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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

 

Statistics:

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).

 

Variants:

Truck and closed cab versions were also available.

 

From the Aerodrome for GURPS

2008 by Jim Antonicic