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Armored scout car


The QL550 armored scout car remains at the prototype stage

Entered service ?
Crew 4 men
Personnel ?
Dimensions and weight
Weight ~ 7 t
Length 5.2 m
Width 2.25 m
Height 1.86 m
Machine guns 1 x 12.7-mm
Engine diesel
Engine power ?
Maximum road speed 120 km/h
Range ~ 600 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench ~ 0.5 m
Fording ~ 1 m


   The QL550 armored scout car was revealed in 2005. Sometimes it is referred as a light armored personnel carrier. Some sources claim, that it was developed from a larger 6x6 APC. It is unknown whether this vehicle was developed to meet a specific requirement, or as a private venture. As far as it is known, the QL550 remains at the prototype stage. It received no production orders from the Chinese military, nor from export customers.

   The QL550 has an all-welded steel hull. It provides protection against 7.62-mm rounds.

   A baseline QL550 is armed with a roof-mounted 12.7-mm machine gun. It can also carry other weapons.

   The QL550 provides seating for at least four occupants. Some sources claim that this armored scout car accommodates more troops.

   The QL550 is powered by a diesel engine. Vehicle can be airlifted by Il-76 or Y-8 transport aircraft. This armored scout car can be configured to meet various specific roles, such as troop carrier, command vehicle or ambulance. It can be also used as a weapon platform.


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