Social media reported that on April 20th, the Inner Mongolia Yiji Group announced on its official account that a new batch of enhanced VT-4 tanks has begun export delivery. This batch of about 100 VT-4 tanks will be delivered to the Pakistan Army. It was reported on July 17, 2006 that the Indian military factory invested US$3.1 billion to produce 1,000 T-90 tanks for the Indian Army. In April 2019, it purchased 464 new T-90 tanks for another US$2 billion. India has surpassed Pakistan too much in terms of tanks.
Therefore, these 100 enhanced VT-4 tanks It is very important and critical for Pakistan. India also has 1770 FRCThe V tank plan is to replace the existing approximately 2,000 T-72M1s. Such a big handwriting will undoubtedly put great pressure on Pakistan.
When India will soon have more than 3,200 new tanks, Pakistan's new tanks must be reasonably priced, have better performance, and can transfer technology to be produced in Pakistan. Therefore, in the 2018 test, Pakistan ultimately chose not the Ukrainian tank, but the VT-4 tank.
These VT-4 tanks have been specially improved. It is different from the version exported to Thailand and Nigeria. The first is the use of heavy reactive armor, which is better than other export explosive reactive armors.The armor is much thicker, mainly to improve the frontal defensive ability, and the composite armor is also enhanced on the turret to resist top attack ammunition.
This is actually a response to the latest Israeli missile introduced by India. India purchased 8356 spike missiles and 321 missile launchers from Israel, valued at US$525 million. Although it was cancelled some time ago, the contract was recently resumed. This missile can attack targets 10 kilometers away when launched from a helicopter, and the intelligent multifunctional warhead can penetrate a 20 cm reinforced concrete bunker in a breakthrough state.
But the upgraded VT-4 tank can resist anti-tank ammunition that penetrates no more than 1000 mm armor. Mikhail, editor-in-chief of the Russian "Moscow Defense" magazine Barabanov revealed that With the emergence of the VT-4 tank, the T-90 will undoubtedly face more brutal competition, and may even be "annihilated."
According to Russia's "Independent Military Review" reported that the appearance of the VT-4 is somewhat similar to the Type 99 tank, but its performance exceeds that of the Type 99 tank. It has improved mobility, firepower, comfort and protection, and has a very high level of automation. The weight is 52 tons. If you want to strengthen the defense, there are several additional armors to choose from. The total volume of the vehicle covered by the armor reaches 12 cubic meters.
Compared with VT-4, T-90 tank may be weaker in fire control system , But has shown excellent ability in protection performance. Although the protection of VT-4 is also good, it has not been tested in actual combat. But judging from the drill, the VT-4 tank has a strong ability to shoot from action to action, which is also the favorite place of Pakistan and other countries.
After all, tanks cannot rely solely on armored hard anti-missile shells, but must use their excellent mobility to move, run, fight, and run for tactical actions. Use excellent automation equipment and fire control system to hit the target of the same activity in the running. This is very important in battle, and it is also a weak point for Russian-made tanks.
In the Middle East and Gulf War, American tanks can crush Soviet tanks, It is by no means purely armor. The Soviet-made tanks actually had too low a hit rate. The American-made tanks had a good fire control system and could shoot from action to action. This is the biggest advantage.