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The Jiefang CA-30 is a military truck used widely by the Chinese People's Liberation Army. It is a direct copy of the Russian ZIL-157 6x6 army truck, and looks mostly identical to it, except that it has square fenders rather than round fenders as on the ZIL-157.

HistoryEdit

Throughout the 1950s, the Soviet Army helped China to build up their heavy industries. As part of this plan, China established the First Automobile Works (FAW) in Changchun. Soon after, in July 1956 they introduced the Jiefang CA-10 4x2 army truck, a copy of the ZIS-150. A couple of years later, they introduced the Jiefang CA-30 6x6 army truck. The CA-30, like the ZIL-157, had great cross-country capabilities; and was available in a variety of configurations, such as: Cargo transport or tractor-trailer. Both the CA-30 and CA-10 were used extensively by the People's Liberation Army up until the 1990s, when they were largely phased out of service. Today, only a few of them remain in service.

SpecificationsEdit

Seating (cab): 1+2
Configuration: 6X6
Weight (empty): 12,015.19 lb/5,450 kg
Maximum Load: 9,920.8 lb/4,500 kg (on road), 5,511.56 lb/2,500 kg (cross-country)
Length: 21.93 ft/6.684 m
Width: 7.595 ft/2.315 m
Height: 7.74 ft/2.36 m
Wheel Base: N/A
Track (front/rear): N/A
Ground Clearance: N/A
Top Speed (road): 40.39 mph/65 km/h
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