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NORINCO ZTL-11 (Type 11)

8x8 Wheeled Assault Gun

China | 2009

"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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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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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one land system design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the NORINCO ZTL-11 (Type 11) 8x8 Wheeled Assault Gun.
1 x Deutz BF6M1015C diesel-fueled engine developing 440 horsepower and driving a conventional 8x8 wheeled arrangement.
Installed Power
62 mph
100 kph
Road Speed
497 miles
800 km
The physical qualities of the NORINCO ZTL-11 (Type 11) 8x8 Wheeled Assault Gun.
26.2 ft
8 meters
O/A Length
9.8 ft
3 meters
O/A Width
6.9 ft
2.1 meters
O/A Height
44,092 lb
20,000 kg | 22.0 tons
Armament & Ammunition
Available supported armament, ammunition, and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the NORINCO ZTL-11 (Type 11) 8x8 Wheeled Assault Gun.
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.
30 x 105mm projectiles (estimated).
500 x 12.7mm ammunition (estimated).
12 x Smoke grenades.
Nightvision - YES.
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Protection (CBRN) - YES - OPTIONAL.
Notable series variants as part of the NORINCO ZTL-11 (Type 11) family line.
ZTL-11 - Base Series Designation.
Type 11 - Alternative designation.
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the NORINCO ZTL-11 (Type 11). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national land systems listing.

Total Production: 100 Units

Contractor(s): China NORth INdustries COrporation (NORINCO) - China
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