Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New tracked IFV entering service with a unit "up north"

More photos from the Chinese railway junkies

This new IFV appears to be sporting a BMP-3 turret mod.

Monday, June 06, 2011

A new Chinese tracked vehicle family emerges

Little is known about this new IFV but thus far it seems to have developed a complete family of variants in various stages of testing or field deployments. Some unconfirmed claims pointing to a heavy Type 89/ZSD89/YW534 mod, but without a closer inspection or an official acknowledgement from Norinco, they are still speculations.

At any rate, the PLA is long over due for a modern tracked vehicle,  this is especially true consider the weak armor protection the old Type89 and 86 families have to offer. 

 Engineering variant
 APC variant from the official Xinhua News
 Command variant
 Recon variant
SP 120mm turreted mortar variant

Photo from the PLAdaily


Steven said...

These IFVs photos have been floating around for a while and still no name, weird.

Meng-yuan said...

This is the Type 97 IFV recently upgraded to the Type 97G standard, also called Type 502G in some circles.