WZ-111 Heavy Tank

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WZ-111 Heavy Tank
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WZ-111 at China Tank Museum, Beijing
Type heavy tank
Place of origin  PRC
Specifications
Weight 44-46 tonnes
Length 10.625 m (with gun)
Width 3.3 m
Height 2.497 m
Crew 4 (commander, loader, gunner, driver)

Armor 80-200 mm
Main
armament
122 mm "Y174" tank gun
Secondary
armament
1 x 12.7 mm machine gun
1 x 7.62 mm machine gun
Engine 12-cylinder Supercharged diesel
750 hp (390 kw)
Power/weight 12.5 kw/t
Suspension torsion bar

WZ-111 heavy tank (Chinese: WZ-111重型坦克) is a Chinese heavy tank that was developed in the 1960s but was cancelled in 1966 because of many technology problems. It is the unique Chinese heavy tank.

History[edit]

It featured a 750 hp supercharged diesel engine, the suspension was made up by 7 road wheels and 4 return rollers; the Inducer laid in front, with driving wheel in the rear. This type of tank use many Soviet tanks' elements of design. [1]


The first prototype - without - turret ran from 1964. Because of many technology problems, it was set aside in 1966.[2][3] [4] A WZ-111 hull is now displayed in the China Tank Museum, Beijing.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 中國60年代重型坦克項目 因發動機不過關而流產
  2. ^ WZ111研制始末
  3. ^ WZ111重型坦克
  4. ^ 鲜为人知的钢铁巨兽,WZ-111重型坦克