor F RL B T U

Body: 2/3 2/3 2/3 2/3 2/3

Wheels: 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5



Size: 11'x5'x5.5' Payload: 0.43 tons Lwt.: 1.21 tons

Volume: 18 Maint.: 344 hours Cost: $339

HT: 12. HPs: 85 Body, 14 each Wheel.

gSpeed: 47 gAccel: 4 gDecel: 10 gMR: 2 gSR: 0.75

Ground Pressure: Moderate. 1/3 Off-Road Speed.


Design Notes:

Design loaded weight was 2,605 lbs.; this was decreased 7% to the historical. Design gSpeed was 72 mph; the historical gSpeed is shown (but see the entry on Jeeps on p. W106 about top sustained speeds).



Truck and closed cab versions were also available.


From the Aerodrome for GURPS

2008 by Jim Antonicic