The VT-4 is a third generation, chinese origin Main Battle Tank. This tank is equipped with a 125mm smoothbore main gun. Chinese company “China North Industries Corporation (Norinco)” designed and manufactured this main battle tank. The tank crew consists up of commander, driver and gunner. The VT-4 main battle tank features features an air-conditioning system, a fire extinguisher and an explosion suppression system.
This tank is equipped with a 125mm smoothbore gun as main weapon while a remotely operated 12.7mm anti-aircraft machine gun and a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun acts a secondary weapons onbaord VT-4 tank. Main gun can fire multiple types of rounds including armour-piercing fin-stabilised discarding-sabot (APFSDS) rounds, high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead, artillery and guided missiles (1) .
The main battle tank is equipped with GL5 active protection system (APS), which integrates four fire control radars with a detection range of approximately 100m. This tank is also equipped with smoke grenade launchers and provides protection against nuclear, biological and chemical attacks by means of NBC protection system.
The VT-4 main battle tank has a road speed of 70 km/h and 50 km/n in cross-country conditions. VT-4 is one of the leading export products of China North Industries Corporation. Till Now, three states procured VT-4 tanks including Pakistan, Nigeria and Thailand.