Designation:

VT4 MBT3000

Info
Manufacturer: NORINCO - China North Industries Group Corporation - CNGC  
Product type: Armoured Vehicles  
Name: Main battle tank  

The Main Battle Tank MBT3000, also known as VT4 is a third generation main battle tank currently under development by Norinco.

The tank armed with a 125-mm smoothbore gun, which can fire various shells including:

  • kinetic energy penetrator

  • high explosive squash head

  • high explosive anti-tank warhead

In addition, the main gun can fire anti-tank missiles with a maximum range of 5,000 m. The MBT3000 can carry 38 rounds of main ammunition with a maximum loading speed of 8 rounds per minute with 22 rounds on the autoloader.


Secondary weapon

The MBT3000 has a remotely operated 12.7-mm anti-aircraft machine gun and a 7.62-mm coaxial machine gun.

Fire-control system

The tank's fire-control system includes a digital imaging system that consists of a second generation cooled thermographic imager for the gunner and the tank commander.

Mobility

The MBT3000 has a water-cooled turbocharger electronic-controlled 1,300 hp (969 kW) diesel engine. The MBT3000 has a cruise speed of 68 km/h and has an operational range of 500 km. The tank uses digital technology with an inertial navigation system and Global Positioning System. The tanks ford depth is 4.5 m and it has a trench of 2.7 m.

Protection

The MBT3000 tank has a fire extinguisher feature and explosion suppression system. The gradient is at maximum sixty-percent. It is also installed with a new active protection system designated the GL5.

Countermeasures

The MBT3000 countermeasures include eight 76 mm smoke grenade launchers and four 76 mm shrapnel grenade launchers.

Specifications:
Property Value
Weight (kg)
52000
Main weapon caliber (mm)
125
Auxiliary gun calibre (mm)
7.62
AA gun caliber (mm)
12.7
Ammunition of the main gun
38
Ammunition in the autoloader
22
Fording depth (mm)
5000
Engine power output (h.p.)
1300
Max. road speed (km/h)
70
Max. road range (km)
500
Trench (mm)
2700
Vertical obstacle (mm)
850
Crew
3
Gradient (%)
60
Side slope (%)
40
Ground pressure (kg/sm2)
0.86
Operating temperature, max (degree, C)
55
Operating temperature, min (degree, C)
-25
Length (mm)
10100
Width (mm)
3500
Height (mm)
2400
Length of track on ground (mm)
4747
Max. road range (km)
500
Rate of fire (rds/min)
8
Ammunition of the auxiliary gun
2000
Ammunition of AA gun
750
Number of smoke grenade launchers
8
Number of forward gears
6
Number of reverse gears
2
Depression (degree)
-5
Elevation (degree)
13
Fuel capacity (l)
1965


Has folowing part:
Total Amount
Ch1000B (Transmission)
1
Red Shield 2 (Active protection system)
1
VT/E1 (Diesel engine)
1

VT4 MBT3000 quantities:
Country Qnt
THAILAND THAILAND
28
Qnt:
28

Last Contracts:
Qnt Customer Value Add Date
(Close Date)
Unit cost
10
THAILAND
$58.000.000
Mar 2017
(Dec 2017)
$5,800,000
28
THAILAND
$150.000.000
May 2016
(Dec 2018)
$5,357,143
Average Unit Cost:
$5,473,684

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