Thursday, March 10, 2011

37th Motor Infantry Division, 13th Group Army, Chengdu Military Region.

Recently the 1st Tank Battalion, 348th Mechanized Infantry Regiment, commissioned Type 96A MBT into its orbat (here), marking it the third Type96A equipped unit in the western mountainous region.  The first two units are the 149th Mechanized Infantry Division and the 52nd Mountain Brigade.  

Overall, the adopting rate of the third generation of MBT into Western China has been slow, much slower than the coastal regions such as Guangzhou, Nanjing and Jinan.

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