Chinese Tanks & AFVs

Chinese Tanks & AFVs : 1950-Present

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With a new world order emerging in the early 21st century, Chinese ground forces have been consistently improved and geared towards quality for costly main battle tanks, while still maintaining a huge number of cheaper AFVs. With 7,450 vehicles, China has today by far the largest number of armoured fighting vehicles of any army in the world. Modern Chinese Tanks explores the main battle tanks, armoured fighting vehicles, armoured personnel carriers, self-propelled guns and missile-launching platforms in service since 1945, with an emphasis on the latest technology deployed by the PLA. Organised historically by type, the entries include the Type 98 and 90 tanks, the Type 80/85/88 held in reserve, and the Type 99 used by elite battalions. In addition, there is the YW-306 self-propelled rocket launcher and the PLA PL0 100mm assault gun.
Illustrated with expert colour profile artworks for each entry and completed with technical specifications, Modern Chinese Tanks is a detailed reference guide for modellers and enthusiasts with an interest in modern military technology.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 176 x 216 x 15mm | 516g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 120 artworks and 20 photos; 140 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782748687
  • 9781782748687
  • 457,375

Table of contents


Main Battle Tanks
Type 58
Type 59
Type 62
Type 63
Type 69
Type 80
Type 85
Type 88
Type 90
Type 96
Type 99
VT-4 export model

Armoured Personnel Carriers and Infantry Fighting Vehicles
Type 77
Type 89 APC
Type 90/92 APC (WZ551)
Type 85 /YW-309 IFV
YW-306 self-propelled rocket launcher
ZBD 09 Snow Leopard

Self-Propelled Guns
Type 83 Self-propelled howitzer
PTL-02 tank destroyer
Type 80 SPAAG
Type 95 SPAAG
Yitian ADS
Type 70-I
Type 83
PLZ 52
Type 89 tank destroyer
PLL-09 assault gun

Glossary and Abbreviations

PLA Ground Forces Data

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About Martin J Dougherty

Martin J. Dougherty is a freelance writer specializing in military and defence topics. He is the author of Medieval Warrior, SAS and Elite Forces Guide Extreme Unarmed Combat, and SAS and Elite Forces Guide Sniper, Small Arms: From the Civil War to the Present Day, and books on personal self-defence. He lives in northern England.
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