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28 minutes ago, U-47 said:

I asked my friend about the chassis which looks like T-72/WZ123, the plant's source says it is a WZ123's prototype, and it has been restored for other test purpose in the recent time.

Also by plant source, the T-72 in the background is a T-72M (not T-72M1), and he send me a close photo of it (and some photo of other tanks here), but I'm sorry, I am forbidden to share these photos.

617厂内的大佬吗?

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for some reason the hull looks like KV-1

676 ‘s model.

Where is the gallery now..... OK, here are some Chinese cold-war prototype tank. 1980s, Type 80 tank with welded turret,this is one of the first Chinese welded tank turrets, as you can see i

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1 hour ago, Lightning said:

617厂内的大佬吗?

炮霸,虽然其实他不是该厂的,但是在这个实验场拍了些照片,不过禁止外传(类似的还有些实验装备)。所以实际上我能发的也只有网上已经公开的照片(大多来源于杜老,我想你也了解)。

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Though, I found these fresh photos of T-72 Ural scrapped in China. Someone have uploaded them into public networks. (Also,there is someone said that there are still available T-72M and T-72B collected in Plant 617, but have no more photo infos can prove that we have the second T-72. BTW, The T-80U might be located in Beijing Tank museum but do not show to public )12115_900.jpg12413_900.jpg11674_900.jpg11846_900.jpg

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56 minutes ago, Toimisto said:

Is there any information on when china first got its hands on a T-72?

 

According to U-47, June 4th, 1983 from Romania, the tank was put under the codename "Type 64" for security reasons at the time.

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29 minutes ago, tomtom said:

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Upper photo what is this thing? Weird shotgun with bipod/small grande launcher/electronic warfare thing/flame thrower/training device? 
Bottom how is that granade launcher called?

we have dedicated thread for small arms for this type of questions.

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Sorry to be just asking questions but does the installation of a 105mm gun increase the gun depression of a Type 59 compared to its 100mm gun variant, i would think that a increase of 1 or 2 degrees could be realistic, but as i have no information on this´i cannot be sure.

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25 minutes ago, Toimisto said:

Sorry to be just asking questions but does the installation of a 105mm gun increase the gun depression of a Type 59 compared to its 100mm gun variant, i would think that a increase of 1 or 2 degrees could be realistic, but as i have no information on this´i cannot be sure.

The depression of both Type 59 (100mm gun)and  59-2(105mm) is  -5°. 

Here is a data sheet:

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17 minutes ago, Toimisto said:

Sorry to be just asking questions but does the installation of a 105mm gun increase the gun depression of a Type 59 compared to its 100mm gun variant, i would think that a increase of 1 or 2 degrees could be realistic, but as i have no information on this´i cannot be sure.

 

That is a very interesting question.  The L7 should have a slightly more compact breech than the D10 because the cartridge case is somewhat shorter (695mm vs 627mm).  However, because the ammunition for the L7 and D10 have a nearly identical case rim diameter (147mm for both), many of the conversions were a simple barrel swap, which did not change out the gun breech at all.  I'm not sure how the PLA did their's.

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