ZBL08

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ZBL-09 Snow Leopard
Place of origin China
Service history
In service since 2009
Production history
Manufacturer NORINCO
Specifications
Weight 15 to 20 t
Length 8 m (26 ft)
Width 2.1 m (6.9 ft)
Height 3 m (9.8 ft)
Crew 3
Passengers 7 to 10

Main
armament
105 mm cannon (Anti tank variant) with ST1 export variant
122 mm cannon (SPH variant)
155 mm cannon (SPH variant)
120 mm mortars (self propelled mortar variant)
12.7 mm gun (APC variant)
30 mm Gatling gun (air defense variant)
UW4 30 mm remote weapons station or 30 mm cannon (IFV variant)
35 mm autocannon (anti-aircraft variant)[1]
30 mm gun (VN1)
Secondary
armament
HJ-73 Anti-Tank Guided Missile
7.62 mm machine gun
Engine Deutz BF6M1015C diesel
440 hp
Suspension 8x8
Operational
range
800 km
Speed 100 km/h

The ZBL-09 is a Chinese wheeled armored fighting vehicle.

It is a recent People's Republic of China produced family of 8x8 wheeled Infantry Fighting Vehicles.[2] It's a modular design which claims to be able to field an APC model, an IFV model, an anti-tank gun model with an export variant, an Engineering model, a 122 mm self propelled howitzer model, a 155 mm self propelled howitzer model, an air defense model, a self-propelled mortar model, a recon model, a command vehicle model, and a modified version dubbed the VN1.

Variants[edit]

  • IFV - Original IFV variant with a 30mm turret
  • APC - APC variant with 12.7mm machine gun
  • IFV variant with the UW4 30mm remote weapons station
  • PTZ-09 - 105mm anti tank variant
  • ST1 - 105mm assault gun variant
  • PLZ-09 - 122mm howitzer
  • PLL-09 - twin mortar carrier
  • CS/SA-5 - air defense variant with a 30mm Gatling gun
  • Air defense variant with a 35mm autocannon
  • Reconnaissance
  • Engineering
  • Command
  • VN1 - export variant

Operators[edit]

Potential buyers[edit]

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