The NFV-1 was a prototype infantry fighting vehicle designed by the Chinese NORINCO and American FMC corporations for a low-cost but effective infantry fighting vehicle for export. One prototype was made but the NFV-1 never saw mass production.
One of the most interesting oddities of China’s Warlord Era are two photos of an unknown tank belonging to warlord “Dogmeat General” Zhang Zongchang. Though rumoured to be China’s first tank, little information exists which can truly explain this tank’s history.
The Soviet Yakovlev Yak-17UTI was the People’s Republic of China’s first jet trainer aircraft. A total of forty-three examples were delivered and used until 1951.
The Jaguar main battle tank was developed by Cadillac Gage Textron and the Chinese CMEC corporation in the 1980’s for the purpose of export into the international arms market. Two prototypes were produced but the tank was never ordered or serviced.
The Chi-Ha SPG was a Nationalist Chinese conversion undertaken during the Chinese Civil War. It saw the mating of an old Japanese Chi-Ha hull with an indigenous turret and a mountain gun. Little is known about this vehicle’s capabilities and it is unknown how many were built.
Shangdeng No.1 was an overambitious design undertaken by the Chinese Shanghai Bulb Factory in 1958 to produce a multipurpose vehicle which could serve as a helicopter, a bus and a boat for the National Day celebrations.
The Model 281 was the export version of the famous Boeing P-26 Peashooter, purchased and used in China during the early years of the Second Sino-Japanese War.
The XB-3 was an experimental bomber designed by the Chinese 3rd AFAMF inspired from the Soviet Tupolev SB bomber received during the Second Sino-Japanese War.
The “twelve reasons” was a list written by Aisin-Gioro Puyi to plead his case to the Japanese of why he should be restored as emperor in the newly established Japanese puppet state of Manchoukuo.
The 1st AFAMF Zhong 28 Yi was China’s development of the famous Soviet Polikarpov I-15bis fighter. Only thirty examples were produced between 1937 and 1944 and allegedly saw combat against the Japanese.