ZTQ light tank with 105mm cannon now in service with the Chinese armed forces 10401171

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ZTQ light tank with 105mm cannon now in service with the Chinese armed forces.
New pictures released on Internet confirm that the new Chinese-made ZTQ light tank is now in service with the Chinese armed forces. Images of this tank first appeared in 2010/2011 and according some internet military sources, the ZTQ was developed for operations in mountainous regions.
     
New pictures released on Internet confirm that the new Chinese-made ZTQ light tank is now in service with the Chinese armed forces. Images of this tank first appeared in 2010/2011 and according some internet military sources, the ZTQ was developed for operations in mountainous regions. Picture released on Internet showing ZTQ light tank on train
     
The ZTQ light tank could replace the old Type 62 light tank developed in the early 1960s. The ZTQ has a turret very similar to the main battle tank ZTZ-99 but armed with a 105mm cannon. The main sights and the commander’s optics seem to be derived from the new Chinese tank ZTZ-99A2.
 

The export version of the ZTQ light tank called VT5 was showed for the first time during the Zhuhai Air Show in November 2016.

According our analysis of pictures released on Internet, the ZTQ light tank seems to be made in all-welded steel armour. The tank is also fitted with an Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA) on the front and on each side of the turret offering more protection against shaped charges and specially hardened kinetic energy penetrators.

Accord first technical information, the ZTQ has a weight of around 35 tons and has an improved power pack and transmission to make it highly effective in mountain operations. it has a crew of three and is fitted an automatic loading system for the main armament.
     
New pictures released on Internet confirm that the new Chinese-made ZTQ light tank is now in service with the Chinese armed forces. Images of this tank first appeared in 2010/2011 and according some internet military sources, the ZTQ was developed for operations in mountainous regions.
 

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