Teeth of TZ----PLA's elite special force


Red Guard

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there are 8 military districts in PLA, and each of them has its own elite special force squad. they used to use different patches to label themselves as well as different nicknames like northeast tiger, lightning and such. now they use the same patch, as a TZ, means TeZhong, "specialist" or some say it's TeZhen, as special recon, or TeZhan, as special warfare.
the patch is with a lightnining shapped "Z", on the dagger shapped T, with BD as the daggers handle, BD means troop.



now let's see some of the gears the use




 

crazyinsane105

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Hmmm....those guys still carry RPG's??? I thought they would carry something else like the FHJ-84 or the PF-89.
 

Red Guard

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they have access to many weaponaries. it's very hard to tell what they do, they might just train on rpgs.....
 

rommel

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To be honest, I'm a little bit disappointed.

-No Personnal Defence Anti-Armor weapon (something like a M72 LAW or AT4 Viper),
-The use of optical telescopic sight on assault rifle is not really a good choice, it's better a Reflex Red Dot
-no sign of laser pointer
-No sign of NVG or thermal sighting, they seems to use flares instead ??
-No Sign of protective equipment
-NO personnal radio and the radio post seem very low tech and old.
-No Sign of RIS on weapon
 
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RavenWing278

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i'll have to agree with rommel..what shown is pretty disappointing.
but just because they dont show it, doesnt mean they dont use it
they seem to have pretty good/modern small arms..but the rest, mentioned by rommel , they seem to lack
 

Red Guard

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like a canadian recruiting officer told me. special force's main function is to go in somewhere find what the enemy is doing and coming back without no one knows about it. that's pretty true to chinese special force. their job is mostly about recon, as in many chinese folks' mind the best soldiers are the "recon soldiers". therefore those stuff you have mentioned are pretty useless to pla. on another hand, chinese army is still a very "after time" army. their motto is to not let the weaponaries fit to the personels, but to let the personels fit to the the weaponaries. therefore they use almost the same weaponaries with the regular soldiers and they have to make the job triple.
from my own point of view, you are just thinking in your western army way, we chinese think in the other way around. chairman mao said :" you have your own way of fighting the war, and i have mine."
 
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MIGleader

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rommel said:
To be honest, I'm a little bit disappointed.

-No Personnal Defence Anti-Armor weapon (something like a M72 LAW or AT4 Viper),
-The use of optical telescopic sight on assault rifle is not really a good choice, it's better a Reflex Red Dot
-no sign of laser pointer
-No sign of NVG or thermal sighting, they seems to use flares instead ??
-No Sign of protective equipment
-NO personnal radio and the radio post seem very low tech and old.
-No Sign of RIS on weapon
perhaps those thing are not allowed to be displayed in photographs. the pla has been developing some really nice, advanced gear recently and doesnt want the world to know. an upponent would thus underestimate the pla troops.

being fairly lightly armed and armored, i think these guys are scout troops. not the cream de crop
 

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