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Wz523

WZ-523
ZFB91 in Hong Kong
Type Armored personnel carrier
Place of origin People's Republic of China
Specifications ([1])
Weight 11,700 kg (25,800 lb)
Length 6.02 m (19 ft 9 in)
Width 2.55 m (8 ft 4 in)
Height 2.73 m (8 ft 11 in) (including machine gun)
Crew 2 + 10 passengers

Armor welded steel
Main
armament
12.7 mm heavy machine gun
Engine Water-cooled petrol engine
165 horsepower (123 kW)
Suspension Wheeled 6x6
Operational
range
600 km (370 mi)
Speed 85 km/h (53 mph) (road speed)
7 km/h (4.3 mph) (water speed)

The WZ 523 is a Chinese produced six wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier. It was unveiled at a military parade in Beijing in October 1984, gaining the US Army designation M1984,[1] although it was destined for export and did not enter large scale service with the People's Liberation Army (PLA).[2] An internal security vehicle based on the WZ 523, the ZFB 91, which has a turret armed with a 35 mm grenade launcher and a 7.62 mm machine gun replacing the roof mounted 12.7 mm anti-aircraft machine gun of the WZ 523, is in service with PLA units in Hong Kong and Macau.[2]

Variants

WZ 523
Armored Personnel Carrier armed with a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun.
ZFB 91
Internal Security Vehicle based on the WZ 523.

Operators

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Foss 2002, pp. 362–363.
  2. ^ a b "WZ523 Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier". Sinodefence.com. 20 February 2009. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
  3. ^ China 2004
  4. ^ "Trade Registers". Armstrade.sipri.org. Retrieved 2014-12-03. 
  5. ^ Ghana Armed Forces
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ [2]
  • Foss, Christopher F. Jane's Tanks and Combat Vehicles Recognition Guide. London: HarperCollins, 2002. ISBN 0-00-712759-6.
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