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People’s Liberation Army Navy Marine Corps
PLANMC Flag
 Theaters  N/A
 Uniform  Type 07 Digital Camouflage
The PLA Navy Marine Corps are the ground forces that fall under the command of the Chinese naval forces.
~ In-game description

The People’s Liberation Army Navy Marine Corps (PLANMC) or the PLA Navy Marine Corps is a playable faction in Squad. This faction is the 11th playable faction and the ninth conventional military featured in the game.

History

Founded in 1953, the PLA Navy Marine Corps fields six marine brigades, focusing primarily on projecting military power within the South China Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The lighter marine forces rely on greater flexibility than the heavier army amphibious combined arms brigades. Each marine brigade contains heavy, medium, and light battalions fielding a variety of dedicated amphibious fighting vehicles, including ZBD05 IFVs, ZSD05 APCs, and ZTD05 amphibious assault guns.

Flag

The flag representing the People’s Liberation Army Navy Marine Corps in Squad is the PLA Naval Ensign. It consists of a red background with blue and white stripes at the lower third and a yellow star at the canton, alongside the Chinese numerals for "8" and "1" (八一), which is the date of the PLA's establishment on August 1, 1927.

Kits and equipment

Role Type Role Primary Weapon Secondary Weapon Explosives Smoke Grenades Medical Supplies Addtl. Equipment

Command and Support

Squad Leader
  • DSF161 Smoke White, 2 grenades
  • DFS161 Smoke Red, 1 grenade
  • DFS161 Smoke Blue, 1 grenade
Lead Crewman
  • DSF161 Smoke White, 2 grenades
Lead Pilot
Medic
  • DSF161 Smoke White, 2 grenades
  • DSF161 Smoke Blue, 2 grenades
Crewman
Pilot

Direct Combat

Rifleman
  • DSF161 Smoke White, 2 grenades
Automatic Rifleman

Fire Support

Automatic Rifleman
  • DSF161 Smoke White, 2 grenades
Grenadier
  • QLG10 High Explosive, 10 rounds
  • QLG10 Smoke Marker White, 2 rounds
  • QLG10 Smoke Marker Blue, 2 rounds
  • QLG10 Smoke Marker Red, 2 rounds
Light Anti-Tank
  • DZJ08 Multipurpose Assault Munition, 1 rocket
  • Type 86P Fragmentation, 2 grenades
  • DSF161 Smoke White, 2 grenades
Marksman
  • DSF161 Smoke White, 2 grenades

Specialist

Machine Gunner
  • QJY88 + YMA95, 6 ammo boxes
Heavy Anti-Tank
  • PF98 Tandem High Explosive Anti Tank, 1 round
  • PF98 Multipurpose High Explosive Incendiary, 1 round
  • DSF161 Smoke White, 2 grenades
Combat Engineer
  • DSF161 Smoke White, 2 grenades

Miscellaneous

Recruit
Unarmed

In-game Equipment

The PLA Navy Marine Corps largely shares its armament with the regular PLA ground forces. Most kits use a shorter QBZ95B-1 carbine instead of the longer assault rifle. The infantry equipment, uniforms, and vehicles can be easily identified with the distinguishable blue digital camouflage of the PLA Navy.

The PLANMC utilizes high-speed amphibious vehicles, such as ZBD05 and ZTD05. This is the only faction in-game without Main Battle Tanks in its vehicle roster, severely limiting the faction's armor-fighting capability. Various factors result in PLANMC being one of the most challenging factions to play.

Weapons

Small Arms

Grenades and Launchers

Emplacements

  • QJZ89 - Heavy Machine Gun
  • HJ-8L - Anti-Tank Guided Missile Launcher
  • PP87 - Mortar

Equipment

Vehicles

Land Vehicles

Boats

Air Supports

*Commander Asset

Units

PLANMC Flag 4th Marine Special Combat Battalion
4th Marine Special Combat Battalion
The People's Liberation Army Naval Marine Corps Light Combined Arms Battalion is a specialized infantry unit that forms an integral part of China's maritime defense capabilities. These light battalions are designed for high mobility and flexibility, emphasizing boat, light vehicle, and helicopter insertions to swiftly respond to a variety of maritime and littoral challenges. With a primary focus on dismounted infantry combat operations, they are well-equipped and highly trained to operate in diverse environments. These battalions play a crucial role in enhancing China's coastal defense and rapid response capabilities, ensuring the protection of its maritime interests and security in the region.
Icon AirAssault
Air Assault

Specializations:

  • Addtl. Helicopters
  • Addtl. HAT roles
  • Addtl. ATGM Emplacement
Air Assault - Offense
Vehicles Aircraft & Boats Roles & Assets Deployables
Air Assault - Defense
N/A N/A N/A N/A
PLANMC Flag 5th Marine Combined Arms Brigade
5th Marine Combined Arms Brigade
The PLA Navy Marine Corps fields six marine brigades, focusing primarily on projecting military power within the South China Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The lighter marine forces rely on greater flexibility and versatility than the heavier army amphibious combined arms brigades. Each marine brigade contains heavy, medium, and light battalions fielding a variety of amphibious fighting vehicles, including ZBD-05 IFVs, ZSD-05 APCs, ZBL-08 IFVs, and ZTD-05 amphibious assault guns.
Icon AmphibiousAssault
Amphibious Assault

Specializations:

  • Addtl. Forward Spawn
  • Addtl. Amphibious Vehicles
Amphibious Assault - Invasion
Vehicles Aircraft & Boats Roles & Assets Deployables
PLANMC Flag 3rd Marine Heavy Battalion
3rd Marine Heavy Battalion
The PLA Navy Marine Corps Heavy Battalion specializes in conducting contested amphibious combat operations, relying on ZBD-05 IFVs and ZTD-05 amphibious assault guns similar to the PLA Ground Forces Amphibious Combined Arms Brigades.
Icon Armored
Armored

Specializations:

  • Addtl. MBTs
  • No Helicopters
Armored - Offense
Vehicles Aircraft Boats Emplacements
Armored - Defense
Vehicles Aircraft Boats Emplacements
PLANMC Flag 5th Marine Combined Arms Brigade
5th Marine Combined Arms Brigade
The PLA Navy Marine Corps fields six marine brigades, focusing primarily on projecting military power within the South China Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The lighter marine forces rely on greater flexibility and versatility than the heavier army amphibious combined arms brigades. Each marine brigade contains heavy, medium, and light battalions fielding a variety of amphibious fighting vehicles, including ZBD-05 IFVs, ZSD-05 APCs, ZBL-08 IFVs, and ZTD-05 amphibious assault guns.
Icon CombinedArms
Combined Arms

Specializations:

  • Balanced Roster
Combined Arms - Offense
Vehicles Aircraft & Boats Roles & Assets Deployables
Combined Arms - Defense
Vehicles Aircraft & Boats Roles & Assets Deployables
Combined Arms - Offense (Medium Layer)
Vehicles Aircraft & Boats Roles & Assets Deployables
Combined Arms - Defense (Medium Layer)
Vehicles Aircraft & Boats Roles & Assets Deployables
Combined Arms (Small Layer)
Vehicles Aircraft & Boats Roles & Assets Deployables
PLANMC Flag 4th Marine Special Combat Battalion
4th Marine Special Combat Battalion
"The People's Liberation Army Naval Marine Corps Light Combined Arms Battalion is a specialized infantry unit that forms an integral part of China's maritime defense capabilities. These light battalions are designed for high mobility and flexibility, emphasizing boat, light vehicle, and helicopter insertions to swiftly respond to a variety of maritime and littoral challenges. With a primary focus on dismounted infantry combat operations, they are well-equipped and highly trained to operate in diverse environments. These battalions play a crucial role in enhancing China's coastal defense and rapid response capabilities, ensuring the protection of its maritime interests and security in the region.
Icon LightInfantry
Light Infantry

Specializations:

  • Addtl. Light Vehicles
  • Addtl. Armor Hunters
  • Addtl. HAT roles
  • Addtl. ATGM Emplacement
Light Infantry - Offense
Vehicles Aircraft & Boats Roles & Assets Deployables
Light Infantry - Defense
Vehicles Aircraft & Boats Roles & Assets Deployables
PLANMC Flag 7th Marine Medium Battalion
7th Marine Medium Battalion
PLA Navy Marine Corps Medium Battalions are a highly mobile amphibious mechanized infantry formation focusing on wheeled transport vehicles such as the ZBL-08 infantry fighting vehicles. They are not intended to be the main thrust in an amphibious operation but to operate on the flanks and exploit gaps in the frontlines created by the heavy battalions.
Icon Wheeled
Motorized

Specializations:

  • Addtl. APCs
  • Wheeled Armor Priority
Motorized - Offense
Vehicles Aircraft & Boats Roles & Assets Deployables
Motorized - Defense
Vehicles Aircraft & Boats Roles & Assets Deployables
PLANMC Flag 17th Marine Support Battalion
17th Marine Support Battalion
A Support Battalion within the People's Liberation Army Navy Marine Corps serves as a critical backbone for maritime operations. These battalions are tasked with providing essential logistical, engineering, and sustainment support to Marine Corps units. They ensure that troops have access to necessary supplies, equipment maintenance, medical facilities, and other crucial services to enable the successful execution of amphibious and littoral missions.
Icon Support
Support

Specializations:

Support - Offense
Vehicles Aircraft & Boats Roles & Assets Deployables
Support - Defense
Vehicles Aircraft & Boats Roles & Assets Deployables


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