China is Developing World’s Fastest Amphibious Fighting Vehicle


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.