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Type 99  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): April 2006
Total Production: 200
Unitary Cost: CNY16 million   (USD$2.3 million)
Also Known As: WZ123, ZTZ-99 and ZTZ99
Origin: China
Corporations: NORINCO
Parent System: Type 99
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): April 2006
Total Production: 700
Family Members: Type 99A1, Type 99A2, Type 99G and Type 99KM
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Description: The Type 99, also known as ZTZ-99 or WZ123, is a Chinese-made third generation main battle tank (MBT) intended to provide the People's Liberation Army (PLA) with a capability similar to Western-made Leopard 2 and M1A1 tanks. The PLA's Type 99 tank highlights by its improved firepower, protection and mobility compared to previous Chinese tank models. The hull design is based on the Type 98 and Type 98G prototypes tested by the PLA in the 1990s. According to the Pentagon's China Military Power 2007, the PLA fielded the Type 99 MBT beginning in April 2006 to units in the Beijing and Shenyang military regions. As of 2015, NORINCO has produced several hundreds (more than 700) as the spear head for the PLA which prefers the less expensive Type 96 as the backbone for its armored forces.

The Type 99 is equipped with a Russian-style 50-caliber 125mm smoothbore cannon with autoloader which translates into a crew of three-man. The 125mm cannon is capable of firing the Russian-made Refleks laser-guided anti-tank missile and the ammunition magazine at the rear turret has room for 41 rounds. The heavily armored turret is fitted with explosive reactive armor (ERA) and add-on armor modules. The Refleks missile is being manufactured under license in China. In addition to the 125mm cannon, the Type 99 is equipped with a 12.7mm antiaircraft machine gun and a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun. The 50-ton class Type 99 tank is powered by a 1,200-hp liquid-cooled diesel engine based on German technology developing a top speed of 80 kilometers per hour (kph) on-road and 60 kph cross country.

The basic ZTZ-99 tank entered service with the PLA in 2006 with approximately 200 units produced.

Type 99 Applications


Auxiliary Vessels Type 726

Type 99 Specifications

Ammunition Load: 41
Caliber Multiple: 50
Crew: 3
Rolling Rubber Wheels: 6
Dimensions
Height: 2.37 meter (93 inch)
Length: 11 meter (433 inch)
Main Gun Caliber: 125 millimeter
Width: 3.50 meter (138 inch)
Performance
Front Armor Protection HEAT Projectile: 1,200 millimeter
Max Range: 450 kilometer (280 mile)
Power
Power: 1,200 hp (895 kW)
Rates
Max Rate of Fire: 8 roundperminute
Speed
Cross Country Speed: 60 kph (16.7 mps)
Top Speed: 80 kph (50 mph)
Weight
Combat Weight: 50 ton (110,229 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Type 99 News

There are 3 news between
21 Jun 2016 and 10 Oct 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016China Developing Two-Man New Generation Main Battle Tank with Unmanned Turret
Wednesday, August 10, 2016Type 96B May Become Backbone of Chinese Tank Formations
Tuesday, June 21, 2016Chinese Y-20 Transport Aircraft Enters Service with PLAAF

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
China200
YearHoldings
Dec 2015600All variants

Grand Total 2001
Defensive Weapons
Refleks
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