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 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 WZ-141 was a prototype light airborne tank project undertaken by China in the 1970’s. Two prototypes were made but the WZ-141 never saw active service.
The Renault ZB was an experimental tank developed in the mid-1930’s. Although rejected for service with the French, sixteen units would later be constructed and exported to China where it was used against the Japanese.
Dou Xiangsong was a criminal from the Heilongjiang Province trained by the KGB to blow up China’s captured T-62 tank. It was the Soviet’s last attempt to prevent the Chinese from studying the tank.