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Thailand Chose Chinese-made MBTs

Thailand Chose Chinese-made MBTs January 5, 2017

The Royal Thai Army signed a deal with China for 28 VT-4 main battle tanks and will acquire 21 additional vehicles within the fiscal year 2017 to complete a fleet of 49 tanks. VT-4 main battle tanks, also known as the MBT 3000, have been designed and manufactured by the China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO). The VT-4 has a 125 mm smoothbore cannon and a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun on the turret.  The vehicle’s fire control system consists of laser rangefinder, panoramic sight, and a third generation thermal imaging system. 

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