Lanzhou MR's ZBD04A/WZ502G on maneuver, photo taken March 2013.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
New tracked IFV entering service with a unit "up north"
This new IFV appears to be sporting a BMP-3 turret mod.
Monday, June 06, 2011
A new Chinese tracked vehicle family emergesLittle 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 variantAPC variant from the official Xinhua NewsCommand variantRecon variantSP 120mm turreted mortar variant
Photo from the PLAdaily
Monday, February 06, 2012
Photo of the day: New tracked IFV with bolted armor
Notice how thinly armored the older ZDB04 is
Other recently spotted variants since the last blog update.