Interesting... I wonder whether using elevated railways is a strategic vulnerability for China. If an enemy strikes a ground level railway it can be more easily repaired with a small crew, while an elevated railway would require a whole construction team
Yeah, I understand that geography dictates the use of tunnels and elevated rail in many parts of china especially the mountaineous south and west.IIRC the railway is partly built over permafrost, that's why they use elevated sections.
More on topic that picture of the integrated powerpack assembly for the Type 15 engine is quite impressive.
With a defense budget of over a trillion ¥, the PLA is not a budget fighting force at any level. The guy is wearing the new camo, mechanics gloves, and is swapping the engine of the most modern tank in the arsenal. We don't need to insinuate that the PLAGF can't afford his boots.PLA's still largely a budget fighting force at this level though. I suppose they've at least got their priorities right.