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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2018 7:48 p.m. PST

"The ZBD-08 is a new Chinese infantry fighting vehicle. Its industrial designation is the WZ502G. It is a revised and improved version of the previous ZBD-04, which is already in service with the PLA. The new improved vehicle appeared in 2007. It seems that the ZBD-08 IFV, together with its numerous variants, is being produced in large numbers for the Chinese army. It is replaces the Type 86 IFV, which is a copy of the Soviet BMP-1.

The new ZBD-08 has a number of improvements. Its hull was slightly redesigned in order to improve armor protection at a cost of reduced amphibious capabilities. The previous ZBD-04 IFV has great amphibious capability and can operate at Sea State 2-3. However this feature is not required by typical army units. Overall height of the vehicle was reduced. Also the new vehicle is heavier due to increased armor.

The ZBD-08 infantry fighting vehicle has a welded steel armor hull. Baseline armor is thicker and presumably offers better protection. Add-on modular armor can be fitted for a higher level of protection. It is claimed that front arc withstands 30 mm armor-piercing rounds. Sides withstand 14.5 mm rounds. Turret roof and rear end provide protection from 7.62 mm armor-piercing rounds. Side skirts were added for improved protection. Also it may be fitted with indigenous active laser protection system…"
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Tgunner29 Jun 2018 1:36 a.m. PST

I want it in 15mm!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2018 11:19 a.m. PST



Legion 429 Jun 2018 1:19 p.m. PST

Why does it look so much like an M2 Bradley ? huh?

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