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Zhuhai Airshow 2014: Dongfeng EQ2025 6X6 Armored Fighting Vehicle

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We continue our coverage of the 2014 Zhuhai Airshow, celebrating the Power of Destruction, with this fantastic Dongfeng EQ2050 6×6 armored fighting vehicle (AFV). The giant machine is based on the famous Dongfeng EQ2025Chinese Hummer’, and developed mainly for long-range patrol deployments.

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The 6×6 stands on a long-wheelbase chassis stretched to a massive 6.2 meter with a 3.3 meter wheelbase. Total weight is 5500 kilo. Power comes from a Cummins 4.0 liter V8 diesel with 150hp and 502nm, good for a 130 km/h top speed in this 6×6 version. The engine is manufactured in China by the Dongfeng-Cummins joint venture. The very same engine powers loads of other Chinese army vehicles, ranging from simple trucks to infantry fighting vehicles and even light tanks.

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The vehicle is developed by Dongfeng Automotive, and shown on the show sadly without any weapon systems installed. Possible armament includes 12.7 and 30mm machine guns, various anti-tank and anti-airplane (low-flying) missile launchers, and smoke grenade launchers. The 6×6 is mainly designed for long-range patrol, able to stay out far and very long thanks to twin 80 liter fuel tanks located just above and behind the rear wheels.

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The vehicle can carry up to 14 troops, depending on configuration. It can also be outfitted as a command-communications vehicle, with several workstations on each side of the body. Note tow hook for towing carts containing supplies, tents, or even a field kitchen.

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Huge Dongfeng logo on the grille.

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There was also a 4×4 version of the armored LWB, with a 4.4 meter wheelbase. Doesn’t seem to make much sense as a platform. Earlier on we met a smarter short-wheelbase variant of the armored 4×4.

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Vault-like door.

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Dongfeng also had the EQ2040H on show, a concept for a civilian version of the EQ2050 that debuted in April on the Beijing Auto Show. One for the road indeed, no armor here but a 12.7 mm would do fine in a traffic jam…

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1 COMMENT

  1. – fuel tank capacity Lamborghini LM002: 290ltr
    – no half shafts visible to middle/second axle, maybe only 6×4?
    – half shafts in fifth pic look comically small, given it’s overall size (weight, wheel size etc.)

    conclusion: superficial “pimp my ride” for the needy general

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