Saturday, June 23, 2012

Chinese Hicom High Mobility Utilty Veicle

Chinese People's Army 22 light armored vehicles MengShi Dongfeng EQ2058. They are driven by licensing 150-hp Cummins diesel engine EQB150-20, co-operating with a 5-speed gearbox and two-speed transfer case. Top speed is around 105 km / h /.

June 19 representatives of Belarusian army (USrb) signed the act of accepting military aid from the Chinese People's Army, agreed in advance with the Ministry of Defence of Belarus. Under this agreement, the Belarusian side will be transferred to 22 3.5-ton light armored vehicles MengShi Dongfeng EQ2058. Ultimately, to be used by special forces.
The new cars will be first shown publicly in Belarus on July 3, during a military parade on the occasion of Independence Day. To the participation of units of the 120th Guards Mechanized Brigade, 86th Communications Brigade, 56th, 60th and 74 Independent regiments of Communication, Minsk Military Academy cadets and their schools. Suvorov, as well as the company representative.
EQ2058 is a car created based on the American model of commercial HMMWV - Hummer H1, produced by the Dongfeng Motor Corporation (DFM). The vehicle was created in close collaboration with the original manufacturer - AM General, initially imported from the United States based on the chassis, then built from scratch in China
Work on a Chinese copy of the HMMWV began in mid-2002, a courtesy car Dongfeng MengShi (Warrior) EQ2050 presented for the first time in 2003, his armored variant EQ2058 few years later. From 2004 to 2006 were delivered to the Chinese army first 57 vehicles. EQ2050 successfully passed all the tests, which concluded in December 2006, after driving together in a variety of conditions - from glaciers to the deserts - over 1.03 million kilometers.


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