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NORINCO GBL-130


Tracked Mine-Laying Vehicle [ 1991 ]



The GBL-130 has the dedicated role of mine-layer within the inventory of the modern Chinese land forces.



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The GBL-130 is a lightly-armored, tracked mine-laying vehicle serving the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China. The vehicle is based in the Type 89 (YW534) Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV), detailed elsewhere on this site, which saw its design phase take place in the 1980s and serial production begin in 1990. The 16-ton vehicle went on to be produced in a myriad of variants and related offshoots - including the GBL-130 minelayer.

In the reimagined vehicle, the tank has a revised rear hull section which seats the mine-launching component. The component is made up of 122mm launch tubes housing ready-to-fire Anti-Tank (AT) and Anti-Personnel (AP) mines or a mix of the two. Utilizing these launchers, the vehicle can lay down a minefield in minutes while remaining at-range.

The rest of the vehicle's qualities remain largely faithful to the original Type 89 AFV.©MilitaryFactory.com
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Specifications



Service Year
1991

Origin
China national flag graphic
China

Status
ACTIVE
In Active Service.
Crew
2
CREWMEN
Production
350
UNITS


China NORth INdustries COrporation (NORINCO) - China
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National flag of China China
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Special Purpose
Special purpose design developed to accomplish an equally-special battlefield role or roles.


Length
20.2 ft
6.15 m
Width
10.3 ft
3.13 m
Height
9.0 ft
2.75 m
Weight
33,731 lb
15,300 kg
Tonnage
16.9 tons
LIGHT
(Showcased structural values pertain to the NORINCO GBL-130 (Type 89) production variant. Length typically includes main gun in forward position if applicable to the design)
Powerplant: 1 x Deutz BF8L 413F 4-cylinder air-cooled, diesel-fueled engine driving conventional track-and-wheel arrangement.
Speed
41.0 mph
(66.0 kph)
Range
310.7 mi
(500.0 km)
(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the NORINCO GBL-130 (Type 89) production variant. Compare this entry against any other in our database)
6 x Launchers; 36 x 122mm Tubes.


Supported Types




(Not all weapon types may be represented in the showcase above)
65 x SATM, SAPM, and / or SAPEM mines.


GBL-130 (Type 89) - Base Series Designation.


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