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Chinese army simulates street fighting with tanks on the island of Taiwan

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Chinese army simulates street fighting with tanks on the island of Taiwan

The Hong Kong edition of SCMP publishes material that tells about the likely direct military confrontation between China and Taiwan. It should be recalled that Beijing considers the island to be an integral part of the People's Republic of China.


Columnist Minnie Chan said that the Chinese army is now considering the actual inevitability of street fighting in the event of a landing in Taiwan.

From the material:

The PLA is already testing its Tanks in simulated street battles for Taiwan, which are still being modeled in a computer version. In this case, Taiwan has a definite advantage over the PLA. It consists in the fact that the island's army, by definition, is better acquainted with the complex geography of the island.

In China, as noted, a simulation of street battles in Taiwan was carried out using Type 96A tanks. The use of Type 04 (ZBD-24) amphibious infantry fighting vehicles is also modeled. One of the brigades of the 72nd PLA Army, which is based in Zhejiang province, was involved in such exercises.

From the article:

In a simulation scenario, 230 troops supported by 30 tanks and infantry fighting vehicles formed a red team to represent the PLA attempting to attack a city complex defended by a blue team of 70 soldiers and six tanks.

It is said that the red team ended up taking the city in less than three hours. This required the destruction of the main roadblocks and minefields.

The exercises are typical maneuvers simulating a conflict between the PLA and its likely Taiwanese adversaries.

Military Expert Lee Che Yi:

Light tanks are capable of traversing rivers and hills, but overall Taiwan's landscape is very difficult. In real battles, the PLA on the island can have serious problems.

The information about the simulation is confirmed by some "central" Chinese media.
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  1. Borik
    Borik 17 December 2020 16: 39
    0
    Maybe someday China will join Taiwan to its territory. For 70 years they only think about this, they can wait as long and in the end, by military or peaceful means, they will take the island into their hands. Yet they are one people.
    1. Guru
      Guru 17 December 2020 16: 48
      +2
      Maybe someday China will join Taiwan to its territory.

      I think until the Americans are weakened, they will only train.
      1. Mitroha
        Mitroha 17 December 2020 17: 08
        0
        They are training not at all to capture Taiwan (or not so much for this), but to send a warning to the Taiwanese authorities about the undesirability of a strong rapprochement with the United States, and the United States itself, about the PLA's readiness for any scenario.
        No one reasonable thinks that the Americans will breastfeed to defend Taiwan, throw, like everyone else
        1. Guru
          Guru 17 December 2020 17: 44
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          Mitroha (Alex)
          how much in order to send a warning to the Taiwan authorities about the undesirability of a strong rapprochement with the United States
          I cannot agree with you, Taiwan is an unsinkable US Aircraft Carrier. In the meantime, he is, China will only train.
          1. Mitroha
            Mitroha 18 December 2020 08: 05
            0
            These are just loud phrases uttered by the United States itself. If it comes to the database, then they habitually merge into screams, sanctions, etc.
  2. zadorin1974
    zadorin1974 17 December 2020 16: 57
    +3
    Something in mainland China is also off scale. With the capture of Taipei, it will take half of the entire PLA of the PRC for an infantry platoon to enter at least every house for cleaning. The island Chinese are also stubborn to the point of impossibility. And the tanks among skyscrapers and narrow streets still have that suitcase without a handle. There and "Shilkam" with "Terminators" not always vertical aiming of the guns will help to smoke out the defenders.
  3. Doccor18
    Doccor18 17 December 2020 17: 13
    +1
    Chinese army simulates street fighting with tanks on the island of Taiwan

    Psychological pressure on the island.
    The island was planning to rearm. Submarines build ...
  4. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 17 December 2020 17: 16
    +3
    If mainland China begins to take over Taiwan, it will be a bum, primarily for the electronics market.
    1. evgen1221
      evgen1221 17 December 2020 18: 32
      +2
      Well, not really, the electronics will sink - the Chinese themselves do and consume a lot, so by the 30th year they will all overseas on electric cars - the needs of a huge jump. Having created a single Asian market in the yuan, the Chinese automatically threw more attractively from behind a puddle, and then the process of unification on the motive of Hong Kong will begin, well, they can stir up a pro-Chinese Maidan if they want.
      1. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith 17 December 2020 19: 13
        +2
        More than half of the semiconductors on planet Earth are made in Taiwan. If there is a war, EVERYTHING will stop.
        1. evgen1221
          evgen1221 17 December 2020 19: 42
          +1
          So the Chinese know how to work with a copier, the party will say, they will master it at once, especially since they invest well in science and education. And something suggests that these will definitely be able to.
        2. Kuz
          Kuz 17 December 2020 21: 21
          +13
          Quote: Lord of the Sith
          If there is a war, EVERYTHING will stop

          At first, the market will probably sag in the short term. Then others will pick up and share the "fallen banner" of the main manufacturer.
    2. Sanichsan
      Sanichsan 17 December 2020 19: 00
      +1
      Quote: Lord of the Sith
      If mainland China begins to take over Taiwan, it will be a bum, primarily for the electronics market.

      whose? American? China will gladly fill the vacant market niche wink
    3. Quadro
      Quadro 17 December 2020 19: 40
      0
      Quote: Lord of the Sith
      If mainland China begins to take over Taiwan, it will be a bum, primarily for the electronics market.

      We will survive. Taiwan dreams of a "Chinese national empire" and has territorial claims TO ALL neighbors of the PRC (and to us too - draws the Far East and Siberia as its own), no one will cry over them. And yes, a huge share of microelectronics is produced in China.
      1. ender
        ender 17 December 2020 21: 28
        +2
        And yes, a huge share of microelectronics is produced in China.


        But what about Huawei, its new processors, does not produce in China?
        1. Lord of the Sith
          Lord of the Sith 17 December 2020 22: 33
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          Well, good luck, pick out the huavea processor of a completely different architecture from your smartphone, and put it in your PC, I'll see.
          Here people on a campaign do not understand anything at all what I am talking about.
          1. Quadro
            Quadro 18 December 2020 00: 05
            -1
            Quote: Lord of the Sith
            Well, good luck, pick out the huavea processor of a completely different architecture from your smartphone, and put it in your PC, I'll see.
            Here people on a campaign do not understand anything at all what I am talking about.

            Well, after all, the whole world revolves around the smartphone and the Huawei in particular. Well, good luck, pick out the screen matrix or video chip, the phone is only a processor.
          2. ender
            ender 18 December 2020 00: 39
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            and where does the architecture have to do with the process technology?
            and yes, chip design tools - they are also never Chinese))

            the same Russian "Elbrus" was calculated and emulated on FPGA Stratix V, and production was given to TSMC. And what is China?
        2. Quadro
          Quadro 18 December 2020 00: 02
          -1
          Quote: ender
          And yes, a huge share of microelectronics is produced in China.


          But what about Huawei, its new processors, does not produce in China?

          And what does the huavei collect its new telephones not in Taiwan? Or is the processor the whole phone? Yablofoni also riveted by the PRC, and not Taiwan alone.
          1. ender
            ender 18 December 2020 00: 41
            -1
            Or is the processor the whole phone?


            Of course no. if you use this: -

      2. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 18 December 2020 15: 10
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        Let's just say that Taiwanese public figures, and not representatives of the authorities, draws a smaller part of the Russian Far East and a small part of Eastern Siberia, plus outside the Russian Federation a part of the territories of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Plus part of the territory of India. Officially, the Taiwanese authorities on our territory claim Tuva. Even the most stubborn Chinese nationalists have never laid claim to the entire Far East and the whole of Siberia.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 17 December 2020 17: 20
    -1
    While on the computer, they used to work out on a box of sand. But when they work out to the smallest details, taking into account all the little things, then Taiwan's confidence in
    the island's army is by definition better acquainted with the complex geography of the island.
    will turn out to be solely self-confidence and an empty hope for US help.
  6. APASUS
    APASUS 17 December 2020 17: 31
    +1
    I don't think it will come to tank battles in the city. China will have enough strength to blockade Taiwan from the sea. After 2 months, Taiwan simply cannot stand it, purely economically.
    1. Doccor18
      Doccor18 17 December 2020 18: 38
      -1
      Quote: APASUS
      .. China will have enough strength to blockade Taiwan from the sea. Further 2 months Taiwan simply will not stand ...

      I cannot imagine a war between the PRC and Taiwan. It's like a shot in your own leg ...
      But theoretically ... the PLA will have to destroy 80% of the island's military potential within one week (maximum). P.U. OTRK and VVS will have to do 90% of all work.
      China won't have two months. AUG and USMC will come to the rescue much earlier ...
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 17 December 2020 18: 42
        +1
        Quote: Doccor18
        China won't have two months. AUG and USMC will come to the rescue much earlier ...

        When it was the United States who fought with an equal enemy or at least strong enough, remind me?
        1. Doccor18
          Doccor18 17 December 2020 18: 55
          0
          And when did the PLA become equal to the US Armed Forces?
          So far, only in the media ... Potential, programs, construction - yes, but you cannot go a century-old path in 20 years, and even without practice ...
          1. APASUS
            APASUS 17 December 2020 19: 22
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            Quote: Doccor18
            And when did the PLA become equal to the US Armed Forces?

            When the fat to invest in the development of funds. In many respects, it is equal or inferior to a small part. For the same fleet, for example. This is not Iraq or Yugoslavia, here you have to work hard
    2. t-12
      t-12 17 December 2020 18: 42
      -1
      And how long will China withstand if the Americans block it?
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 17 December 2020 18: 45
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        Quote: t-12
        And how long will China withstand if the Americans block it?

        China and the United States are one. Money and brains in the USA, and all manufacturing in China. How do they cut off their legs?
        1. t-12
          t-12 17 December 2020 18: 53
          -4
          Russia and Germany on the eve of the First World War were also one whole. They come here for equipment, we go there for raw materials. But this did not prevent the war.
  7. AB
    AB 17 December 2020 17: 38
    0
    Tanks in the city? China does not want to learn from other people's mistakes ...
    1. t-12
      t-12 17 December 2020 18: 46
      0
      How should you capture a city? One infantry? Without tank cannon support? Will the infantry stomp on foot? Or ride armor? And what to cover armored cars if not tanks?
      1. zadorin1974
        zadorin1974 17 December 2020 19: 20
        +1
        You at least ask what the cities of Taiwan are like - this is not Grozny 1994 and not Basra 2003. You cannot walk up to the 30th floor and from a five-meter street from a tank.
        At the same time, 300000 active military men plus 1700000 mob reserve.
        1. t-12
          t-12 17 December 2020 19: 34
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          Taiwan is a large island 200 kilometers long. There are a lot of cities. For example, we poke into Hualien:

          https://www.google.ru/maps/@23.9960176,121.5652803,3a,75y,292.76h,100.34t/data=!3m9!1e1!3m7!1sAFD-VDutR2a-OFPGDaLbsg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!9m2!1b1!2i42

          Of course, no one will send tanks to the area of ​​skyscrapers.
          1. zadorin1974
            zadorin1974 17 December 2020 20: 11
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            Well, then you begin to contradict yourself about the conquest of cities. What is the advantage of the defense of Taiwan, in a difficult landscape for the invaders, the abundance of settlements with high-rise buildings, the rapid mobilization of a prepared reserve. Well, the mothballed fortifications (not only the PRC was being prepared). I, of course, I remember the phrase that the courage of the city takes, but in this case (I do not take into account mattresses at all) for the PLA this will be achieved by huge losses both in people and in technology.
      2. AB
        AB 18 December 2020 13: 59
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        Yes, China does not need a landing at all. It is enough to announce the closure of the sky over Taiwan and start a blockade from the sea. EVERYTHING, more and you don't need to do anything. And China is no stranger to shying away from Taiwan's friends. No one will get into a fight for Taiwan. As a result, a couple of US fleets will stand in the distance. Well, as soon as China raises its swarm of drones, they will immediately roll off to the Philippines. The United States has never entered a war for its allies.
  8. Thrifty
    Thrifty 17 December 2020 17: 48
    -1
    The main problem of the Chinese army is the lack of combat experience over the past couple of decades. Taipei has the same problem, but the United States will fit in there, they will send a lot of instructors and special forces, they will quietly fit in to stop the expansion of the Chinese!
  9. Evil 55
    Evil 55 17 December 2020 17: 56
    +1
    In modern conditions, and like 75 years ago, a tank in the city is just a good target ... but in the conditions of modern dense buildings, it is a coffin from which there is no way ... So, he has nothing to do in the city ... a shooter with a border or RPO in as part of an assault group, it is more useful than an armored vehicle with 125 mm in the turret ..
    1. Cananecat
      Cananecat 17 December 2020 18: 06
      +1
      It is logical, but we do not know which settlement was taken as a basis. And small settlements rarely have high-rise buildings. Pay attention to the number of blues, they will not defend large cities with such forces.
      1. Evil 55
        Evil 55 17 December 2020 18: 20
        +1
        Then again, using the "live wave" tactics, did the good guys drive the local peasants into the barns?
  10. Givi_49
    Givi_49 17 December 2020 19: 44
    +1
    It is a good idea to unite countries peacefully. What China is doing, judging by this article, is open spiritual impotence, a strategy. Military acquisitions will not pay off due to internal destabilization. Leaving Taiwan alone as a competitor is more profitable and safer for your reputation. My opinion.
  11. evgen1221
    evgen1221 17 December 2020 19: 47
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    In general, smartly, the Chinese do not make any sense in the violent seizure of Taiwan - pulling it will pull, but then how many problems they will have, like us with the Ukrainian-Taiwanese cannot be distinguished from the mainland Chinese, which means there is a high probability of espionage, sabotage and sabotage - they need it? They will seduce you economically and politically.
  12. tank66
    tank66 17 December 2020 20: 32
    +1
    It is necessary to call in at the Taiwanese New Year with holiday firecrackers 3-4 boxes at the intersection + 3-4 a la shilki + more terry and an island in your pocket.
  13. Pavel57
    Pavel57 18 December 2020 13: 27
    0
    Taiwan China hardly needs a war destroyed.
  14. Gunther
    Gunther 18 December 2020 14: 18
    0
    if Poland is the "hyena of Europe", then China is the hyena of Asia, tomko carcass is more yes