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    Post  George1 on Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:09 am

    Zhuhai 2018: dynamic display of armored vehicles in the preparation mode

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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:07 pm

    An image has emerged on online forums confirming that a ground-launched variant of China’s YJ-12 ramjet-powered, radar-guided anti-ship missile is in service with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) as part of a coastal defence system. Citing sources with direct knowledge of US intelligence reports, the media outlet reported on 2 May that Beijing had installed YJ-12B systems along with and HQ-9B self-propelled surface-to-air missile systems on Fiery Cross Reef, Subi Reef, and Mischief Reef in the disputed South China Sea.
    The YJ-12 missile, which has an estimated max. range of 500 km, ..
    https://www.janes.com/article/84351/image-shows-ground-launched-variant-of-china-s-yj-12-anti-ship-missile
    Potential range of HQ-9 SAM (200km), YJ-62 ASCM (400km), DF-21 MRBM (1,550km) and CJ-10 LACM (2,200km) when placed on disputed islands in the South China Sea (Fiery Cross Reef, Subi Reef, Mischief Reef and Scarborough Shoal), Woody Island, and along China’s coast.
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    This is a new S. China Maritime Great Wall!
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    Post  George1 on Mon May 13, 2019 2:45 pm

    Chinese helicopter Z-20 comes into service


    According to the photos published in the Chinese segment of the Internet on May 9, 2019, the new Chinese multi-purpose helicopter Z-20 was brought to the series and began to enter service with the People’s Liberation Army of China. The photographs that have appeared demonstrate Z-20 helicopters carrying the side numbers LH953201 and LH953205, indicating that these machines belong to the 161st air assault brigade of the Central PLA Command Command zone.

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    New Chinese multi-purpose helicopter Z-20 with a tail number LH953205, indicating that it belongs to the 161st air assault brigade of the Central PLA Command Command zone, May 2019 (c) haohanfw.com


    The Z-20 helicopter has a take-off weight class of about 10 tons and looks like a complete clone of the American Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, visually differing mainly in a slightly different supporting system (having in particular a five-blade main rotor). Recall that in the 1980s, 24 Sikorsky S-70C-2 helicopters, a “commercialized” version of the UH-60 helicopter, which are still in service with the PLA Army Aviation, were delivered to the PRC in the 1980s.
    The development of the Z-20 has been carried out since the 1990s jointly by the AVIC China Helicopter Research and Development Institute (CHRDI, previously SRI-602) and both Chinese helicopter manufacturing enterprises - the Harbin Aircraft Industry Group (HAIG, part of the Hafei Aviation Industry Company) in Harbin and Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation (CAIC, formerly Changhe / Jingdezhen Aircraft Industry Group). in Changhe (Jingjzhen city). Originally the program was called SMN.

    The construction of the Z-20 prototypes and its mass production is carried out by HAIG in Harbin. The first prototype of the Z-20 (tail number "20001") made its first flight in Harbin on December 23, 2013. In total, by the end of 2015, at least six flight prototypes of the Z-20 were built. Now, the helicopter, apparently, brought to the series.

    Until now, the question remains unclear about the engines of the Z-20 helicopter. Presumably, the prototypes were equipped with two Chinese turboshaft engines WZ-9 developed and manufactured by the China National South Aviation Industry Company (CNSAIC, Zhuzhou, Hunan), which are used in the Chinese combat helicopter WZ-10. However, it was reported that it was planned to use advanced WZ-11 engines developed by CNSAIC (considered to be the unlicensed Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6B-67 clone) or WZ-16 (actually a modified licensed derivation of the Turbomeca Ardiden engine, originally intended for Sino-European helicopter Z-15).

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    Post  George1 on Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:00 pm

    Inside the Chinese self-propelled anti-tank missile system HJ-10

    Specifications:

    Weight - 20 t.
    Total length - 7.15 m.
    Width - 2.74 m.
    Height - 2.4 m.
    Security - protection from bullets of large-caliber small arms and artillery shell fragments.
    Engine - Diesel
    The maximum speed on the highway is 65 km / h.
    Overcoming water obstacles - swim, jet propulsion.
    Power reserve - 500 km.
    TPK - 8 pcs.
    Rocket - HJ-10
    The minimum firing range - 2 km.
    The maximum firing range is 10 km.



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    Post  George1 on Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:19 am

    New Chinese light tank type 15


    An interesting half-hour report on the newest Chinese light tank Type 15 (VT5 escort designation) was released on CCTV 7.

    Earlier in this blog dambiev it was reported that at the end of 2018, the Ministry of Defense of the PRC officially confirmed the adoption by the PLA of the Type 15 light tanks.

    Type 15 has previously been demonstrated in the export version called VT5, and is also known as ZTQ-15. The tank was first shown at the Airshow China-2016 exhibition and, according to the official description, equipped with a computerized fire control system capable of detecting and identifying targets at a distance of over 3 km. The main armament of the tank is a 105-mm gun, in addition, it can be equipped with various combat modules (including remote-controlled ones). Externally, the VT5 is similar to the tanks Type 96A and VT4, but significantly smaller than them in weight and dimensions. The length of the VT5 (with the gun pointing forward) is 9.2 m, the width (with side skirts) is 3.3 m, the height (on the tower’s roof) is 2.5 m. The mass of the tank ranges from 33 to 36 tons depending on type of booking.

    The basic version of the machine is protected by all-welded steel armor, but can be additionally equipped with composite blocks and dynamic protection. Additional booking packages allow the tank to withstand hitting grenades. The VT5 tank has a classic layout with a driver in the front, a turret in the center and a 1000 hp engine. in the back of the car. The commander and the gunner are placed in the turret section, each of which has a set of equipment consisting of an optical and thermal sights, as well as a laser rangefinder. In addition, the seat of the tank commander is equipped with a system of circular view.

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