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Reichmarshal

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VT4 as T59 replacement?:disagree:


How are you defining obsolete fleet here?
take out AK, t80ud, and to some extent, t85 from a fleet of almost 2500 tanks, and you have serious problems.
do they know weak points of their customers by the region, hence categories of the stunners?

besides, VT4s will be front line, not T59 replacements.
stunts like these don't work with professional armies like PA. otherwise we would be seeing oplot in our fleet.
Baki a cup of tea is a cup of tea n business is business.
 

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can anyone confirm from an authentic source about the engine of our VT-4 tanks......?
1300HP,1400HP or 1500HP
 

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can anyone confirm from an authentic source about the engine of our VT-4 tanks......?
1300HP,1400HP or 1500HP
Type 99, whose derivative is VT4, was made with sole goal of accommodating bigger engines than Type 90, and use single gearbox+conventional tank steering.

Type 90 was super-glued to its Ukerainian engine with 2 gearboxes, and there was no way to upgrade it without basically re-engineering the drive train entirely, or making a Chinese analog to the engine, its cooling system, its hydraulics, its steering computer, its ECU, and etc, which was beyond Norinco's means.

So they just made a new bigger hull, which is Type 99. It has conventional drive train, one gearbox, conventional cooling, and does not use hydraulics as extensively.

Honestly, I doubt Norinco will agree to to undo the very point of Type 99 design just to continue AK programme.

So, if new AK will be Type 99 derived, it will have regular engine. If they keep using Type 90 hull, then they will keep the engine.
 

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Chinese homegrown engines for tanks appears to be better, based on information available in public. I studied bit about engine electronics used in newer light tank.
As a package, These engines are lighter by atleast 30% than Russian / Ukrainian design that use cast iron Blocks and heads, while Chinese have moved on to ASCT( advanced semisolid casting) for having high strength aluminium blocks with spl alloy inserts for holding crank. Use of adaptive electronic control for fuel injection and engine Temperature management + other features like automatic anti stoll etc.
But i believe bigger leap over is use of electronic controlled automatic gear boxes that Chinese have employed on newer tanks, they are a big step ahead of manual dogboxes used in Russian ones.
 

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