China has unveiled the world's most powerful amphibious assault vehicle that can travel at high speeds both on land and water, according to the Chinese state media.
The formidable armoured vehicle, called VN18, boasts a maximum speed of 65 kmh (40 mph) on the ground and 30 kmh (19mph) on water and is the fastest of its kind in the world, reported China Central Television Station.
The 26.5-tonne beast is said to be equipped with a cannon, a machine gun and an anti-tank missile. It can carry three drivers and 11 soldiers.
China Central Television Station, the country's state broadcaster, revealed footage of the military vehicle in a programme on November 18.
The 1,600-horsepower assault vehicle was billed as China's 'magical weapon' by the programme.
It's said to be a modified variant of ZTD05 Light Tank, which was developed between 2000 and 2005.
Built with aluminium alloys, VN18 is armoured with a 30mm cannon, a 7.62mm machine gun, an anti-tank missile and smoke grenades, said the report.
EPG, Surrey, United Kingdom, 14 minutes ago
It¿s called a amphibious vehicle.been around for years
JackHatter, The Hole, Australia, 2 hours ago
I love how clear their air is... lol, Dont let China take over the world, we will all be wearing oxygen tanks to breath
raven041, orlando, United States, 3 hours ago
Cute except the U.S had this made a long time ago and in many variants.
Buccaneer10, Wales, United Kingdom, 4 hours ago
Fodder for the A10 warthog.
Mr. Brightside, The Killers, United Kingdom, 6 hours ago
But unlike China, America is battle hardened.
JC 1, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 6 hours ago
So China have stolen something else