So, renderings appeared on the Web, the authors of which described what, in their opinion, this novelty of the defense industry of the Middle Kingdom would look like.
The combat vehicle is manufactured in the medium weight category, and its combat weight is estimated at about thirty tons.
Survival on the battlefield will provide an active defense complex, made on several levels. The crew of two, as in the T-14 on the Armata platform, is in a capsule located in the hull. The tower is uninhabited.
It is possible that a 105mm Electrothermochemical (ETC) gun could be used as a weapon. In it, a powerful electrical impulse will ignite the propellant charges, providing projectile speeds far greater than existing ones. This will increase the ability to deal with armored vehicles and other targets.
The development of such tools is carried out in various countries of the world. For example, studies have been reported in Great Britain, the United States of America, Germany, South Korea, and others.
Despite budgets spent and some results achieved, so far no one has succeeded in creating a system that can be mass-produced. So, in the coming decades, the firepower of main tanks will be provided by traditional smoothbore guns made in caliber 120-125-130 mm.
This is demonstrated by the recently introduced German KF51 Panther, the Franco-German E-MBT, the American AbramsX and the aforementioned T-14. However, if the promising NATO tanks are so far only demonstration prototypes, then the Russian models, together with their crews, are already engaged in combat training in the zone of the Special Military Operation.