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New VP22 armored personnel carrier truck in service with Chinese army

According to a video report published on the Chinese TV CCTV 7 on March 20, 2020, the VP22 6x6 armored personnel carrier truck is now in service with Chinese armed forces. The VP22 was unveiled by the Chinese Defense Company NORINCO in 2017 during a live demonstration in China.

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New Chinese-made VP22 armored transport personnel carrier truck. (Picture source Print Screen CCTV 7 footage)

The design of the VP22 is very similar to an armored truck with a crew cabin at the front and the troop's compartment at the rear. The vehicle is based on 6x6 BeiBen Kaijia military truck chassis and is motorized with a turbocharged diesel engine developing 432 hp, coupled to an automatic transmission. It can run at a maximum road speed of 90 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 600 km.

The crew cabin and the troop's compartment are protected with armor offering ballistic protection against firing of small arms and artillery shell splinters. It also has a V-shaped hull that provides protection against mine blasts and an explosion of IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices).

The crew cabin is fitted with two large bulletproof windows at the front and one single door on each side. The VP22 has a crew of 2 and can accommodate 16 infantrymen at the rear. The infantrymen enter and leave the vehicle through a large hydraulically operated ramp located at the rear of the troop's compartment.

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The VP22 was unveiled in 2017 by the Chinese company NORINCO during a live demonstration in China

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