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China PLA using Baofengs


Premium Subscriber
Nov 28, 2022
Asheville, NC
Found this picture of Chinese PLA military using uv-5re model baofengs, credit goes to "Task & Purpose" news. chinese-soldiers-2.jpg


Jun 20, 2005
Travelers Rest, SC
Photo-shopped? Could be since the camo patterns don't match and the more in focus white patches seem to stand out. After seeing the Russia-Ukraine conflict and how the conscripted troops are equipped, I wouldn't be surprised that only the Chinese special ops troops have state of the art communications gear. People in the west seem surprised that the the net worth of soldiers in third world armies is less than the cost of a PRC148 or PRC152.

It would appear that in western countries, airsoft players use surplus XTS5000 UHF radios with NATO type PTT and headgear.


OBT Matters
Super Moderator
Jan 7, 2001
Was that model around in 2015 (when it indicates the photo was taken)?