Friday, October 18, 2019

Short documentary on the only operational J20 squadron


Thursday, September 19, 2019

Type 15 light tank in the National Day Parade rehearsal


On main design feature of all modern Chinese tank design is their modular armor. Which the armor package could be change at the unit level. This Type 15 has ceramic armor tiles installed instead of bulkier ERA bricks.

Friday, September 13, 2019

The Thai Navy is buying the Chinese Type 71E LPD



According to the shipyard insider, the Type 71 LPD costs 221millions US dollars to build.  The "E" is for the export model. Wonder how much is the price of the export version for the Thai Navy? Also if there will be a royal family stateroom build in like the Thai aircraft carrier HTMS Charkri Naruebet.

Update: according to Thai media the price for the Type 71E is 6.1 billion Baht or equals to 200.6 millions USD. Which is 20 millions USD cheaper than the Chinese Navy version. A friendship price? or it has different weapons and equipment than the non-export version?





Monday, September 09, 2019

Retired Chinese Mine-laying/Mine-clearing rocket system


It was developed from the Russian Katyusha rockets of WW2 vintage with an emphasis in increase  payload at reduced range. The system was in PLA service from the late 1960s-early 1970s to its retirement in 2000s. In its primary mine laying role, each rocket carries 10-20 small AT scatter mines. In the mine clearing mode, the rockets have either conventional high explosive or fuel-air explosive warhead with a long nose prob to detonate it few feet above ground. The overpressure allows it to trigger or disable surface laid or buried mines. Both type of rockets typically have 3000-4000m range. 

Friday, September 06, 2019