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 XP-1 was an experimental fighter developed by China during the Second World War using a forward-swept gull-wing design. Two prototypes but did not see mass production.
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.
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.