“This tank obliterates defending tanks.”
General Information[edit | edit source]
Due to their high health, in World War, they are usually chosen as a diversion for Missile Silo as well as dealing damage from their drop point.
Historical Description[edit | edit source]
Chinese tanks have historically been based on Russian designs. Beijing's latest main battle tank, the Type 99, shares some of this legacy. Its low profile, 125 mm smoothbore main gun, and three-man crew with autoloader are all classic Soviet features. But the Type 99 incorporates some Western technology as well. For instance, its 1500-horsepower diesel engine and explosive reactive armor are based on components used in Germany's Leopard 2. There are also some unique twists that utilize homegrown Chinese electronics.
One example is its integrated active laser defense system. This goes beyond disrupting missile guidance to actually seek out enemy tanks and attempt to blind their crew. Another is the advanced fire control system that enables accurate initial shots even while on the move. As all of this comes at a high price, only elite units field the Type 99, leaving the rest with the cheaper and older Type 96. The new model has never been exported or seen combat, so its true quality remains unknown. In general, observers consider it to be on par with contemporary MBTS.
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