Tier / Class:
|Stats - Stock (Renowned)|
|80 / 55 / 55|
|80 / 55 / 25|
Max Cannon Depression:
|-6 / -4°|
Turret Traverse Speed:
- Subtle movement: moving on a low speed doesn't reduce your camouflage factor.
- Recon package: this vehicle's recon package provides an improved vision range when stationary.
- Waterproof: this vehicle can remain longer under water.
Pros and Cons
Unlocks Improved Telescopic Lenses V2
- High-damage ATGMs
- Decent mobility
- Swaps between Autocannon and Missiles, almost instantly
- Troop compartment
- Terrible armour
- AFV with no designation ability
- Slow-flying ATGMs
- Camouflage is not good
- Bad autocannon
Get the ATGM upgrades first, as they will be your main weapon, since the Autocannon is bad, then do things like suspension.
- Improved Gun Breech V2
- Electro-Optical Absorbing Paint V2
- Improved Telescopic Lenses V2
Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions
- Sabrina Washington for stealth or Rashid Al-Atassi for ATGM buffs
- Driver: Smooth Ride, Off-Road Driving
- Gunner: Sharpshooter, Quick Draw
|Reputation Cost||Credits||Hull Armor (F/S/R)||Hull Composition||Turret Armor (F/S/R)||Turret Composition||ERA Type||ERA Modifiers|
|Stock||Stock||80 / 55 / 55||Steel||80 / 55 / 25||Steel|
|Crafted from welded rolled steel, the ZBL-08 has all-around protection from small arms, as well as frontal turret and hull resistance against 30mm autocannon rounds.|
|Shell name||Type||Reputation||Damage||Area of effect||Penetration||Velocity||Accuracy (Fully Aimed)||Reload Time||Shells in Magazine||Reload within Magazine||Burst Fire Rate|
|Missile Name||Type||Reputation||Damage||Penetration||Velocity||Reload Time||Missiles in Launcher||Reload within Launcher||Burst Fire Rate||Splash Radius||Flight Agility||Self-Guided|
|Name||Reputation Cost||Credits||Max Speed||Reverse Speed||0 to 32km/h||0 to Max Speed||Hull Traverse||Fire Chance|
|Type 84G Smoke Grenades||30,100||465,454||Provides 8 total smoke grenades with a 2-round magazine. Smoke can be fired every 6 seconds. The magazine takes 80 seconds to reload.
|Improved Autoloader||60,205||930,909||Reload speed increased by 10%.
|Improved Suspension||45,160||465,455||Improves handling on rough terrain by 20%.
|Bullet Resistant Tires||30,100||698,182||Upgraded wheels increase the vehicles acceleration and top speed on off-road surfaces, and are also harder to destroy.
Offroad movement bonus: 50% Difficult terrain movement bonus: 25%
|Name||Activation Time||Duration||Reload Time||Ability||Changes|
|Deploy AT Squad
||1 s||N/A s||N/A s||Anti-Tank troops set ambushes that are highly effective against lightly armored vehicles.||Deploy 4 Anti-tank troops
||1 s||N/A s||N/A s||The sharpshooter is also a great scout, very effective against enemy infantry and capable of destroying vehicle optics.||Deploy 1 Sniper
|Mortar squad drop
||1 s||N/A s||N/A s||Mortar squad delivers stand-off indirect plunging fire.||Deploy 1 Mortar squad|
Class: Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Vehicles Built: cca 500-700
Operators: China, Venezuela, Gabon, Thailand
The ZBL-08 Infantry Fighting Vehicle is a modern wheeled troop carrier from China by NORINCO. As usual, precious little information is available on this vehicle in English. The ZBL name is a military designation, referring to it being a wheeled IFV while the number 08 refers to the year it was accepted in service. It’s worth noting that some major sources incorrectly call it ZBL-09 based on the year it was first shown in public during the 1st of October 2009 National Day military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, operated by crews belonging to the 54th Group Army from the Jinan Military Region.
The development likely started around the year 2000 with a prototype appearing in 2006. The wheeled platform was used for a wide variety of vehicles, with the ZBL-08 being a classic wheeled 8x8 IFV, somewhat resembling the Stryker. There are some reports that these vehicles might be organized into what is effectively a Chinese version of the American Stryker brigades, featuring multiple vehicles on the same platform. The number of vehicles built is currently unknown.
Unlike some other modern Chinese vehicles, the ZBL-08 is also offered for export under the designation of VN-1. Venezuela purchased an unknown number of the VN1 IFVs along with some other Chinese vehicles in 2014. They entered official service in 2015. Gabon and Thailand also ordered several dozen pieces.