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The VT4 is a Tier 8 progression Main Battle Tank under Zhang Feng's dealership.

History[]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 2010s
Service: 2017+
Vehicles Built: cca 38-50 (176 for Pakistan pending)
Operators: Thailand, Nigeria, Pakistan

Unlike Type 99, the VT-4 MBT, also known under the name MBT-3000, was made specifically with export in mind. It is based on an older VT-1 model, which itself has roots in the Soviet-era T-72 MBT that was reverse-engineered by China in the 1980s. Performance-wise, it’s allegedly roughly on par with the Type 99, although actual evaluations are hard to come by.

It first appeared on public radar in 2015 when the company responsible for its marketing, the China North Industries Corporation (commonly known as NORINCO), made a bold claim that the VT-4 was actually better than Russia’s T-14 Armata. The vehicle itself, however, is older. It was first mentioned (along with a few renders) to public in 2012 with the vehicle itself appearing in 2013. The true public unveiling happened during the 10th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in November 2014, following the August 2014 presentation for journalists and officials in Mongolia.

Realistically, the VT-4 is, when it comes to performance, on par with other tanks of its generation such as the Type 99 and the T-90SA. Despite its affordability and its strong marketing campaign, however, the only deal that NORINCO was so far able to secure were 38 tanks for the Royal Thai Army. Originally, Thailand ordered the Ukrainian Oplot-M main battle tanks but the endless delays due to the conflict in Ukraine left them with no choice but to look for an alternative. These tanks were delivered between 2017 and 2019. Nigeria also received several vehicles in early 2020. The Nigerian vehicles have seen their first combat in the January of 2021 in an anti-terrorist operation against Boko Haram. Finally, 176 vehicles of an upgraded variant were purchased in 2020 by Pakistan.

Vehicle Traits[]

  • Armored: This vehicle's armor can withstand a lot of punishment, allowing it to survive even serious firefights.
  • Heavy Weapon: This vehicle carries one of the largest weapons around with significantly increased damage per shot.

Ammunition[]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
More
Info
1 125mm 125-III APFSDS APFSDS Stock 660 745[note 2] mm 1700 m/s 7.10 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.13 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 125mm 125-HE-I HE HE Stock 1030[note 3] 40 mm 850 m/s 7.10 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.16 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 100 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Splash Radius: 1.00 m
  • Splash Penetration: 85 mm
3 125mm BTJ-IM HEAT HEAT Stock 890 890 mm 905 m/s 7.10 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.14 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
4 GP125 ATGM ATGM Experience.png 97,315 790[note 4] 1100 mm 300 m/s 7.10 s
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  • Fire Chance Bonus: 350 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
  • Flight Agility: 40.00 deg/s
  • Self-Guided: No
5 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 5] mm 855 m/s 5.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.15 °
  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Partial Reload: Yes
  • Magazine Size: 800
  • Burst Fire Rate: 400 rd/min
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °

Upgrades[]

Armor[]

VT4 Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 945 mm (vs AP)
1280 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 1045 mm (vs AP)
1710 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite FY-5 ERA (Gen 2) 20% (vs AP)
80% (vs HEAT)
This MBT's front is protected by composite armor. Composite armor consists of combined layers of steel and other material and offers excellent protection against HEAT shells and ATGMs. Its steel sides and rear are considerably more vulnerable. The second generation ERA kit offers excellent protection against standard HEAT rounds or warheads, and marginal protection against kinetic rounds.

Weapon[]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 125mm ZPT-98A Smoothbore Cannon Stock Stock 2.13 s 7.10 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -6.0° / 14.0°
Ammo:
125mm 125-III APFSDS
125mm 125-HE-I HE
125mm BTJ-IM HEAT
GP125 ATGM
7.62mm AP

Engine[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Shanxi 12V150HB 1200 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 71 km/h 29 km/h 6.09 s (0 to 32 km/h)
24.14 s (0 to Max Speed)
39.80° 6 %
Shanxi 12V150HB-2 1200 hp Diesel Engine Experience.png 38,355 Credits .png 308,550 70 km/h 29 km/h 4.86 s (0 to 32 km/h)
23.64 s (0 to Max Speed)
39.80° 6 %

Parts[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
Spallliner.png
Spall Liner
Experience.png 29,335 Credits .png 462,825 Hit points are increased by 400
Hardkillaps.png
GL-5 Hard Kill APS
Stock Stock Automatic Hard Kill APS
Target Acquisition Range: 100m
Charges: 8
Cooldown: 30s
Angle of Effect: 360°
Smokegrenades.png
Type 94 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 4 charges
Recharge time: 35s
Duration: 10s
Smokegrenades.png
Type 97 Smoke Grenades
Experience.png 34,395 Credits .png 607,460 Comes with 8 charges
Recharge time: 25s
Duration: 10s
Gunnersight.png
Improved Gunner Optics
Stock Stock Accuracy is improved by 10%
Firecontrol.png
ISFCS-212 Fire Control System
Experience.png 39,495 Credits .png 771,375 Aiming time reduced by 20%
Thermalsight.png
Improved Thermal Imager
Experience.png 117,350 Credits .png 1,349,905 Ability to spot targets behind foliage improved by 30%
Autoloader.png
Improved Autoloader
Experience.png 174,315 Credits .png 1,542,750 Rate of fire is increased by 7%
Gunstabilizer.png
Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
Gunstabilizer.png
Improved Gun Stabilizer
Stock Stock Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 20%
Transmission.png
Improved Transmission
Experience.png 9,590 Credits .png 77,135 Acceleration is increased by 2.5%
Hull traverse rate is increased by 10%
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Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 88.8%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 74.4%

Footnotes[]

  1. Enables you to unlock one tier 9 vehicle.
    Dealer: Zhang Feng
    Vehicles:
  2. 745 mm at 150m;
    559 mm at 500m
  3. 289 for Partial Penetration;
    73 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  4. 158 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  5. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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