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In China, Type 99 called tanks that cannot be stopped

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Exercises completed in China tank units, during which the main battle tanks of the PLA Type99 were involved with 125-mm ZPT-98 cannons.




The command of the tank crews was tasked with advancing into the open steppe terrain in the format of a quick jerk. To do this, tanks and army cars overcame the pass and ended up on a mountain plateau, where subsequently the entire complex of exercises developed.

In the plots of the channels of the PRC, traditionally, there were enthusiastic remarks addressed to the Chinese MBT. In one of the stories, Type 99 were called tanks, "which cannot be stopped." Explaining his words, the correspondent told viewers that the tank has powerful frontal armor of the hull, capable of withstanding the hit of armor-piercing feathered sub-caliber shells (BOPS), as well as the frontal armor of the tower, withstanding the impact of cumulative ammunition. “But these ammunition is unlikely to reach the goal, since the Type99 tank’s active defense will work.”

Even more eloquent about the tank was shown by users of Chinese military resources, saying that the Type 99 is "the best tank in the universe."

At the same time, no one in the Chinese media mentioned that Type 99 is another development of the concept of the still Soviet T-72. Of course, the Chinese tank received a considerable percentage of modern elements, but there are a lot of borrowings in the tank. Suffice it to say that the mentioned ZPT-98 gun is an unlicensed copy of the D-81TM smooth-bore tank gun (2A46), developed at the time in the Urals (OKB-9, Sverdlovsk).



During the maneuvers, the PLA tankers fired on various types of targets. One of the technical elements is shooting on the move. Another is the fire support of a tank breakout.
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China Military
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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty 18 September 2019 06: 56
    +14
    Now the Chinese are the undisputed leaders in the number of times the phrase "unparalleled in the world" is said, forgetting to add the phrase "in the Chinese world"!
    1. Bacha
      Bacha 18 September 2019 07: 14
      +13
      I remembered the carefree childhood. When, after our next visit to the video salon, we were arguing hoarsely with the guys who was cooler than Bruce or Arnold.)))
      1. Pessimist22
        Pessimist22 18 September 2019 07: 17
        +11
        And I remembered a joke about the elusive Joe. smile
        1. Vladimir16
          Vladimir16 18 September 2019 07: 45
          +11
          Quote: Thrifty
          Now the Chinese are the undisputed leaders in the number of times the phrase "has no analogues in the world"

          You just don’t read the American press.
          And we and the Chinese are just children in this regard.

          You will recall at least the American presidents, both black and white, who say that Americans are an exceptional nation. Best of all and blah blah blah.

          And all of them have the best and unparalleled super-duper and mega-golden-wow. laughing
          1. Basarev
            Basarev 18 September 2019 08: 39
            -3
            The US can, the superpower has the right to quirks. But we should be impeccable and as modest as possible.
            1. Mestny
              Mestny 18 September 2019 09: 25
              -1
              We are also a superpower.
              Although for fighters with the regime, this revelation on the brink of an explosion knows what.
              1. Basarev
                Basarev 18 September 2019 09: 31
                +1
                Not a superpower is a country in which tens of millions still live in barracks. Not a superpower is a country where money is only in the capital. Not a superpower is a country that uses generics. And not a superpower is a country where German trophy machines are still in use.
                1. Mestny
                  Mestny 18 September 2019 09: 33
                  +3
                  Are you talking about the former Ukraine now?
                  Calmer, calmer. No need to scream, this is not a rally.
                  In the USA (superpower), the mass of people lives simply on the street.
                  1. dvina71
                    dvina71 18 September 2019 09: 39
                    +3
                    Quote: Mestny
                    Are you talking about the former Ukraine now?

                    Not ... now it’s about the USA .. There are not only the sea of ​​homeless people .. (millions), but the poor about a quarter of the population and machines are still German .. the same space program in the USA was moving while German engineers and scientists worked there O.F. Brown
      2. Romka47
        Romka47 18 September 2019 09: 58
        +2
        Any Arnold bully
      3. Dictator
        Dictator 18 September 2019 12: 38
        0
        Isn't Sly ???
    2. Thrall
      Thrall 18 September 2019 07: 17
      +2
      Quote: Thrifty
      forgetting to add the phrase "in the Chinese world

      I think that all these Chinese eulogies about their military equipment are designed and aimed at domestic consumption. And from the outside, and so it is understandable, and all these victories, which have not been confirmed by anything, provoke a backlash, doubt and skepticism among foreigners.
      But the fact that everyone in the world began to pay attention to what the PRC writes in the media is already, however, a trend.
  2. Amateur
    Amateur 18 September 2019 06: 58
    +3
    It is immediately clear that in China there is no "Rain" or "Echo M .."
    Therefore, there is no one "directly and honestly" to declare that with these teachings the PRC demonstrates the possibility of capturing the universe
    and "their vaunted 99 tanks suck in comparison with the Abrams, or even more so with the Merkava."
    1. Ravil_Asnafovich
      Ravil_Asnafovich 18 September 2019 07: 00
      +2
      They have no RenTV either.
    2. svp67
      svp67 18 September 2019 07: 10
      +5
      Quote: Amateur
      and "their vaunted 99 tanks suck in comparison with the Abrams, or even more so with the Merkava."

      And specifically what, Type99 "sucks"? What do “Abrams” and “Merkava” have that makes them “favorites”?
      In one of the stories, Type 99 were called tanks that “cannot be stopped”
      The more tanks go into operation, the more difficult it is to stop them ... And the Chinese are able to establish mass production
      1. Ingvar 72
        Ingvar 72 18 September 2019 07: 26
        +7
        Quote: svp67
        And the Chinese are able to establish mass production

        It is Serge. And they can easily make up for the loss of tanks, unlike us. hi
        1. CERBERFOL
          CERBERFOL 18 September 2019 07: 36
          +8
          Tankers by the way, too))
          1. Vladimir16
            Vladimir16 18 September 2019 07: 51
            -2
            Quote: Ingvar 72
            And they can easily make up for the loss of tanks, unlike us.

            And what do you brag about?
            Can you remember who destroyed Hitler? With all its power, which stood for all of Europe.

            Remember how the Stalingrad Tractor continued to work during the Battle of Stalingrad.
            Ordinary people worked and produced tanks under bullets and shells.
            Children, women worked.

            And here you are crying that you cannot.

            You can tap on the keyboard with your fingers. The Chinese are great, but you can’t. Well, a penny to you.

            Unlike you, there are millions of people in the country who work and produce tanks and planes and pasta pans.
            1. Ingvar 72
              Ingvar 72 18 September 2019 08: 06
              +4
              Quote: Vladimir16
              And what do you brag about?

              Where did you see the boast? belay Ali with a lack of sleep everyone seems? wink
              Quote: Vladimir16
              Remember how the Stalingrad Tractor continued to work during the Battle of Stalingrad.

              Can you remember how import-dependent the USSR was before the war? wink Where did the children learn from the elite of the Soviet Socialist Republic? No, you will not remember this, continuing to scribble rya-patriotic slogans, hoping that we will throw our hats. Aren't you afraid that hats can end the same?
            2. Antares
              Antares 18 September 2019 09: 20
              0
              Quote: Vladimir16
              Can you remember who destroyed Hitler? With all its power, which stood for all of Europe.

              Coalition.
              The main burden was assumed by the USSR.
              Then the Russian Federation was not in nature.
              Quote: Vladimir16
              Remember how the Stalingrad Tractor continued to work during the Battle of Stalingrad.
              Ordinary people worked and produced tanks under bullets and shells.
              Children, women worked.

              These were Soviet citizens.
              And the country was the USSR.
              And the time was different!
              Neither those people nor the time nor that country ..
              1. Sergey Medvedev
                Sergey Medvedev 18 September 2019 10: 10
                +4
                Quote: Antares
                Coalition.
                The main burden was assumed by the USSR.

                The USSR did not just take the brunt, but crushed Europe alone. But when, after the Battle of Kursk, it became clear to everyone in the world that Hitler was Khan, then the "coalition" began to move at least a little.
            3. Nestorych
              Nestorych 18 September 2019 11: 25
              -1
              You still remember Ivan the Terrible)))
      2. Amateur
        Amateur 18 September 2019 07: 51
        -1
        And specifically what, Type99 "sucks"?

        Well it's written right there:
        in China there is no "Rain" or "Echo M .."
        Therefore, there is no one to "directly and honestly" say ... their vaunted 99 tanks suck

        The "sucks" of the 99 tank specifically lies in the absence of "Rain" and "Echo M .."
      3. goose
        goose 18 September 2019 09: 30
        +2
        Quote: svp67
        What do “Abrams” and “Merkava” have that makes them “favorites”?

        Mass is about 65 tons.
  3. sergo1914
    sergo1914 18 September 2019 07: 01
    +5
    In the Universe? Somewhere now, a certain Darth Vader shakes his head in surprise.
    PS In the airless space of outer space, this armada is invincible
    1. Amateur
      Amateur 18 September 2019 07: 07
      0

      There is something wrong on the Tau Kit
      There Tau-Chinese Brotherhood (V.S.V.)
      , not Dame Vader at all
  4. Ravil_Asnafovich
    Ravil_Asnafovich 18 September 2019 07: 03
    +6
    Last year, at the tank biathlon, the Chinese complained about the bias of refereeing, this year something disturbed them again, probably they are bad dancers with their tanks.
    1. Nycomed
      Nycomed 18 September 2019 07: 11
      0
      And this year the weather prevented them.
      1. Ravil_Asnafovich
        Ravil_Asnafovich 18 September 2019 07: 45
        +3
        I agree, they did not give out boots laughing.
    2. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 18 September 2019 07: 17
      +6
      Quote: Ravil_Asnafovich
      Last year, at the tank biathlon, the Chinese complained about the bias of refereeing, this year something disturbed them again, probably they are bad dancers with their tanks.

      And they’re not bringing the 99th. Only the 96th, specially lightened with a forced engine. And specially trained crews. And still do not win? Maybe just Faberge interfere? So in China, eunuchs were held in high esteem wassat
  5. Strashila
    Strashila 18 September 2019 07: 21
    +2
    As elsewhere in the world, the maintenance of an army of money is worthwhile, with a large army. Laudatory articles, where does the state go without propaganda?
  6. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 18 September 2019 07: 33
    +3
    Type 99 - "the best tank in the universe."

    Is that - in parallel.
  7. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 18 September 2019 07: 33
    +11
    "Tank that cannot be stopped" ...
    Apparently, now the 99 type is available without a brake system and gearbox. Started and roll while there is a solarium laughing If you don’t break torsion bars, as in biathlon
  8. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 18 September 2019 07: 35
    +3
    In one of the stories, Type 99 were called tanks, "which cannot be stopped." I believe! They stop themselves ... of their own accord, regardless of the will of the Chinese tank crews or the enemy! T-96 at tank biathlon "hinted" at this ...
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    2. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 18 September 2019 07: 57
      +5
      Chinese tanks at biathlon ...
    3. Kuroneko
      Kuroneko 18 September 2019 10: 03
      +2
      Quote: Nikolaevich I
      T-96 at tank biathlon "hinted" at this ...

      Well, here the Chinese simply outwitted themselves, because their Type 96A was specially "tuned" for biathlon - it was extremely lightweight to achieve a higher power density, at the expense of strength (well, the engine was forced, emnip). They just made a sports car out of a combat vehicle purely for records. Here is the suspension and grunted indignantly, spitting out the roller. Stupidly exceeding the maximum operating load.
      But such a tank-"Ferrari" is exactly what a single specialized vehicle. This will not happen with regular Type 96s. Taking its origins from the Soviet tank design school, the Chinese school also pays great attention, first of all, to the reliability of tank components, albeit to the detriment of, say, ergonomics.
  9. Vitaly Tsymbal
    Vitaly Tsymbal 18 September 2019 07: 46
    -2
    I am glad for our Chinese comrades !!! Just why the author did not mention the Chinese tankmen, who are "shock workers of communist labor" and "foremost workers of socialist competition"))) If it were not for the leading and guiding role of the Chinese Communist Party, then the tankers would have got lost during the march, and the tanks would have broken down without leaving boxes ... Reading materials on VO about China, it seems that the author got a part-time advertising manager in the Chinese military-industrial complex))) Only an "advertiser" can so beautifully ride over the ears, citing as an example the usual exercises that are held in all armies, well, at least the least where there are tanks ... And of course the link to the "sofa experts" just "smiles" !!! It's a pity there is no information on the problems that are not only among tankers (not to be confused with a review of the performance characteristics) of China, but also in other armies in a specific theater of operations.
    1. novel66
      novel66 18 September 2019 08: 43
      +1
      Only a "advertiser" can ride so beautifully over the ears, citing as an example the usual exercises that are held in all armies, well, at least where there are tanks ...

      Kozma Prutkov noted
      29
      On the shores of Izhora and Tosna
      Our guardsmen are victorious [18].
  10. afrikanez
    afrikanez 18 September 2019 07: 47
    +1
    Type 99 - "the best tank in the universe."
    Well, at least someone managed to create such a tank. It is interesting to know the whole world ???? laughing
  11. serg.shishkov2015
    serg.shishkov2015 18 September 2019 07: 56
    +1
    When * Tigers * the same as it was called ,,,
    * How did the enemies end the route?
    Kaput! Kaput!
    Give up here? *
  12. Sibguest
    Sibguest 18 September 2019 08: 15
    0
    ".... impossible to stop ...." - in the sense - not to turn off the engine until the fuel runs out?
    This is apparently some kind of secret tactics of the Chinese tank formations - to go to the last drop of KARASIN?

    "The best tank in the Universe" .... of the Universe MARVEL?
  13. Rwmos
    Rwmos 18 September 2019 08: 16
    +1
    Here I need to insert an excerpt from Back to the Future. "Damn Chinese forgery!"
    Well, they were generally tested somewhere in combat? Then what is it about?
  14. Moskovit
    Moskovit 18 September 2019 08: 18
    +1
    Strange reaction. And what did Chinese television have to say, is this the same converted T-72 with a non-licensed gun?
    Watch the Zvezda TV channel or the Polygon program. Everything there "has no analogues in the world, is head and shoulders above Western weapons" ...
    1. Mestny
      Mestny 18 September 2019 09: 30
      +4
      And what did Chinese television have to say, is this the same converted T-72 with a non-licensed gun?

      And what - should not?
      For some reason, Internet experts violently demand exactly this from our media. The slightest inaccuracy in the description of our technology makes them hysterical, turning into a traditional nagging about bad power.
      1. Moskovit
        Moskovit 18 September 2019 19: 56
        0
        This is not a transfer of Navalny)). Any sandpiper praises its swamp. You would see the army stories from the UAE. I once in one country admired theirs I serve the Soviet Union. Under the loud Arab marches). I wonder how they have not conquered the whole world!
    2. Doliva63
      Doliva63 18 September 2019 19: 53
      0
      Quote: Moskovit
      Strange reaction. And what did Chinese television have to say, is this the same converted T-72 with a non-licensed gun?
      Watch the Zvezda TV channel or the Polygon program. Everything there "has no analogues in the world, is head and shoulders above Western weapons" ...

      But in fact - the same T-72 laughing
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  16. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 18 September 2019 08: 31
    +1
    In a separate Chinese universe, perhaps the tank is really the best that they can)) ... it’s clear that all this is advertising and raising the morale and self-awareness of the Chinese)) ... would not go too far in its exclusivity ... this happened in history .. The dithyrambs of their own coolness crashed on the reality of the first real battles ...
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  18. Pavel57
    Pavel57 18 September 2019 09: 12
    0
    Why is it better than the T-90 .... well, than than .... than the T-90.
  19. Karaul14
    Karaul14 18 September 2019 09: 26
    0
    Here the quality is no longer very important, because with their industry, economy and population, they can stamp them so much that even the USSR would envy, then it really would not stop them.
    1. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 18 September 2019 11: 35
      0
      At present, zerg rush will not work, especially when you consider where their industrial giants are.
      1. Karaul14
        Karaul14 19 September 2019 02: 55
        0
        And this will never be a zerg rush, their weapons are not so bad, there is no superiority over their heads over their weapons, which means they can take in quantity.
  20. Antares
    Antares 18 September 2019 09: 26
    0
    ordinary Chinese hat-making for self-promotion and self-promotion.
    Expression - the best in the world, the best on Earth, the best in the Universe - nothing more than a turn of words.
    better start
    the best in the country ...
  21. Retvizan 8
    Retvizan 8 18 September 2019 09: 38
    0
    No one doubts that in recent years the Chinese have significantly progressed technically, but their tank is unlikely to be unkillable, given modern means of destruction.
    Once upon a time, for example, the Germans also considered their battleship Bismarck to be a super ship, but they sunk it pretty quickly.
    Well, in general, wait and see.
    1. Kuroneko
      Kuroneko 18 September 2019 10: 15
      0
      Quote: Retvizan 8
      No one doubts that in recent years the Chinese have significantly progressed technically, but their tank is unlikely to be unkillable, given modern means of destruction.

      But the most interesting in this news no one appreciated.
      It is enough to say that the mentioned ZPT-98 gun is an unlicensed copy of the D-81TM (2A46) smooth-bore tank gun, developed at one time in the Urals (OKB-9, Sverdlovsk).

      My applause to the Chinese. Why - guess?
      1. Doliva63
        Doliva63 18 September 2019 19: 59
        0
        Quote: Kuroneko
        Quote: Retvizan 8
        No one doubts that in recent years the Chinese have significantly progressed technically, but their tank is unlikely to be unkillable, given modern means of destruction.

        But the most interesting in this news no one appreciated.
        It is enough to say that the mentioned ZPT-98 gun is an unlicensed copy of the D-81TM (2A46) smooth-bore tank gun, developed at one time in the Urals (OKB-9, Sverdlovsk).

        My applause to the Chinese. Why - guess?

        It’s possible that their cannon has delta V zero - like ours, negative ?! belay
  22. Romanenko
    Romanenko 18 September 2019 09: 47
    0
    Quote: "Users of Chinese military resources were even more eloquent about the tank, claiming that the Type 99 is" the best tank in the universe. "
    Attachments from the commanders-in-chief of tank armies from the Moon, Mars and Saturn were attached to the message. laughing
    Of course, the car is not bad, but you also need to know the measure
  23. Evil echo
    Evil echo 18 September 2019 10: 11
    0
    "The best tank in the universe"

    In the Marvel Universe?
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 18 September 2019 11: 21
      0
      There are no such tanks in their universe.
  24. Nestorych
    Nestorych 18 September 2019 11: 23
    0
    How does it look like us "having no analogue in the world")))))
  25. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 18 September 2019 11: 32
    0
    In China, Type 99 called tanks that cannot be stopped


    Well, again, first the planes are the best, then the missile systems, now the tanks that are falling apart at the tank biathlon, and then what will be better? laughing
  26. demo
    demo 18 September 2019 12: 25
    0
    It doesn't matter what you think of yourself.
    What matters is what they think of you?
  27. senima56
    senima56 18 September 2019 12: 27
    0
    "... Type 99s were called tanks" that cannot be stopped "- I will add from myself: If they do not stop themselves .... due to breakdowns! lol wassat
  28. Mentat
    Mentat 18 September 2019 13: 18
    0
    Quote: Ingvar 72
    Quote: svp67
    And the Chinese are able to establish mass production

    It is Serge. And they can easily make up for the loss of tanks, unlike us. hi

    How? But Russia actually has more than 10 thousand tanks in storage.
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 18 September 2019 20: 05
      0
      Quote: Mentat
      Quote: Ingvar 72
      Quote: svp67
      And the Chinese are able to establish mass production

      It is Serge. And they can easily make up for the loss of tanks, unlike us. hi

      How? But Russia actually has more than 10 thousand tanks in storage.

      Since Russia is not able to do something of its own, it remains to boast of the Soviet legacy, of course. Only China makes new equipment, but not on BHVT.
  29. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 18 September 2019 14: 19
    +1
    It seems that no one is trying to stop the "elusive Joe" request
  30. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 18 September 2019 18: 41
    0
    Who knows: with 125 mm guns ZPT-98. is it an analogue of 2A42 or "A82?
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 18 September 2019 20: 07
      0
      Quote: Zaurbek
      Who knows: with 125 mm guns ZPT-98. is it an analogue of 2A42 or "A82?

      This is an analogue of 2A46, it is also written there, no?
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 18 September 2019 20: 54
        0
        It’s just that the Chinese claimed some fantastic data on the penetration of this weapon by new BPS ... like from 3-4 km 900 mm
  31. Doliva63
    Doliva63 18 September 2019 19: 39
    0
    I’ve never seen such a flash in my sight when firing - only dust, however.
  32. cat Rusich
    cat Rusich 18 September 2019 23: 35
    0
    "... the best tank in the Universe ..." - you can't praise yourself, no one will!