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Chinese-made Wheeled IFV / light tank / FSV
« on: April 03, 2018, 11:42:51 PM »
From China Defense Blog
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PLAN Marine training with ZBL09 wheeled IFV

One of the newly commissioned PLAN Marine units is seen here training with ZBL09 wheeled IFV..   Perhaps they are just waiting for their AAAV to arrive, or they are not intended to "storm the beach" like their 1st and 2nd Marine Brigade counterparts but rather fan-out rapidly after a beachhead is secured.    But one thing is certain -- they are willing to trade armor protection for speed.



ZTL09 Wheeled light tank is also spotted


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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2019, 08:59:08 AM »
Images emerge of new Chinese 8×8 assault gun | Janes - 05 February 2019
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First released in late January by state-owned China Central Television (CCTV), the images show that the platform’s chassis appears to be based on a new development of that used in the Type 09 (the export version of which is known as VN1) family of wheeled armoured vehicles supplied by China North Industries Corporation (Norinco).

In November 2018 an image had emerged on Chinese online forums showing the new chassis armed with a radar-directed 35 mm anti-aircraft cannon.


Images emerged in late January of a new Chinese 8×8 assault gun being tested by the PLAGF. (Via lt.cjdby.net)

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2020, 05:49:23 PM »
Chinese airborne troops received CS/VN3C 4x4 light armored vehicles with unmanned turret | Army Recognition - 08 May 2020 16:19
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The CS/VN3C is a new type of light wheeled armoured vehicle specially designed to be used for rapid deployments and for emergency operations. The CS/VN3C can be configured to perform a full range of missions as reconnaissance, urban warfare, or troop transport.

The design of the CS/VN3C is divided into three parts, with driver and commander at the front, the turret in the middle, and the troop's compartment at the rear. There is a single door on each side of the hull and one at the rear. The hull of the CS/VN3C is made of welded steel armor providing protection against firing of small arms and artillery shell splinters. It can be fitted with bolt-on armor to increase the level of protection.

The CS/VN3C is fitted with a one-man turret armed with a 30mm cannon and a 5.8mm coaxial machine gun. It looks very similar to the turret mounted on the ZBD-03, an airborne tracked IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) in service with Chinese airborne troops. Three smoke grenade dischargers are mounted on each side of the turret. The turret of the vehicle can also be armed with an anti-tank guided missile Red Arrow 73C, a Chinese copy of the Russian-made 9M14 "Malyutka" (NATO codename: AT-3 Sagger). The Red Arrow line features effective firing ranges from 500 to 3,000 meters.


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Chinese-made light 4x4 armored vehicle CS/VN3C (Picture source: Army Recognition)