First off, I want a bit of an introduction. I'm new here, this is my first post and I want to really commend the makers of this site for their incredible ammounts of information regarding the modern Chinese military. I'm new here, and I dont pretend to be an expert on the Chinese Military but I am an avid fan of forgien militaries, especialy those such as China and Japan. And I really want to know more so that I may become, one day an expert. Now for my question. A 'friend' of mine, who is actualy a member of a tank corp and the driver of an M1A2 Abrams MBT. Now my friend is an avid lover of tanks and how they work. He also seems to have a bit of a somewhat egotistical look upon both his tank and the military of China. He says that, and I quote "China is under a log" and that "A nuke would really help correct that nation". Now dont kill the messenger, I dont consider that to be the truth at all which has made me ask for an outside source. Assuming that, a Type 98 Tank could ambush a single Abrams on level ground, one-on-one and the T-98 could 'draw first blood' and fire first, would it be enough to destroy or disable the M1? Now I realize that an M1, if it got first shot on a T-98 would be a massacre, seeing as how the T-98 is based on the T-72, an at best problematic peice of armor. But I do not know the various shot loads, or if there are others asside from the loads you mentioned (Aparently, the Abrams is immune to the SABOT rounds the T-98 fires, but my 'friend' mentioned nothing about the guided tank-fired rocket you mentioned.) Any help and/or clarification would really help! Thanks!