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NORINCO Type 77 (WZ511)


Tracked Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)


The Type 77 Armored Personnel Carrier joined the inventory of the Chinese military in the late-1970s and continues in service today.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 7/7/2017






Specifications



Year:
1978
Crew
2
Manufacturing
NORINCO (China NORth INdustries COrporation) - China
Production
2,000 Units
National flag of China China
- Amphibious
- Engineering
- Fire Support / Assault / Breaching
- Troop-Carrying
Length:
23.46 ft (7.15 m)
Width/Span:
10.50 ft (3.2 m)
Height:
7.05 ft (2.15 m)
Weight:
17 tons (15,500 kg; 34,172 lb)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the NORINCO Type 77 production model)
1 x12150L-2 12-cylinder liquid-cooled diesel engine developing 402 horsepower at 2,000rpm.
(Showcased powerplant information pertains to the NORINCO Type 77 production model)
Maximum Speed:
37 mph (60 kph)
Maximum Range:
230 miles (370 km)
(Showcased performance values pertain to the NORINCO Type 77 production model; Compare this entry against any other in our database)
1 x 12.7mm Anti-Aircraft (AA) Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)

Ammunition:
550 x 12.7mm ammunition (estimated)
(Showcased armament details pertain to the NORINCO Type 77 production model)
Type 77 - Base Series Designation
WZ511 - Alternative Designation (industrial name)
Type 77-1 (WZ511-1) - APC/Artillery carrier form; 85mm or 120mm gun transport; onboard powered winch and ramps for loading/unloading cargo.
Type 77-2 (WZ511-2) - Amphibious APC model; sans winch and access ramps.
Type 76 ARV - Armored Recovery Vehicle
Type 89 - Self-Propelled Gun conversion of Type 77; fitted with 122mm armament.

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