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Chinese marines could have adopted 8x8 SPH

27th March 2018 - 09:15 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


It appears likely that the Marine Corps of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has adopted the PLL-09, an 8x8 SPH boasting a 122mm gun. This conclusion was reached following the circulation of an image on Chinese internet in the past week of such a vehicle.

The image (reproduced above), hurriedly taken from a car window, showed the vehicle crewed by personnel wearing typical marine corps uniforms, while the light grey paint does not resemble schemes used by PLA ground forces.

However, the location where the photo was taken is unknown, making it impossible to ascertain to which unit the

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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