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The VN17 is a Tier 8 special premium Armored Fighting Vehicle under Zhang Feng's dealership.

History[ | ]

Class: Infantry Fighting Vehicle (Prototype)
Developed: 2010-2017
Service: N/A
Vehicles Built: 3-5
Operators: N/A

As its name suggests, the VN17 Armored Fighting Vehicle is intended primarily for export and was first shown to the public during a NORINCO military exhibition that took place in the August of 2017 in Inner Mongolia. Indeed, such shows are intended to pitch modern Chinese vehicles to foreign customers, mostly from Asia, South America and Africa.

The VN17 is based on a modified VT-5 Light Tank hull. Instead of putting a flat engine to the back of the vehicle (as is the case in older Soviet and Russian IFVs), the developers have reversed the VT-5 hull and put the engine to its front with the driver sitting next to it. The rest of the vehicle is fairly conventional and it meets all modern battlefield standards. The VN17 is fitted with an unmanned turret and aside from its 30mm autocannon, it also carries two Red Arrow missile launchers.

Unfortunately, since its debut, the VN17 has been unable to find any customers. The reasons for it can be speculated about but they are likely connected to the high cost of the system compared to what an average third world country can afford. At this moment, it remains a prototype only, its status unknown.

Vehicle Traits[ | ]

  • Harder to Spot: When moving slowly, this vehicle does not lose any camouflage and can effectively creep around.
  • Troop Compartment: This vehicle features a troop compartment, allowing you to repair your modules faster and to capture objectives more effectively.
  • Recon Package: This vehicle's set of advanced optics provides an improved vision range when stationary.
  • Unmanned Turret: This vehicle features a remotely-controlled or low-profile turret that receives reduced damage.

Ammunition[ | ]

# Ammo
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
1 30mm DTC041A-30 APFSDS APFSDS Stock 55 370[note 1] mm 1120 m/s 5.00 s
  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.08 °
  • Shots Before Overheat: 33
  • Cooldown Time: 2.50 s
  • Burst Fire Rate: 315.00 rd/min
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 30mm DTY02-30 HEI HE Stock 65[note 2] 20 mm 920 m/s 5.00 s
  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.11 °
  • Shots Before Overheat: 33
  • Cooldown Time: 2.50 s
  • Burst Fire Rate: 315.00 rd/min
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 100 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 50 %
  • Splash Radius: 1.00 m
  • Splash Penetration: 50 mm
3 HJ-12 ATGM-TH ATGM Stock 800[note 3] 1100 mm 200 m/s 18.00 s
  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Partial Reload: Yes
  • Magazine Size: 2
  • Reload within Magazine: 1.00 s
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
  • Flight Agility: 25.00 deg/s
  • Self-Guided: No

Upgrades[ | ]

Armor[ | ]

VN17 Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Stock Stock 250 mm (vs AP)
345 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 250 mm (vs AP)
405 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite Light Vehicle ERA (Gen 3) 35% (vs AP)
90% (vs HEAT)
This vehicle's light armor offers basic protection from autocannons and machineguns while its sides are protected by a third generation ERA kit. Third generation ERA kit offers excellent protection against standard HEAT rounds or warheads, and partial protection against kinetic rounds and tandem HEAT warheads.

Weapon[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 30mm ZPT-02 Autocannon
Red Arrow ATGM Launcher
Stock Stock 1.60 s 5.00 s


  • Depression/Elevation: -6.0° / 50.0°
30mm DTC041A-30 APFSDS
30mm DTY02-30 HEI

Engine[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Shanxi FX0012 1000 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 70 km/h 29 km/h 3.43 s (0 to 32 km/h)
17.15 s (0 to Max Speed)
42.89° 6 %

Parts[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
Type 97 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 6 charges in total
Magazine capacity: 2 charges
Takes 3s to recharge
Duration: 10s
Magazine reload time: 25s
Reconnaissance Package
Stock Stock Drastically decreases the Spotted by Enemy indicator delay in PvP
Bonus vision range when standing still: 30 m
Improved Engine Control Unit
Stock Stock Acceleration is increased by 10%
Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 90.4%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 76.6%
Improved Drive Sprockets
Stock Stock Acceleration is increased by 5%
Reinforced Transmission
Stock Stock Maximum Speed: +15 km/h [note 4]
Troop Compartment
Stock Stock Base capture rate increased by 25%
Repair rate while standing increased by 25%

Abilities[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Stats Activation
Duration Cooldown More
Override Ability Override
Stock Acceleration: +200%
Max Speed: +5%
Handling: +100%
N/A 8 s 53 s

Temporarily improves your vehicle's acceleration and maximum speed. This ability also makes you lose less speed during sharp turns.

No conditions bound to this ability.
Designate Ability Designate
Designate Target
Stock N/A 2.5 s 10 s 15 s

A target designated by this ability will remain spotted for its duration and will receive increased damage.

No conditions bound to this ability.
ATSquad Ability AT squad
Deploy AT Squad
Stock Squad Size: 4
Upgrade: 84mm AT4 HP
Ammo Type: HEAT
Damage: 200
Vision Range while Stopped: 255 m
Camouflage: 60%
1 s N/A N/A

Anti-Tank troops set ambushes that are highly effective against lightly armored vehicles.

No conditions bound to this ability.
Sniper Ability Sniper
Deploy Sniper
Stock Squad Size: 1
Upgrade: 12.7mm M903 AP Bullet
Ammo Type: AP
Damage: 15
Vision Range while Stopped: 400 m
Camouflage: 80%
1 s N/A N/A

The sniper is an excellent scout, very effective against enemy infantry and capable of destroying vehicle optics.

No conditions bound to this ability.
Mortar Ability Mortar
Deploy Mortar Squad
Stock Squad Size: 1
Upgrade: 82mm O-832DU HE
Ammo Type: HE
Damage: 480
Vision Range while Stopped: 175 m
Camouflage: 40%
1 s N/A N/A

Mortar squad provides long-range high-arc indirect fire.

No conditions bound to this ability.


  1. 370 mm at 100m;
    111 mm at 400m
  2. 19 for Partial Penetration; 5 for Non-Penetration
  3. 160 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  4. Also unlockable on:
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