For decades, China has been developing competitive types of weapons. However, in the Celestial Empire they prefer not to invest in expensive and time-consuming own projects, but to borrow ready-made technologies from other countries. Or simply stole their technology by hacking their system . The fresh example is J-20 which based on MiG 1.44 . But we will discuss on J-20 in a another article , in this article we will discuss the chinese weapons which is complete based on USSR Machine , they just changed the color and rename it and put their own logo . Afterall no one cam beat our fellow Chinese in copy, Hmm Great work China….
Recently, the American analytical publication The National Interest published material stating that China’s military might owes much to industrial espionage, a long-rooted habit of stealing other people’s technologies from Russia, the United States, and other countries and passing them off as their own. This allowed Beijing to actually stand on a par with Moscow and Washington in the production of modern weapons.
Indeed, since the 1950s, China has actively adopted the experience of tank building, rocket engineering, aircraft manufacturing, and also the production of various types of weapons from its senior comrades from the USSR. Much in China was produced under a Soviet license, but some due to a lack of authorized access to technology was openly stolen and copied. How can one not recall Khrushchev’s refusal to donate or sell to Beijing drawings of an intercontinental ballistic nuclear missile. Later, the Chinese still obtained the information they needed (apparently through the staff of the US and USSR design bureaus) and assembled their first rocket.
In March 1969, an armed conflict broke out between the USSR and China over the tiny Damansky Island, located on the Chinese side of the main channel of Ussuri. During the clashes, the Soviet armed forces used four T-62 tanks, which they were planning to throw on ice for the final expulsion of PLA units from the island. However, as soon as armored vehicles circled the island, they were met by hurricane fire of a disguised Chinese battery.
Three tanks managed to turn around in time and retreat to a safe distance, but the lead vehicle was hit, and its crew died. Since the combat vehicle was stuffed with modern electronic equipment, including night vision devices and a gun stabilizer, the Soviet military tried to evacuate it with a tractor, but the tank tightly froze to ice. As a result, they decided to drown the car, breaking through the ice with mortar fire. T-62 safely went to the bottom.
Resourceful Chinese still pulled the tank to land, attaching a cable to it with the help of divers. For several months, Chinese engineers screw-by-screw dismantled and studied the miracle of Soviet technology. The result of this work was the release of a new tank WZ-122 for the PLA, which was a complete copy of the T-62. According to experts, a copy that is much inferior to the original.