Type 15  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2019
Total Production: 300
Also Known As: ZTQ-15
Origin: China
Corporations: NORINCO
Parent System: Type 15
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2019
Total Production: 300
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Description: The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Type 15 or ZTQ-15 is a lightweight main battle tank (MBT) developed for operations in mountainous terrain replacing the Type 59 tanks. The 35-ton Type 15 tank is powered by a 1,000-hp engine and armed with a 105mm gun that can fire both projectiles and anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) at a distance of up to 3,000 meters. It is a derivative of the VT-5 tank. The new tank features outstanding maneuverability and armor protection. The PLA aims to deploy the new Type 15 light tank along the Sino-Indian border starting in 2019.

Type 15 Specifications

Crew: 3
Number of Engines: 1
Rolling Rubber Wheels: 6
Main Gun Caliber: 105 millimeter
Main Gun Max Range: 3,000 meter
Power: 1,000 hp (746 kW)
Combat Weight: 35,000 kilogram (77,160 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Type 15 News

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on 8 Aug 2019
Thursday, August 8, 2019Chinese ZTQ-15 and VT-5 Tanks to Be Equipped with Active Protection System

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