The Gen-III CSK-182 44 Mengshi Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), produced by the Chinese manufacturer DongFeng, has been purchased by the Pakistani Army.
According to the specifics, the Infantry Corps of the Pakistani Army had bought about 300 of the aforementioned APCs, and their deliveries had started in 2021.
Please take note that the vehicle was chosen in 2017 to serve as the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) next-generation tactical vehicle. With a shooting range of 600 kilometres and a top speed of 120 kilometres per hour, the vehicle weighs roughly eight tonnes.
provides the 8 inhabitants it can carry full protection from bullets of 7.62mm caliber and IED shrapnel. The vehicle can also can be fitted with a remote-controlled turret, ring mount or an open-top turret located at the top front, which can be armed with a 12.7mm machine gun, pic.twitter.com/bOMrJ6bRkA
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In addition, it has the capacity to carry eight personnel and can shield them from 7.62 mm caliber bullets and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) shrapnels.
Furthermore, a remote-controlled turret (gun tower) can be installed on this vehicle, along with a ring mount or an open-top turret at the top front that can be loaded with a 12.7 mm machine gun, grenade launchers, and anti-tank and anti-air missiles.
The version that the Pakistan Army has inducted consists of an enhanced satellite communication capability, all-terrain, and off-road potential, a longer-range night vision camera, and Mine-Resistant Ambush Protection (MRAP) system, and a mobile assault feature.
The vehicle is also available in specialized variants including battlefield ambulance, signals/electronic intelligence, command and control vehicle, and others as per the requirements.