The Chinese VN3 4×4 Reconnaissance Vehicle has been developed for both the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army and for the export market. Development of the vehicle was completed in 2007 and entered local production with NORINCO for the PLA where it used as a Reconnaissance vehicle. The vehicle is an welded steel with a large internal volume, so is capable of being used for a number of roles other than reconnaissance, such as an APC.
Engine front, commander and driver middle (they have armoured doors and windows are bullet proof) rear section accommodates x3 troops or variant equipment. Troops leave via door in rear and have small bullet proof windows on the vehicle sides with firing ports. Commander and driver have a large single roof hatch.
The all-welded steel hull of the VN3 provides the occupants with protection from small arms fire, shell splinters as well as some types of mine.
The reconnaissance vehicle has a single one man turret which can be fitted with either a 12.7mm or 14.5mm Machine Gun. It is understood that the vehicle can be fitted with anti-tank missile launcher.
Not a lot of details are known, other than the engine being a diesel.