|Manufacturer:||NORINCO - China North Industries Group Corporation - CNGC|
|Product type:||Armoured Vehicles|
This light tank, named VT-5 by Norinco, is the export oriented development of China's "New Light Tank" Program.
VT5 lightweight main battle tank is a newly developed product suits needs of operations in terrains such as desert, jungle, swamp and cities.
VT5 tank, featuring a weight of 33~36t, is equipped with 883hp(650kW) engine combined with hydro-dynamic transmission. Its max. road speed reaches 70km/h thanks to the lightweight and strong engine power. It adopts modular powerpack to enable field integral-lift for easy maintenance.
VT5 boasts excellent operability with fully automatic gear-shifting, pivot turning functions. Equipped with 105mm rifled tank gun with tail cabin type auto-loader, it is compatible with various ammunition including gun-launched missile. Incorporated with hunter-killer image-stabilized fire control system and electrical gun control, VT5 provides superior first-round-hit-probability. VT5, mounted with 12.7mm MG remote weapon station, realizes in-vehicle operation. Vehicular comprehensive C4ISR system endows VT5 information-based combat and coordinated operation capabilities.
Equipped with 1000hp electrical-controlled diesel engine combined hydro-dynamic transmission that provides excellent mobility & operability, enables fully automatic gear-shift & center-pivot turning
Adopts modular differentiated armor protection plan i.e. through various combinations of composite armor & ERA to realize basic levels and enhanced levels of protection
Adopts 105mm rifled gun with tail cabin type autoloader compatible with various ammunition such as APFSDS, HEAT, HE and gun-launched missile. It has the advantages of lightweight, compact structure, high firing accuracy & barrel forward pull-out for easy exchange
Hunter-killer fire control system provides precision strike at static or moving status with high first-round-hit-probability within a range of 5000m.