World’s fastest developing armoured amphibious vehicle in found in China that reaches a top speed of 50 kilometres in a hour when they are running in calm waters.
While there are many more other amphibious armoured vehicles in the world, most of them move are very slowly in the water.
The armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) has been built by The North China Institute of Vehicle Research that can attain a top speed of 50 kilometres per hour in the calm waters and this speed would make the AFV, the fastest amphibious military vehicle of the world. Even with the armour and the weapons on a production version, it still look like to reach a unthinkable amphibious speeds of not less than 19 to 28 kilometres per hour.
By comparing it with the Iveco/BAE SuperAV, the amphibious AFV which is proposed by the US Marine Corps will be consider as a top amphibious having a speed of about 9 kilometres in a hour. The amphibious AFV of China can retract their wheels against the underside of its hull. It is in v-shaped hull to make reduce the water drag.
According to PopSci reports they achieved their high record beating speed with compact pump jets, along with the retracting their wheels toward the hull to make less drag.
The proof of the concept vehicle has in very light weight (about 5.5 tonnes without armour or the installed weapons) that allows it to be in particularly speedy.