ZBD-03 Airborne armoured infantry fighting combat vehicle
 
 
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Description 
The ZBD-03 is the latest generation of airborne infantry armoured fighting vehicle used by the Chinese Armed Forces (PLA). The first generation of the ZBD-03 was called ZLC2000, this vehicle was designed, developed and manufactured by the Chinese Defense Company Norinco. The ZLC2000 tracked vehicle was introduced by the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) in 2003. It has been designed for being air dropped by medium-sized transport aircraft such as Il-76M. NORINCO provided the ZLC2000 in three variants: command and control; infantry fighting vehicle; and anti-tank guided missile carrier. The ZBD-03 was presented for the first time to the public, during the military parade in Beijing, the 01 October 2010, for the 60th Anniversary of the People's Republic of China 1949 - 2009.
 
Variants :
ZLC2000 : first generation of vehicle
ZBD-03 Command Post: The command and control version features a higher rear hull to accommodate staffs
ZBD-03 ATGM carrier: armed with the HJ-8 ATGM anti-tank guided missile
 
Technical Data 
 
Armament
The ZBD-03 is equipped with a single man turret, armed with a 30mm gun and one single missile rail launcher is mounted at the top of the turret for the HJ-73C antitank guided missile (ATGM) launcher (with 3 spare missiles). Secondary weapon includes a coaxial 7.62mm machine gun. Three smoke grenades discharger are mounted to each side of the turret.
Protection
The ZBD-03 armour protection is limited by its weight restrictions for air dropping. With a combat weight of 8 tonnes, the vehicle’s armour is supposed to be thin and can only resist small calibre weapons.
Propulsion
The ZBD-03 has five unevenly spaced road wheels on each side, with three track support rollers, a front drive sprocket and a rear idler. The power pack is installed at the front right of the vehicle.
Accessories
The ZBD-03 is fully amphibious.
 
Specifications
 
Armament
One 30 mm gun, one 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun, one launcher unit for HJ-73C antitank guided missile
Country user
China
Company Designer
Norinco
Accessories
Night/Day vision
Crew
3 + 5 soldiers
Armor
Protection against small arms and shell splinters.
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Weight
8.000 kg
Speed
65 km/hr on road, 6 km/hr on water
Range
500 km
Dimensions
Lenght, 7,62 m; Width, 3,04 m; Height, 2,13 m
 
 
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ZBD-03 airborne armoured infantry fighting vehicle technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images China Chinese army identification tracked combat military
ZBD-03 airborne armoured infantry fighting vehicle technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images China Chinese army identification tracked combat military

ZBD-03 airborne armoured infantry fighting vehicle technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images China Chinese army identification tracked combat military
ZBD-03 airborne armoured infantry fighting vehicle technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images China Chinese army identification tracked combat military
 
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