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Chinese Fast Attack Vehicle

Fast attack vehicle

Chinese fast attack vehicle

The Chinese fast attack vehicle is in service with airborne units

 
 
Entered service 2001
Configuration 4x2
Cab seating 1 + 3 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (combat) 1 950 kg
Payload capacity ~ 800 kg
Length 4 m
Width 2 m
Height 2.21 m
Mobility
Engine ?
Engine power ?
Maximum road speed over 100 km/h
Range ~ 500 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step ~ 0.3 m
Trench ~ 0.3 m
Fording ~ 0.5 m

 

   The Chinese fast attack vehicle was designed in the late 90's. This vehicle was first announced in 2001. Despite that little information is available on this vehicle. Its designation is unknown. This fast attack vehicle is in service with airborne units of Chinese army where it replaced the BJ2020 and possibly some other vehicles. This fast attack vehicle is also being proposed by NORINCO for export customers.

   Different variations of this vehicle with minor changes have been observed over the time.

   A baseline version provides seating for driver and three passengers. However sometimes this vehicle is seen carrying 6 or even 7 troops. Vehicle has a roll-over protection cage.

   This vehicle is essentially a buggy, that combines high speed and good cross-country mobility. It is used for scouting and hit-and-run style raids.

   A wide range of weapons can be fitted. Front passengers can use 7.62-mm machine or 40-mm automatic grenade launcher on the swivel mount. A circular mount on top of the vehicle can be traversed through 360 degrees. It houses 7.62-mm or 12.7-mm machine gun, or 40-mm automatic grenade launcher, or 23-mm cannon, or anti-tank missile launcher.

   Engine is mounted at the rear. This fast attack vehicle has a 4x2 configuration with rear driven wheels. Other sources claim that this vehicle has all-wheel drive. A self-recovery winch is fitted as standard. A replacement wheel is carried at the front.

   This fast attack vehicle is carried by Xian Y-7 and Shaanxi Y-8 cargo aircraft. This vehicle can be paradropped.

   A slightly modified version of this vehicle is used by Chinese police SWAT units.

 

 
Chinese fast attack vehicle

Chinese fast attack vehicle

Chinese fast attack vehicle

Chinese fast attack vehicle

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