Roar of the armored vehicles
Updated: 2015-09-03 13:30
Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) hold guns while standing in armored vehicles during the military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, in Beijing, September 3, 2015.[Photo/news.cn]
Facts you need to know
China unveiled its Dongfeng-21D missile, nicknamed the "aircraft carrier killer" at the parade. Dongfeng-21D, the latest variant of the DF-21 medium-range ballistic missile system, is reportedly capable of hitting an aircraft carrier within a range of 1,500 km.
Also shown during the 90-minute event were intercontinental ballistic missiles such as the DF-5B and DF-31A as well as the DF-26 intermediate range ballistic missile.
About 84 percent of armaments displayed in the parade had never been viewed by the public previously.