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Thailand received the first batch of Chinese tanks MBT-3000

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Thai army is armed with Chinese tanks. According to the portal armyrecognition.com, China sent the first batch of 28 ordered VT4 machines, also known as MBT-3000, to Thailand.


The intention to purchase a batch of tanks of the Ministry of Defense of Thailand announced in February last year. Initially, the military department planned to purchase Oplot T-84 tanks (1 contract from September 2011 of the year), but later decided to look for other suppliers. In total, for the needs of the ground forces of Thailand it was planned to purchase 50 tanks for up to $ 255 million.

Thailand received the first batch of Chinese tanks MBT-3000


Last May, the Thai Ministry of Defense officially announced the purchase of VT4 tanks manufactured by Norinco, a Chinese corporation. Then it was reported that the military department signed a contract worth $ 147 million - for this amount the customer must receive 28 new tanks. Today it became known that China sent the first batch of cars that will arrive in Thailand during the period from 8 to October 15. VT4 will be replaced by the American M41 Walker Bulldog, which has been in service with the Thai army for about half a century. If Chinese machines meet customer requirements, the volume of purchases can be increased, transfers "Warspot".



VT4 (MBT-3000) - the newest Chinese tank, the development of which ended in the year 2012. The main armament is an 125-mm smooth-bore gun with an automatic loader on the 22 shot. In addition, the machine can be armed with guided missiles launched from a cannon at a distance of 5 km. A remote-controlled machine gun of the 12,7 caliber is installed on the roof of the turret. The tank is equipped with a combination protivosnaryadnoy and reactive protection systems. The power plant is a diesel engine power 1300 l. with. A tank weighing 52 t is capable of speeding up to 70 km / h on the highway, the power reserve is 500 km. The length of the machine (with a gun) is 10,1 m, width - 3,5 m, height - 2,4 m.

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  1. svp67
    svp67 4 October 2017 17: 39
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    China shipped the first batch of 28 ordered VT4 machines, also known as MBT-3000, to Thailand.
    Interestingly, the Chinese somewhere on them, for joy, wrote: "Glory to Ukraine!" Ukraine has earned it by God, GIFT such a contract ....
    1. Alex_Rarog
      Alex_Rarog 4 October 2017 17: 42
      +2
      Inside the fuel tanks)
      1. xetai9977
        xetai9977 4 October 2017 18: 16
        10
        China has slowly become an important exporter of military equipment. To call their products "crap" is fundamentally wrong, otherwise no one in the world would buy their products. Naturally, they lag behind the leading manufacturers, but not critically.
        1. Muvka
          Muvka 4 October 2017 18: 32
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          And do many countries buy Chinese equipment? Only with confirmation. And what are the reviews?
          1. Viktor.12.71
            Viktor.12.71 4 October 2017 18: 51
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            UAVs are quite interesting, back in 2012, an agreement was reached on the supply of a copy of the Wing Loong for evaluation tests. Received a year ago. Already the queue has taken after the UAE and the CA, we are waiting. Our satisfied.
          2. In100gram
            In100gram 4 October 2017 19: 07
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            Quote: Muvka
            And do many countries buy Chinese equipment? Only with confirmation. And what are the reviews?

            Reviews are ambiguous
            http://www.vestnik-rm.ru/news-4-20850.htm
          3. Professor
            Professor 4 October 2017 19: 47
            +2
            Quote: Muvka
            And do many countries buy Chinese equipment? Only with confirmation. And what are the reviews?

            Lot. For example, the Chinese Kalashnikovs flooded the world and, as a specialist told me, they have more penetration than Soviet ones.
            1. aws4
              aws4 4 October 2017 22: 41
              +2
              interesting due to what ???
              1. Professor
                Professor 5 October 2017 09: 07
                0
                Quote: aws4
                interesting due to what ???

                About 5 years ago, this topic was discussed here. Someone was talking about the length of the barrel. I know that bulletproof vests and other protection were tested by the Chinese Kalashs, and the Soviet ones were also available.
                1. aws4
                  aws4 6 October 2017 01: 42
                  +1
                  Thank you, I’ll look for information ... you won’t tell me there is a Chinese copy of AK type 56 or type 81 which has a longer barrel?
                  1. Professor
                    Professor 6 October 2017 07: 46
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                    Quote: aws4
                    Thank you, I’ll look for information ... you won’t tell me there is a Chinese copy of AK type 56 or type 81 which has a longer barrel?

                    I do not know. A colleague who previously worked in a defense concern no longer works for us.
                    1. aws4
                      aws4 6 October 2017 22: 02
                      0
                      thanks a lot
            2. Kent0001
              Kent0001 4 October 2017 23: 46
              +1
              I do not believe. There is no better Izhevsk.
            3. akribos
              akribos 4 October 2017 23: 58
              0
              What the hell penetration. Bullets from their cartridges do not fly.
          4. Atlant-1164
            Atlant-1164 5 October 2017 01: 07
            +3
            China came third in the world after the United States and Russia in terms of arms exports. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), over the past five years, China has surpassed Germany, France and the UK in this indicator.
            Two thirds of the arms exported by China are bought by three Asian countries - Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar (Burma).
            In addition, over the past five years, China has supplied weapons to 18 African countries.
            In the five years to 2014, Chinese arms exports increased by 143%.
        2. aws4
          aws4 4 October 2017 22: 40
          0
          and who calls ???????????????
    2. Komsomol
      Komsomol 4 October 2017 17: 43
      +4
      laughing Probably wrote! good But, tankers, and yet, whose tank is better? I understand, although I don’t understand anything about it, a lot of characteristics, a lot of opinions, but ... So what?
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 4 October 2017 17: 53
        +4
        Quote: Komsomol
        I understand, although I don’t understand anything about it, a lot of characteristics, a lot of opinions, but ... So what?

        You are not clearly shown the biathlon results? The determining factor in comparing tanks is the coherence and preparedness of the crew. As for the Chinese ... so it can be compared with the T-90, since it’s so far to Armata.
        1. MadCat
          MadCat 5 October 2017 06: 14
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          Quote: NEXUS
          Am the biathlon results not clearly shown?

          According to the biathlon results, the Indians said that T90 is a high-tech fertilizer, it would be nice to measure technology according to these results laughing
          1. NEXUS
            NEXUS 5 October 2017 08: 47
            +3
            Quote: MadCat
            according to biathlon, Indians said that t90 high-tech fertilizers

            According to the biathlon results, dear, Russia on the T-72B3 paid everyone. And to the Indians even give a spaceship, one hell will say that this is dull excrement, because with them the soldiers and tankers are the same as a toothpick from a jackhammer.
            1. rocket757
              rocket757 5 October 2017 10: 55
              +4
              They had heroes tankers! This Pakistan can tell ... but individual talents and heroes will not make any army the best in the world.
            2. Evgeny Strygin
              Evgeny Strygin 5 October 2017 14: 22
              0
              but they have a beautiful combat drill! especially the changing of the guard ...
            3. MadCat
              MadCat 7 October 2017 03: 58
              0
              Quote: NEXUS
              Russia on the T-72B3 paid everyone

              voooot, even Russia didn’t take the T90, the conclusion is that, right, the Indians were right ... or maybe it's all nonsense to draw a conclusion from an indicative clowning? ..
      2. svp67
        svp67 4 October 2017 17: 59
        +2
        Quote: Komsomol
        But tankers, but still, whose tank is better?

        Here are the Thais and tell ... Let's wait for their ratings.
        1. samoletil18
          samoletil18 4 October 2017 19: 59
          0
          This is when the Thais T-90 order. They will not speak, proud.
      3. Shura Sailors
        Shura Sailors 4 October 2017 20: 13
        +3
        Modern tanks have approximately the same characteristics (someone has a better gun, someone has an engine, someone has an MSA). You can only say which one is better by comparing them in battle. And much more depends on the crew training.
    3. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 4 October 2017 17: 49
      +4
      Quote: svp67
      "Glory to Ukraine!".

      No, no, "Death to the Thieves!" smile
  2. Skeptic
    Skeptic 4 October 2017 17: 40
    +3
    I wonder if it’s good that it’s not Ukrainian or bad that it is not Russian?
    1. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 4 October 2017 17: 50
      +9
      Quote: SkepticCynic
      I wonder if it’s good that it’s not Ukrainian or bad that it is not Russian?

      And you can’t read the news regardless of these vectors? request
    2. 210ox
      210ox 4 October 2017 17: 58
      0
      Interesting. "Bastions" did not participate in biathlon. Is it good or bad?
      Quote: SkepticCynic
      I wonder if it’s good that it’s not Ukrainian or bad that it is not Russian?
  3. 210ox
    210ox 4 October 2017 17: 43
    +1
    "Bastions" went to scrap? crying
  4. Herculesic
    Herculesic 4 October 2017 17: 49
    +3
    Will this one even lose the rollers on the track? lol And it’s not known what the Chinese armor really consists of! !! lol
  5. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 4 October 2017 17: 51
    0
    Your news upsets the Baron! smile
    "Work under the contract is in normal mode"(© Malaysia’s press service), yeah ... laughing
  6. Herculesic
    Herculesic 4 October 2017 17: 53
    +1
    The United States needs to impose sanctions against China, due to the lack of a tank as a loading Negro in the crew! lol
    1. samoletil18
      samoletil18 4 October 2017 20: 03
      0
      I was in China. There are blacks nemae. laughing
  7. UVB
    UVB 4 October 2017 17: 58
    +1
    We saw on the tank biathlon how their rollers on the "comb" fell off.
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 4 October 2017 19: 43
      +3
      Quote: UVB
      We saw on the tank biathlon how their rollers on the "comb" fell off.

      You are confusing something.
      This tank could not appear at the Tank Biathlon.
      1. UVB
        UVB 4 October 2017 22: 41
        +1
        Quote: Spade
        You are confusing something.
        This tank could not appear at the Tank Biathlon.

        Tank "Made in China" watch after 40 seconds. And with our this has never seen.
        1. Mih1974
          Mih1974 4 October 2017 23: 24
          0
          In the same place, in Russian metric, "this is Chinese Type ninety ...." tongue This is a past model, and this year he seems to have lost his rollers no longer. repeat The Chinese, of course, grow above themselves, mobsters, although it is clearly visible that they have a "car" pumped.
          1. Lopatov
            Lopatov 5 October 2017 07: 43
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            Quote: Mih1974
            This is a past model, and this year he seems to have lost his rollers no longer.

            Not “past,” but another. Norinko is generally an export company. And there are practically no samples developed by them in the arsenal of the Chinese army.
  8. Horst78
    Horst78 4 October 2017 18: 14
    0
    Interestingly, the Thais are not imagining in their eyes? That technique, then not that. Relax and buy everything Russian. We will provide complex deliveries of the whole nomenclature bully ps is not an official offer of RossOboronExport wassat drinks
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 4 October 2017 19: 47
      +2
      Quote: Horst78
      Relax and buy everything Russian.

      Russia cannot afford it.
  9. pasechnik
    pasechnik 4 October 2017 18: 16
    +2
    T-72 in the shell :-)
    1. Kent0001
      Kent0001 4 October 2017 23: 50
      0
      And what? Is he worse off that? In Syria they can’t knock out anything. And how many Abrams and Leo burned?
  10. Igor Vagin
    Igor Vagin 4 October 2017 20: 40
    0
    I wish you to get out of order faster.
  11. Horst78
    Horst78 4 October 2017 22: 24
    0
    Quote: Spade
    Quote: Horst78
    Relax and buy everything Russian.

    Russia cannot afford it.

    No offense to the Thais, but We get what we wanted ps if I don’t have a passport yes bully
  12. Timofey Cherepov
    Timofey Cherepov 4 October 2017 23: 46
    +1
    A sort of cross between Abrams and T-72))
  13. morituri
    morituri 5 October 2017 00: 14
    0
    If this is such an imba, then why is it not visible on the tank biathlon?
  14. gorenina91
    gorenina91 5 October 2017 06: 09
    +2
    - Yes, the Chinese weapons are no worse than the Russian ones ... -And the whole "shooting world" has long been fighting with these weapons ... -And large-caliber Chinese machine guns (analogues of the Soviet DShK), and grenade launchers .., and various MANPADS., And multiple launch rocket systems ... and missile launchers ... and tanks ... and military aircraft ... their JF-17 fighter has long been in service with Pakistan ... and so on ... -That's all, of course ...- "copied" from Russian weapons ... -but China produces it
    and without any licenses and under its "brand" ...
    -And the myth that supposedly Russian military equipment is many times superior to Chinese ... -soon will be a thing of the past ...
    -So far, we only agree that the "Chinese products" are much cheaper ... -But the opinion has already begun to form that Chinese weapons are not only cheaper .., but also quite reliable and effective ...
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 5 October 2017 10: 59
      +4
      It would be nice if we didn’t stomp on the spot, and Schaub always only looked like!
  15. gukoyan
    gukoyan 5 October 2017 09: 42
    0
    Looks like a cross between Challenger and Abrams)))
  16. kamski
    kamski 5 October 2017 12: 38
    0
    Industry is everything, Chinese industry is modern
  17. kamski
    kamski 5 October 2017 12: 41
    +1
    Production decides Chinese and Russian industry two completely different categories. Only a blind person does not see the fact that the Russian military-industrial complex is based on the developments of the USSR and this is already yesterday’s products. In the very near future, Chinese products will be incomparably better and advanced Russian
  18. Mentat
    Mentat 7 October 2017 13: 21
    0
    Quote: NEXUS
    As for the Chinese ... so it can be compared with the T-90

    This is not even funny. Especially touches on this MBT-3000 household Conder, stuck behind the tower.
    1. badens1111
      badens1111 7 October 2017 13: 30
      0
      Quote: Mentat
      Especially touches on this MBT-3000 household Conder, stuck behind the tower.

      And what do you need, armored? What is the difference you saw the military conder from civilian?
  19. Mentat
    Mentat 7 October 2017 13: 23
    0
    Quote: kamski
    Production decides Chinese and Russian industry two completely different categories. Only a blind person does not see the fact that the Russian military-industrial complex is based on the developments of the USSR and this is already yesterday’s products. In the very near future, Chinese products will be incomparably better and advanced Russian

    Do you receive Yuan periodically with transfers? Write to the Indians, they will send rupees, you will earn another half a rusty penny for selling yourself.
    1. badens1111
      badens1111 7 October 2017 13: 33
      0
      Quote: Mentat
      Do you receive Yuan periodically with transfers? Indians still write, will send rupees

      And you have to be in the bucks that are so frantic?
      What are you dissatisfied with: the fact of selling Chinese tanks to Thailand or the fact that Thailand refused to produce goods of dubious quality or an advertised but not very successful Abrams?
  20. Mentat
    Mentat 7 October 2017 13: 54
    0
    Quote: badens1111
    What are you unhappy with?

    Only a blind person does not see the fact that the Russian military-industrial complex is based on the developments of the USSR and this is already yesterday’s products. In the very near future, Chinese products will be incomparably better and advanced Russian

    The spread of lies and idiocy on the forum.