Type 99 main battle tank : specifications and technical 

Type 99 main battle tank : introduction:-

The type-99 main battle tank (MBT) is main battle tank of Chinese People's Liberation Army. This tank is available in two version the first one is type-99 and the second one is type-99A. The type-99 tank was started producing from 2001 to 2011 and type-99A is still producing from 2007. 


Type 99 main battle tank

This tank is a third generation main battle tank of the China πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³. This tank has a hunter killer capabilities and it works in both automatic and manual modes. The rate of fire is with autoloader is 8 rds / min and with manual loader 2 rds / min. This tank has been designed according to American πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Tank namely M1 Abrams.

Type 99 main battle tank : Background / History :-

At starting of the 1989 the china was started production of a newer version tank according to tank T-72 and name give it by china is type-90-II. But there are many and also this tank was not equipped with autoloader, due to this reason the China was started producing a new tank after partnership of Pakistan. The Pakistan give it name of Al-Khalid and the China is called it Type-99 main battle tank


Type 99 main battle tank

Type 99 main battle tank : Specifications:-

Weight - 59 ton. 

Length - 8100 mm. 

Width - 3700 mm. 

Height over hull - 2350 mm. 

Crew - 3 members. 

Armor - Modular composite armour with ERA (explosive reactive armour). 

Main armament - 125 mm ZPT-98 smooth bore gun. 

Main gun rounds - 42 rds. 

Type 99 main battle tank

Secondary armaments - 12.7 mm type-85 heavy machine gun gas operated, and 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun. 

Engine - 1500HB liquid cooled, V-12, twin turbo, diesel engine. 

Piston displacement - 33.9 ltrs. 

Power output - 1500 HP. 

Power to weight ratio - 27.78 HP/ton.

Maximum speed - 76 km / h on road and 54 km / h cross country. 

Operational range - 600 kms. 

Suspension type - Torsion bar suspension. 


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