Chinese Industrial Designations

Industrial Designation

Service Designation

Type

Notes:

WZ-110

None

Heavy Tank


WZ-120

Type 59

MBT


WZ-120A

Type 59-I

MBT


WZ-120B

Type 59-II (A)

MBT


WZ-120C

Type 59D

MBT


BW-120K

Type 59 (120mm)

Prototype

Type 59 re-armed with 120mm Smoothbore.

WZ-121

Type 69

MBT


WZ-121A

Type 69-IIA

MBT


WZ-121D

Type 79 (formerly Type 69-III)

MBT


WZ-121H

Type 69-IIM

MBT


WZ-121J

Type 69-IIM (Pakistani)

MBT


WZ-121K

Type 69-IIM

MBT


WZ-121KZ

Type 69-IIM

Command Tank


WZ-122A

NONE

Prototype

First Prototype. Almost exact clone of T-62.

WZ-122B

NONE

Prototype

Second Prototype. Built with different mechanical systems, since Chinese industry couldn't replicate T-62 systems

BW-122

Type 80-II

MBT


WZ-122H

ZTZ-96 (formerly ZTZ-88C)

MBT


WZ-123

ZTZ-98

MBT


WZ-123B

ZTZ-99

MBT


WZ-131

Type 62

Light Tank


WZ-131-1

Type 62-I

Light Tank


WZ-131A

Type 62A

Light Tank


WZ-211

Type 63

Amphib. Tank


WZ-211-1

Type 63-I

Amphib. Tank


WZ-211-2

Type 63-II

Amphib. Tank


WZ-211G

Type 63G

Amphib. Tank


WZ-213

ZTS-63A

Amphib. Tank


WZ-213-1

ZTS-63A-I

Amphib. Tank


WZ-511

Type 77-I

Amphib. APC


WZ-302

Type 70

SP-Howitzer


WZ-302A

Type 70

SP-Howitzer


WZ-302B

Type 70

SP-Howitzer


WZ-303

Type 70

MRL


WZ-303A

Type 70A

MRL


WZ-523

NONE

Prototype

Driven in public once during 1984 parade.

Erroneously assumed to be in service and assigned designation of M1984 by analysts.

WZ-506

ZBD-03 (Formerly ZLC-2000)

Airborne IFV.


WZ-551

ZSL-92

Wheeled APC.


WZ-511-2

Type 77-II

Amphib. APC


WZ-401

Type 77-based

ARV


WZ-501

Type 86

IFV


WZ-503

Type 86 (12.7mm)

APC


WZ-504

Type 86 (HJ-73B)

ATGM Launcher Vehicle


WZ-505

Type 86-I

IFV


WZ-506

Type 86-based

Armored Command Post


WZ-305

Type 80

SP-AA

ZSU-57-2 Clone. Mounted on Type 69-II Tank Hulls

YW-531

Type 63

APC

Prototype. Built in small numbers in 1963.

YW-531A

Type 63A

APC

Serial Production Version, 1968.

YW-531B

Type 63-I

APC

Stretched version with 5 road wheels. Used for chassis of Type 70 SP Howitzer.

YW-531C

NONE

APC

Type 63 with German BF8L413F air cooled diesel. Export.

YW-531D

NONE


Type 63 Company Commander Variant based on -531C. Export

YW-531E

NONE


Battalion Commander Variant based on -531C. Export

YW-531F

UNKNOWN

UNKNOWN


YW-531G

Type 63G

APC


YW-531H

Type 85

APC

Based on earlier YW-531C (diesel), and YW-531B (5th road wheel)

YW-531K

Type 63K

APC

Type 63G with new radios.

YW-534

Type 89

APC

Export.

YW-535

Type 90

APC

Export.

YW-701A



Armored Command Vehicle based on YW-531C for export. Found heavy use in Iraq.

YW-701B



Armored Command Vehicle based on YW-531C for export. Found heavy use in Iraq.

YW-701C



Armored Command Vehicle based on Type 63A (YW-531A) for PLA Use.

YW-701D



Armored Command Vehicle based on Type 63A (YW-531A) for PLA Use.

YW-721



Armored Communications Relay Vehicle

YW-750



Armored Ambulance based on YW-531C

YW-381



Self Propelled 120mm Mortar

YW-304



Self Propelled 82mm Mortar

WZ-1224



One Shot Prototype Late 1970s. Welded Turret. 120mm Autoloading Smoothbore. 950 hp Maybach Diesel.

WZ-1226



One Shot Prototype, 1981. Cast Turret. 120mm Autoloading Smoothbore; 1,000 hp Maybach diesel.

WZ-1226F2



One Shot Prototype. New Chinese 12 cylinder engine.

WZ-1227F2

Type 85-II (Storm II)

MBT

Prototype. Welded Turret. No production.

WZ-1228

Type 85-II-AP

MBT


WZ possibly stands for Wuzhang (Armed)