New Type98/99 MBT thread


Tyrant King
Are those armor models or just skirting?
The Skirts of a tank are thin normally just some sheet metal and rubber. The goal being more to keep dust down. The side plates never looked like they were armor so much as a cover for the Bustle rack.


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Can understand stationary turret and moving hull like the Japanese and German demonstrations but turret on the move with the tank? Unless the friction between the surfaces are THAT significant, I reckon no glass of water is staying put without some adhesive assistance. Sorry, I know the 99A is good and all and has a stabilisation that can rival the Type 10 and Leopard 2 in this type of demonstration (not particularly difficult by modern tank standards even a T72 could manage) but accelerating it is impossible.