Wednesday, November 30, 2022

China Promotes VT4 Main Battle Tank in Middle East

China’s military group NORINCO has announced plans to market the VT4 main battle tank internationally beginning in the Middle East.

The arms exporter expects potential buyers in the Middle East and now showcases new tank at IDEX 2017 exhibition in Abu Dhabi. The IDEX defence show takes place in Abu Dhabi from 19 to 23 February 2017, the most important event of its kind in the Middle East.

The VT4 (also named MBT-3000) is an export version is a new generation of main battle tank designed and manufactured by the Chinese Defense Company NORINCO.


The main armament of the VT4 consists of 125mm smoothbore gun fitted with a thermal sleeve and fume extractor. The VT4 has a crew of three, including commander, gunner and driver.  The 52-tonnes VT4 can run a maximum road speed of 70 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 500 km. The VT4 can ford a depth of 4 to 5 m with preparation and a trench of 2.7m. The tank can climb a gradient of 60% and a vertical obstacle of 1.2m maximum.

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