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NORINCO ZTL-11 (Type 11)

8x8 Wheeled Assault Gun

NORINCO ZTL-11 (Type 11)

8x8 Wheeled Assault Gun

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The NORINCO ZTL-11 is a variant of the highly-modular ZBL-08 8x8 wheeled Armored Fighting Vehicle serving the modern Chinese military.
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ORIGIN: China
YEAR: 2009
MANUFACTURER(S): China NORth INdustries COrporation (NORINCO) - China
PRODUCTION: 100
OPERATORS: China
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SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the NORINCO ZTL-11 (Type 11) model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 3
NBC PROTECTION: Yes - Optional.
NIGHTVISION: Yes.
AMPHIBIOUS: Yes.
SMOKE GENERATION: Yes.
ANTI-AIRCRAFT: Yes.
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1 x 105mm Royal Ordnance L7 main gun in turret.
1 x 12.6mm Anti-Aircraft (AA) Heavy Machine Gun (HMG) at commander's cupola.
12 x Smoke Grenade Dischargers.

Ammunition:
30 x 105mm projectiles (estimated).
500 x 12.7mm ammunition (estimated).
12 x Smoke grenades.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• ZTL-11 - Base Series Designation.
• Type 11 - Alternative designation.


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the NORINCO ZTL-11 (Type 11) 8x8 Wheeled Assault Gun.  Entry last updated on 3/7/2019. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The NORINCO "ZTL-11" is an 8x8 wheeled / self-propelled "assault gun" with an in-built amphibious capability. It is used by Chinese Army and Marine forces and is a direct variant of the ZBL-08 / Type 08 8x8 wheeled modular Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) family. As an assault gun, the vehicle is charged with direct contact action of enemy positions and lightly armored vehicles, fitting a capable 105mm main gun in its turret. The wheeled nature of the design provides the needed cross-country support in keeping up with the main mechanized fighting force.

The main gun is a 105mm British-originated Royal Ordnance L7 rifled main gun with full armor-defeating capability at-range and can also fire various High-Explosive (HE) rounds at embedded "soft" targets. Beyond this is an optional 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun (HMG). Smoke grenade dischargers, fitted six to a turret side, provide the truck with a self-screening capability as it moves through contested territory.

The vehicle retains all of the excellent qualities inherent in the ZBL-08 family including its fully-suspended 8x8 wheeled arrangement, shallow glacis plate, and Deutz diesel-fueled engine (mated to a semi-automatic transmission system). The amphibious quality allows the truck to be launched offshore and make its way to land, continuing the fight inland. China puts a heavy priority on amphibious assault operations and vehicles such as the ZTL-11 fit the scheme.




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