Class: Fire Support Vehicle
Vehicles Built: cca 20-30
The PTL-02 development began with the Type 92 IFV (also known as the WZ551), which was introduced to the public in 1986. It was a moderately successful vehicle that was exported to approximately two dozen countries and produced in some limited numbers for Chinese service as well. Its chassis was later used for the older Type 87 tank destroyer, which was not a very successful design and was produced in very limited numbers.
The PTL-02 light wheeled Fire Support Vehicle is an enhanced version of the Type 87, produced between 2004 and 2005. It's armed with a 100mm low-recoil smoothbore gun capable of firing APFSDS, HEAT and HE shells. The PTL-02 was produced only in very limited numbers and, like many other Chinese vehicles, its development history, design details and tactical use remain a bit of a mystery. An alternative export version exists and is armed with a 105mm NATO-standard rifled gun. This version is known under the nickname Assaulter. A few vehicles of this export variant are appearing in the service of the militaries of Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti and Myanmar.
- Marksman: This vehicle can fire advanced ammunition from its accurate weapon, allowing it to destroy enemy armor at long distances.
- Amphibious: This vehicle is more resistant to taking on water, allowing it to traverse wider rivers or lakes.
|100mm 100-IIIDU APFSDS||APFSDS||Stock||400||670[note 1] mm||1460 m/s||4.00 s|
|100mm 100HE-5 HE||HE||Stock||600[note 2]||40 mm||900 m/s||4.00 s|
|100mm 100-HEAT-8 HEAT||HEAT||Stock||460||750 mm||915 m/s||4.00 s|
|7.62mm AP||AP||Stock||8||18[note 3] mm||855 m/s||5.00 s|
|XP Cost||Credit Cost||Hull
|Stock||Stock||70 mm (vs AP)
90 mm (vs HEAT)
|Steel||40 mm (vs AP)
40 mm (vs HEAT)
|Steel||N/A||N/A vs AP|
N/A vs HEAT
|This vehicle's light armor offers basic protection from autocannons and machineguns.|
|Name||XP Cost||Credit Cost||Aim Time||Reload Time||More Info|
|100mm Type 86 Smoothbore Cannon||Stock||Stock||2.58 s||4.00 s|
100mm 100-IIIDU APFSDS
100mm 100HE-5 HE
100mm 100-HEAT-8 HEAT
|Name||XP Cost||Credit Cost||Max Speed||Reverse Speed||Forward
|Hull Traverse||Fire Chance|
|Deutz BF8L413F 320 hp Diesel Engine||Stock||Stock||85 km/h||40 km/h||4.33 s (0 to 32 km/h)
22.44 s (0 to Max Speed)
- 670 mm at 150m;
571 mm at 700m
- 169 for Partial Penetration;
43 for Non-Penetrating Hits
- 18 mm at 100m;
9 mm at 1000m