Jiefang CA-30

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Jiefang CA30
Radar truck MW 1.JPG
Jiefang CA30 with radar van body in derelict condition
Type 2 1 12 ton 6x6 Cargo
Place of origin China
Service history
In service From 1958
Production history
Manufacturer Tse Fan
Produced 1958-1986
Weight 11,770 lb (5,340 kg)
Length 263 in (6.68 m)
Width 91 in (2.31 m)
Height 108 in (2.74 m)

Engine Jiefang 120
336 cu in (5.5 L) gas I6
95 hp (71 kW)
Suspension Wheel 6x6
Speed 40 mph (64 km/h)

The Jiefang CA-30 is a military truck used widely by the Chinese People's Liberation Army. It is a copy of the Russian ZIL-157 6x6 army truck, and looks similar to it, except that it has square fenders rather than round fenders as on the ZIL-157.


Throughout the 1950s, the Soviet Army helped China to build up their heavy industries. As part of this plan, China established the First Automobile Works (FAW) in Changchun Northern China. Soon after, in July 1956, they introduced the Jiefang CA-10 4x2 army truck, a copy of the Russian ZIS-150 model. In 1958-1959 the first 6 x 6 CA-30 lorries for the People's Republic of China army were introduced by Jiefang, and in 1973 the firm designed and produced a massive 60 Ton dump truck named the CA- 390. This was the first Chinese vehicle with a Chinese Chingfa C2956 V12 720 hp (540 kW) diesel engine and all wheels driven, it became popular as a quarry and mine vehicle able to carry 105 Tonnes of cargo. This was the biggest road vehicle ever made in China until the 1990s. [1] The CA-30, like the ZIL-157, had excellent cross-country capabilities and was available in a variety of configurations, such as cargo transport or tractor-trailer. Both the CA-10 and CA-30 were used extensively by the People's Liberation Army up until the 1990s, when they were largely phased out of service. Today, few remain in private hands. Later they specialized in off-road dump trucks and construction vehicles, most inspired by other Soviet designs. IVECO of Italy have since acquired the Jiefang Motor Vehicle Company.


Seating (cab): 1+2
Configuration: 6X6
Weight (empty): 12,015.19 lb/5,450 kg
Maximum Load: 9,920.8 lb/4,500 kg (on road), 5,511.56 lb/2,500 kg (cross-country)
Length: 21.93 ft/6.684 m
Width: 7.595 ft/2.315 m
Height: 7.74 ft/2.36 m
Wheel Base: N/A
Track (front/rear): N/A
Ground Clearance: N/A
Top Speed (road): 40.39 mph/65 km/h

See also[edit]


  • Ware, Pat (2010). The World Encyclopedia of Military Vehicles. Lorenz Books. p. 111. ISBN 0-7548-2052-1.