Taiwan takes action: Deploys 1000 tanks At The Beachhead To prevent China invasion!
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Published at : 19 Jan 2021
Taiwan DEPLOYS 1000 Tanks at the Beachhead To protect from China!
Taipei DEPLOY 1000 Tanks At The Beachhead To prevent china invasion!
If China invades Taiwan and succeeds in landing troops on the island country’s southwestern beaches, expect brutal tank battles to help decide the outcome.
The Taiwanese army on paper possesses around 1,200 main battle tanks—480 American-made M-60A3s plus 450 CM-11s and 250 CM-12s. The CM-11 pairs a modified M-48 turret with an M-60 chassis. The CM-12 is an M-48 with the same modified turret as the CM-11.
These tanks are old. The youngest, the M-60s, date from the 1970s. Taipei recently bought 108 new M-1s from the United States for $1.3 billion in order to begin replacing some of its oldest and weariest tanks.
The first M-1 isn’t due to arrive until 2023. And once all hundred-or-so of the new tanks are in service, the Republic of China army still will possess a thousand aged tanks.
But their age might not matter. Taiwanese army doctrine calls for heavy armor to strike back against Chinese invasion troops landing on Taiwan’s beaches. Those Chinese troops—the first wave, especially—likely would be lightly armed.
Any tank, no matter how geriatric, would pose a deadly threat to unprotected Chinese infantry clinging to a narrow beachhead.
For that reason, expect the Chinese People’s Liberation Army to do its best to land its own armor with the early waves of an invasion force. The PLA needs tanks on the beaches in order to defend against Taiwan’s own counterattacking tanks.
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