China dispatches two customised VT4 MBTs to undisclosed foreign customer

简氏:中国向未公开外国客户运送两辆定制VT4 MBT

Date:2020-04-29 Source:Jane's By:Globalmil Viewed:

Gabriel Dominguez, London and Dmitry Fediushko, Moscow - Jane's Defence Weekly
28 April 2020
加布里埃尔·多明格斯(Gabriel Dominguez),伦敦和德米特里·费迪什科(Dmitry Fediushko),莫斯科-简氏防务周刊
2020年4月28日
 

One of the two customised VT4s photographed leaving China’s Inner Mongolia First Machinery Group on 20 April. The group did not reveal the identity of the customer. Source: Inner Mongolia First Machinery Group
两辆定制VT4其中一辆被拍摄在4月20日离开中国内蒙古第一机械集团有限公司。该集团没有透露客户的身份。资料来源:内蒙古第一机械集团有限公司
hina's Inner Mongolia First Machinery Group released images on 20 April via its WeChat account showing what appear to be two customised China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) VT4 main battle tanks (MBTs) being transported on trucks to an undisclosed foreign customer.
中国内蒙古第一机械集团有限公司于4月20日通过其微信帐号发布了图片,显示似乎是两辆定制的中国北方工业公司(Norinco)VT4型主战坦克(MBT)正在卡车上运输给未公开的外国客户。

The images, which show the MBTs featuring a new explosive reactive armour (ERA) fitted to the glacis and turret, indicate that these VT4s are slightly different from the ones exported to Thailand and Nigeria.
这些图片显示了配备有新型爆炸性反应装甲(ERA)的主战坦克(MBT),它们安装在炮塔和前部斜角上,表明这些VT4型与出口到泰国和尼日利亚的VT4型略有不同。

The factory did not provide further details about the platforms (which were painted in green-brown camouflage), the value of the contract, or the number of tanks set to be supplied, saying only that it had held a "launch ceremony" for the two VT4s, which were being delivered to an undisclosed country.
该工厂未提供有关平台(漆成绿色棕色迷彩)详细信息,合同价值或拟提供坦克的数量,仅说已举行了“启动仪式”。两辆VT4,正在交付给一个未公开的国家。

According to Jane's Land Warfare Platforms: Armoured Fighting Vehicles, the export-only VT4 (formerly known as the MBT-3000) follows a conventional Soviet-layout MBT with a 125 mm smoothbore gun and carousel automatic loading system.
根据《简氏陆战平台:装甲战车》的说法,仅出口的VT4型(以前称为MBT-3000)沿袭了传统的苏联布局的主战坦克(MBT),带有125毫米滑膛炮和炮弹传送自动装填系统。

For close support and anti-personnel fire, the VT4 carries a 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun and what is most likely the Type 88 12.7 mm machine gun, which is cupola-mounted for the commander's use.
为了获得近距离支援和人员杀伤力,VT4配备了7.62毫米同轴机枪和最有可能在炮塔上安装88型12.7毫米机枪,供指挥官使用。

The turret also carries eight 76 mm smoke dischargers and four dischargers of 76 mm high-explosive fragmentation grenades. In 2014, an enhanced version of the platforms was shown featuring a remote weapon station, believed to be the UW1, which can mount a 7.62 mm or a12.7 mm machine gun.
炮塔还装有8具76毫米烟雾弹和4具76毫米高爆破片榴弹发射器。2014年,展示了平台的增强版本,该平台带有遥控武器站,据信是UW1型,可以安装7.62毫米或12.7毫米机枪。

The protection afforded to the VT4 has yet to be disclosed, and it is unclear whether the base armour design is a close copy of the T-72B or the T-90A MBTs, as Samuel Cranny-Evans, senior research analyst and editor of Jane's Land Warfare Platforms: Armoured Fighting Vehicles, pointed out.
《简氏陆战平台:装甲战车》高级研究分析师兼编辑塞缪尔·克兰尼·埃文斯(Samuel Cranny Evans)指出,目前提供给VT4的保护措施尚未公开,目前尚不清楚基础装甲设计是T-72B还是T-90A MBT的近似副本。

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