Tank and Armored Vehicles

VN-3 Armored Vehicle

The VN-3 armored vehicle is an advanced light armored combat vehicle with all-wheel drive, high maneuverability and assault capability, small size, light weight, strong strike capability, suitable for air delivery and good ground mobility. Equipped with rapid reaction forces, actions, and can transform according to user needs. China's VN-3 development work began in 2000, and its comprehensive performance is close to that of foreign advanced wheeled armored vehicles. It has been manufactured at a low price for the Chinese People's Liberation Army.
In addition, the VN-3 armored vehicle can also be equipped with anti-tank missiles, and can also be equipped with electronically controlled smoke bombs and rifle grenade launching platforms on both sides of the turret to protect the front arc.
The VN-3 armored vehicle comes standard with anti-skid braking system, NBC (nuclear, chemical, biological) protection system and fire detection and suppression system. Optional equipment is said to include amphibious capabilities, light drive equipment and GPS.
Judging from the appearance of the VN-3 armored vehicle, it is more like an enlarged jeep. The lines of the car body are clearly defined, which is very in line with modern concepts.
Country of origin China
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Crew 5 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 5.3 t
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Machine guns 1 x 12.7 mm
Engine diesel
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Maximum road speed 110 km/h
Range 600 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench ~ 0.5 m
Fording ~ 1 m
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