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WZ 523 (6 x 6) armored personnel carrier

Country of Origin: China


The Chinese WZ 523 6 x 6 wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC) is similar in appearance to the South African Ratel 6 x 6 and the Belgian SIBMAS 6 x 6. The U.S. Army refers to this APC as the M1984.

According to some sources, the chassis was developed from the Hanyang HY472 6 x 6 heavy-duty truck.

The turret of the WZ 523, which is fitted with a 12.7-mm Type 54 machine gun, is located towards the center of the hull roof, slightly forward of the troop compartment. The vehicle has a...

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