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The VT5 is a Tier 9 special premium Light Tank under Zhang Feng's dealership.

History[ | ]

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.

Vehicle Traits[ | ]

  • Stealthy: This vehicle does not lose any camouflage when moving at any speed, which is handy primarily for scouting.
  • Engine Boost: This vehicle's engine rev limiter can be overridden to significantly increase speed and acceleration for a short period of time.
  • Trained Crew: This vehicle comes with a fully trained Level 5 crew.

Ammunition[ | ]

# Ammo
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
1 105mm BTA2 APFSDS APFSDS Stock 500 730[note 1] mm 1540 m/s 3.85 s
  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.08 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 105mm DTP1A HEAT HEAT Stock 580 850 mm 1173 m/s 3.85 s
  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.09 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
3 GP105/GP2 ATGM ATGM Stock 550[note 2] 950 mm 300 m/s 3.85 s
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
  • Flight Agility: 50.00 deg/s
  • Self-Guided: No
4 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 3] mm 855 m/s 5.00 s
  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.98 °
  • 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[ | ]

VT5 Stock Armor with ERA
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Stock Stock 290 mm (vs AP)
455 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 410 mm (vs AP)
550 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite Light Vehicle ERA (Gen 3) 10% (vs AP)
90% (vs HEAT)
This Lt'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. While not as durable as an MBT, this Light Tank is generally well protected. Additionally, the third generation ERA kit offers excellent protection against standard HEAT rounds and warheads, and limited protection against kinetic rounds.

Weapon[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 105mm ZPL-94 Rifled Cannon Stock Stock 1.42 s 3.85 s


  • Depression/Elevation: -8.0° / 18.0°
105mm DTP1A HEAT
7.62mm AP

Engine[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Shanxi 8V150HB 883 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
Spall Liner
Stock Stock Hit points are increased by 150
Type 97 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 8 charges in total
Magazine capacity: 3 charges
Takes 3s to recharge
Duration: 10s
Magazine reload time: 25s
GL-5 Hard Kill APS
Stock Stock Automatic Hard Kill APS
Target Acquisition Range: 100m
Charges: 8
Cooldown: 30s
Angle of Effect: 360°
Improved Commander Optics
Stock Stock Vision range is increased by 10m
Improved Laser Rangefinder
Stock Stock Accuracy is improved by 10%
Improved Thermal Imager
Stock Stock Ability to spot targets behind foliage improved by 30%
Improved Autoloader
Stock Stock Rate of fire is increased by 7%
Improved Stabilizer Drives
Stock Stock Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 40%
Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
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 (Light Terrain): 88.6%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 74.2%
Improved Drive Sprockets
Stock Stock Acceleration is increased by 5%
Reinforced Transmission for Light Tanks
Stock Stock Maximum Speed: +15 km/h [note 4]

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.


  1. 730 mm at 150m;
    584 mm at 600m
  2. 110 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  3. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
  4. Also unlockable on:
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