New Type98/99 MBT thread


Dongfeng

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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



 

ChinaWall

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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
 

MIGleader

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ChinaWall said:
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.
 

ahho

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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
 

ChinaWall

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Ender Wiggin said:
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
 

Aluka

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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?
 

adeptitus

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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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