Roar of the armored vehicles
Updated: 2015-09-03 13:30
Military vehicles carry DF-31A long-range missiles drive past the Tian'anmen Square during a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, in Beijing, China, September 3, 2015.[Photo/IC]
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.