Type 99 Tank

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The Type 99 Tank is a third generation Chinese Main Battle Tank (MBT).

Type 99 Tank

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The Type 99 Tank is the main battle tank (MBT) of China. Produced in 2000 by Norinco, this tank entered service in 2001 with Western and Russian influence to its design. This tank is an upgrade to the previous Type 98 MBT. Its turret is a wedge-shaped modular add-on explosive reactive armor. Type 99 is also equipped with a 125mm smoothbore gun bundled with Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) capability. It runs at native speed of 80 kilometers per hour, an operational range of 500 kilometers and powered by a 1500 shp diesel engine.

Type 99 Tank | China

Weapons Base Power Stats | Type 99 Tank
• Country: China
• Produced: 2000
• Maker: Norinco
• Length: 25 feet (7.7 meters)
• Width: 11 feet (3.5 meters)
• Height: 7.4 feet (2.25 meters)
• Speed: 80 kilometers per hour
• Range: 310 miles (500 kilometers)
• Weight: 58 tons
• Armor: Composite Reactive Armor
• Weapon A: 125 mm smoothbore with ATGM
• Weapon B: Type 85 Cupola Heavy MG (1x)
• Weapon C: Type 59 7.62mm MG
• Engine: 1,500 shp (1,119 kW) Diesel
• Power: 27.78 horsepower per ton
• Crew: 3
• Cost: Not Known
• Status: Active

Type 99 Tank | China

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