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Belarus receives first batch of CS/VN3 armoured vehicles from China

Belarus has received the first batch of CS/VN3 armoured vehicles that were donated by the government of China.

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The first wheeled light armored vehicles gifted by the government of China has arrived in Minsk National Airport 20 June. The CS/VN3C can carry a total of 10 soldiers including driver, commander, and 8 troops. The armored personnel carriers weigh 8.7 ton and the all-welded steel hull provides protection against small arms, shell splinters.


The vehicles are motorized with a turbo diesel engine (245 hp) coupled to a mechanical transmission. It can run at a maximum speed of 100 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 800 km.

The engine and the transmission are located at the front of the vehicle. The vehicle is fitted with an independent suspension and bracket with double horizontal arms. The driver is seated at the front left side and the commander at its right. One single door is available on each side of the hull and one more at the rear.

The CS/VN3 can be fitted with a roof-mounted turret, armed with a 7.62 mm machine gun. In addition, smoke grenade launchers can be installed on the turret.

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