Beijing MR ZTZ-99A
This is a discussion on New Type98/99 MBT thread within the Army forums, part of the China Defense & Military category; it look like battle surveillance system/EO/thermal/LRF plus ground surveillance radar. the joystick more likely for camera,rather than missile....
it look like battle surveillance system/EO/thermal/LRF plus ground surveillance radar.
the joystick more likely for camera,rather than missile.
Beijing MR ZTZ-99A
Training with ZTZ-99A simulator
So many different tanks showing up this year I forget if this is the A2.
Last edited by AssassinsMace; 12-21-2012 at 03:03 AM.
Yes, the ZTZ99A (A2 is proven to be a wrong designation) serving with the 334th regiment, 112th Division, 38th GA. The PLA's premier heavy mechanized formation.
where's the comander IRI perescope? is that MMW radar befind the gunner copula?
The "ZTZ99A2" is the ZTZ99A. There was never an A2 designation. Not even for the land-monster that is presented here. Picture related: ZTZ99A in the left corner of the screen
And some more pictures.
Also, the new Active Defense System somehow involves a MMW radar as well as still being laser-based (note the yellwo triangle in the last pic). Nothing is confirmed so far, though.
The commander periscope is still there. Notice the other pictures. It is now larger and looks like from the Leclerc, of some sort.
At least one Division (The 112th Heavy Mechanized Infantry Division, the heaviest and most modern of all the PLA, of the elite 38th Group Army) was confirmed to have at least two regiments worth of ZTZ99As replacing their previous ZTZ99s. In particular the 334th regt and the 336th regt have each two battalions of those (31 tanks). So the inventory is at least 124 copies in total. As for the basic Type 99/ZTZ99, the estimates are at least up to 600 in various units of the Beijing MR, Shenyang MR and Lanzhou MR.
It must also be noted that these two regiments also have each two battalions (31 again) of the newest ZBD04A heavy IFV in their TOE (who are, in return most probably backed by the new NLOS missile carriers and automatic 120mm mortars based on the same chassis), making them pretty much the premiere armoured fist in the PLA.
Last edited by Insignius; 12-23-2012 at 05:54 PM.