I think it is very likely that there are active members of the People's Liberation Army. But they will not be so stupid as to expose their true identities, they will only selectively reprint information on the Chinese Internet.Not talking about secrets, just wanting to know if actual PLA members post here about things they obviously know, instead of all forum members being westerners and speculating.
Pretty sure some of them are correct (such as QBZ, QBU, QLU, QLZ at least), but they kind of also gives themselves/are the easier ones to find out about, the ones you have question marks, I really can't help with (some people here must know, I think)Not sure if anyone has asked this before but does anyone know how the PLA gets their names from their firearms? I have figured out a few but have some I can't quite figure out. I know how their numbering system in their model name works QBZ-191 for example is year 2019, type 1. QBZ-95-2 is year 1995, type 2.
But if anyone can help fill out the remaining acronyms or add ones that I missed will be helpful.
QBZ = Qing wuqi Buqiang Zhidong (light weapon, rifle, Automatic)
QJB = Qing wuqi Jiqiang Banyong (Light weapon, machine gun, squad use)
QJY = Y? Yibanyong? (general purpose)
QJZ = Z? Zhongxing? (heavy type)
QSZ = Qing wuqi Shouqiang Zhidong (light weapon, handgun, Automatic)
QBU = Qing wuqi Buqiang JUji (light weapon, rifle, sniper)
CS/LR = CS? LR maybe = long range? Since its the export designation maybe it uses English acronyms?
QLU = Qing wuqi Liudan JUji (light weapon, grenade, sniper)
QLZ = Qing wuqi Liudan Zhidong (light weapon, grenade, automatic)
QLG = Qing wuqi Liudan XiaGua (light weapon, grenade, under slung/mounted)
QJC = Qing wuqi Jiqiang Cheyong (Light weapon, machine gun, vehicle use)
QCQ = Qing wuqi Chong Feng Qiang????
A lot of these are my guesses. Who knows if I am right.