Beijing North Vehicle Group Corporation unveils lightweight tracked AFV

by Gabriel Dominguez

The Beijing North Vehicle Group Corporation, a subsidiary of the China North Industries Group Corporation (Norinco), has released video footage showing a new lightweight tracked armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) reminiscent of the German Army’s Wiesel air-transportable vehicle.

The Beijing North Vehicle Group Corporation unveiled a new tracked light AFV in a promotional video released on its WeChat page on 1 October. (Beijing North Vehicle Group Corporation)

The Beijing North Vehicle Group Corporation unveiled a new tracked light AFV in a promotional video released on its WeChat page on 1 October. (Beijing North Vehicle Group Corporation)

In a promotional video released on its WeChat page on 1 October, the company showed the small AFV – the designation of which was not disclosed – being test-driven in September by employees in a plateau area at an undisclosed location.

Several other larger AFVs of multiple types were also shown in the video undergoing tests at different locations.

The video, which was released to mark the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, shows that the small tracked AFV features four roadwheels per side, a drive sprocket at the front of the hull, a large idler at the rear, and two return rollers supporting the track.

 

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