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Type 63 Armored Personnel Carrier
YW-531


Specifications
Alternative Designations Type 63, North Korean M1967
Date of Introduction Late 1960s
Proliferation At least 9 countries
Description 
Crew 4
Troop Capacity 10 passengers
Combat Weight (mt) 12.60
Chassis Length Overall (m) 5.48
Height Overall (m) 2.85
Width Overall (m) 2.98
Ground Pressure (kg/cm 2 ) 0.44
Automotive Performance 
Engine Type 320-hp Diesel
Cruising Range (km) 500
Speed (km/h) 
Max Road 65
Max Off-Road 46
Average Cross-Country INA
Max Swim 6.0
Fording Depths (m) Ampphibious
Radio INA
Protection 
Armor, Turret Front (mm) 14, front glacis
Applique Armor (mm) N/A
Explosive Reactive Armor (mm) N/A
Mineclearing Equipment N/A
Self-Entrenching Blade N/A
Active Protective System NA
NBC Protection System N/A
Smoke Equipment N/A
ARMAMENT 
Main Armament 
Caliber, Type, Name 12.7-mm (12.7 x 108), heavy MG, Type 54
Rate of Fire (rd/min) 80-100 practical/600 air targets in bursts
Loader Type Belt feed
Ready/Stowed Rounds INA
Elevation () -4/+82
Fire on Move Yes
Auxiliary Weapon N/A
ATGM Launcher N/A
Firing Ports 1 on each side, and 1 in the rear
FIRE CONTROL 
FCS Name N/A
Main Gun Stabilization N/A
Rangefinder N/A
Infrared Searchlight N/A
Sights w/Magnification 
Gunner 
Day Open ladder sight, NFI
Field of View () INA
Acquisition Range (m) 2,000
Night N/A
Commander Fire Main Gun No
MAIN ARMAMENT AMMUNITION 
Caliber, Type, Name 
12.7-mm, APDS (Tungsten Core), Type 54 
Maximum Aimed Range (m) 2,000
Max Effective Range (m) 
Day 1,500 vehicles /1,600 aircraft
Night INA
Tactical AA Range 1,600
Armor Penetration (mm) INA
12.7-mm, API, Type 54 
Maximum Aimed Range (m) 2,000
Max Effective Range (m) 
Day 1,500 unarmored ground / 800 armored
Night INA
Tactical AA Range 1,000
Armor Penetration (mm) 21 (RHA) at 500 m, 13 at 1,000 m
Other Ammunition Types API-T, Russian Duplex, Russian Duplex-T, Incendiary-T, HE-T Type MDZ, HEI Type ZP



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