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VT4
VT4
Details
Tier / Class:
8 MBT
Nation:
China
Dealer:
Zhang Feng
Reputation:
1,080,300
Cost:
8,160,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
610
DPM:
5,466
Penetration:
650 mm
Hit Points:
2,900 (3,100)
Hull F/S/R:
350/ 130 / 30
Turret F/S/R:
500/ 100 / 46
Max Speed:
67.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
5.29 s
Hull Traverse:
33.00 deg/s
Camouflage:
37%-42%
Vision:
428.8 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.051°
Max Cannon Depression:
-6.0 / -2.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
36 deg/s

The VT4 is a tier 8 MBT originating from China, and is sold by Zhang Feng. It can be unlocked from the Type 96A, and unlocks a tier 9 Unlock Token, which can be used on the Type 99A, PzH 2000, PLZ-05, and WPB Anders.

Features[]

  • Heavy armor : this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits.
  • High caliber: the high caliber weaponry deals an increased damage.


Player Recommendations[]

Play with this tank Hull down according to the new armor calculator the frontal arc of the tank can be penetrated very easily at close range at 30 m the penetration of an armor piercing round is that mid to lower 70%. While at 1,000 meters it goes down from 75 or 76% to about 18%. Distance is key but this tank so it might be good as a short to mid-range sniper. So remember to keep your distance from the enemy and you won't take damage, the closer you are to the enemy the more the penetration is likely.

Pros and Cons[]

Pros[]

  • ERA
  • Has ATGMs
  • Hard Kill APS

Cons[]

  • speed lost in turns
  • Stock Ammo
  • Frontal armor can be pened at close range(See armor Calculator for more details)

Upgrade Suggestions[]

Retrofit Suggestions[]

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[]

Armor[]

Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 350/130/45 Combined 500/100/46 Combined Light ERA: 10% vs AP, 65% vs CE
The VT4 has a steel hull and Turret and its Frontal arc is additionally protected with Composite Armor. In addition, the tank is equipped with ERA.


Firepower[]

125mm ZPT-98A
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
125-III APFSDS APFSDS Stock 554-677 0m 650mm 0.05° 1,700 m/s 7.5s
125-HE-I HE HE-F Stock 124-908 0m 40mm 0.07° 850 m/s 7.5s
BTJ-IM HEAT HEAT Stock 518-791 0m 590mm 0.06° 905 m/s 7.5s


Missile Name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Reload Time Missiles in Launcher Reload within Launcher Burst Fire Rate Splash Radius Flight Agility Self-Guided
GP125 ATGM Tandem-HEAT 97,315 468-822 750mm 350m/s 7.6s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 9.9rd/min 0m {{{agility}}}deg/s No


7.62mm Secondary Weapon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 0m 18mm 855m/s 0.15° 5.00s 800 {{{reloadm}}}s 400.00rd/min


Mobility[]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
shanxi 12V150HB 1200 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 67km/h {{{reverse}}} 5.29s {{{0-max}}} 33.00 deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Shanxi 12V150HB-2 1500 hp Diesel Engine 38,355 308,550 70km/h {{{reverse}}} 5.03s {{{0-max}}} 35.20 deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[]

Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 29,335 462,825 Increases vehicle HP by 250.


Type 97 Smoke Grenades 34,296 607,460 Provides 5 total smoke grenades. Takes 80 seconds to reload.


Improved Thermal Sight 117,350 1,349,905 Increases effectiveness of spotting through foliage by 30%


Improved Autoloader 174,315 1,542,750 Reload speed increased by 10%.


ISFCS-212 Fire Control System 39,495 771,375 Reduces aim time by 20%


Improved Transmission 9,500 77,135 Increases vehicle acceleration by 2.5% and hull traverse speed by 10%.


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. Finally, 176 vehicles of an upgraded variant were purchased in 2020 by Pakistan.

Variants[]

See Also[]

External Link[]

In Development: VT-4

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