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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2019
Total Production: ?
Origin: China
Parent System: ZBD04
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2010
Total Production: ?
Family Members: ZBD04, ZBD04A and ZBD04A AT
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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 ZBD04A Reconnaissance Vehicle (RV) is a modification of the ZBD04A chassis featuring rubber tracks and several hull changes. The ZBD04A RV is equipped with mast mounted electro-optical sensors and radar to conduct battlefield surveillance missions. Besides, the vehicle is equipped with a small-caliber machine gun integrated onto a remote weapon station. The new armored vehicle entered service within the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in 2018 or 2019.

ZBD04A RV Specifications

Crew: 3
Rolling Rubber Wheels: 6
Main Gun Caliber: 12.5 millimeter
Max Range: 600 kilometer (373 mile)
Power: 440 kW (590 hp)
Top Speed: 75 kph (47 mph)
Top Swimming Speed: 6 kph (3.24 knot)
Combat Weight: 20,000 kilogram (44,092 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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