Parent System:ZBD04 Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2010 Total Production: ? Family Members:ZBD04 and ZBD04A
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Description: The People's Liberation Army (PLA) ZBD-04 or Type 04 is a 20-ton class, medium armored, amphibious, infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) evolved from the tracked chassis of the of the ZBD97. The ZBD-04 features improved armor and a more compact design for enhanced survivability compared with its predecessor. Protection against Nuclear, Bacteriological and Chemical (NBC) agents is included as standard equipment. The fire control system was improved as well. The vehicle is powered by a diesel engine allowing a top speed in excess of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) over a distance of 500 kilometers. Waterjets are provided to allow amphibious operations with a maximum speed on water of 20 kph. The ZBD-04 IFV entered service with the Chinese PLA by 2010.
The ZBD04 Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) variant is equipped with four HJ-10 anti-tank missiles with a maximum range of 10 kilometers. In addition to the four HJ-10 missiles carried inside sealed canisters the vehicle features a mast mounted electro-optical sensor to engage a variety of ground targets. The weapon system has been designed to engage both armored vehicles and a wide variety of field fortifications in support of Chinese ground troops. The ZBD04 ATGM armored vehicle entered service with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in the 2016-2017 timeframe.
ZBD04 ATGM Specifications
Rolling Rubber Wheels: 6 Performance Max Range: 600 kilometer (373 mile) Power Power: 440 kW (590 hp) Speed Top Speed: 75 kph (47 mph)
Top Swimming Speed: 6 kph (3.24 knot) Weight Combat Weight: 20,000 kilogram (44,092 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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