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Defense ministry defends new lot of Chinese Tanks

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Defense ministry defends new lot of Chinese Tanks

By Teeranai Charuvastra, Staff Reporter

 

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A file photo of VT-4 battle tanks delivered to Thailand in 2018. Photo: Norinco

 

BANGKOK — A transparency gadfly on Friday slammed the military’s latest purchase of 14 Chinese battle tanks as an unnecessary waste of money – a claim disputed by the defense ministry.

 

The 2.3 billion baht used to buy the VT-4 tanks could have been better spent on infrastructure and public health, Srisuwan Janya wrote in an online post. The new tanks will join a battalion of 39 Chinese-made tanks the army bought last year.

 

Full Story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/2019/01/18/defense-ministry-defends-new-lot-of-chinese-tanks/

 
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13 minutes ago, YetAnother said:

thai tanks are required for their One use; parades

All Thai tanks have 4 reverse gears and 1 forward gear if they get attacked from behind.

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here is a training film to go with the state of the art tanks.

 

 

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36 minutes ago, thequietman said:

All Thai tanks have 4 reverse gears and 1 forward gear if they get attacked from behind.

Thai's love it from behind

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But, when China does decide to invade, they don't need to bring theirs all that way. 

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