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ZBD04A  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2014
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Type 04A and ZBD-04A
Origin: China
Parent System: ZBD04
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2010
Total Production: ?
Family Members: ZBD04
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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 IFV features a two-man turret-mounted 100mm main gun with a 30mm automatic cannon as well as a 7.62mm machine gun. The 100m gun is able to fire the Bastion anti-tank missile. The vehicle features a rear door for the seven infantrymen squad carried by this armored vehicle. Compared with the basic ZBD04, the new variant features a grilled fence around the turret for additional protection and a Beidou global satellite navigation receptor also installed onto the turret. The ZBD04A was being tested by the PLA at theLanzhou Military Region in April 2014.

ZBD04A Specifications

Crew: 3
Rolling Rubber Wheels: 6
Dimensions
Main Gun Caliber: 100 millimeter
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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