The results of procrastination on infantry animation then structure rework. Hence, reworked vehicles have been born. That, and I still can't go outside yet since the government is still busying laundering money and campaigning for election rather than buying good vaccines and giving relief to the flooded population. What a time to be alive.
Anyway, to complement the infantry stuff that's still an on-going effort, vehicles will feel a lot different than vanilla. You'll see how:
PLA ZTZ-88A 'Battlemaster' Main Battle Tank is the symbol of the dawn of the PLAGF's modernisation of their arsenal. Despite having 105mm rifled gun, its low cost of production allows the PLAGF to mass produce it to conveniently utilise the mass mobilisation tactics to overwhelm and cutoff enemy forces.
Mounting the ZTZ-88A with an optional QJC-88 HMG gunner increases its effectiveness against enemy infantry, vehicle, attack helicopter and low-flying aircraft while also increasing the line of sight.
Doesn't come equipped with pre-installed smoke grenade dischargers but they can become available via a local upgrade. Despite that fact, ZTZ-88A can still use its engine as a smoke screen generator to create a small smoke screen surrounding it in case of emergency.
In order to increase its endurance against enemy armour in later stage of the the war, upgradable armour skirt option becomes available.
Armaments: Type-83A 105mm rifled gun, Type-67 7.62mm coaxial machine gun and (upgradable) pintle-mounted QJC-88 12.7mm air-defense machine gun.
PLA ZSL-10 'Troop Crawler' Armoured Personnel Carrier is the PLAGF's answer to the advanced US Stryker. Retiring the old WZ-552, Type-08 vehicle is more mobile and highly customisable for various missions, allowing for optimal infantry support.
ZSL-10 comes equipped with fully packed smoke grenade dischargers allowing it to mask friendly infantry or vehicle to ensure a success assault on the enemy or retreat without casuality.
Mounting the ZTZ-88A with an optional armour-plated QJC-88 HMG gunner increases its effectiveness against enemy infantry, vehicle, attack helicopter and low-flying aircraft while also increasing the line of sight.
Armaments:(upgradable) Armoured-plated QJC-88 12.7mm air-defense machine gun.
PLA PGZ-95 'Zhuge' Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun is the PLAGF's versatile anti-personnel and anti-aircraft vehicle. Being able to engage both ground and air targets though not both at the same time, Zhuge is a force to be reckoned with whether on the ground or in the air.
In case of emergency, the PGZ-95 can use the equipped smoke grenade dischargers to cover its timely retreat or to support friendly troops in advancing into enemy position.
Armaments: 4x 25mm Type-87 autocannon, 4x 72mm QW-2 Vanguard II surface-to-air missile
What does this mean for the Gattling Tank? It's still planned to be included though backseated as a CIWS instead. You'll see it soon when it's actually done.
Annddd, that's it. Oh hey, look it's time to cry in the cold shower again brb.
In the mean time, feel free to donate to NLS for now or join discord for some reason idk:
GG bro I really wonder next of the USA and GLA update
2023 release date?
Nice to see this mod still works on and its technical achievement is pretty impressive, the render model also looks very nice.Tho if you want to keep China as the 80s feel then I think all the troopers should be recolored to green or the khaki color.
Sorry, ZTZ-88A uses Type-94 instead of Type-83A 105mm, Type-83A is used on ZTZ-88B, thanks.
good work victor :)
Dude i cant wait for this update. I installed the mod yesterday played the crap out if it game crashed a hella lot but i dident care just started the game up again went mental. Love the work keep it up! :D