To be exact, he’s chief designer of the Type 15’s new engine and he passed due to cancer.Professor of Beijing Institute of Technology School of Mechanical & Vehicle, chief designer of Type 15, Liu Fushui have sadly passed away due to illness this morning. He was 57 years of age.
The Type 15 is VT5, VT4 is Type 99.Pakistan Reportedly Begin ReceivingnVT4 Tanks from Norinco....
The 52-tonnes VT-4 is motorized with a water-cooled turbocharged electronic-controlled diesel engine developing 1,300 hp; has a 125mm smoothbore cannon capable of firing APFSDS, HESH, HEAT and HE rounds and guided missiles.
There is also a remote weapon station on the turret armed with a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun. The fire control system has hunter-killer capabilities, laser rangefinder, panoramic sight, and a third generation thermal imaging system.
The tank is equipped with an active protection system designated GL5, defensive grenade launchers, and a laser warning device. The vehicle also has an IFF system, NBC protection, explosion suppression system, fire extinguishing system, and air conditioning.