I'm not aware, but it doesn't mean there isn't.hi RichardGao
I know you had answer my question, but man that shells looks lethal, there are news that India had airlifted T-72 , I hope the PLA had sent the new anti tanks ammo.
Simple reason: 125 firepower system is too heavy.Guys, I know that Type 15 isn't supposed to face a real heavy MBT, but in the rare and unlikely situation it actually does, do you think the 105mm gun is enough?
I have this nagging feeling that they'll be better off having a 125mm gun. After all, China has gone through the trouble to design a whole new tank for that one specific situation (high altitude operation). There's no reason not to develop a low recoil (not low-velocity) 125mm to at least enable it to engage whatever target the current battlefield has.
They could even recoup the investment for that new low-recoil 125mm gun by mounting it on their wheeled assault guns like Type 11 replacement and probably update their MBT guns. Sounds like a good deal to me.
Note: Sorry if it sounds like fanboying. It's just a hypothetical situation.
(Both gun and ammo, also including recoil) I guess PLA didn't even bother testing a 125mm on a light tank, such a project shouldn't have even gone through the theoretical stage. 15's weight control was quite strict during design. Also if we really made a 125 LT it would almost surely still use separate loading shells (nobody'd bother to make new fixed loading shells that aren't viable on older firepower systems) which would probably still make it a rotating magazine autoloader which make it simply a lightweighted 99A or some sort.
And why worry when 105 anti-tank firepower is already not so bad?