The Type 99 (Chinese: 99式; pinyin: Jiǔjiǔ shì), also known as ZTZ-99 and WZ-123, developed from the Type 98G (in turn, a development of the Type 98), is a third generation main battle tank (MBT) fielded by the Chinese People's Liberation Army. It is made to compete with other modern tanks. It is currently the most advanced MBT fielded by China.
|Type||Main battle tank|
|Place of origin||People's Republic of China|
|Unit cost||¥ 16,000,000 Renminbi
(approx 2,600,000 USD)
|Weight||~54 tonnes for Type-99G
~57 tonnes for Type-99A1
~58 tonnes for Type-99A2
|Armor||Classified, Al2O3, ERA, composite, with laser dazzler, soft kill defense system, hard kill defense system|
|125 mm smoothbore gun with ATGM capability and DU ammunition capability|
|Remote weapons station, Type 85 heavy machine gun, 12.7x108 mm commander's machine gun, 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun|
1,500 hp (1,100 kW); 2,100 hp for Type 99KM
|Power/weight||27.8 hp/tonne; 28 hp/tonne for Type 99KM|
|600 km (373 miles)|
|Speed||80 km/h (50 mph)|
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