ZBD-86

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ZBD-86
ZBD-86
Details
Tier / Class:
3 AFV
Nation:
China
Dealer:
Zhang Feng
Cost:
925 Gold
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
300
DPM:
2,571
Penetration:
300 mm
Hit Points:
1,550
Hull F/S/R:
38 / 23 / 12
Turret F/S/R:
28 / 28 / 10
Max Speed:
70.20 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
3.63 s
Hull Traverse:
43.68 deg/s
Camouflage:
33%
Vision:
415 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.17°
Max Cannon Depression:
-2.0 / -3.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
25.00 deg/s

The ZBD-86 is a tier 3 Premium Armored Fighting Vehicle originating from China. It can be purchased from Zhang Feng for 925 Gold.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Subtle movement: moving on a low speed doesn't reduce your camouflage factor.
  • Designated target: vehicle has the ability to designate targets that are within line of sight and vision range. Designated targets are called out and takes increased damage.
  • Recon package: this vehicle's recon package provides an improved vision range when stationary.

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

Very similar to the standard BMP, the ZBD-86 is a lightly armored fire-support vehicle. However, compared to its Soviet version, the ZBD is noticeably quicker, but weaker against incoming fire. It’s possible that the ZBD could handle active scouting better than the BMP due to this, though its fragility warrants cautious play.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Excellent camouflage
  • High mobility
  • Powerful ATGM

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Extremely poor gun depression
  • Large target for an AFV

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Premium vehicles in Armored Warfare come fully upgraded.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Augmented Optics
  • Improved Telescopic Lenses
  • Improved Gun Breech / Advanced MRS

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Erin O'Connell for camo rating and spotting boosts or Rashid Al-Atassi for ATGM accuracy and reload boosts
  • Driver: Smooth Ride, Off Road Driving
  • Gunner: Quick Draw, Sharpshooter

Armor[edit | edit source]

ZBD-86 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 38 / 23 / 12 Steel 28 / 28 / 10 Steel None
The ZBD-86 has the same armor as the Soviet BMP-1. The steel hull and turret offer all-around protection from small arms, and the frontal arc can resist 23mm autocannon hits.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

73mm Type 86 Cannon with ATGM
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
73mm PG-15VS HEAT HEAT Stock 300 300mm 0.17° 650 m/s 7.00s
OG-15VM HE HE Stock 300 27mm 0.18° 400 m/s 6.90s


Missile Name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Reload Time Missiles in Launcher Reload within Launcher Burst Fire Rate Flight Agility Self-Guided
HJ-73B "Red Arrow" ATGM HEAT Stock 550 400mm 115m/s 13.00s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 4.62rd/min {{{agility}}}deg/s {{{self-homing}}}


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
NORINCO 6V105F Diesel Engine Stock Stock 70.20km/h {{{reverse}}} 3.63s {{{0-max}}} 43.68deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Premium vehicles in Armored Warfare come fully upgraded.

Special Abilities[edit | edit source]

Name Activation Time Duration Reload Time Ability Changes
Designate Target
Ability Designate.png
2 s 20 s 50 s The designated target remains visible and receives full damage. Component saving -10%
Crew saves -10%
Camouflage factor -100%


Deploy AT Squad
Ability AT squad.png
1 s N/A s N/A s Anti-Tank troops set ambushes that are highly effective against lightly armored vehicles. Deploy 4 Anti-tank troops


Sniper drop
Ability Sniper.png
1 s N/A s N/A s The sharpshooter is also a great scout, very effective against enemy infantry and capable of destroying vehicle optics. Deploy 1 Sniper


Mortar squad drop
Ability Mortar.png
1 s N/A s N/A s Mortar squad delivers stand-off indirect plunging fire. Deploy 1 Mortar squad


Variants[edit | edit source]

  • ZBD-86 NEON

History[edit | edit source]

The ZBD-86 (also known as the Type 86 or WZ-501) is a Chinese replica of the Soviet BMP-1. It entered service in 1992, and 2,100 vehicles have been produced since then. Despite having almost all parts copied from the Soviet vehicle, it is a little lighter and has a more powerful engine.

See also[edit | edit source]

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