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The Ground Forces of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) deploys over 8,000 tanks, 4,000 armored vehicles, and 25,000 artillery pieces. Although it is currently equipped with large numbers of antiquated Soviet era weaponry, the PLA Ground Force is quickly becoming one of the most modern and well-trained armies in the world. The Ground Forces are undergoing major upgrades and re-structuring to deal with future land warfare. This does not cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links National_emblem_of_the_People's_Republic_of_China. ... Image File history File links Peoples_Liberation_Army_Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links Ground_Force_Flag_of_the_People's_Republic_of_China. ... Image File history File links Naval_Ensign_of_the_People's_Republic_of_China. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links Air_Force_Flag_of_the_People's_Republic_of_China. ... Flag of the Peoples Liberation Army Air Force The Peoples Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Zhōngguó Rénmín Jiěfàngjūn Kōngjūn) is the aviation branch of the Peoples Liberation Army, the military of the Peoples... The Second Artillery Corps are a major division of the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army that controls Chinas land-based ICBMs. ... The following graph presents the images, names, transliterations and equivalent ranks in the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army Navy. ... The following graph presents the images, names, transliterations and equivalent ranks in the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army Air Force. ... The following graph presents the images, names, transliterations and equivalent ranks in the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army. ... The military history of China extends from around 1500 BCE to the present day. ... PLA flag The History of the Peoples Liberation Army is that of the military of mainland China. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Historically, artillery (from French artillerie) refers to any engine used for the discharge of projectiles during war. ...

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Formations and Units

Current Chinese military regions and Group Armies

The PLA has 18 group armies (corps size), divided among the seven military regions - Shenyang, Beijing, Lanzhou, Jinan, Nanjing, Guangzhou, and Chengdu - and are currently downsizing some of their divisions into brigades. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1300x1407, 79 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Military district Peoples Liberation Army Ground Force ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1300x1407, 79 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Military district Peoples Liberation Army Ground Force ... Military districts are territorial entities used for the purposes of military planning and strategizing. ... The Beijing Military Region is one of seven military regions for the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army. ... The Jinan Military Region is a military administrative command located in the east of the Peoples Republic of China, covering the Shandong and Henan Provinces, which also form military districts. ... The Guangzhou Military Region is a military administrative region located in the south of the Peoples Republic of China, covering Guangdong Province, Guangxi Autonomous Region, Hunan Province, Hubei Province, Hainan Province, Hong Kong, and Macao (Hubei, Hunan, Guangxi, Guangdong, and Hainan Military Districts and the Hong Kong and Macao... The Chengdu Military Region is a military administrative command located in the southwest of the Peoples Republic of China, covering Chongqing, Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, and the Xizang/Tibet Autonomous Region. ...


The IISS currently attributes the PLA Ground Force with 9 active tank divisions consisting of a number of armoured brigades. Dennis Blasko wrote in 2000 that the traditional structure of PLA divisions consisted roughly of three regiments - tuan - of the main arm, each of three battalions plus support units, a fourth regiment of infantry (in an armoured division) or armour (in an infantry division), an artillery regiment, an anti-aircraft regiment or battalion, and signals, engineer, reconnaissance, and chemical defence battalions or companies, plus combat service support units. The International Institute for Strategic Studies is a British think tank based in London. ...


A typical PLA armoured brigade has 4 tank battalions (124 main battle tanks)- each tank battalion has 3 tank companies (30 + 1 tank for the battalion commander), 1 mechanised infantry battalion (40 armoured personnel carriers), 1 artillery battalion (18 self-propelled howitzers) - 3 batteries of 6 guns each and 1 anti-aircraft battalion (18 self-propelled howitzers) - 3 batteries of 6 guns each.


There are 8 active artillery divisions consisting of a number of artillery brigades. A typical PLA artillery brigade has 4 artillery battalions each with 18 guns in 3 batteries and 1 self-propelled anti-tank gun battalion (18 vehicles).


Infantry Equipment

Flag of the People's Liberation Army Ground Force.

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Pistols

  • QSZ-92 - newest pistol, 9 mm and 5.8 mm versions
  • Type 84 - 7.62 mm mini pistol for security and police forces
  • Type 77 - standard 7.62 mm for People's Armed Police and civil police
  • Type 67 - 7.62 mm silenced pistol for scout and special operations
  • Type 64 - 7.62 mm, better performance and reliability over Type 54
  • Type 54 - 7.62 mm, copy of the Soviet TT1930/1933, currently being phased out

QSZ-92 The QSZ-92 pistol is a most recent development of the Chinese state arms factories, and, apparently, it is now adopted by the PLA (Chinese Peoples Liberation Army) forces. ... The Type 54 is a Chinese clone of the Soviet type Tokarev T-33. ... The Type 54 is a Chinese clone of the Soviet type Tokarev T-33. ... The TT-30 (7,62 mm Samozarjadnyi Pistolet Tokareva obrazets 1933 goda, Russian: 7,62-мм самозарядный пистолет Токарева образца 1933 года) is a semi-automatic pistol developed by Fedor Tokarev for the Soviet military to replace the old Nagant M1895 revolvers in use since tsarist times. ...

Sub-machine guns

  • Type 05 - newest smg, 9 mm and 5.8 mm versions
  • Type 85 - updated Type 79, reduced firing noise, also suppressed and 5.8 mm versions
  • Type 79 - 7.62 mm for airborne, scout and special operations
  • Type 64 - low flash, suppressed 7.62 mm for scout and special operations

Also known as the Type 88C, the Type 96 is the final development variant of Chinas second generation main battle tank (MBT), with certain performance approaching the standard of the third generation MBTs. ... The Type 79 is the first generation indigenous submachine gun equipped by the Chinese military, security, and police services. ...

Rifles

PLA Special Operation Forces (Ground Force) with Type 88 sniper rifles acting as OpFor
PLA Special Operation Forces (Ground Force) with Type 88 sniper rifles acting as OpFor
  • Type 03 - The newest rifle using 5.8x42 mm ammo and with a traditional design.
  • Type 95 - family of 5.8x42 mm bullpup design assault rifle, carbine and squad machine gun. Factory names are QBZ-95, CAR-95 and QBB-95, respectively.
  • Type 87 - 5.8 mm assault rifle and squad machine gun, improved version of Type 81, refused by PLA because of outdated layout, technology used in Type 95
  • Type 81 - 7.62 mm assault rifle and squad machine gun, replaced the Chinese Type 56 Assault Rifle and Chinese Type 56 Carbine, both copies of the Soviet AK-47 and Soviet SKS.
  • Type 88/QBU-88 - 5.8 mm newest sniper rifle
  • Type 85 - improved version of Type 79, higher rate of fire but shorter range
  • Type 79 - 7.62 mm sniper rifle, copy of Soviet Dragunov SVD

Image File history File linksMetadata ChineseArmyspecial1lg. ... Image File history File linksMetadata ChineseArmyspecial1lg. ... Image File history File links Source: http://www. ... Image File history File links Source: http://www. ... The AK-47 is the worlds most common assault rifle. ... The QBZ-95 (Chinese: ; pinyin: QÄ«ng Bùqiāng Zú; literally Light Rifle Family) is an assault rifle manufactured by Norinco for the Peoples Liberation Army, the armed forces of the Peoples Republic of China. ... The Type 87 (also known as QLZ87) 35 mm automatic grenade launcher (AGL) is an air-cooled, blowback operated, fully automatic weapon and is crew transportable (12~20 kg) with limited amounts of ammunition. ... The Chinese Type 81 Assault Rifle is the principle automatic rifle used by the Peoples Liberation Army. ... The Chinese Type 56 military rifle is a copy of the AK-47 Kalashnikov. ... The Chinese Type 56 Carbine is just a Chinese built copy of the Russian Simonov SKS. All of the Type 56 carbine rifles have been removed from military service, except a few being used for ceremonial purposes. ... Avtomat Kalashnikova model 1947 g. ... The SKS is a Russian semi-automatic carbine, designed in 1945 by Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov. ... Specifications Caliber: 5. ... Also known as the Type 88C, the Type 96 is the final development variant of Chinas second generation main battle tank (MBT), with certain performance approaching the standard of the third generation MBTs. ... ... ... The Dragunov (Драгунов) is a Russian sniper rifle, more formally known as the Snaiperskaya Vintovka Dragunova (Снайперская винтовка Драгуно&#1074...

Machine Gun

  • Type 88/QJY-88 - new 5.8 mm GPMG, replacing Type 67
  • Type 80 - 7.62 mm general purpose machine gun (copy of the Soviet PKM)
  • Type 67 - 7.62 mm general purpose machine gun, replacing the Type 53 (SG43) and Type 57 (SGM) 7.62 mm general purpose machine guns

The Type 96 is the latest variant of Chinas second-generation main battle tank (MBT). ... 7. ... Type 67 GPMG The Type 67 machine gun is a 7. ...

Shoulder Launched Weapons

  • PF-98 - 120 mm Anti-tank Weapon
  • PF-97 - 80 mm fuel air explosive launcher
  • PF-89 - 80 mm Lightweight Anti-tank Weapon, comparable to the United States M136 AT4
  • FHJ-84 - twin 62 mm rocket launcher, slowly replacing the Type 69-1 (copy of RPG-7)

The PF-98 is an up-and-coming light anti-tank rocket primarily for the PLAs infantry. ... Anti-tank, or simply AT, refers to any method of combating military armored fighting vehicles, notably tanks. ... Thermobaric weapons distinguish themselves from conventional weapons by using atmospheric oxygen, instead of carrying an oxidizer in their explosives. ... The PF-89 is the new generation standard light anti-tank weapon (LAW) in service with the PLA to replace the obsolete Soviet-style 40 mm LAW. It is a rocket launcher used primarily by infantry squad for engagement and defeat of light armor and bunkers. ... Anti-tank, or simply AT, refers to any method of combating military armored fighting vehicles, notably tanks. ... AT4 Type anti-tank Nationality Sweden Era Cold War, modern Launch platform Individual, Vehicle Target Vehicle, Fortification History Builder Saab Bofors Dynamics Date of design Production period Service duration Operators Sweden, France, USA Variants Pansarskott M/86, M136 AT4 Number built Specifications Type Diameter 84 mm Wing span Length 1016... A guerrilla fighter in Iraq ready to fire an RPG loaded with an OG-7V fragmentation warhead. ...

Vehicles

Main Battle Tanks

The Chinese Type 96G Main Battle Tank
The Chinese Type 96G Main Battle Tank
The Chinese Type 99 Main Battle Tank
The Chinese Type 99 Main Battle Tank

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x819, 186 KB) Template:License I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x819, 186 KB) Template:License I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Also known as the Type 88C, the Type 96 is the final development variant of Chinas second generation main battle tank (MBT), with certain performance approaching the standard of the third generation MBTs. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1223x1025, 138 KB) Creator: This image was created by the PRC government; it is a public image with no private copyright reserved. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1223x1025, 138 KB) Creator: This image was created by the PRC government; it is a public image with no private copyright reserved. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Type 99, formerly known as Type 98 and Type 98G, is the latest main battle tank fielded by the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army. ... Also known as the Type 88C, the Type 96 is the final development variant of Chinas second generation main battle tank (MBT), with certain performance approaching the standard of the third generation MBTs. ... Also known as the Type 88C, the Type 96 is the final development variant of Chinas second generation main battle tank (MBT), with certain performance approaching the standard of the third generation MBTs. ... The Chinese Type 69 and Type 79 tanks were developments of the Type 59, which in turn was a copy of the Soviet T-54/55 series of tanks. ... The Chinese Type 59 Main Battle Tank is a copy of the ubiquitous Russian T-55/54 medium tank. ... The T-55 and T-54 main battle tanks were the Soviet Unions replacements for the World War II era T-34 tank. ...

Light/Amphibious Tanks

  • Type 63A - new and redesigned amphibious tank, the only dedicated modern amphibious tank in the world, 14 km/h water speed, 105 mm gun (several hundred near Taiwan Strait)
  • Type 63 - amphibious tank, similar to Russian PT-76
  • Type 62 - light tank

Type 63 may refer to: Type 63 antiaircraft gun, Chinese twin 37mm gun Type 63 light tank, Chinese version of the PT-76 Type 63 rifle, North Korean version of the SKS Category: ... The PT-76 is a Soviet amphibious tank (Plavayushiy Tank) which was introduced in 1954. ... The Chinese Type 62 Light Tanks were developments of the Type 59, which was based on the T-54/55 series of tanks. ...

Infantry Fighting Vehicles

  • Type 97 - Next-generation infantry fighting vehicle - sightings report Chinese chassis with licensed Russian BMP-3 turret
  • ZBD2000 - airborne IFV, similar to Russian BMD-3
  • Type 90/92A/ZSL-92A/WZ 551 - upgraded version of Type 92
  • Type 92/ZSL-92/WZ551 - (1200) amphibious IFV, similar to the French VAB
  • Type 86/WZ 501/ WZ 501A/ WZ 503/WZ 504 - copy of Russian BMP-1

Type 97 may refer: Japanese weapons Type 97 grenade Type 97 Sniper Rifle Type 97 20mm AT Rifle Type 97 Light Machine Gun Type 97 81 mm infantry mortar Type 97 90mm Infantry Mortar Type 97 150mm Infantry Mortar Type 97 Chi-Ha, a medium tank Type 97 Te-Ke... A Warrior vehicle with UN markings, during the making of the eponymous film. ... The BMP-3 is a Soviet infantry fighting vehicle which was first introduced 1990. ... The BMD-1 is a Soviet airborne infantry fighting vehicle, which was introduced in 1969 and first seen by the West in 1970. ... The Type 90 is the current main battle tank (MBT) of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF). ... The WZ551 is a Chinese APC that resembles the VAB APC. The WZ551 comes in two variations: the 4X4 APC looks like the VAB the 6X6 APC (only version) Peoples Liberation Army Ground Force land arm of the Peoples Liberation Army Peoples National Army land arm of... General Characteristics (VAB) Length: 5. ... The BMP-1 is a Soviet infantry fighting vehicle which was first introduced in the early 1960s. ...

Armored Personnel Carriers

  • Type 89/YW 534 - amphibious APC based on Type 85, replacing over 2000 Type 63s
  • WZ 523 - also known as M1984, design similar to South African Ratel
  • Type 85/YW 531H - export model amphibious APC
  • Type 77/Type 77-1/Type 77-2 - improved version of Russian BTR-50 (+200)
  • Type 63/YW 531C/D/E - also known as K-63, M1967 and M1970

Type 89 may refer to: Type 89 Grenade Discharger Type 89 Chi-Ro, a tank. ... Type 63 may refer to: Type 63 antiaircraft gun, Chinese twin 37mm gun Type 63 light tank, Chinese version of the PT-76 Type 63 rifle, North Korean version of the SKS Category: ... The Ratel is the basic Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) of the South African National Defence Forces mechanized infantry battalions, and is named after an African animal known in English as the Honey Badger, which has a reputation as a ferocious fighter. ... Also known as the Type 88C, the Type 96 is the final development variant of Chinas second generation main battle tank (MBT), with certain performance approaching the standard of the third generation MBTs. ... BTR-50P/PK recognition plate. ... Type 63 may refer to: Type 63 antiaircraft gun, Chinese twin 37mm gun Type 63 light tank, Chinese version of the PT-76 Type 63 rifle, North Korean version of the SKS Category: ...

Rocket Artillery

  • WS-1 and WS-1B - an 8 and 4 tube 320 mm multiple launch rocket system
  • A-100 - 10 tube 300 mm Multiple Rocket Launcher System
  • WM-80' and Type 83/WM-40' - 273 mm Multiple Rocket Launcher Systems
  • Type 85/YW 306 (on a YW 531H) and Type 82 (on a Yanan SX250 6X6 truck) - 30 tube 130 mm multiple rocket launcher replacing the 19 tube 130 mm multiple rocket launcher of the Type 70 (on a YW 531C) and Type 63 (on a 4X4 truck)
  • Type 90 (on a Tiema SC2030 6X6 flatbed truck) and Type 89 (tracks) - 40 tube 122 mm multiple launch rocket systems replacing the Type 81 (copy of the soviet BM-21 Grad)

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Type 82 or Bristol class destroyer was to be a class of four Royal Navy warships intended as area air-defence destroyers to replace the County class destroyers, and to serve as escorts to the planned CVA-01 aircraft carriers. ... The Type 90 is the current main battle tank (MBT) of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF). ... Type 89 may refer to: Type 89 Grenade Discharger Type 89 Chi-Ro, a tank. ...

Gun Artillery

  • PLZ-45 - 155 mm self-propelled howitzer might replace the obsolete Type 83 which is a 152 mm self-propelled howitzer
  • YW 323 D30 (based on the YW 531H) and the Type 89 (based on the Type 77 APC) - amphibious 122 mm self-propelled howitzers replacing the Type 85 (YW 531C chassis) and Type 70 (YW 531B chassis)
  • Type 90 - 122 mm self-propelled howitzer wheeled (based on a WZ-551 chassis)
  • Type 89 - 155 mm towed gun/howitzer based on the GC-45 howitzer
  • Type 66 (copy of the soviet D-20) 152 mm towed gun/howitzer and the Type 83 152 mm towed gun are replacing the Type 54 itself a copy of the soviet ML-20(M1937).
  • Type 59 and Type 59-1 - copy of the soviet M46 130 mm towed field gun
  • Type 85 - 122 mm towed howitzer derived from the soviet D-30 (M1963) and replaced the Type 54 howitzer
  • YW 382 (120 mm) and YW 383 (82 mm) - amphibious mortar carriers based on the YW 531H replacing the YW 381 and YW 304 respectively which where based on the YW 531C

Type 89 may refer to: Type 89 Grenade Discharger Type 89 Chi-Ro, a tank. ... The Type 90 is the current main battle tank (MBT) of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF). ... Type 89 may refer to: Type 89 Grenade Discharger Type 89 Chi-Ro, a tank. ... The GC-45 (Gun, Canada, 45-calibre) is a 155 mm howitzer designed by Gerald Bulls Space Research Corporation in the 1970s. ... The Chinese Type 59 Main Battle Tank is a copy of the ubiquitous Russian T-55/54 medium tank. ... Also known as the Type 88C, the Type 96 is the final development variant of Chinas second generation main battle tank (MBT), with certain performance approaching the standard of the third generation MBTs. ...

Anti-Aircraft

  • Type 80 - twin 57 mm self-propelled anti-aircraft equivalent to the ZSU-57-2 but using the Type 69 tank chassis.
  • HQ-2J (Hongqi-2) - anti-aircraft missiles based on the Type 77 transporter, the missiles are upgraded versions of the HQ-1 which is a copy of the SA-2 Guideline
  • HQ-10 - licensed built S-300PMU-1 (SA-10D Grumble) anti-aircraft missiles
  • HQ-15 - upgraded version of the HQ-10 anti-aircraft missiles
  • KS-1 - First Chinese SAM to adopt phased array radar

The Type 96 is the latest variant of Chinas second-generation main battle tank (MBT). ... An S-75 missile on camoflaged launcher An S-75 missile in elevated position An North Vietnamese S-75 site An S-75 missile in transit A Fan Song radar (left) and what looks like a Low Blow to the right The SA-2 Guideline is the NATO reporting name... A single S-300-PM missile TEL ready to fire. ... A single S-300-PM missile TEL ready to fire. ... A single S-300-PM missile TEL ready to fire. ... District 1 for the United States House of Representatives in the state of Kansas is the eleventh largest congressional district in the nation. ... A giant phased-array radar in Alaska In telecommunication, a phased array is a group of antennas in which the relative phases of the respective signals feeding the antennas are varied in such a way that the effective radiation pattern of the array is reinforced in a desired direction and... This long range RADAR antenna, known as ALTAIR, is used to detect and track space objects in conjunction with ABM testing at the Ronald Reagan Test Site on the Kwajalein atoll[1]. RADAR is a system that uses radio waves to determine and map the location, direction, and/or speed...

Non-combat vehicles

  • Type 84 - Tank laying bridge using the Type 69 tank chassis
  • Type 653 (Type 69 tank chassis) and Type 59 (Type 59 tank chassis) - armoured recovery vehicles
  • YW 703 (based on the YW 534), Type 85 (based on the YW 531H APC) - amphibious recovery vehicles
  • Type 85 (based on the YW 531H), WZ 701 (based on the YW 531C), WZ 506 (based on the WZ 501) and a version based on the Type 77 - amphibious command vehicles
  • Type 77-2 (based on the Type 77) - amphibious artillery ammunition carrier
  • WZ 751 (based on the YW 531H), YW 750 (based on the YW 531C), WZ 505 (based on the WZ 501) and a version based on the Type 77 - amphibious armoured ambulances
  • Bv206 Swedish tracked all-terrain multipurpose vehicle
  • Type 77 and Type 60/WZ 420/Wz 421 tracked tractors
  • Type 82 consists of the HY473 (tractor truck) and HY962 (semi-trailer) - Heavy Equipment Transporter up to 75 tons
  • TA580/TAS5380 (20 ton 8x8), TAS5450 (25 ton 8x8), TAS5500 (28 ton 10x10), TAS5570 (30 ton 10x10) and TAS5690 (42 ton 12x12) series special heavy duty trucks
  • WS2300(6x6), WS2400(8x8) and WS2500(10x8) 20 ton series special heavy duty trucks
  • XC2200 (copy of the German Mercedes-Benz 2060) 7.5 ton 6x6 heavy duty trucks
  • SX2190 (copy of the Austrian Steyr-91) 7 ton 6x6 trucks replacing the JN252, CQ261 and SX250 heavy duty trucks
  • SX250/SX2150 series 5 ton 6x6 heavy duty trucks
  • EQ2102 series 3.5 ton trucks replacing the CA30 (copy of the 2.5 ton soviet ZIL 157)
  • CA141/CA1091 series trucks replacing the CA10 (copy of the 3.5 ton soviet ZIL 150)
  • EQ240/EQ2081 and EQ245/EQ2100 series 2.5 ton trucks
  • EQ2050A series High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) copied from the US M998
  • NJ2045/2046 series 1.5 ton lightweight vehicle
  • BJ212/BJ2020 series 0.5 ton lightweight 4 x4 vehicle

The Chinese Type 59 Main Battle Tank is a copy of the ubiquitous Russian T-55/54 medium tank. ... Also known as the Type 88C, the Type 96 is the final development variant of Chinas second generation main battle tank (MBT), with certain performance approaching the standard of the third generation MBTs. ... Also known as the Type 88C, the Type 96 is the final development variant of Chinas second generation main battle tank (MBT), with certain performance approaching the standard of the third generation MBTs. ... French Army Bv206S fording a river BvS10 version The Bv206 is a tracked, all-terrain vehicle originally developed by Alvis Hägglunds (now part of BAE Land Systems) in conjunction with the Swedish Army. ... The Type 82 or Bristol class destroyer was to be a class of four Royal Navy warships intended as area air-defence destroyers to replace the County class destroyers, and to serve as escorts to the planned CVA-01 aircraft carriers. ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... This article refers to the Military HMMWV, not the civilian Hummer sold by General Motors The M998 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV or Humvee) is a military motor vehicle. ... This article refers to the Military HMMWV, not the civilian Hummer sold by General Motors General Characteristics (Humvee) Manufacturer: AM General Length: 4. ...

Aircraft

  • Mi-17 multi-role helicopter
  • Mi-8 transport helicopter
  • Mi-6 transport helicopter
  • S-70C Black Hawk transport helicopter
  • AS 332L Super Puma
  • Z-8A utility helicopter
  • Z-9 multi-role light helicopter

The Mil Mi-17 (Also known as the Mi-8MT, NATO reporting name Hip-H) was a Soviet cargo helicopter. ... Russian Mi-8 Hip The Mil Mi-8 (NATO reporting name Hip) is a large transport helicopter that can also act as a gunship. ... The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), more commonly known as MI6 (originally Military Intelligence [section] 6), or Her Majestys Secret Service or just the Secret Service, is the British external security agency. ... The Z-9 is a Chinese military utility helicopter. ...

See also

This does not cite its references or sources. ...

External links and Sources

  • Chapter 8, PLA Ground Forces, by Dennis J Blasko, in The People's Liberation Army as Organisation, RAND, CF182
  • Military Balance 2006, International Institute for Strategic Studies
  • Sinodefence.com - Chinese military information website
  • Global Defence Forum
  • PLA idag


 
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