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ZBL-08
ZBL-08
Details
Tier / Class:
7 AFV
Nation:
China
Dealer:
Zhang Feng
Reputation:
270,300
Cost:
6,080,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
45
DPM:
11,250
Penetration:
140 mm
Hit Points:
2,050
Hull F/S/R:
80 / 55 / 55
Turret F/S/R:
80 / 55 / 25
Max Speed:
99.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
4.93 s
Hull Traverse:
69.10 deg/s
Camouflage:
33%
Vision:
420 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.15°
Max Cannon Depression:
-6 / -4°
Turret Traverse Speed:
50.00 deg/s

The ZBL-08 is a tier 7 AFV originating from China, and is sold by Zhang Feng. It can be unlocked from the BVP-M2, and leads to the ST1.

Features[]

  • 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.

Player Recommendations[]

Pros and Cons[]

Unlocks Improved Telescopic Lenses V2

Pros[]

  • High-damage ATGMs
  • Decent mobility
  • Swaps between Autocannon and Missiles, almost instantly
  • Troop compartment

Cons[]

  • Terrible armour
  • AFV with no designation ability
  • Slow-flying ATGMs
  • Camouflage is not good
  • Bad autocannon

Upgrade Suggestions[]

Get the ATGM upgrades first, as they will be your main weapon, since the Autocannon is bad, then do things like suspension.

Retrofit Suggestions[]

  • Improved Gun Breech V2
  • Electro-Optical Absorbing Paint V2
  • Improved Telescopic Lenses V2

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[]

Commander:

  • Sabrina Washington for stealth or Rashid Al-Atassi for ATGM buffs

Crew Skills:

  • Driver: Smooth Ride, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Sharpshooter, Quick Draw

Armor[]

Stock
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.


Firepower[]

30mm ZPT-99 Autocannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
3UBR10 APDS APDS Stock 41-50 0m 140mm 1,120m/s 0.15° 0.24s 900 {{{reloadm}}}s 250.00rd/min
3UOF8 HE HE Stock 11-75 0m 10mm 920m/s 0.15° 0.24s 900 {{{reloadm}}}s 250.00rd/min


Missile Name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Reload Time Missiles in Launcher Reload within Launcher Burst Fire Rate Splash Radius Flight Agility Self-Guided
HJ-73C ATGM ATGM-TH Stock 495-786 800mm 120m/s 18s 2 {{{reloadm}}}s 30.00rd/min 0m {{{agility}}}deg/s No


HJ-73C ATGM ATGM-TH 45,150 495-786 900mm 120m/s 18s 2 {{{reloadm}}}s 30.00rd/min 0m {{{agility}}}deg/s No


Mobility[]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Deutz BF6M1015C Stock Stock 99km/h {{{reverse}}} 4.93s {{{0-max}}} 69.10deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Upgrades[]

Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
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%


Special Abilities[]

Name Activation Time Duration Reload Time Ability Changes
Deploy AT Squad
Ability AT squad.png
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


Sniper drop
Ability Sniper.png
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
Ability Mortar.png
1 s N/A s N/A s Mortar squad delivers stand-off indirect plunging fire. Deploy 1 Mortar squad


History[]

Class: Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Developed: 2000-2006
Service: 2008+
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.

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