Type 89 IFV

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Type 89 IFV
Type 89 IFV
Tier / Class:
Season Contracts
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
200 mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
120 / 50 / 40
Turret F/S/R:
150 / 80 / 40
Max Speed:
66.6 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
3.4 s
Hull Traverse:
40.8 deg/s
445 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
9 / 60°
Turret Traverse Speed:
45.7 deg/s

The Type 89 IFV is a Tier 7 Premium AFV originating from Japan. It can be acquired by completing Spirithaven Seasonal Contract Missions. The Type 89's upgrades are also unlocked through mission completion.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Harder to Spot: When moving slowly, this vehicle does not lose any camouflage and can effectively creep around.
  • Troop Compartment: This vehicle features a troop compartment, allowing you to repair your modules faster and to capture objectives more effectively.

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Premium Vehicle, effectively for free
  • Camo bonus when stopped
  • View-range bonus when stopped
  • Powerful ATGMs
  • Troop Compartment
  • Other vehicles' games count towards unlocking upgrades

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Only 2 missile and slow salvo reload
  • Slow as stock
  • Upgrades unlocked through Mission Completion only

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Upgrades are unlocked by completing numbers of Contract Missions, if they aren't fitted as stock,
NOTE: The number of contract missions is not amount of medals awarded by each contract, but the actual number of missions themselves. A weekly mission counts as 5.

Non-stock upgrades are unlocked in the following order:

  1. Reinforced Tracks : 50 missions
  2. Experimental Smoke Grenades : 100 missions
  3. Improved Turbocharger : 200 missions
  4. ATGM Targeting System : 300 missions

All Missions completed with any tank, count toward the total, and the separate totals count toward each other: i.e. the 50 for Reinforced Tracks, counts towards the 100 missions for the next upgrade, and so on. There is no choice of upgrades, they are unlocked in a set order, and free XP cannot be used to boost progess.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Improved Filter Systems
  • Electro-optical Absorbing Paint
  • Improved Telescopic Lenses

Commander and crew skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Rashid Al-Atassi or Sabrina Washington, for improvements to: ATGMs, camo rating, view range,
  • Driver: Smooth Ride, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Sting Like A Bee, Explosive Shells

Armor[edit | edit source]

Type 89 IFV Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 120/50/40 Steel 150/80/40 Steel - -
Type 89's steel hull and turret can resist high-caliber machineguns from any angle while the frontal arc is protected against 20mm AP rounds.

Firepower[edit | edit source]

5mm Oerlikon KDE Autocannon with Type 79 Jyu-MAT Launchers
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
35mm TLD-038 APDS AP Stock 45 200mm 1,345m/s 0.07° 2.5s 34 {{{reloadm}}}s 250rd/min
35mm SSD-048 HE HE Stock 45 15mm 1,100m/s 0.1° 2.5s 34 {{{reloadm}}}s 250rd/min

Missile Name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Reload Time Missiles in Launcher Reload within Launcher Burst Fire Rate Flight Agility Self-Guided
Type 79 ATGM HEAT Stock 780 780mm 250m/s 1.5s 2 {{{reloadm}}}s 8.3rd/min {{{agility}}}deg/s No

Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Mitsubishi Type 6SY31 WA 600 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 66.6km/h {{{reverse}}} 3.4s {{{0-max}}} 40.8deg/s {{{firechance}}}

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Type 89 IFV Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner Stock Stock Hit point increased by 150

Aramid Module Liner Stock Stock Hit point increased by 250

M90 Smoke Grenades Stock Stock Provides 8 volleys.
Magazine capacity: 2 rounds.
Takes 6 s to reload.
Duration: 10 s
Magazine reload time: 80 s

Experimental Smoke Grenades 100 missions xx Provides 12 volleys.
Magazine capacity: 4 rounds.
Takes 2s to reload.
Duration: 10 s
Magazine reload time: 60 s

ATGM Targeting System 300 missions xx Allowss you to simultaneously control more missiles.

Improved Turbocharger 200 missions xx Acceleration +30%
Top Speed +15%
Engine durability reduced: -10%

Reinforced Tracks 50 missions 1,500,000 Increased track HP: +100%

Special Abilities[edit | edit source]

Name Activation Time Duration Reload Time Ability Changes
Deploy AT Squad
Ability AT squad.png
1 s N/A s N/A s Anti-Tank troops set ambushes that are highly effective against lightly armored vehicles. Deploy 4 Anti-tank troops

Sniper drop
Ability Sniper.png
1 s N/A s N/A s The sharpshooter is also a great scout, very effective against enemy infantry and capable of destroying vehicle optics. Deploy 1 Sniper

Mortar squad drop
Ability Mortar.png
1 s N/A s N/A s Mortar squad delivers stand-off indirect plunging fire. Deploy 1 Mortar squad

History[edit | edit source]

Produced from 1989-2004, the Type 89 was introduction into service in 1989. It is the most modern tracked IFV in Japanese service and a total of 68 vehicles were built. It was developed in the 1980s to replace older APCs, but the collapse of the Soviet Union as the biggest threat to mainland Japan, led to an extremely limited production run between 1989 and 2004, making the Type 89, when it comes to cost per unit, the most expensive IFV in the world.

See also[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

Armored Warfare: the Type 89 Tier 7 Premium AFV

Type 89 IFV - tanks-encyclopedia.com