The Main Battle Tank MBT3000, also known as VT4 is a third generation main battle tank currently under development by Norinco.
The tank armed with a 125-mm smoothbore gun, which can fire various shells including:
kinetic energy penetrator
high explosive squash head
high explosive anti-tank warhead
In addition, the main gun can fire anti-tank missiles with a maximum range of 5,000 m. The MBT3000 can carry 38 rounds of main ammunition with a maximum loading speed of 8 rounds per minute with 22 rounds on the autoloader.
The MBT3000 has a remotely operated 12.7-mm anti-aircraft machine gun and a 7.62-mm coaxial machine gun.
The tank's fire-control system includes a digital imaging system that consists of a second generation cooled thermographic imager for the gunner and the tank commander.
The MBT3000 has a water-cooled turbocharger electronic-controlled 1,300 hp (969 kW) diesel engine. The MBT3000 has a cruise speed of 68 km/h and has an operational range of 500 km. The tank uses digital technology with an inertial navigation system and Global Positioning System. The tanks ford depth is 4.5 m and it has a trench of 2.7 m.
The MBT3000 tank has a fire extinguisher feature and explosion suppression system. The gradient is at maximum sixty-percent. It is also installed with a new active protection system designated the GL5.
The MBT3000 countermeasures include eight 76 mm smoke grenade launchers and four 76 mm shrapnel grenade launchers.