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China decided to experiment with Type 99A tanks

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China decided to experiment with Type 99A tanks

The Chinese military command decided to conduct an experiment with tanks Type 99A. These are 56-ton MBT, the number of which in the PLA is about 300 units.


The experiment is related to the placement of Type 99A tanks in the high mountainous region of Karakorum. This is a mountain system, the height of which in some areas exceeds 8,5 km (Chogori peak is 8614 m high). The mountain range is located on the territory of three states - China, Pakistan and India. Moreover, part of this area is a disputed territory. It was there that the Chinese military decided to send their MBTs.

Chinese media note that Type 99A tanks and Type 04A infantry fighting vehicles were placed in the border base camp located at an altitude of more than 5 thousand meters above sea level.

It is noteworthy that this information passes almost simultaneously with the news about equipping the tank brigade of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China with Type 15 mountain tanks. But if the Type 15 was originally created by Chinese tank builders as combat vehicles capable of operating in mountainous terrain, then the Type 99A there are many questions.

Just a few months ago, China announced that the Type 99A and Type 96 tanks decided not to move closer to Ladakh, as they are not adapted for operation at high altitudes above sea level. And now - a new message, already about an experiment with the same Type 99A.

It can be assumed that China has studied reports of the emergence of a kind of advantage in the Indian Armed Forces over the PLA in Ladakh due to the fact that Indian troops have transferred their T-72 and T-90 to the highland region. It was noted that the Chinese, weaker armed, Type 15s against these tanks have little chance. It is possible that several MBTs were sent to the mountainous border region of Karakorum, which have recently undergone some modernization for the possibility of being used in the highlands. However, the PLA has not yet published any specifics on this matter.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 5 February 2021 07: 42
    +6
    It is strange that the Russian T-72 and T-90 with engines of the "B" family work and PROVIDE, but their Chinese "stepchildren" are somehow unsure ... MORE CAREFULLY, more carefully ...
    1. alpamys
      alpamys 5 February 2021 07: 58
      -2
      Quote: svp67
      It is necessary MORE EXACTLY, more carefully ... Nafig throw away the German copies and again puts the Russian copies

      choto on kamaz dakar
      German hardware is installed, and not Russian and works.
      1. LiSiCyn
        LiSiCyn 5 February 2021 08: 21
        +2
        Quote: alpamys
        choto on kamaz dakar
        German hardware is installed, and not Russian and works.

        On Kamaz, native engine. Import body kit. And they drive through the sands, even when the stages are in Lat. America was carried out, the height there was funny. The highlands are completely different, there power is lost at times, sometimes it's a problem to start.
        1. alpamys
          alpamys 5 February 2021 09: 33
          +2
          Quote: LiSiCyn

          On Kamaz, native engine.

          Is Liebheer already Russian?
          1. Bobrick
            Bobrick 7 February 2021 12: 28
            -1
            For a very long time he was familiar (until 2013, more than 20 years) until the Dakar committee began to reduce the volume of the engine every 2 years. Now it's already 13 liters. Further, in general, they will reach engines with a volume of passenger v8.

            And Liebheer has already been abandoned - now there are Cummins there.
      2. svp67
        svp67 5 February 2021 09: 29
        -1
        Quote: alpamys
        choto on kamaz dakar

        And at what "heights" do they drive there?
    2. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 5 February 2021 09: 25
      +1
      It can be assumed that in China studied messages about the emergence of a kind of advantage for the Indian Armed Forces over the PLA in Ladakh due to the fact that Indian troops transferred their T-72 and T-90 to the highland region. It was noted that the Chinese, weaker armed, Type 15 against these tanks have little chance.
      What the peasants, then the monkey.
      Quote: svp67
      It is necessary MORE EXACTLY, more carefully ... Nafig throw away the German copies and again puts the Russian copies
      The copy of the copy is different. They have completely switched to capitalism and sacrificed quality to the dough. fool Substitute materials, weak ligature.
  2. NDR-791
    NDR-791 5 February 2021 07: 51
    +3
    There are many questions regarding the use of the Type 99A in the highlands.
    There, and only one option is used - to block rare and narrow mountain roads. That is, literally to block. Even if the tank is hit and does not shoot, it is impossible to move it under fire
    1. Volodin
      Volodin 5 February 2021 07: 55
      +6
      Quote: NDR-791
      There are many questions regarding the use of the Type 99A in the highlands.
      block rare and narrow mountain roads. Even if the tank is hit and does not fire, it is impossible to move it under fire

      It seems that for this (blocking narrow mountain roads) there can be much simpler options than "pulling" a 60-ton tank above 5 km
      1. NDR-791
        NDR-791 5 February 2021 08: 05
        +3
        It seems that for this (blocking narrow mountain roads) there can be much simpler options than "pulling" a 60-ton tank above 5 km
        So I don't understand why there are tanks ??? Exactly in the mountains !!! Okay, like ours at 45m - they dragged across the Big Khingan, then the steppe - fight with tanks. Or is there an analogy with urban battles with the use of tanks ??? Will not work! In the mountains, such a canoe will definitely not work. But they drag them there, and then I refuse to understand the meaning, even if you crack it - I don't understand !!!
        1. LiSiCyn
          LiSiCyn 5 February 2021 08: 24
          +2
          Quote: NDR-791
          But they drag them there, and then I refuse to understand the meaning, even if you crack it - I don't understand !!!

          It is written that the Indians transferred the T-72 and T-90. The Indians will have, and the Chinese with a naked booty? wink
          1. Mavrikiy
            Mavrikiy 5 February 2021 09: 37
            +1
            Quote: LiSiCyn
            It is written that the Indians transferred the T-72 and T-90. The Indians will have, and the Chinese with a naked booty?
            recourse You are thinking like a Chinese, but ..... Don't turn into Chinese. The Indians are doing the right thing, they are dragging tanks into the mountains to defend passages and passes. Pillboxes, s. And the Chinese for the offensive? fool
            1. LiSiCyn
              LiSiCyn 5 February 2021 10: 15
              0
              Quote: Mavrikiy
              And the Chinese for the offensive?

              And why did you decide that for the offensive? This is a controversial territory and whoever takes it first will be on the defensive.
              Quote: Mavrikiy
              Pillboxes

              To pick out "Dota-sy", what will you? If the weather is not flying.
              1. Mavrikiy
                Mavrikiy 5 February 2021 10: 41
                0
                Quote: LiSiCyn
                To pick out "Doty-sy", what will you? If the weather is not flying.
                There will be Chinese, grenade launchers at night. And ATGMs are good in the mountains, better than tanks, in penetration at a distance of 2-5 km. And the weather changes often. what
        2. Runway
          Runway 5 February 2021 08: 27
          0
          Tank in the mountains - expanding the firing capabilities of bipeds splashing along the gorges / ridges of spurs / ridges.
          The tank can go down from the mountains. With the consequences.
          The yellows are trying their cars in the place of the three-border, which may mean the possibility of transferring the yellow forces to the territory of the packs.
          1. NDR-791
            NDR-791 5 February 2021 08: 36
            +1
            The yellows are trying their cars in the place of the three-border, which may mean the possibility of transferring the yellow forces to the territory of the packs.
            I'll go to Google maps, it's interesting to look in real life for the presence of roads and at least plateaus. Although if they have 5000 questions ????? What will happen at 7500? Large iron pillboxes? But you don't need to dig wassat
            1. Runway
              Runway 5 February 2021 08: 39
              -2
              The tank needs a path, the question is for the engineering training of such.
              Organizing a tank climb to the top of X is for the future Marshal Shoigu.
          2. Mavrikiy
            Mavrikiy 5 February 2021 09: 40
            0
            Quote: WFP
            The yellows are trying their cars in the place of the three-border, which may mean the possibility of transferring the yellow forces to the territory of the packs.

            What's the point? And now they can transfer them by sea to Pakistan for joint maneuvers. request
            1. Runway
              Runway 5 February 2021 09: 54
              -2
              Half of China can be moved to the packs along the Karakorum highway. Not driving steamers past the Indians and other dissatisfied yellows in Southeast Asia.
              Geography, it is.
        3. AlexVas44
          AlexVas44 5 February 2021 08: 28
          +2
          Quote: NDR-791
          But they drag them there, and then I refuse to understand the meaning, even if you crack it - I don't understand !!!

          As I think, only in order to test the ability of these tanks to operate in similar conditions, as stated in the article: " there are many questions about the use of the Type 99A in the highlands."
          Experiment however soldier
        4. Mavrikiy
          Mavrikiy 5 February 2021 09: 31
          +1
          Quote: NDR-791
          But they drag them there, and then I refuse to understand the meaning, even if you crack it - I don't understand !!!
          “We don't understand right away! You really should try to respect them a little bit.” The Indians are doing the right thing, they drag tanks into the mountains to defend the passes and passes. Pillboxes, s. And the Chinese for the offensive? fool
          1. NDR-791
            NDR-791 5 February 2021 09: 34
            0
            And the Chinese for the offensive?
            Mdyaya ... The mind of the Chinese cannot be understood, the Russian yardstick cannot be measured fool
  3. APASUS
    APASUS 5 February 2021 08: 36
    +1
    It is necessary to form light strike groups, with the support of combat helicopters. But to drag tanks into the mountains is a rather controversial decision ...............
    1. Runway
      Runway 5 February 2021 09: 21
      -2
      You, obviously, have a wealth of experience in database management in highlands, if you say this?
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 5 February 2021 09: 22
        0
        Quote: WFP
        You, obviously, have a wealth of experience in database management in highlands, if you say this?

        Was the case
        1. Runway
          Runway 5 February 2021 09: 36
          -2
          Then why write nonsense about crashes and turntables? You cannot win a battle by solving narrow problems. Especially in mountainous areas.
          1. APASUS
            APASUS 5 February 2021 11: 36
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            Quote: WFP
            Then why write nonsense about crashes and turntables? You cannot win a battle by solving narrow problems. Especially in mountainous areas.

            Do you support a massive tank offensive along the entire width of the front in the mountains? The experience of Afgan and Chechnya passed you by
            1. Runway
              Runway 5 February 2021 11: 57
              -2
              In the mountains, they work on directions. In foothills and valleys / plateaus, the use of armored groups for confident control of the initiative. On counters and narrows (where the armor sweeps out all sorts of eagles / tecs and other bachaboses) they work with a trident (ridge-valley-ridge) with fire support of armor and arts.
              And focusing on the sides is fraught.
        2. LiSiCyn
          LiSiCyn 5 February 2021 09: 47
          +1
          Quote: APASUS
          It is necessary to form light strike groups, with the support of combat helicopters

          Fog (very often), snowfall, a firing point on the slope (in the rock) ... You can sow the entire area with NURSs, but there is zero sense. The tank is a very large caliber sniper rifle. The main thing is to use it correctly.
  4. PROXOR
    PROXOR 5 February 2021 10: 12
    0
    Does the Type 99A weigh 56 tons? And this is on the T-80 chassis. What did they stuff there that grew from 48 tons to 56?