Sunday, June 19, 2016

Armored Force Engineering Institute, China's AFV Proving Ground

This PLA unit was formed in 1959.  No norinco AFV can be inducted into PLA service with out a Certification Of Acceptance (COA) from those guys.   From time-to-time, they are referred as Army's "test pilots"

Crossing the Qiongzhou Strait under its own power, a must for any PLA amphibious tank and IFV.  Ensuring this  "million man swim" capability is part of the unit's mandate.

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