• China showed at the air show in Zhuhai new tank

  • The Chinese company NORINCO showed at MAKS Airshow China in 2016 opened on 1 November in Zhuhai, a new light tank with VT-5. About it reports TASS.

    The machine is primarily intended for export. Depending on the equipment protection tank weighs from 33 to 36 tons. The basic version of the machine bears tselnosbornye steel armor. Additionally the tank can be equipped with composite blocks and dynamic protection against modern rocket propelled grenades, heat projectiles and anti-tank missiles.

    The main armament — 105-mm rifled gun. The tank has a classical layout: the driver is placed in the front part of the body, in the center of the tower (with jobs commander and gunner), and the engine is mounted in the stern.

    The commander and gunner have stabilised sight with thermal imaging channels (the commander — panoramic). The fire control system, according to the manufacturer, allows you to destroy stationary and moving targets at distances up to three kilometers.

    According to experts, the parameters of the machine show that it created the market niche of the old Soviet tanks T-55, widespread in the poorer third world countries.


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