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China deploys new vehicle types and is developing new 8x8 AFV

18th June 2020 - 00:30 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has been busy introducing new artillery platforms, and China is currently developing a replacement for its existing 8x8 armoured vehicle.

The Type 08, which spawned a profusion of variants, has been around for more than a decade, and China seems to be working on an improved 8x8 design for the PLA. A CGI rendering published on the China Defense Blog website showed what is purported to be a new 8x8 direct-fire variant that would replace the ZTL-11 assault gun.

The developmental design boasts a ZTP-94 105mm main gun coupled to an autoloader. This is the

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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