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Army Equipment

Overview
Inventory - Army Aviation
Units and Personnel
Ground Combat Systems


SYSTEM Inventory
1985 1990 1995 2000 2003 2005 2010 2015
ARMOR 11,400 11,000 11,000 11,000 7,800 7,010 6,550 7,010
Category A 3,000
Type 99 ZTZ99 125mm gun, 54 tons T-72 -- -- -- --
Type 98 WZ-123 125mm gun, 50 tons T-72 -- -- -- 18 80 80 250 340
Type 96 125mm gun, 48 tons -- -- + 400 800 1,200 1,500 1,500
Type 85 125mm gun, 41 tons -- + + 450 450 450 450 450
Type 80 105mm gun, 38 tons -- + + 500 1,000? 1,000 500 1,000
Category B Reserve 8,000
IS-2 122mm gun, 46 tons IS-2 + -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Type 69 105mm gun, 36 tons 200 200 800 1,200 300 300 300 300
Type 59 100mm gun, 36 tons T-54 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000 5,000 5,000 4000 4000
T-34/85 85mm gun, 32 tons T-34 700 700 700 700 -- -- -- --
LIGHT TANKS -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Type 63 105mm gun, 30 tons - - - - - - - +
Type 63 85mm gun, 18 tons PT-76 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 700 600 400 400
Type 62 85mm gun, 21 tons 800 800 800 800 800 400 - -
AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT VEHICLES - - + + + + 3200 -
Type 97 ZBD-97 6 road wheels BMD-3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Type 09 ZBL-09 8 x 8 wheeled -- -- -- -- -- -- 100 100
Type 05 ZTD-05 105mm gun, tracked -- -- -- -- -- -- 200 200
Type 05 ZBD-05 6 road wheels BMD-3 -- -- -- -- -- -- 200 --
Type 04 ZBD-04 6 road wheels -- -- -- -- -- -- 300 --
ARMORED FIGHTING VEHICLES, tracked 4,500 4,500 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,500 5,500
Type 03 ZBD-03 5 road wheels ZSL2000 -- -- -- -- -- -- 40 --
Type 90 YW-535 5 road wheels -- -- -- + + + + +
Type 89 YW-534 5 road wheels -- -- -- 1,300 300 300 300 300
Type 86 WZ-501 6 road wheels BMP-1 + + + + 1,000 1,000 600 +
Type 85 YW-307 5 road wheels + + + + + + + +
Type 77 WZ-511 6 road wheels BTR-50 + + + + 200 200 200 200
Type 63 YW-531 4 road wheels 2,800 2,800 2,200 1,800 2,300 2,500 2,000 2,000
5 road wheels BMD-3 -- -- -- 100 100 100 100 100
ARMORED FIGHTING VEHICLES, wheeled 700 700 700 700
M-1984 WZ-523 6 x 6 + + + + 100 100 100 100
Type-92 WZ-551 6 x 6 -- -- + + 600 600 600 600
Type 56 6 x 6 BTR-152 + + -- -- -- -- -- --
Type 55 4 x 4 BTR-40 + + -- -- -- -- -- --
ARTILLERY, SELF PROPELLED 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,280 1,200
U/I ARTY 203mm SP howitzer -- -- -- -- -- + + +
Type 05 PLZ-05 155mm SP howitzer -- -- -- -- -- - 80 80
PLZ-45 155mm SP howitzer -- -- -- -- -- + 80 80
Type 89 122mm SP howitzer -- -- -- + 500 500 500 500
Type 83 152mm SP howitzer + + + 83 500 500 500 500
U/I ARTY 130mm SP gun -- -- -- -- -- + + +
WZ-551 122mm SP howitzer -- -- -- -- -- ? ? ?
Type 85 122mm SP howitzer D-30 + + + + + + + +
Type 70 122mm SP howitzer -- -- ? + 200 200 200 200
Type 54 YW-531 122mm SP howitzer + + + + + + + +
YW-381 120mm SP mortar -- -- -- -- -- ? ? ?
WZ-551 120mm SP mortar -- -- -- -- -- ? ? ?
Type 89 120mm antitank gun -- -- ? + + + + +
WZ-551 105mm SP howitzer -- -- -- -- -- ? ? ?
ARTILLERY, TOWED 14,500 14,500 15,000 14,500 14,000 13,500 14,000 12,000
Type 88 WAC-021 155mm howitzer 30 100 200 300 150 150 + +
Type 83 152mm gun + + + + + + 500 +
Type 66 152mm gun howitzer D-20 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,400 + +
Type 54 152mm howitzer D-1 M-1943 + + + + + + + +
Type 59-1 130mm field gun M-46 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Type 83 122mm gun howitzer + + + + + + + +
Type 60 122mm gun D-74 + + + + + + + +
Type 54 122mm howitzer D-30 M-1938 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000
Type 86 100mm antitank gun + + + 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Type 73 100mm antitank gun + + + + + + + +
Type 59 100mm antitank gun M-1944 + + + 120 120 120 120 120
Type 55 85mm antitank gun D-44
ARTILLERY ROCKETS 4,500 3,800 3,500 2,500 2,400 2,200 2,000 1,800
Type 762 425mm, mine clearance + -- -- -- -- -- --
M-1B 350mm, 2-tube, SP -- -- -- -- + + + +
Type 96 WS-1 320mm, 4-tube, SP -- + + + + + + +
PHL-03 300mm +
Type 74 284mm, minelayer + + + + + + +
WM-80 273mm, 8-tube, SP -- -- -- ? + + + +
Type 83 273mm, 4-tube, SP + + + + + + + +
Type 85 130mm, 30-tube, APC + + + + + + + +
BM-14-16 140mm + + + + + + +
Type 82 130mm, 30-tube, truck + + + + + + + +
Type 70 130mm, 19-tube, APC + + + + + + + +
Type 63 130mm, 19-tube, truck + + + + + + + +
Type 90 122mm, 40-tube, truck BM-21 -- + + + + + + +
Type 89 122mm, 40-tube, APC BM-21 -- -- ? + + + + +
Type 83 122mm, 24-tube, truck BM-21 + + + + + + + +
Type 81 122mm, 40-tube, truck BM-21 + + + + + + + +
Type 81 107mm, 12-tube ? + + + + + + +
Type 63 107mm, 12-tube + + + + + + + +
ANTI-AIRCRAFT ARTILLERY 15,000 15,000 10,000 ? 10,000 7,700 5,000 5,000 5,000
Type 59 1 - 100mm radar, towed KS-19 + + + + + + + --
Type 56 1 - 85mm radar, towed KS-18 + + + + + + + --
Type 80 2 - 57mm radar/optic, towed ZSU-57-2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Type 59 1 - 57mm radar/optic, towed S-60 + + + + + + + --
Type 88 2 - 37mm optic, tracked -- -- -- -- + + + +
Type 74 2 - 37mm optic, towed + + + + -- -- -- --
Type 65 2 - 37mm optic, towed/tracked + + + + -- -- -- --
Type 63 2 - 37mm optic, towed + + + + + -- -- --
Type 55 1 - 37mm optic, towed M-1939 + + + + + + + --
Type 90 2 - 35mm optic, tracked -- -- -- + 50 50 50 50
Type 87 2 - 25mm optic, tracked -- -- -- + + + + +
Type 85 ? - 25mm -- -- -- + + + + +
Type 80 ? - 23mm ? + + + + + + +
Type 58 4 - 14.5mm optic, towed ZPU-2 + -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Type 56 2 - 14.5mm optic, towed ZPU-4 + -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SURFACE-TO-SURFACE MISSILES
DF-11 M-11 CSS-7 + + 200 200 + + +
DF-15 M-9 CSS-6 + + + 100 + + +
HY-2 CSS-N-2 +