Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Correcting Wikipedia, one PLA system at a time.

Wikipedia called the current in service Norinco twin 35mm self-propelled anti-aircraft artillery (SP-AAA) Type09 AAA/PGZ09 (link).   The official Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China - in its latest PR release - labelled it "PGZ07".  My money is with the official MND of the PRC release, not Wikipedia.   Yes I am nitpicking here but also wanting to highlight the potential pitfall of citing Wikipedia to my PLA watching peers.
A PGZ-07 twin 35mm self-propelled anti-aircraft gun system attached to an air-defense detachment of a brigade under the PLA 76th Group Army fires at mock aerial targets during a live-fire test on June 28, 2018. ( by Li Zhongyuan)

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