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China Unveils Fastest Amphibious Assault Vehicle

China Unveils Fastest Amphibious Assault Vehicle

Wednesday, 22 November, 2017 - 06:00
The USS Kearsarge in the Caribbean Sea, September 19, 2017. Reuters/Jonathan Drake

International media reports said that China has developed the biggest and fastest “sea tank” in the world, and pointed out that the amphibious vehicle can travel at high speeds both on land and water.

The tank, called VN18, boasts a maximum speed on the ground, and 30 km/h on water.

British media outlets reported the China Central Television Station which revealed that the 26.5-tonne beast is equipped with a cannon, a machine gun and an anti-tank missile.

It can carry three drivers and 11 soldiers. The vehicle's' capacity is 1,600-horsepower.

Zhang Wenhui, who is the deputy General Manager of Norinco Group, said VN18 is the fastest amphibious assault vehicle in the world.

Zhang claimed that amphibious assault vehicles in the United State are not as fast as VN18. He added that the Chinese sea-tank on water is like a car running at 120 km/h on a highway.

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