Russian media said the Chinese MBT-2000 tanks exported to Myanmar and Bangladesh
foreign trade of main battle tanks in Burma Army equipment VT1A (MBT-2000)
Russian Military Review, April 23, Myanmar imported from China, the MBT-2000 tanks , the known VT1A foreign trade tanks, recently officially unveiled. Bangladesh last year purchased 44 MBT-2000 tanks and three tank maintenance evacuation vehicle unit price of 5 million U.S. dollars. Today, the introduction of such tanks has become one of the major projects in Myanmar and Bangladesh military modernization.
Russian media said that the Bangladesh army is equipped with about 500 tanks, of which about 60% of the Chinese Type 59 tanks (Soviet T-54 imitation), the remaining 69 tanks (the Soviet Union T-55 imitation). The two tanks represent the technology of the 1950s, also have the appropriate technical updates. The Burmese army now has about 1100 tanks, but also with neighboring countries, Bangladesh, mainly in China’s old tank.
MBT-2000 tanks in the shape of the 90 tanks (China and Pakistan, the Pakistan Army was jointly developed by the tank named “Harald”) is very similar. In fact, the Chinese Type 98, Type 99, Type 90, the depth improved model of the MBT-2000 tanks are Soviet T-72 tanks, although in many aspects of numerous improvements. Although the tank most of the technical improvements to improve the content and the Russian T-80UM2 tank similar, but their production quality than the Russian T-80UM2 tank is much better. Although the main structure of the T-72 tanks that has been established for over 30 years, and proved their reliability on the battlefield, but in fact the battle effectiveness is not particularly good, mainly because Suetanke the crew did not get good training. China fully learned this lesson, the grouping of the tank crew to take a voluntary grouping principles, and at the same time vigorously strengthened and improved the crew training system, further enhancing the combat effectiveness of all models of domestic tank. MBT-2000 tanks weighing 49 tons, 125 mm main gun caliber self-loading device, the crew has been streamlined to three people.
Russian media said China since the early positive supply of arms to Bangladesh, part of the purpose of this checks and balances in India. The often tense relationship between Bangladesh and India, the main problem of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, India are very distressed. Bangladesh is a very poor country, if not low-interest loans provided by China and advanced weaponry, Mengjun the combat effectiveness may be weaker. As for Myanmar, at the same time actively import advanced weapons and equipment, has gradually become China’s major economic partners, especially in terms of oil, water, electricity and other raw material supply. (Compiled: woodlands)