Modern equipment of the People's Liberation Army Ground Force

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Modern equipment of the People's Liberation Army Ground Force is a list of military equipment currently in service with the People's Liberation Army Ground Force.

Infantry equipment[edit]

Pistols[edit]

Type 54

Submachine Guns[edit]

QCW-05

Rifles[edit]

QBZ-95
  • QBS-06 - underwater assault rifle[4]
  • QBZ-03 - Serving only with Border Guards and Airborne Forces
  • QBZ-95 - Standard service Assault Rifle
  • Type 81 - Serving only in Reserve Forces

Objective Individual Combat Weapons[edit]

Nonlinear Line Of Sight Weapons[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

  • CQ 7.62mm - 7.62 mm general purpose machine gun[7]
  • QBB-95 - Standard service light support weapon variant of QBZ-95
  • QJY-88 - Replacing Type 67 general purpose machine gun
  • Type 81 - Light purpose machine gun variant of Type 81
  • Type 80/86 - (PKMS)
  • Type 67 - Replacing Type 53 (SG43) and Type 57 (SGM) general purpose machine guns

Heavy machine guns[edit]

Multi-Barrelled Heavy Machine Guns[edit]

Sniper rifles[edit]

Shoulder fired weapons[edit]

Automatic grenade launchers[edit]

Hand grenades[edit]

Mortars[edit]

Flamethrowers[edit]

Anti-aircraft guns[edit]

Vehicles[edit]

Tanks[edit]

Type 99
Type 63
Main battle tanks
  • Type 99 – 3rd Generation MBT
    • Type 99A2 – 3rd generation "enhanced" main battle tank
    • Type 98 – Prototype, evolved into Type 99 (Limited Type 98G service)
  • MBT-3000 – Developmental 3rd Generation MBT
  • Type 96 – 3rd Generation MBT, only MBT along with Type 99 in production
  • Type 59G – main battle tank, modern upgrade of Type 59 with new turret
  • Type 59D & Type 59D1 – Battle Tank, upgraded version of Type 59-IIA, Type 59-II, Type 59-I & Type 59 [16]
  • Type 59 – One of the first Chinese Battle Tanks in PLA service
Light/amphibious tanks
  • ZTD05 – amphibious assault tank
  • Type 63A – amphibious light tank (+300 In Service) [17]
  • Type 63 – amphibious light tank, similar to Russian PT-76 (500 In Service)

Type 69, Type 80, and Type 85 Main Battle Tanks are no longer in service as of 2012.[18]

Infantry fighting vehicles[edit]

ZBD2000
ZBD-97
Type 90
Type 89
Type 86
Type 85

Armored personnel carriers[edit]

ATGM carriers[edit]

Rocket artillery[edit]

  • SY400 - strategic MLRS, first unveiled at the 2008 Zhuhai Airshow [37]
  • SY300 – strategic MLRS, first unveiled at the 2008 Zhuhai Airshow [37]
  • WS-3[35]
  • WS-2
  • WS-1 and WS-1B – an 8 and 4 tube 320 mm multiple launch rocket system by Sichuan Aerospace Industry Corporation (SCAIC, also known as Base 062)
  • WS-6 - 400 mm
  • WS-15 - 400 mm
  • WS-22 - 400 mm
  • WS-32 - 400 mm
  • WS-33 - 400 mm
  • WS-35 - 400 mm
  • PHL03 - 300 mm
  • SR-5 - 400 mm
  • A-200 - 400 mm
  • A-100 MRL – 10 tube 300 mm Multiple Rocket Launcher System
  • AR3 – 300 mm
  • AR1A – 300 mm [38]
  • AR2 – 300 mm [38]
  • PR50 - 122 mm
  • WM-80 – 273 mm Multiple Rocket Launcher Systems
  • WM-40 – 273 mm
  • PHZ89 – 40X122 mm
  • Type 90 – 30 x 130 mm
  • Type 85/YW 306 a 23 mm rocket artillery guns (copy of Russian ZU-23-2) on a YW 531H chassis and Type 82 artillery (on a Yanan SX250 6X6 truck) – 30 tube 130 mm multiple rocket launcher replacing the 19 tube 130 mm multiple rocket launcher of the Type 70 (on a YW 531C) and Type 63 (on a 4X4 truck)
  • Type 90 – 40X122 mm
  • Type 81 – 40X122 mm
  • Type 82 – 30X130 mm
  • Type 82 – 130X130 mm
  • Type 70 – 122 mm
  • Type 762 – 284 mm
  • Type 74 – 284 mm
  • Type 70 – 19X130 mm
  • Type 65 – rocket system [39]
  • Type 63 – 130 mm
  • Type 63 – 107 mm

Gun artillery[edit]

PLZ-05
PLZ-45
PLZ-07
  • PLZ-04 – 54 calibre
  • PLZ-52 – 155 mm
  • PLZ-05 – 155 mm self-propelled howitzer
  • PLZ-45 – 155 mm self-propelled howitzer
  • PLZ-89 (Type 89) – amphibious 122 mm self-propelled howitzer replacing the Type 85 (YW 531C chassis) and Type 70 (YW 531B chassis)
  • PLZ-07 – 122 mm self-propelled howitzer
  • PLL-09 – 122mm variant
  • PLZ-09 – IFV, APC 155 mm
  • Norinco SH1 – 155 mm
  • SH3 – 122 mm
  • SH2 – 122 mm
  • SP-3 – 122mm SP howitzer
  • CS/AH2 - 105mm
  • SH-5 – 105 mm self-propelled howitzer
  • Type 83 – 152 mm [40]
  • Type 96 – SP howitzer[41]
  • Type 92 – 122 mm self-propelled
  • Type 90 – 122 mm self-propelled
  • Type 85 howitzer – 122 mm self-propelled
  • W90 – 203 mm self-propelled howitzer
  • Type 70 – 122 mm
  • Type 70 – self-propelled 122 mm

Towed[edit]

Mortar[edit]

Anti-tank guns[edit]

Anti-aircraft munitions[edit]

Type 95 SPAAA

Self-propelled anti-aircraft guns[edit]

Autocannons[edit]

Surface-to-air missiles[edit]

KS-1
SA-15

MANPADS[edit]

Non-combat vehicles[edit]

Combat support vehicles[edit]

Missiles, rockets and other projectiles[edit]

HJ-9

Anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs)[edit]

See also[edit]

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