Fuji Firepower demo shows off Japanese defense force's weapons, aircraft capabilities
Photo Credit: Dustin Perry, U.S. Army Garrison Japan Public Affairs
Fireballs are produced by a pair of Type 74 battle tanks as they fire rounds during the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's annual Fuji Firepower Demonstration, held Aug. 24 through 26 at the JGSDF East Fuji Maneuver Area. The event has been open to the public since 1966 and features participation from more than 2,000 JGSDF members demonstrating their tactical capabilities through the use of 80 tanks and armored vehicles, 80 artillery pieces and 30 aircraft.
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