VT5 light weight main battle tank
 
 
 
VT5 light weight main battle tank technical data sheet specifications pictures video information description intelligence identification China Chinese PLA NORINCO army industry military technology equipment
 
Description
The VT5 is light weight main battle tank (MBT) designed and manufactured by the Chinese Defense Company NORINCO (China North Industries Corporation). The VT5 was unveiled to the public during the Zhuhai AirShow China in November 2016. According NORINCO engineer, the VT5 has been developed for the export market. The VT5 has a weight from 33 to 36 tones depending of the armour fitted to the tank. With this weight, this tank offer more mobility than a standard main battle tank offering same level of fire power. The power-to-weight ratio is between 27 and 30 hp/ton depending on the armor package. This tank can be used in mountain area and operates in terrain that are inaccessible for standard main battle tanks which has a weight of around 50 tons like the ZTZ99. The VT5 features good battlefield awareness, strong information capacity and high maneuverability, and is suitable for modern joint operations, according NORINCO.
 
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Technical Data
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Armament
The main armament of the VT5 consists of one 105 mm rifled gun with thermal sleeve and fume extractor which has a maximum firing range of 3,000m. The main armament also includes an automatic loading system. The empty cartridge cases are ejected via a small hatch located at the rear of the turret. The VT5 carried a total of 38 rounds of 105mm ammunition which can include Armour-Piercing Fin-Stabilized Discarding Sabot (APFSDS), High-Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT), High Explosive (HE), and gun-launched anti-tank guided missile. The missile has a maximum range of 5,000m and is fitted with a tandem HEAT (High Explosive Anti-Tank) warhead able to destroy armoured or tanks protected with reactive armour (ERA). Second armament of the VT5 includes one remotely operated weapon station mounted on the roof of the turret which is armed with a 12.7mm machine gun and one 40mm automatic grenade launcher. Two banks of three electrically operated smoke-grenade dischargers are mounted on each side at the rear of the turret and coupled to a laser detector. The turret is fully stabilized to offer high accuracy against static and moving targets.
 
VT5 light weight main battle tank technical data sheet specifications pictures video information description intelligence identification China Chinese PLA NORINCO army industry military technology equipment The VT5 is fitted a remotely operated weapon station armed with a 12.7mm machine and one 40mm automatic grenade launcher
Design and protection
The layout of the VT5 is standard for a main battle tank with a crew of three, including the driver seated at the front center of the hull, gunner and commander in the turret. The VT5 can be fitted with two different armor configurations. The hull and the turret of the VT5 is made with all-welded steel armour which provides stand protection against firing of small arms and shell splinters. To increase the protection, the VT5 can be equipped with advanced composite armour and/or explosive reactive armour (ERA). At AirShow China 2016, the VT5 was also fitted with slat armour (wire cage armour) on the turret sides and either side of the hull to increase protection against rocket-propelled grenades (RPG) and anti-tank guided missiles. The VT5 has a combat weight from 33 to 36 tons depending on the armour configuration and and measures 9.20 m in length, by 3.30 m (with armour package) in width, and 2.50 m in height without the remotely operated weapon station.
 
VT5 light weight main battle tank technical data sheet specifications pictures video information description intelligence identification China Chinese PLA NORINCO army industry military technology equipment Each side of the turret is equipped with wire cage armour
Mobility
The VT5 is motorized with a 1,000 hp electronically controlled diesel engine mounted at the rear of the hull. and coupled to a hydro-mechanical full automatic transmission with a pivot steering capability and a cooling system. It can run at a maximum road speed of 70 km/h, 35 to 40 km/h in off-road conditions with a maximum cruising range of 450 km. The VT5 can climb vertical obstacles of 0.85 m, a gradient of 60% and a fording depth of 1.1 m without preparation. The suspension of the VT5 consists of six road wheels with idler at the front, drive sprocket at the rear and track return rollers. The upper parts of the suspension is protected by armour package. The VT5 can be fitted with external additional fuel drums mounted at the rear of the hull to extend the cruising range.
 
VT5 light weight main battle tank technical data sheet specifications pictures video information description intelligence identification China Chinese PLA NORINCO army industry military technology equipment The rear side of the hull can be fitted with additional fuel drums
Accessories
Standard equipment of the VT5 includes NRBC protection and air conditioning system, computerized firing control system, laser range finder, command-and control equipment, a tactical command system and a navigation system that includes INS (Inertial Navigation System) and satellite communications. The gunner and the commander position are equipped with stabilized day/thermal sights incorporating a laser rangefinder. The VT5 has also a panoramic sight allows commanders to have all-round surveillance on the battlefield without being disturbed by turret motion.
 
VT5 light weight main battle tank technical data sheet specifications pictures video information description intelligence identification China Chinese PLA NORINCO army industry military technology equipment The commander has a panoramic sight
 
Specifications
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Armament
One 105mm cannon, one remotely operated weapon station armed with a 12.7mm machine gun and one 40mm automatic grenade launcher.
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Designer Country
China
Accessories
NRBC protection and air conditioning system, computerized firing control system, laser range finder, command-and control equipment, a tactical command system and a navigation system and satellite communications.
Crew
3
Armor
Standard steel armour protection against firing of small arms and shell splinters. Additional armour package with advanced composite armour and/or explosive reactive armour
Weight
33,000 to 36,000 kg depending of armour package
Tank Speed
70 km/h maximum
Tank Range
450 km
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Dimensions
Length: 9.20 m; Width: 3.30 m; Height: 2.50 m
 
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VT5 light weight main battle tank technical data sheet specifications pictures video information description intelligence identification China Chinese PLA NORINCO army industry military technology equipment
VT5 light weight main battle tank technical data sheet specifications pictures video information description intelligence identification China Chinese PLA NORINCO army industry military technology equipment
   
VT5 light weight main battle tank technical data sheet specifications pictures video information description intelligence identification China Chinese PLA NORINCO army industry military technology equipment
VT5 light weight main battle tank technical data sheet specifications pictures video information description intelligence identification China Chinese PLA NORINCO army industry military technology equipment
 
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