Thursday, December 31, 2020

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

"Chrysanthemum" Pic Of The Day: WS-10A turbofan from a J-16 heavy fighter of the 98th Aviation Brigade, Western Theater Command


Light Infantry Battalion, 71st Special "Sea Shark" Combat Brigade, 71st Group Army, Eastern Theater Command

 received its "Dongfeng Mengshi Warrior" Joint Light Tactical Vehicle upgrade, replacing their old license-built Hummer EQ2050.   With Mengshi being produced in large quantities, expect more units to follow the same upgrade path as the 71st. 

H1 of the same unit

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Meet Mengshi Armored Wheeled Vehicle Family, China's Humvee Replacement

These days one can hardly open a PLA ground force website without seeing one of those Mengshi Armored Vehicles as the backdrop.  Examples are (here) (here) (here) and (here).   A clean indication that the Mengshi is now PLA's standard Light Tactical Vehicle replacing the old US Humvee based EQ2050.  Mengshi offers greater armor protection, max road range, and light fire power mount options over the EQ2050.

Just in case you are wondering --  yes Mengshi is for sale at alibaba (link) for about 90,000 to 140,000 USD.   Of course, visa and western union forms of payment are accepted.  Don't be silly.

 Protection against 7.62 rounds

 In service with a brigade in Tibet MD

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Rare Gun Of The Day: Type 87A

 Type 87-1 5.8×42mm, used as a field test rifle (Army and  PAP) of the 5.8×42mm DBP87 cartridge paired with the QBZ-95.

Source (here

The "China-equipped" Cambodian SpOps unit

ID-ed are:  LR-2 12.7×108mm Anti-Materiel Rifle, Type97A Marksman Rifle (export variant Type 88), Type09 shotgun, LZ 04 35mm Grenade Launcher, and CQ-A  Rifle