Land Warfare Systems

The PLA’s large number of Cold War-era land warfare systems are being gradually phased out and replaced by newer, more modern systems.

Tanks

Designation           Type                        Origin      Introduced
Type 59               MBT                         China       1960s
Type 62               Light tank                  China       1960s
Type 63/A             Amphibious tank             China       1960s
Type 69/79            MBT                         China       1980s
Type 88               MBT                         China       1980s
Type 96 (ZTZ96)       MBT                         China       1990s
Type 99 (ZTZ99)       MBT                         China       1999

Armoured Combat Vehicles

Designation           Type                        Origin      Introduced
Type 84               ARV                         China       1980s
Type 86 (WZ501)       IFV                         China       1990s
Type 89 (ZSD89)       APC                         China       1990s
ZSL92/92A (WZ551)     Wheeled APC/IFV             China       1990s
ZFB91/ZSL93 (WZ523)   Wheeled APC                 China       1990s
ZJX93                 ARV                         China       1990s
ZHB94                 Armoured resupply vehicle   China       1990s
ZSL2000               Airborne IFV                China       2000s
ZBD04                 IFV                         China       2000s
ZBD05                 Amphibious IFV              China       2000s
ZTD05                 Amphibious 105-mm gun       China       2000s
ZBL08/09              Wheeled IFV                 China       2000s

Artillery, Self-Propelled

Designation           Type                        Origin      Introduced
Type 83               152-mm SP gun-howitzer      China       1980s
PTZ89                 120-mm tank destroyer       China       1990s
PLZ89                 122-mm SP howitzer          China       1990s
PTL02                 100-mm tank destroyer       China       2000s
PLL05                 120-mm SP mortar-howitzer   China       2000s
PLZ05                 155-mm SP gun-howitzer      China       2000s
PLZ07                 122-mm SP howitzer          China       2000s

Artillery, Towed

Designation           Type                        Origin      Introduced
Type 59               130-mm field gun            China       1960s
Type 66               152-mm gun-howitzer         China       1960s
Type 83               122-mm howitzer             China       1980s
Type 86               122-mm howitzer             China       1990s
Type 86               100-mm anti-tank gun        China       1980s
PLL01                 155-mm gun-howitzer         China       2000s

Artillery, Multiple Rocket Launchers

Designation           Type                        Origin      Introduced
Type 63               107-mm MRL                  China       1960s
Type 81               122-mm MRL                  China       1980s
Type 82               130-mm MRL                  China       1980s
PHZ89                 122-mm MRL (tracked)        China       1990s
PHL03                 300-mm MLRS                 China       2000s

Artillery, Anti-Aircraft

Designation           Type                        Origin      Introduced
Type 59               57-mm AAA                   China       1960s
Type 59               100-mm AAA                  China       1960s
Type 65/74            Twin 37-mm AAA              China       1960s/70s
Type 87               Twin 25-mm AAA              China       1980s
Type 90               Twin 35-mm AAA              China       1990s
PGZ88                 Twin 37-mm SPAAA            China       1990s
PGZ95                 4 x 25-mm SPAAA             China       1990s
PGZ07                 Twin 35-mmm SPAAA           China       2000s
LD2000/Type 730       7 x 30-mm CIWS              China       2000s

Logistics Vehicles

Designation           Type                        Origin      Introduced
BJ2022                4 x 4 utiluty vehicle       China       2000s
EQ2050/2058           4 x 4 truck, 1.5 t          China       2000s
NJ2045/2046           4 x 4 truck, 1.5 t          China       2000s
EQ2081/2100           6 x 6 truck, 2.5/3.5 t      China       1980s
EQ2102                6 x 6 truck, 3.5 t          China       1980s
SX2150K               6 x 6 truck, 5 t            China       1980s
MV3                   Tactical truck, 3/5 t       China       2015
SX2190                6 x 6 truck, 7 t            China       1990s
XC2250                6 x 6 truck, 12 t           China       1990s
XC2300                8 x 8 truck, 14 t           China       2000s
SX2300                8 x 8 truck, 15 t           China       2000s
CA1091                4 x 2 truck, 5 t            China       1980s
EQ1093                4 x 2 truck, 5 t            China       1990s
CA1121/1122           4 x 2 truck, 6 t            China       1990s
EQ1120GA              4 x 2 truck, 6 t            China       2013
EQ1118/1141           4 x 2 truck, 6/8 t          China       1990s
Steyr 91              4 x 2 truck, 7 t            China       1990s
HOWO                  Truck, 7—15 t               China       2000s
Bei Ben               Truck, 7—10 t               China       1980s

Last updated: 1 January 2017

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