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MBT-3000 (VT4) Chinese Main Battle Tank (MBT)

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"WEG"
"Tanks"
"Main Battle Tanks"
"China, People's Republic of"
"PRO_Cambodia"
"PRO_China"
"PRO_Mongolia"
"PRO_Nigeria"
"PRO_Pakistan"
"PRO_Russian Federation"
"PRO_Thailand"
"PRO_Ukraine"
"Land"
"Tier1"
notes"The MBT-3000 (VT4) Chinese Main Battle Tank (MBT)is an advanced main battle tank designed by China primarily for export. Its main cannon, fire-control, armor and protective systems are reportedly competitive with those on other advanced tanks around the world. Norinco officials describe the VT4 as the most advanced tank offered by the company. The VT-4 has a crew of three. The driver sits in the front; the fighting compartment is in the center, and the powerpack is at the rear. The driver, situated at the center of the front of the tank, is equipped with three-day periscopes, the center of which can be replaced by a passive periscope for night driving. A single-piece hatch is provided above the driver's seat. The driver also has a rear-view camera and monitor for operating the tank in reverse."
dateOfIntroduction2017
countryOfOrigin"China, People's Republic of"
proliferation"Cambodia, China, Mongolia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Thailand, Ukraine"
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"Cambodia"
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images
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"VT4MBT(B).jpg"
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sections
name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"VT4, MBT-3000"
name"Type"
value"Main Battle Tank"
name"Expected Out of Service Date"
value"2050"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Norinco"
name"Crew"
value"3"
units"ea"
name"Maximum Effective Range"
value"500"
units"km"
name"Periscopes (Day)"
value"3"
units"ea"
name"Periscopes (Night)"
value"1"
units"ea"
name"Panoramic Sight (Commander)"
value"Yes"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"10.1"
units"m"
name"Width"
value"3.5"
units"m"
name"Height"
value"2.4"
units"m"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"47,174"
units"kg"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"Water-cooled electronically controlled turbodiesel"
name"Engine Type"
value"Turbodiesel"
name"Engine Power"
value"1,200"
units"hp"
name"Transmission"
value"Ch1000B Integrated Transmission"
name"Cruising Range"
value"500"
units"km"
name"Speed, Maximum Road"
value"70"
units"km/h"
name"Speed, Average Cross"
value"50"
name"Speed, Maximum Swim"
value"N/A"
name"Fording Depth"
value"5"
units"m"
name"Gradient"
value"60"
units"%"
name"Side Slope"
value"40"
units"%"
name"Vertical Obstacle"
value"1.2"
units"m"
name"Communications"
sections
name"TBR-121 VHF Radio"
properties
name"VHF Transceiver"
value"Yes"
name"VHF Range"
value"1 to 50"
units"km"
name"Proliferated"
value"Widely"
name"Digital Data"
value"Yes, Full"
name"Control"
value"Self-Adaptive Control (Including Automatic Antenna Tuner)"
name"Frequency Agile"
value"Yes"
name"Wireless Network Capabilities"
value"Yes"
name"Note:"
value"Very similar in capabilities to the US SINCGARS ASIP"
properties
name"Radio"
value"Tadiran CNR-9000"
name"Note"
value"The Tadiran CNR-9000 is described as a multi-mode VHF/FM COMSEC/ECCM radio for voice and data communications. The mature, third-generation frequency-hopping radio."
name"Main Gun"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"125-mm ZPT98 smoothbore cannon"
name"Type"
value"Smoothbore gun"
name"Caliber"
value"125"
units"mm"
name"Length (Barrel)"
value"6,250"
units"mm"
name"Diameter (Barrel)"
value"INA"
name"Weight (Gun)"
value"2,400"
units"kg"
name"Barrel Type"
value"1 with a sliding gun barrel and a smoke evacuator in the middle"
name"Loader"
value"Automatic"
name"Feed"
value"8 rds/min via automatic loader"
name"After"
value"Wedge Cross"
name"Recoil"
value"Hydraulic and Pneumatic"
name"Shooting Elevation Angle"
value"-5 to +15"
units"deg"
name"Rate of Fire (Automatic)"
value"Automatic loading machine: 8 rounds / minute"
name"Rate of Fire (Manual)"
value"Manual loading: 1-4 rounds/minute"
name"Sight"
value"Sight with Tank"
name"Ammunition (Option 1)"
properties
name"Type"
value"High Explosives (HE)"
name"Name"
value"3VOF128/3OF82"
isVisiblefalse
name"Purpose"
value"High explosive fragmentation fin stabilised. General purpose rounds, for use against infantry, bunkers and light vehicles and other "soft" targets."
name"Caliber"
value"125"
units"mm"
name"Number of Rounds"
value"38 (22 in Autoloader)"
units"ea"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"850"
units"m/s"
name"Max Dispersion"
value"0.23"
units"mrad"
name"Max Range"
value"5,000"
units"m"
name"Min Range"
value"INA"
name"Tungsten Rods"
value"450"
units"ea"
name"Charge"
value"A-IX-2 (73% RDX, 23% aluminium powder, phlegmatized with 4% wax) 3.0 kg"
name"Round Weight"
value"33"
name"Projectile Weight"
value"23"
name"Fragments"
value"2,500"
units"ea"
name"Armor Penetration"
value"Yes"
name"Variants"
value"3VOF22/3OF19, 3VOF36/3OF26, 3VOF128/3OF82"
name"Ammunition (Option 2)"
properties
name"Type"
value"High-Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT)"
name"Name"
value"3VBK27/3BK31 "Start""
name"Caliber"
value"125"
units"mm"
name"Number of Rounds"
value"22"
units"ea"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"915"
units"m/s"
name"Max Dispersion"
value"INA"
name"Max Range"
value"3,000"
units"m"
name"Charge"
value"INA"
name"Charge Weight"
value"1.62"
units"kg"
name"Projectile Weight"
value"18.4"
units"kg"
name"Fragments"
value"INA"
name"Armor Penetration"
value"Estimated at 800 mm triple charge HEAT"
name"Variants"
value"3VBK7/3BK12, 3VBK10/3BK14, 3BK12M, 3BK14M, 3VBK16/3BK18, 3BK18M, 3VBK17/3BK21, 3BK21B, 3VBK21/3BK25, 3VBK25/3BK29 "Breyk", 3VBK25M/3BK29M"
name"APFSDS Rounds (Option 3)"
properties
name"Type"
value"Armour-Piercing Fin-Stabilized Discarding Sabot Tracer or APFSDS-T rounds."
name"Name"
value"3VBM?/3BM69 "Vacuum-1""
name"Caliber"
value"125"
units"mm"
name"Number of Rounds"
value"22"
units"ea"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"2,050"
units"m/s"
name"Muzzle Energy"
value"15-24"
units"MJ"
name"Max Range"
value"3,000"
units"m"
name"Projectile Dimension"
value"900"
units"mm"
name"Round Weight"
value"INA"
name"Penetration"
value"1,000"
units"mm"
name"Projectile Weight (Estimated)"
value"11"
units"kg"
name"Note"
value"Entered service in 2005[5] Utilizing a new sabot. Reported to be uranium alloy. For 2A82/2A82-1M cannon on T-80UM-2/T-14s."
name"Variants"
value"1.1 3VBM3/3BM9/10 1.2 3VBM6/3BM12/13 1.3 3VBM7/3BM15/16 1.4 3VBM8/3BM17/18 1.5 3VBM9/3BM22/23 1.6 3VBM10/3BM29/30 1.7 3VBM11/3BM26/27 1.8 3VBM13/3BM32/33 1.9 3VBM17/3BM42 (3BM44 "Mango") 1.10 3VBM19/3BM42M (3BM44M "Lekalo") 1.11 3VBM20/3BM46 (3BM48 "Svinets") 1.12 3VBM22/3BM59 (3BM59 "Svinets-1") 1.13 3VBM23/3BM60 (3BM60 "Svinets-2") 1.14 3VBM?/3BM69 "Vacuum-1" 1.15 3VBM?/3BM70 "Vacuum-2""
name"Coaxial Weapon System"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"W-85 Heavy Machine Gun"
name"Type"
value"Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Norinco"
name"Length"
value"INA"
units"mm"
name"Diamter"
value"INA"
units"mm"
name"Weight (Gun Only)"
value"18.5"
units"kg"
name"Weight (Tripod)"
value"17.5"
units"kg"
name"Action"
value"Gas"
name"Rate of Fire"
value"550-600"
units"rds/m"
name"Feed System"
value"Belt"
name"Sightts"
value"Iron/Optical"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Type"
value"Rifle"
name"Caliber"
value"12.7x108"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"850"
units"m/s"
name"Basic Load"
value"INA"
name"Effective Firing Range (vs. Air)"
value"1,500"
units"m"
name"Effective Firing Range (vs. Ground)"
value"2,000"
units"m"
name"Armor Penetration"
value"Available"
name"Tertiary Weapon System"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"Type 80 Chinese Heavy Machine Gun"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Norinco"
name"Type"
value"7.62mm Heavy Machine Gun"
name"Length, Total"
value"1,192"
units"mm"
name"Length, Barrel"
value"658"
units"mm"
name"Diameter"
value"INA"
units"mm"
name"Action"
value"Gas Operated"
name"Rate of Fire"
value"700-800"
units"rds/m"
name"Feed System"
value"Belts in 100/200/250 round boxes"
name"Sights"
value"Open sights. Optical/Night vision scope can be outfitted."
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Type"
value"7.62×54mmR"
name"Caliber"
value"7.62"
units"mm"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"840"
units"m/s"
name"Number of Rounds"
value"Belts in 100/200/250 round boxes"
name"Effective Firing Range"
value"100-1,500"
units"m"
name"Armor Penetration"
value"INA"
name"Fire Control"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Computerized FCS"
value"Yes"
name"Thermal Sight Tank Commander"
value"Yes"
name"Laser Range Finder (Commander)"
value"Yes"
name"Thermal Sight Gunner"
value"Yes"
name"Laser Range Finder (Gunner)"
value"Yes"
name"Sights"
value"Stabilized day/night second-generation cool TI sights."
name"Main Gun Strabillization"
value"Yes"
name"Roof-Mounted Stabilized Panoramic Sight"
value"Yes"
name"Navigation"
value"GPS Positioning"
name"Range, Day Sight"
value"INA"
name"Range, Thermal Sight"
value"INA"
name"Hunter/Killer Engagements"
value"Enabled"
name"IFF"
value"Yes"
name"Rear View Camera"
value"Yes"
name"Fire Control Radars"
value"4"
units"ea"
name"Protection"
properties
name"Hull Armor (Frontal Arc with Side Skirts)"
value"Composite Armor"
name"Applique Armor"
value"Yes, composite, with explosive reactive armor (ERA) on the turret and hull front (optional on sides)"
name"Explosive Reactive Armor"
value"Yes, can be added"
name"Active Protection System"
value"Yes, GL5 Active Defense System"
name"Mine Clearing"
value"INA"
name"Self-Entrenching Blade"
value"INA"
name"NBC Protection"
value"Yes"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"Yes, 6 x forward-firing electrically operated smoke grenades"
name"Explosion-Suppression System"
value"Yes"
variants
name"VT4 Heavy Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)"
notes"With additional reinforced frontal armor, 100 mm main gun, 30 mm cannon, and two remote weapons stations at the rear."
type"WEG"
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