Chinese Defense Company unveils it new VT5 light weight main battle tank at China AirShow 2016 0311161

 
 
AirShow China 2016
Online Show Daily News
Aviation & Aerospace Defence Exhibition

1 - 6 November 2016
Zhuhai , China
 
VT5 at AirShow China 2016
 
 
Chinese Defense Company unveils it new VT5 light weight main battle tank at China AirShow 2016.
Chinese Defense Company NORINCO launches its new light weight main battle tank VT5 during AirShow China 2016, in Zhuhai. This event is the most important defense exhibition in the Asian region which takes place from the 1 to 6 November 2016 at the Zhuhai airport.
     
Chinese Defense Company NORINCO launches its new light weight main battle tank VT5 during AirShow China 2016, in Zhuhai. This event is the most important defense exhibition in the Asian region which takes place from the 1 to 6 November 2016 at the Zhuhai airport. New VT5 light weight main battle tank at Zhuhai Air Show 2016
     
The VT5 is a light main battle tank with a total weight from 33 to 36 tons, but this tank is fitted with a two man turret similar to standard Chinese main battle tank with the gunner on the left and the commander on the right. The turret includes an automatic loading system located at the rear . A single hatch is mounted at the rear of the turret to evacuate empty ammunition cases.
 

The turret is located in the center of the hull armed with one 105mm gun fitted with a thermal sleeve and fume extractor. The VT5 is equipped with a computerized fire control system which enables the vehicle to fire against stationary and moving targets at a maximum range of 3,000m.

The layout of the VT5 is similar to standard main battle tank with the driver position in the center of the hull which has three day vision periscope. The engine is located at the rear of the hull with two large exhausts

The front and the sides of the hull is fitted with a passive armour to increase protection against anti-tank guided missile. Each rear side of the hull and the turret are fitted with wire cage armour to offer more protection against RPG (rocket-propelled grenades) threats.

The commander has a panoramic sight. The turret is also fitted with a remotely operated weapon station armed with a 40mm automatic grenade launcher and one 12.7m heavy machine gun.
     
Chinese Defense Company NORINCO launches its new light weight main battle tank VT5 during AirShow China 2016, in Zhuhai. This event is the most important defense exhibition in the Asian region which takes place from the 1 to 6 November 2016 at the Zhuhai airport.
 

 

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