|Type 1 A.O.V.|
|Research Cost||$25 (Nuclear mode)|
Armor Base (Nuclear mode)
The Type 1 A.O.V. is a Japanese prototype reconnaissance vehicle. It is heavily armored, but it sacrifices any type of weapons. With 60mm armor, it has the equivalent defenses in which most heavy tanks such as the B1 Bis, Tiger, Pershing, and Super Pershing contain. This makes it perfect for frontline scouting, where lighter recon units such as the Kübelsitzwagen and the Sd.Kfz. 222 can be crushed under heavy artillery fire or carpet/fighter bombers.
It moves relatively fast as it can get in and out of trouble without being destroyed. However, unlike most recon units, the A.O.V. is unable to hide in cover, making it much easier to target in an open battlefield. The A.O.V., although being very well armored, is very fast so it can recon a battlefield while still sustaining hits.
Pros & Cons Edit
!OBS! research will show this is a work of fiction, Japan did not have any "real" armored recon only armored patrol cars.
+High speed and great armor... for an open top tankette based on the Ha-Go suspension with a Chi-ha chassie.
+Like jeeps, it will stop if ordered into dangerous terrain and spot something, unlike jeeps, it will survive the encounter.
-It has no guns.
-Unless you are charging or under heavy artilleri fire, both the Kurogane and the Giretsu Kuteitai are better options.