Saturday, July 11, 2020

Type 15 in the Heavy and Light Configurations



ERA vs Ceramic applique armor.

PR Photos Of The Day: Charge of the heavy armor.

Unit:  17th Heavy Armor Combined-Arms Brigade, LX12, 76th Group Army  (LX = Land, West)

Impressive PR aside, noted that GCZ110 Combat Engineer Vehicle cleaning mine before the race.  GCZ110's back "square" likely to host mine clearing line charges as well.

Source (here)













Thursday, May 23, 2019

PLA orbat update: 17th Heavy Armor Combined-Arms Brigade, 76th Group Army, Western Theater Command

The 17th Heavy Armor Combined-Arms Brigade, formally the 13th Group Army Armor Brigade, Chengdu MR is in the process of receiving ZBD04A and ZTZ99, bringing it up to PLA's current heavy "standards".  This unit was sporting Type 59 MBT and Type86 BMP-1 clone as late as 2016.

Again, full credit goes to Andrew KC for this update.

 News from 2016

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Photos Of The Day: ZBD03 Airborne Recovery Variant

That little crane comes in handy for picking up all those misdrops/lootcrates






China Navy Decommission Of The Day: AOR 882 Poyanghu

After 40 years of service, China Navy's first generation of Ocean-going Type 905 Replenishment Tanker class is now decommissioned.  AOR 882 was the last of a four-ship class built in the 1980, after her decommissioning,  the entire Type 905 class is now gone from China Navy's OrBat. 

Her sister ship  - AOR 881 - decommissioned back in Dec 2018.


















Saturday, July 04, 2020

Video Of The Day: PCL181 155mm truck mounted SPH in direct fire mode

Love the 8.8 cm Flak vibe









Unit:  75th Artillery Brigade, 75th Group Army, Southern Theater Command

Video source (here)




Saturday, June 13, 2020

One more PCL181 155mm truck mounted SPH unit identified

(Source here)

Military vehicles attached to an artillery brigade under the PLA 74th Group Army conduct a convoy maneuver under strange and complicated terrain conditions on June 7, 2020. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Huang Hai) 




Thus far, there are a total of four such PCL181 equipped artillery brigades confirmed, they are:

- 74th Artillery Brigade, 74th Group Army, Southern Theater Command (former 1st Artillery Division, 42nd Group Army) (from above)

-75th Artillery Brigade, 75th Group Army, Southern Theater Command

-73rd  Artillery Brigade, 73th Group Army, Eastern Theater Command

-308th Independent Artillery Brigade, Tibet Military District

Friday, July 03, 2020

China Air Force Unit Of The Day: 61st Brigade (J-10B), Northern Theater Command

Nice PR Shots

Source (here)
















China Army Unit Of The Day: 12th, LX11, Heavy Armor Combined-Arms Brigade, 76th Group Army, Western Theater Command

Another all-tracked brigade that has been reclassified as "Heavy Armor Combined-Arms Brigade" and ID-ed as LX11.   L = Land, X = Western.  Also sporting the new desert camo as well.

Photo source (here)

A battle group of a "1,000" troop formation on the move.








Thursday, August 02, 2018

PR photos of the day: Joint Tactical Battlegroup (Battalion), 12th Combined-Arms Brigade, 76th GA, Western Theater Command









PPZ10 Tracked 120mm Gun-Mortar