New Type98/99 MBT thread

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  1. MIGleader
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    I thinks its a CGI. The resolution of the tank is not consistant with the background.

    besides, why would the PLA leave their newest tank lying ina road somewhere? if this is really a test, the vehicle should be moving.
     
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    Thank you for reply me. I have the picture in jpeg type also but it is smaller I think.
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    I know not a lot about this type.
     
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    Thanks for the clearer pic. I'm not going to vote either way on this but I will say that if someone tried modifying a basic tank to reduce it's susceptibility to millimetric wave radar and possibly laser designators/range finders, it'd probably look something like that.
     
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    I could see how reducing radar/laser reflection would be useful, but I have the iimpression that thermal/IR-based sensors are the dominant method for detecting tanks nowadays. I remember reading a snippet out of some Chinese news outlet about body paint that reduces thermal signiture, but I wonder how is China on R&D of thermal signature reduction coatings in general.
     
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    True, but it's very hard to do range finding with IR.
     
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    ==I knew a guy who proposed the concept of modulised plant holding rack, the plant will either be grown in soil or gel, the racks will be attached onto the tanks, when on operation, the plant pots will be placed on to racks, it will significantly reduce thermal signiture, it will also improve conditions inside the vehicle in summer, and it will also serve as protection against HEAT munition.
     
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    Not to mention that the plants would also serve as camouflage.

    However, I believe that idea is very impractical.
     
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    "That? Naw, that's just an overgrown shrub, sector clear."

    I have a feeling the poor plants would lose their leaves after the main gun fires. And who would want to water their tanks? Keke. Yes, impractical, but not terribly so. Who knows.;)
     
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    So is that a real tank or CGI, the 1st picture looks real but the 2nd one looks odd.
     
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    That's the crux of it, it's impossible to say. I'd suggest that a stealth tank is going to look a bit box like anyway and the paint/materials is likely to be flatter and more even than normal tanks.

    Are there any runours that china is developing this technology? The 22xx stealth boats came without much warning though...
     
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