Chinese People’s Liberation Army Ground Forces reportedly have received a new type of wheeled infantry fighting vehicle.
Recently, a series of photos showcasing the new 8×8 wheeled armored vehicle, an improved version of the ZBL-08 vehicle, surfaced on Chinese social media.
Some analysts have identified it as the “Type 19 Infantry Fighting Vehicle” fitted with a 30mm unmanned turret. In addition to the turret, the vehicle comes equipped with anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) and a 5.8mm coaxial machine gun.
The newly spotted infantry fighting vehicle has generated significant interest and curiosity among military observers and enthusiasts alike. With its state-of-the-art design, the IFV features an unmanned turret, an element that distinguishes it from many other armored vehicles.
In a x post, David Wang said that one unique aspect of the Type 19 is the positioning of the gunner sight, which is reported to have an unusual layout. Approximately 80% of the gunner sight is concealed beneath the main gun shield, marking an unconventional configuration in the People’s Liberation Army Ground Forces’ (PLAGF) armored fleets.