Type 99A Tank

Type 99A Tank

The Type 99A Tank is the latest version of the Chinese Type 99 Tank. It is the most advanced Main Battle Tank in service with the PLA (Peoples Liberation Army) and is classed as a 3rd Generation MBT as it has a hunter killer capability (Commanders Independent Sight). Visual improvements/changes are a new hull rear, new larger turret, new Active Protection system and changes in the turret front Explosive Reactive […]

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Type 98G Tank

The Type 98G Tank is a Chinese 3rd Generation Main Battle Tank and is the upgraded model of the earlier Type 98 Tank. The “G” stands for 改 “Gai” which translated to English means changed. The original Type 98 Tank was built-in limited numbers and would eventually be matured into the 3rd Generation Type 99 Main Battle Tank series currently in service with the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army. The Type 99 […]

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Type 98 Tank

The Type 98 Tank is a Chinese 3rd Generation Main Battle Tank that was built-in limited numbers and would eventually be matured into the 3rd Generation Type 99 Main Battle Tank series currently in service with the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army. Whilst the PLA Type 96 Tank was another improved version of a continuing line of tanks, the Type 98 was a new design, more sophisticated and a different weight […]

Type 96A Tank

Type 96A Tank

The Type 96A Tank is a second generation Chinese Main Battle Tank. It entered PLA service in 2006 as an upgraded version of the earlier Type 96 Tank, with both tanks serving as the numerical backbone of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Armored Corps.  The Type 96A as its called in the West is called the Type 96G in China. The “G” stands for 改 “Gai” which translated to English […]

Type 96 Tank

Type 96 Tank

The Type 96 Tank is a second generation Chinese Main Battle Tank that numerically forms the backbone of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.  It entered service in 1997 and in 2006 its upgraded version, the Type 96G was unveiled. Type 96 Tank Development During the 1980’s and 1990’s China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) completed development and production of a string of tanks based on the Type 88 Tank. Whilst the […]

Type 85-II Tank

Type 85-II Tank

The Type 85-II Tank is series of Chinese exported Main Battle Tanks that have gone through a number of upgrades, in firepower, mobility and protection. The more modern and advanced Chinese Peoples Liberation Army Type 96 Tank is believed to have been a further development of the Type 85-II series tanks due to their close visual appearance and layout. Type 85-II Tank Development The Type 80 Tank was a series […]

Type 88 Tank

Type 88 Tank

The Type 88 Tank entered service with the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army in 1988. It was the last of the Chinese tanks fitted with a 105mm main gun and a four man crew to be produced for the PLA. Type 88 Tank Development The Type 88 Tank evolved from the Type 80 Tank, namely the Type 80-II prototype. Modifications the prototype included a different bank of smoke grenade launchers and different external […]

Type 80 Tank

Type 80 Tank

The First Type 80 Tank prototype was built-in 1985. It was developed as a potential replacement of the Type 59 Tank following previous designs such as the Type 69 Tank initially being rejected by the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army. The Type 80 was the last Chinese tank built that used a 105mm main gun. The Type 80 upgraded prototypes were the Type 80-II and Type 80-III. The Type 80-II was […]