PLA trialling field-ambulance variant of Lynx ATV

by Gabriel Dominguez

Chinese state-owned television has released footage showing a 4×4 field-ambulance variant of the Lynx CS/VP11 all-terrain vehicle (ATV) undergoing trials with China’s Army Medical University.

A 4×4 field-ambulance variant of the Lynx CS/VP11 ATV was shown by CCTV undergoing trials with China’s Army Medical University. (CCTV 7)

A 4×4 field-ambulance variant of the Lynx CS/VP11 ATV was shown by CCTV undergoing trials with China’s Army Medical University. (CCTV 7)

Weihutang, a programme about military affairs from state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV), released footage on 7 October showing the lightweight vehicle, which can be carried internally by a medium-lift helicopter, undergoing a series of trials, including off-road testing, at a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) medical service training base.

The open-top vehicle, which can accommodate two medical personnel (including the driver), can carry up to three wounded personnel in specially built-in stretchers.

The ATV, which is powered by a diesel engine and features what CCTV described as “real-time 4WD [four-wheel-drive] technology”, is a joint product of the China North Industries Group Corporation (Norinco) and the China South Industries Group Corporation (CSGC).

CCTV provided no information about the vehicle’s dimensions, engine power, or when it is expected to officially enter service, but Janes understands that the CS/VP11 has a typical gross vehicle weight of 1.2 tonnes.

 

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