Secret information about the Chinese army were shared on the War Thunder video forum by a user. In the War Thunder video game players go to war using tanks or military fighter planes.
The information published on the forum contain details about an anti-tank missile using by armored Chinese vehicles.
The photo that contained the information was deleted quickly from the forum but not before users managed to take screenshots and publish it on other platforms.
It appears that a fan of the War Thunder video game was annoyed that the developer has not properly reproduced the abilities of the missile used by China so he took it upon himself to set the record straight.
The UK Defense Journal says that the list of technical specifications of the DTC10-125 missiles was known but the recent incident in which a photo that appears to be an official document.
DTC10-125 is a high speed missile with a diameter of 125 mm that does not contain explosive. Its role is to penetrate the armor of other armored vehicles. The interior of the vehicles is devastated by the elements generated by the impact. DTC10-125 is used by Type 96 and Type 99 Chinese tanks.
Gaijin deleted the information and asked the users to never publish such information again. Those who do that can be charged, in many states, with high treason. In China, people found guilty of treason are usually sentenced to death.
This is not the first time when military secrets are published on War Thunder forums. In July of 2021 information about the Challenger 2 British tank were published on the platform and in December users published information about the Leclerc tank from France.