VT5

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VT5
VT5
Details
Tier / Class:
9 Light Tank
Nation:
China
Dealer:
Special
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Damage:
500
Penetration:
660 mm
DPM:
8,766
Reload time:
3.42 s
Hit Points:
2,600
Hull F/S/R:
180 / 135 / 40
Hull composition:
Combined
Turret F/S/R:
280 / 120 / 70
Turret composition:
Combined
Max Speed:
85 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
3.59 s
Vehicle Mass:
36,000 kg
Hull Traverse:
41.20 °/s
Camouflage:
26 %
Vision:
455 m
Cannon Depression:
-8 / 18 °
Accuracy (Spread):
0.076°
Aim time:
1.7 s
Turret Traverse Speed:
45 °/s

The VT5 is a tier 9 Premium Light Tanks originating from China. It is obtained through random lootbox drops and parts.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Invisible movement: motion does not reduce camouflage factor.
  • Override : this vehic's engine can be switched to override mode, which will significantly increase speed and acceleration.
  • Trained Crew : vehicle goes with a level 5 crew

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Premium vehicles in Armored Warfare come fully upgraded.

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Armor[edit | edit source]

VT5 + ERA Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 180/135/40 Combined 280/120/70 Combined Heavy ERA 60% vs AP, 80% vs CE
VT5 is distinguished by its modular frontal armor. This variant is equipped with an ERA package.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

105mm ZPL-90 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
105mm BTA2 AP AP Stock 500 660mm 0.084° m/s 3.85s
105mm DTP1A HEAT HEAT Stock 450-687 650mm 0.084° m/s 3.85s


Missile Name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Reload Time Missiles in Launcher Reload within Launcher Burst Fire Rate Flight Agility Self-Guided
GP105/GP2 ATGM Tandem-HEAT Stock 383-585 775mm m/s 3.85s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s rd/min {{{agility}}}deg/s No


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Shanxi 8B150HB 883 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 70km/h {{{reverse}}} 4.23s {{{0-max}}} 41.20deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[edit | edit source]

VT5 Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner Stock Stock Hit point increased by 150


Type 97 Smoke Grenades Stock Stock Provides 9 volleys.
Magazine capacity: 3 rounds.
Takes 3 s to reload.
Duraiton: 10 s.
Magazine reload time: 60 s


GL-5 Active Protection System Stock Stock Automatic hard kill Active Protection System.
Spotting distance: 100m.
Number of charges: 8.
Reload time: 30s


Improved Commander Sight Stock Stock Vision range increased by 15m


Improved Laser Rangefinder Stock Stock Max spread is improved by 10%


Improved Thermal Sight Stock Stock Ability to spot targets behind foliage improved by 30%


Improved Autoloader Stock Stock Rate of fire increased by 13%


Improved Engine Control Unit Stock Stock Acceleration is increased by 10%


Improved Air Induction Precleaner Stock Stock Crew stats increased by 2%


Stock Tracks Stock Stock Mobility on Off-road Surfaces 32%
Mobility on Difficult Terrain 16.5%


Improved Drive Sprockets Stock Stock Acceleration is increased by 5%


Overhauled LT Transmission Stock Stock Maximum speed: +15 km/h



History[edit | edit source]

Class: Light Tank (Prototype)
Developed: 2006-2010
Service: N/A
Vehicles Built: cca 10
Operators: N/A

One of the better known modern Chinese Light Tanks is the VT-5 by NORINCO. As its name suggests, the vehicle was released for export (the VT designation is used for export vehicles) and has been marketed as such ever since its 2010. The development was kept in secrecy, but some sources claim it started around 2006 or so. The design actually comes from a contest for China's future Light Tank and the VT-5 was the loser with the winner entering the actual Chinese service under the name ZTQ-15 (or Type 15 Light Tank).

The VT-5 is a typical Light Tank. Its weight is in the low 30 ton category and its level of protection is comparable to modern heavy IFVs. The basic hull is made of steel but the vehicle can be upgraded with either a composite applique armor kit, or an ERA kit that covers its sides. Thanks to its excellent power-to-weight ratio, it is a very mobile and agile tank, making up with speed what it lacks in protection. The engine can also be configured for high-altitude low-oxygen environments of mountain ranges, giving it a distinct advantage over conventional MBTs that cannot be generally operated in such environments. The tank has a crew of three as it doesn’t need a loader. Its main weapon, 105mm rifled cannon, is loaded automatically from a turret bustle-mounted ammunition rack.

The last major event that included this vehicle was the August 2017 Inner Mongolia event where it was shown, along with a number of other advanced Chinese export weapons, to the representatives of more than 50 countries. The Chinese spared no expense on the event and the military experts could also witness the tank in action and during firing trials. According to several sources, the vehicle made a good impression but whether it will also attract any real customers remains to be seen. It is, however, not going to appear in the Chinese army.

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