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. This kind of painting is more suitable for Jungle areas and dense areas, but in the high altitude areas with sparse vegetation and sand and rock. It seems a bit “unacceptable.” And easily detectable from long distances.
From a close-up perspective, digital camouflage is more likely to produce “optical illusion”, producing the uncertainty of the basic pixels in digital images, which can simulate the swaying effect of tree shadows, and the mottled characteristics of leaves and gravel in backgrounds such as jungle or desert; From a long distance, different color spots can be juxtaposed and interlaced to produce spatial color mixing, which can form a large spot segmentation effect to simulate the image characteristics of the background community.
For example, in the photos released this time, the 15-type tank is painted with digital camouflage, and it blends perfectly with the plateau and mountains, and its concealment performance has soared. Now only the time will say either The tank 15 is a real threat to India or another paper dragon of China.