According to Chinese media reports on June 10: a group of Type-15 tanks in the Xinjiang Military Region carrying out driving training. The training ground noticed that several Type 15 tanks participating in the training had been replaced with digital camouflage paintings, which was in sharp contrast with the classic dark green paintings.
At the beginning of this year, the regiment stationed on the Indo-Sino border received a batch of Type 15 light tanks. This was the first time that the Xinjiang Military Region troops installed Type 15 light tanks. This means that after a certain synthetic brigade of the Tibet Military Region and the “Tashan Power Brigade” of the 75th Army, the Xinjiang Military Region has become the third unit to install this latest domestic tank.
According to Chinese claims such asType-15 has light weight, good protection ability, high level communication system, and strong attack power, the Type 15 light tank is affectionately called the “Black Panther” by officers and soldiers of PLA. However limited by size, the Type 15 light tank did not use the 125 mm guns which is used in Type 99 and Type 96 tanks, but instead used a 105 mm rifled gun.
Don’t underestimate it because the main gun has a slightly smaller caliber. This 105mm rifled gun has the ability to launch various types of advanced shells and artillery-launched missiles. With reference to the 550mm/2000m armor-piercing performance of my country’s export-type BTA-2 105mm armor-piercing projectile, when using our army’s DTC02-105 (that is, the third-stage projectile), the armor-piercing performance of the Type 15 tank at 2 kilometers should be able to reach The 600 mm homogeneous steel plate can completely penetrate the main battle tank of the opponent in the direction of the plateau.
Let’s talk about the new paint for the replacement of the Type 15 tank in the Xinjiang Military Region. When it was first installed at the beginning of this year, the Type 15 painting of the composite group was still the classic dark green painting.