Sorry,What do you mean by vehicle designation? That's a standard issue license plate. L stands for the now defunct Langzhou Military Region, which included Xinjiang.
And why does something this trivial deserve a post?
L stands for Army PLAGF
It's the photo of new vehicle which was more interesting
Lanzhou Military Region doesn't exist anymore. It has been merged into Western Theater Command. I don't have to prove anything furtherCould you please do some basic research and stop lying?
L stands for Langzhou Military Region, as documented
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What new vehicle? That's the first generation Mengshi (EQ2050), which was introduced almost 20 years ago.
Lanzhou Military Region doesn't exist anymore. It has been merged into Western Theater Command. I don't have to prove anything further
Like LD52 in the picture which clearly depicts Amphibious CAB from 73rd Group Army. So, L doesn't apply to Lanzhou but for PLAGFView attachment 118574. D here means Eastern Theater Command (东方 Dōngfāng)
I fully agree they are different. However, the first four markers (two alphabets and two numerals) are same. Please see below for same vehicleplease stop insisting that license plate numbers are the same as vehicle hull numbers
While your edition details maybe correct, however both license plate and vehicle hull numbers are following same methodology across different theatre commands. LB13926 as vehicle license vehicle and LB134213 for a different wheeled vehicle have both LB13 for one particular Combined Arms Brigade in different theatre commandUnder the 7th edition, military plates begin with two English letters, followed by five Arabic numerals. The first letter is reserved for the Military Region, the second letter is reserved for the operational type, and the first Arabic numeral is reserved for the provincial or sub-regional military command subordinated to the Military Region.
Example of another theater command for the vehicle license plate. Central Theater Command's 83rd Group Army's particular Brigade has a vehicle with license plate number LZ63724. Here again L specifies PLAGF while Z specifies Central Theater Command while number 63 indicates brigade under 83rd Group ArmyHere's another example.
Fully agree. However, the pattern for five and six numerals for two alphabets and first two numerals seems same across theatre commands. LN45513 for LN45 Brigade in 75th Group Army in Southern Theatre Command. LD45562 for LD45 Brigade in 72nd Group Army in Eastern Theater Command.Each plate has five numerals, as required by law: