Sunday, December 27, 2009

Mobile Air Defense On-The-Cheap

Prior to the introduction of the PGZ95 self-propelled anti-aircraft artillery (SPAAA), this Type 63 APC ad hoc modification was the only opinion for PLA's mobile armor columns. Even today, this type of "mobile air defense on-the-cheap" can still be found on some low readiness units.

Can't imagine the twin 25mm AAA/HN-5 MANPAD mount would be effective in a modern battlefield.




7 comments:

Kong said...

This type of gun is useful against helicopters and low flying aircraft like UAVs.

Coatepeque said...

But only under good weather.

duskylim said...

The future usefulness of these class of weapons depends upon whether or not they can be integrated into a modern air-defense system.

If they remain hand-controlled and operated they for the most part they are relatively useless.

If on the other hand they can be controlled by directors controlled by modern sensors and computer systems and fire a broader range of more sophisticated ammunition then they can still be quite useful.

Coatepeque said...

why bother to equip such outdated system with sophisticated gears? Money would have been better spent on new PZG95s.

Chuckles said...

the legendary ZSU-23mm-4 AAA(radar guided version) shot down many U.S. aircrafts during the Vietnam War.
Of the 2,200 aircraft shot down in combat, most of them were victims of the ZSU-23mm-4 AAA.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft_losses_of_the_Vietnam_War

fibonacci said...

China's New J-20 Stealth Fighter Jet - First "Flight" Video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTzlhAH7aeY

Rodd Pacion said...

I think this would still be effective in modern combat. Albeit, as a fire support weapon.