Chinese infantry fighting vehicles


dankris

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Doesn't China already have a Striker-type 8-wheel assault vehicle platform in service since the 2000s?
You mean ZBL-08? yeah, I think the new vehicle is just an evolution of ZBL-08 with more armor. The assault gun version looks to have a new turret, but I haven't seen any pics about the IFV version yet. I wonder what are the improvements in the new vehicles though, aside from the obvious armor.
 

Bltizo

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Images of China's new 8x8 series just leaked!

source: weibo @民间保密爱好者
So looks like there's an APC variant, an IFV variant, and the assault gun variant (the latter of which we've been most exposed to).

The APC variant looks like it has an RWS (but who knows if it will enter service with it lol).
The IFV variant looks like it has a rather large turret for an IFV and a decent sized autocannon as well.

From an angle, it's almost possible to mistake the IFV variant for the assault gun variant because the IFV variant's gun looks so big, but only the picture showing both of them in the same picture (4th pic in the post) are we able to discern the true difference in size between their guns imo..
 

jimmyjames30x30

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So looks like there's an APC variant, an IFV variant, and the assault gun variant (the latter of which we've been most exposed to).

The APC variant looks like it has an RWS (but who knows if it will enter service with it lol).
The IFV variant looks like it has a rather large turret for an IFV and a decent sized autocannon as well.

From an angle, it's almost possible to mistake the IFV variant for the assault gun variant because the IFV variant's gun looks so big, but only the picture showing both of them in the same picture (4th pic in the post) are we able to discern the true difference in size between their guns imo..
There are only the APC and the assault gun variant in these 4 pictures. We sure have seen the IFV version before.
 

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There are only the APC and the assault gun variant in these 4 pictures. We sure have seen the IFV version before.
Now that you mention it, I'm not sure.

I was under the impression the one on the left side of the picture (from our perspective) was the IFV. But looking at it closer I'm not sure if it's just further away from the camera and therefore the gun looks a bit smaller..

 

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