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WZ-111 Heavy Tank
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a WZ-111's hall in China Tank Museum,Beijing
Type heavy tank
Place of origin Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg PRC
Specifications
Weight 49 metric tons
Length 10.625m (with gun)
Width 3.3m
Height 2.497m
Crew 4(commander, loader, gunner, driver)

Armor 80-200mm
Primary
armament
122mm tank gun
Secondary
armament
1X12.7mm machine gun
1X7.62mm machine gun
Engine 12-Cylinders diesel
520hp (390kw)
Power/weight 10.4hp/mt
Suspension Torsion bar

WZ-111 heavy tank (Script error) is a Chinese tank which was developed in the 1960s. But it was set aside in 1964 because of many technology problems. It is the unique Chinese heavy tank.

HistoryEdit

The first prototype without turret ran from 1960. Because of many technology problems,it was set aside in 1964.[1][2]

DesignEdit

It featured a 520 hp diesel,the suspension was made up by 7 road wheels and 3 return rollers; the Inducer laid in front, with driving wheel in the rear. This type of tank use many Soviet tanks' parts. [3]

SurviveEdit

There is a WZ-111 hull now displaying in China Tank Museum, Beijing.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. WZ111研制始末
  2. WZ111重型坦克
  3. 中國60年代重型坦克項目 因發動機不過關而流產

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