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ZBD-08 (WZ502G) Chinese Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)

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"Infantry Vehicles"
"Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs)"
"Amphibious Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)"
"China, People's Republic of"
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"Land"
"Tier2"
notes"The ZBD-08 is a new Chinese infantry fighting vehicle. Its industrial designation is the WZ502G. The ZBD-08 is a ATGM version of the ZBD-04 and is listed as an export of the ZBD-04. It is a revised and improved version of the previous ZBD-04, which is already in service with the PLA. The new improved vehicle appeared in 2007. It seems that the ZBD-08 IFV, together with its numerous variants, is being produced in large numbers for the Chinese army. It replaces the Type 86 IFV, which is a copy of the Soviet BMP-1. The new ZBD-08 has a number of improvements. Its hull was slightly redesigned in order to improve armor protection at a cost of reduced amphibious capabilities. The previous ZBD-04 IFV has the great amphibious capability and can operate at Sea State 2-3. However, this feature is not required by typical army units. The overall height of the vehicle was reduced. Also, the new vehicle is heavier due to increased armor. The ZBD-08 infantry fighting vehicle has a welded steel armor hull. Baseline armor is thicker and presumably offers better protection. Add-on modular armor can be fitted for a higher level of protection. It is claimed that the front arc withstands 30 mm armor-piercing rounds. Sides withstand 14.5 mm rounds. Turret roof and rear end provide protection from 7.62 mm armor-piercing rounds. Side skirts were added for improved protection. Also, it may be fitted with an indigenous active laser protection system."
dateOfIntroduction2007
countryOfOrigin"China, People's Republic of"
proliferation"China"
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images
"ZBD-08_(WZ502G)_(AA).jpg"
"ZBD-08_(WZ502G)_(BB).jpg"
"ZBD-08_(WZ502G)_(DD).png"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"ZBD-08; WZ502G"
name"Type"
value"Infantry Fighting Vehicle"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Norinco"
name"Family"
value"ZBD"
name"Crew"
value"3"
units"ea"
name"Passenger Capacity"
value"7"
units"ea"
name"Note"
value"The ZBD-08 is a ATGM version of the ZBD-04 and is listed as a export of the ZBD-04."
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"7.2"
units"m"
name"Width"
value"3.2"
units"m"
name"Height"
value"2.5"
units"m"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"25 tons"
name"Ground Pressure"
value"INA"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"BF8M1015CP"
name"Engine Type"
value"Diesel"
name"Engine Power"
value"590"
units"hp"
name"Range"
value"500"
units"km"
name"Speed, Maximum Road"
value"65"
units"km/h"
name"Speed, Average Cross"
value"INA"
name"Speed Maximum Swim"
value"7"
units"km/h"
name"Gradient"
value"60"
units"%"
name"Side Slope"
value"40"
units"%"
name"Vertical Step"
value"0.7"
units"m"
name"Trench"
value"1.8"
units"m"
name"Fording Depth"
value"Amphibious"
name"Note"
value"It lacks waterjets, however on water it is propelled by its tracks. It can still ford lakes and inland rivers, but it no longer capable to operate at sea."
name"Main Gun"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Type"
value"Rifled Gun"
name"Caliber"
value"100mm"
name"Length"
value"INA"
name"Diameter"
value"INA"
name"Weight"
value"INA"
name"Effective Range"
value"4"
units"km"
name"Autoloader"
value"Yes"
name"Rate of Fire"
value"10 rounds per minute."
name"Note"
value"This gun can fire both ordinary projectiles and anti-tank guided missiles."
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Type"
value"HE-FRAG"
name"Caliber"
value"100"
units"mm"
name"Basic Load"
value"30 Rounds"
name"Note"
value"The ZBD-08 carries 22 ordinary HE-FRAG rounds and 8 anti-tank guided missiles."
name"Coaxial Weapon System"
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name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"1 x Type 53 (SG43)"
name"Type"
value"General-Purpose Machine Gun"
name"Caliber"
value"7.62 mm"
name"Manufacturer"
value"People's Republic of China"
name"Proliferation"
value"Widely Proliferated"
name"Length"
value"1,150 mm"
name"Barrel Length"
value"720 mm"
name"Weight"
value"13.8 kg"
name"Action"
value"Gas-operated"
name"Rate of Fire"
value"500–700 rounds/min"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"800 m/s"
name"Effective Firing Range"
value"1100 m"
name"Maximum Firing Range"
value"1,500 meters"
name"Feed System"
value"200 or 250 round belts"
name"Sights"
value"Iron sights"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Type"
value"Rifle"
name"Caliber"
value"7.62"
units"mm"
name"Cartridge"
value"7.62×54mmR"
name"Basic Load"
value"1,000 rds"
name"Auxiliary Weapon System"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"1 x Nudelman-Rikhter NR-30"
name"Type"
value"Autocannon"
name"Caliber"
value"30 mm"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Russia"
name"Length"
value"2,153 mm"
name"Barrel Length"
value"1,600 mm"
name"Width"
value"181 mm"
name"Height"
value"186 mm"
name"Weight"
value"66 kg"
name"Barrels"
value"1"
name"Action"
value"Short recoil"
name"Rate of Fire"
value"850–1,000 rpm"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"780 m/s"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Type"
value"Projectile"
name"Caliber"
value"30"
units"mm"
name"Cartridge"
value"30x155mm"
name"Projectile Weight"
value"410 grams (14½ oz), 840 g (1 lb 13½ oz) complete."
name"Launch Charge"
value"95 g to 99 g of 6/7fl VBP smokeless powder."
name"Types of Ammunition"
value"HEI, AP, TP, Chaff dispensers"
name"Basic Load"
value"500"
name"Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM)"
properties
name"Note"
value"This gun can fire both ordinary projectiles and anti-tank-guided missiles. It is compatible with Chinese indigenously designed ATGMs, derived from the Soviet AT-10 Stabber, which is capable of penetrating up to 600 mm of armor behind ERA blocks and poses a serious threat to main battle tanks. It is claimed that the hit probability of the missile is at least 80%."
name"Basic Load"
value"8 Rounds"
name"Fire Control"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Computerized FCS"
value"Yes"
name"Thermal Sight Vehicle Commander"
value"Yes"
name"Thermal Sight Gunner"
value"Yes"
name"Main Gun Stabilization"
value"Yes"
name"Protection"
properties
name"Hull Armor"
value"Welded steel armor hull. It is claimed that front arc withstands 30 mm armor-piercing rounds. Sides withstand 14.5 mm rounds."
name"Turret Armor"
value"Welded steel armor hull. Turret roof and rear end provide protection from 7.62 mm armor-piercing rounds."
name"Applique Armor"
value"Yes, Add-on modular armor can be fitted for a higher level of protection."
name"Explosive Reactive Armor"
value"INA"
name"Active Protection System"
value"Yes"
name"Mine Clearing"
value"INA"
name"Self-Entrenching Blade"
value"INA"
name"NBC Protection"
value"Yes"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"6 x Smoke Grenades"
variants
name"Note"
notes"There are several variants. One is fitted with a similar turret to the ZBD-04 with a new external design. An armored personnel carrier fitted with a cupola-mounted 12.7-mm machine gun has also been identified. Another variant features a turret-mounted 120-mm mortar with direct- and indirect-fire modes. That turret appears to be the same as that fitted to the PLL-05 6 x 6 self-propelled mortar already in Chinese service. There are said to be command, missile carrier, short-range air defense, artillery radar carrier and cargo vehicle variants. A shortened version with five road wheels has also been reported."
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