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

History[ | ]

Class: Light Tank
Developed: late 2000s
Service: 2015+
Vehicles Built: cca 100
Operators: China

The ZTQ-15 Light Tank is also (and perhaps more commonly) known as Type 15 Light Tank. The ZTQ-15 name is a factory designation of the same vehicle. The history of this vehicle is closely tied to the VT-5 Light Tank. China has always been a user of this vehicle class because it's more or less impossible to operate standard MBTs in various mountainous or swampy regions that can be found in various parts of the country. While the available sources are limited, what seems to happened was China holding a contest for its future Light Tank back in the late 2000s with at least two designs participating. The winner of the contest became the ZTQ-15 Light Tank for domestic use while the second design that lost became the VT-5 export Light Tank.

That is why both vehicles resemble each other closely. Both feature high mobility, relatively light armor and are armed with a 105mm rifled gun, which is more than sufficient for theaters of operation where modern heavy Main Battle Tanks are not expected to appear. Slugging it out with MBTs isn't the purpose of these tanks; it's to support infantry in rough terrain. As the name suggests, the ZTQ-15 was accepted in Chinese service around 2015 and appeared first in public during a 2018 military parade. Several sub-variants of this tank exist and an unknown number has already been produced, possibly close to a hundred.

Vehicle Traits[ | ]

  • Stealthy: This vehicle does not lose any camouflage when moving at any speed, which is handy primarily for scouting.
  • Adjustable Suspension: This vehicle features a hydraulic suspension that allows you to manually change its ground clearance.
  • Hydraulic Suspension: This vehicle's hydraulic suspension allows you to tilt its hull to the front and to the rear for improved gun elevation and depression angles.

Ammunition[ | ]

# Ammo
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
1 105mm DTC15 APFSDS APFSDS Stock 500 750[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 DTB2 HE HE Stock 750[note 2] 50 mm 850 m/s 3.85 s
  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.11 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 100 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Splash Radius: 1.00 m
  • Splash Penetration: 85 mm
3 105mm DTP2 HEAT HEAT Stock 625 900 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 %
4 GP105/GP2 ATGM ATGM Stock 575[note 3] 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
5 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 4] 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[ | ]

ZTQ-15 Stock Armor with ERA
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Stock Stock 255 mm (vs AP)
365 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 435 mm (vs AP)
815 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-151 Rifled Cannon Stock Stock 1.42 s 3.85 s


  • Depression/Elevation: -8.0° / 18.0°
  • Depression/Elevation incl. Suspension: -13.0° / 21.0°
105mm DTC15 APFSDS
105mm DTB2 HE
105mm DTP2 HEAT
7.62mm AP

Engine[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Shanxi 132HB 883 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 70 km/h 29 km/h 3.83 s (0 to 32 km/h)
19.11 s (0 to Max Speed)
41.81° 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 9 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 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 5]

Abilities[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Stats Activation
Duration Cooldown More
a Ability Suspension
Dynamic Suspension
Stock N/A 0.25 s N/A N/A

This vehicle can lower its suspension to become stealthier and more accurate at the cost of mobility and vision range. Additionally, it can also tilt its hull to improve its gun depression and elevation angles.

No conditions bound to this ability.


  1. 750 mm at 150m;
    600 mm at 600m
  2. 211 for Partial Penetration;
    53 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  3. 115 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  4. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
  5. Also unlockable on:
Light Tanks
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