|Manufacturer:||NORINCO - China North Industries Group Corporation - CNGC|
|Product type:||Engine and Systems|
The China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) X150-960 is a turbocharged, intercooled, four-stroke, direct injection, high-speed diesel engine which is suitaplefor installation in tracked armoured vehicles. At present it is uncertain into which AFV this engine is fitted.
The X150-960 diesel engine appears to be a turbocharged derivative of the older NORINCO 12150 engine. It has the same cylinder bore but a shorter piston stroke of 160 mm instead of 180 mm.
The NORINCO Type 80 MBT is powered by a V-12 diesel developing 750 hp while the more recent Type 85-II has a 730 hp diesel. The Type 85-III has a 1,000 hp diesel which may well be an improved version of the X150-96O covered in this entry.