Saturday, June 08, 2019

PLA Unit of the day: 204th Combined-Arms Brigade, 78th GA, Northern Theater Command

The 204th evolved from the former 4th Tank/Armored Division of the 16th GA, Shenyang Military Region. 

The 4th Tank Division was founded in 1969 amid the Sino-Soviet Border Conflict.  The division was stuck with the vintage T-34/85 tanks until 1980.  During 1980-1982 ZTZ-59/59A's finally replaced T-34/85's.  In around 2015 the 4th Armored Brigade received ZTZ99's, and in 2019 ZTZ99A's arrived

--Andrew KC

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