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    New Type98/99 MBT thread

    This is how you get into the driver compartment of Type 99, not very easy

    These photos also confirm that the Type 98/99 is now in service with Shenyang Military Region in Northeast China, possibly with 39th Group Army. It seems that the PLA is satisfied with the tank, so more units are likely to be delivered in the near future



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    Re: New Type98/99 MBT thread

    A nice new large photo

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    Re: New Type98/99 MBT thread

    The ERA blocks are different in the first two picture than the third one...they are arranged differently...I wounder if they are actually ERAs

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    Re: New Type98/99 MBT thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ChinaWall
    The ERA blocks are different in the first two picture than the third one...they are arranged differently...I wounder if they are actually ERAs
    the type 99s design was modular, so its supposed to be able to fit era. or composite modules, depending on the needs of the battle.

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    Re: New Type98/99 MBT thread

    Can i beat a Abrams, depending on the circumstances?
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    Re: New Type98/99 MBT thread

    you mean "it"


    just wondering, are there any escape hole in the driver compartment??? if the turret is turned to the wrong way, would he be locked inside

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    Re: New Type98/99 MBT thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Ender Wiggin
    Can i beat a Abrams, depending on the circumstances?
    Don't need to bring Abrams in this, the thread is about Type 98/99 MBT..
    Of course...Abram is not as good as the U.S. advertises it. The muzzle velocity of Type 99 is around 1780m/s; with quality tank rounds, Type 99 can take out an Abram

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    Re: New Type98/99 MBT thread

    just wondering, are there any escape hole in the driver compartment??? if the turret is turned to the wrong way, would he be locked inside
    General tank design is very similar to T-72, so there should be differenf way out. The only problem is that it wouldn't be easy - you'll find yourself clamped between autoloader's carousel, your seat, and gun's breech. So, if you need to get out fast - you're in trouble.
    Of course...Abram is not as good as the U.S. advertises it. The muzzle velocity of Type 99 is around 1780m/s; with quality tank rounds, Type 99 can take out an Abram
    In fact we can't know this for sure, since we are not aware neither of ZTZ-99 armor quality, nor of it's firepower (though this doesn't matter much - all modern guns have pretty similar performance). As for muzzle velocity - it is not the only factor that defines shell's effectiveness. The good example is american M829E3 - it's velocity is 1555m/s, but still it pierces 800mm at 2000m. But enough of this.

    What i am really interested in is WD396 engine. Is there any confirmed info about it? Pictures? What is the engine's structure? Some sources say it's a copy of MTU881, is this true?

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    Re: New Type98/99 MBT thread

    If I'm not mistaken, I think this is the first time we've seen photos of the interior of a T-98/T-99 MBT in operational status. All previous photos we've seen were pictures of various interior components. This one showed someone actually sitting there and operating it.

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    Re: New Type98/99 MBT thread

    i believe it's the 3rd armoured division in the district. more and more 99s will be issued to the northen district while the south issued with 96. about the M1, if a T-72 could picked it out during golf war, we sure could make it into a pile of buring iron, just in what cost, today's tank warfare is stupid to compare 2 lone tanks.

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    Re: New Type98/99 MBT thread

    The turret looks great, its larger and may be more spacious than the semi spherical T72 turrets . It directly shows western influence .
    The chassis looks to be an identical to that of T72 .


    Is the tank is larger than T72 ? Does it carriers greater no. of shells ?? Is the laser dazzler currently deployed with this tank ???

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    Re: New Type98/99 MBT thread

    O_O You sound like you see this tank for the first time. Try reading articles, this tank is known for already 6 years

    As for the first 2 pictures - do you have any coments? The difference is not only in ERA design, did you notice different commander's hatch? It's something M1A2-looking. And the way commander's sight fixed differs too. Heck, the whole turret seems to be new - it doesn't have this cast roof part, ZTZ-98 had.

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    Re: New Type98/99 MBT thread

    Interesting.There really is no elevation on the top of the turret.I wonder which model this is.Also there is almost twice as much ERA on the front of the turret in the second picture.As far as im aware the first picture is ztz99 and the second one is 98g or other.Im thinking that the second one is 98g because its the same tank no. 301 that is on the picture at sinodefence.Take a look http://www.sinodefence.com/army/tank/type984.asp

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    Re: New Type98/99 MBT thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Aluka
    General tank design is very similar to T-72, so there should be differenf way out. The only problem is that it wouldn't be easy - you'll find yourself clamped between autoloader's carousel, your seat, and gun's breech. So, if you need to get out fast - you're in trouble.

    In fact we can't know this for sure, since we are not aware neither of ZTZ-99 armor quality, nor of it's firepower (though this doesn't matter much - all modern guns have pretty similar performance). As for muzzle velocity - it is not the only factor that defines shell's effectiveness. The good example is american M829E3 - it's velocity is 1555m/s, but still it pierces 800mm at 2000m. But enough of this.

    What i am really interested in is WD396 engine. Is there any confirmed info about it? Pictures? What is the engine's structure? Some sources say it's a copy of MTU881, is this true?
    ok aluka. we got the last type 99 thread closed because u kept argueing it was t-72 copy. so lets avoid the t-72 entirely. the mtu881 ebngine is a really powerfu and reliable engine, quality ukrainian engineering. i wouldnt be surprised if it the wd396 was based off it, but copied?
    no.

    i though the type 98g was the type 99...

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