Wednesday, November 24, 2021

VT-5 Lightweight Main Battle Tank for the Bangladesh Army order

 Picture is showing being prep for shipping from the Inner Mongolia Tank factory. Surprisingly no ERA is installed. Its engine is believe to be the V8 version of the 150HB-D V12 engine from Type 99A MBT.  

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

New Chinese belt-fed machine guns in 5.8x42 and in 7.62x51.

Both variants featuring extrude aluminum receivers with steel reinforcement. Long receiver design w/ short feed cover for reliable optic mount behind. The 5.8x42 version has a bottom magazine well like that of the Negev. The 7.62 version has a combined short recoiling and gas operation, but no mag well. They have been testing this at least since 2014.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

The QBZ-191 5.8mm rifle family


Carbine, rifle and DMR. The first two now standard issue the Type 171 prism sight with fiber optic illumination. The DMR is mounted with a variable magnification conventional scope instead of the 6x prism sight that they were working on a while back. 

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Chinese HD-1 Supersonic Cruise Missile from the Zhuhai Airshow


300 km range. Land and air launch-able. Capable of attacking naval or land targets. Satellite mid-course correction and multiple flight profiles. The air-launch version is small enough to be carry by light fighter such as the JF-17 export fighter 

Friday, September 17, 2021

PLAN Sovremenny Class Guided Missile Destroyer after midlife refit


The two single-arm launcher on each end now been replaced with two bank of 8x2 VLS cells, plus the 20-shot short-range defense missiles in front. The Russian Sunburn ASM now been replaced by the smaller Chinese missiles. 

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Type 99 MBT mockup heading to an US Army base

From the look of the side turret ERA array, the boxy laser weapon/jammer system on the left, and the tall dome shaped laser warring receiver on the right, it's definitely a ZTZ-99 Phase I model.

Which is odd, since only few dozens of the Phase I model were made, and it's not the main production variant.  Probably better off making a Type 96A since that that's the most common Chinese MBT.