Chinese infantry fighting vehicles


by78

Lieutenant General
Interior of an unknown IFV type. Perhaps a command/communications vehicle, or maybe a tactical electronic warfare variant? Note the large touch-screen consoles.

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Looks like the training simulator for this unknown IFV variant. I wonder what the variant is.

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by78

Lieutenant General
Here's that new 8x8 again. Has this image been shared before?
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This might be the same vehicle (an earlier photo)
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Here's a new variant of the current service 8x8, featuring new applique armor plates. It also comes in a self-propelled gun variant.
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by78

Lieutenant General
Illustrations from research papers on China's next generation infantry fighting vehicles.

The first three images show an "electrically driven" 8x8 IFV. Likely a hybrid drive train.
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The Weibo poster didn't specify what IFV is represented in the last image. But it looks like a light IFV, maybe airborne and/or amphibious.
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TerraN_EmpirE

Tyrant King
Electric drives offer a lot today. The tech as matured a huge degree vs where it was once upon a time. With the increasing demands on power not horse power or torque but electrical this would be a major boon as the system allows drawing power directly from the vehicle. Basically even standing still hybrids are generators and in recent conflicts as much as 50% of fuel consumption for military operations was generators.
 

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