China's Amphibious Assault IFV/Light tank ZBD 2000

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    The combat engineering vehicle based on the ZBD-2000 chasis.

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    A important vehicle

    But China amphibious force development is slow really slow
     
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    A close-up of the new camouflage. Very nice indeed...

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    And here is the follow-up photo...

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    I think the two color schemes of the PLAN marines are meant for different regions. The blue/green is for tropical regions such as SCS and ECS. The brown/white is for north, possibly around Korean peninsular where the landing sites are cloudy, darker and grayish especially in the winter with snows and dried grasses.

    This is not to say the northern marines are meant to invade Korea, but it is a place surrounded by waters and hostile where amphibious fighting is required.
     
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    Probably because there are more pressing priorities to focus attention and resources on.
     
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    The PLA Marines consists of the 1st and 164th brigade, both of which are based in Zhanjiang, bordering the SCS. They both use the blue camo scheme seen above, not the forest green one.

    The amphibious vehicles seen in green camo are not Marine units but Army amphibious warfare units. The northernmost such unit is the 1st GA's 1st Amphibious Mechanised Infantry Division based near Shanghai; quite some distance away from the Korean Peninsula. They can be transferred to the North if need be but their primary target is Taiwan.
     
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    This photo actually explains to me why they painted their tanks blue and white. The tanks would blend well into the background when they are in the water. That fabulously blue ocean would hide the blue tanks well. Obviously, the tanks are most vulnerable in the water. Once they land, they become more mobile. So concealing them well in the water would be more important and takes precedence over concealment on land. My guess...
     
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    Perhaps it is no longer top priorty as war with Taiwan is almost impossible and more importantly it can be won comfortably
     
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    Thanks for the info. And to correct myself, I should have used Amphibious Forces instead PLA Marine.

    I made my guessing based on the observation of snow covered ground and mountains in the photos. Apparently the exercise was conducted in regions far north of Shanghai. If I remember correctly, there was a Amphibious exercise (Marine or Army) recently (2015 or 2016) conducted in northern China (Inner Mongolia or Manchuria?) Considering the amphibious vehicles are painted such way, I can only think of Korean peninsular as the possible place of winter conditioned amphibious battle field. Another thought is related to the recent Sino-Russo Joint amphibious exercise in the north.
     
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