Judging by large number of ZBD04A variants currently in service, the PLA seems to be happy with this design. The original ZDB04... well not so much, only 500 copies were commissioned.
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Zhuhai Surprise: ZBD04A/WZ502G export variant.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Photo of the day: ZBD04A/WZ502G of Chengdu Military Region
Lanzhou MR's ZBD04A/WZ502G on maneuver, photo taken March 2013.
Monday, February 06, 2012
Photo of the day: New tracked IFV with bolted armor
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
Friday, August 03, 2012
Photo of the day PLZ05A Tracked 120mm Gun-Mortar.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Photo of the day: ZBD08 ATGM carrier variant
Not sure what new ATGM it will carry but rumor has it, it will be the new the "Sino-Spike" we have seen previously.