Sunday, September 02, 2018

PR photos of the day: ZTZ-88A of Xinjiang MD

Here are some rare photos of ZTZ-88A (Type 88A) MBT in action.  It is one of the last "Soviet pedigree" PLA MBT remaining in service;  only 186 copies are procured before production shifted to a more indigenous ZTZ/Type 96


Note the extended 105mm rifled gun.  





3 comments:

jason toms said...

The first photo showing the Indian & Pakistani forces together should have been front page in the leading newspapers of both nations.

Great photos of the rarely seen Type-88.

RowdyHorse4 said...

Isn't the Type 88s supposedly already phased out of service and mostly scrapped? well this is according to certain chinese sources anyways....

Coatepeque said...

well, judging by those PR photos, they are alive and well.