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#1 Gavin-Phillips

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 1114 AM

The first I heard concerning the military involvement in Zimbabwe was a number of tanks were on the move.

It appears that these were actually Chinese-built APC`so but as to which model is another matter. Certainly one of the YW531 lineage but a later model with 5 road wheels and a 25mm 1 man turret.

Sorry are we looking at a Type 85 or a later Type 89? Zimbabwe, according to Wikipedia, has both types in its inventory. But how do you tell them apart?
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 1136 AM

If we are speaking about the same new report, there was a ZSD-89 (armed with 25mm) which was travelling in convoy together with the Type 85/89 mortar carriers, ARVs and ambulances.
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 1412 PM

If we are speaking about the same new report, there was a ZSD-89 (armed with 25mm) which was travelling in convoy together with the Type 85/89 mortar carriers, ARVs and ambulances.

 

Yes that would be it.  I couldn't include the link to the BBC article as my phone generally takes a hissy fit when I try to do that. 

 

I thought the turret looked familiar, it seems to be the same as that which was mounted on the WZ551 (now re-named ZSL-92) 6x6 IFV.

 

Wikipedia has it listed that the 25mm-armed version has been officially named the ZSD-89 II since it appears that it is now called as an IFV rather than an APC.


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 0956 AM

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They got themselves a tank too ;)


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 1002 AM

Little Tank? :)

 

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 1007 AM

Little or not, a tank is a tank :D


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