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For effective strike. Development of Chinese MBT Type 99А2 close to completion

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For effective strike. Development of Chinese MBT Type 99А2 close to completion

China has been developing a modification for five years tank Type 99A2 based on the main battle tank Type 99, the website cnwnews.com reports.


Currently, the works are at the final stage of testing. Military experts believe that the tank can be equipped with a 140-mm smooth-bore gun capable of penetrating the frontal armor of modern tanks. The gun is capable of firing projectiles of various types, including armor-piercing feathered sub-caliber shells (BOPS) with a uranium core, as well as laser-guided anti-tank missiles imported from Russia. But the technology of this gun is still not very mature, and therefore the existing 125-mm gun or its elongated version may remain as the main armament. It was also reported that in 2009 a small batch of tanks Type 99А2 was put into trial operation in the PLA.

The difference of the tank Type 99А2 from the base model is the presence of a larger number of dynamic protection panels, which are installed on the front and sides of the tower. Armor protection should ensure tank survivability from damage by improved

120-mm armor-piercing shells of South Korean and Japanese tanks. Also on the tank will be installed a new active protection system.

The tank is equipped with an anti-aircraft machine gun QJG-02 caliber 14,5 mm (instead of QJC88 caliber 12,7 mm on Type 99). Most likely, the new version of the tank received an improved automatic loader, more simple and reliable in operation.

The 140 mm caliber gun can pierce the front armor of the American tank M1А2, not to mention other third-generation tanks. But China is still holding on to the 125-mm tank gun Type 99, which limits the firepower of the next versions of the combat vehicle. This gun, developed using the technology of the Russian 125-mm gun, is already "not very good" for confrontation with modern American and European third-generation tanks. China previously announced the creation of a BOPS with a uranium core, its technology is almost as good as the American one. It was also reported that BOPS with a uranium core fired from the experimental 140-mm cannon, at a distance of 1400 m, penetrated the frontal armor of the M1-2 tank. Compared to the base model, the Type 99А2 has a turret with an increased volume in the front, its chassis is enhanced against the effects of anti-tank mine explosions. The tank is equipped with a millimeter-wave radar designed for the new active protection system. But how this system will counteract laser-guided missiles is still unclear. The tank is equipped with a multi-fuel hp 1500 diesel engine. and CH-1000 transmission.

The fire control system (LMS) is also improved. The MSA includes a sight with independent stabilization of the line of sight, a laser rangefinder, a thermal imager, a digital ballistic computer, a large number of sensors, including monitoring weather conditions and the degree of curvature of the gun, an automatic tracking system. The tower is equipped with a color monitor in the form of a console. Images from the imager are transmitted to the driver’s display and the gunner’s sight. In addition, the tank is equipped with an inertial and navigation satellite system, the data of which can be displayed on the displays long before the electronic map lining. The tank is equipped with a modern radio communication system.


The second-generation infrared imager is capable of producing images of objects located at a distance of 7-9 km. MTBF is 4000 hours.

The tank can use the data of the American satellite GPS system, but in the future it is possible to use the data of the national system “Beidou” 9602, then the positioning accuracy will be less than 20 m. The system will significantly increase not only the accuracy of determining the location of the tank, but also the level of crew situational awareness on the battlefield .

Tanks Type 99 have a longitudinal engine (longitudinal arrangement of the power system), which occupies a large internal volume, limiting the modernization potential. In 1990's The China North Industries Corporation (China North Industries Corporation) has created an export tank MVT-2000 with a transverse layout transmission system. The length of the hull of this tank is only 6,487 m, engine power - 1200 hp In the course of long trials, it was revealed that the transmission of the MVT-2000 is the best Chinese development in this area, only slightly inferior to the best world models. Some photos of the tank Type 99А2 show that the tank uses the MVT-2000 chassis, but it still needs to be checked.

Probably, the Type 99X2 tank will receive a new chassis along with a new, more powerful powerplant. Such an engine can be created on the basis of 1200-strong diesel 150НВ tank Type 99. Its boosted power version of the 1500 HP its characteristics are close to the German MTU MT883. The new diesel engine was tested on a tank Type 98, which showed the maximum speed of the highway 80 km / h, off-road 60 km / h. The engine's air cleaning system of the Tank Type 99А2 has a double filter, as in the American M1A2.

Development of the tank Type 99А2 is conducted against the background of the creation of new tanks in South Korea and Japan. China is moving away from the practice of producing large quantities of military equipment in the direction of producing high-tech samples in smaller quantities. The Tank Type 99 was developed in just under ten years (since 2000), the development time of the tank Type 99А2 was less than five years. The analysis shows that the PLA will use the cheaper 96 Type and their modifications as the main tank fleet, and the more expensive and complex 99А2 Type will be used for effective strikes in critical areas.
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  1. xetai9977
    xetai9977 23 July 2013 07: 10 New
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    The Chinese clearly show that they should not be underestimated. In just 30 years, a country has turned from a poor state into a superpower. If you set a task, you will be completed on time.
    1. Dinver
      Dinver 23 July 2013 14: 54 New
      -2
      Very much it reminds safely forgotten T-95 ...
      1. Retx
        Retx 23 July 2013 21: 14 New
        +1
        Not a bit like
    2. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 23 July 2013 19: 20 New
      +5
      Quote: xetai9977
      The Chinese clearly show that they should not be underestimated. In just 30 years, a country has turned from a poor state into a superpower. If you set a task, you will be completed on time.


      You should not overestimate either. China is big, there is a lot of it everywhere, but there is not much strength in it.
    3. svp67
      svp67 24 July 2013 00: 00 New
      +2
      Quote: xetai9977
      The Chinese clearly show that they should not be underestimated

      Here’s how they’ll do it, we’ll see, otherwise they’re talking to masters, like copying someone else’s poorly, but to come up with something of your own, as it’s not very ...
    4. Yoshkin Kot
      Yoshkin Kot 3 August 2013 19: 04 New
      +1
      growth never lasts, by the way before the revolution, RI showed the same pace of development
  2. Alez
    Alez 23 July 2013 08: 00 New
    -1
    The Chinese technological breakthrough has occurred due to excellent industrial espionage. In most iron, Chinese bookmarks are installed, which cannot be determined by our grandfathering methods. It is foolish to believe that only America thought of collecting information via the Internet. Snowden, this is only part of the iceberg.
    1. leon-iv
      leon-iv 23 July 2013 10: 14 New
      +7
      which cannot be determined by our grandfathering methods.

      sit down two
      you are very poorly versed in any way in circuitry.
      PS and what are these grandfather methods?
  3. Nayhas
    Nayhas 23 July 2013 08: 45 New
    +8
    This was especially amusing: "It was also reported that a BOPS with a uranium core fired from an experimental 140-mm cannon pierced the frontal armor of the M1400A1 tank at a distance of 2 m." Probably the Americans transferred the production of M1A2 to China ...
    1. neri73-r
      neri73-r 23 July 2013 11: 23 New
      +2
      as well as laser-guided anti-tank missiles imported from Russia.
      It is interesting where in Russia the author saw guided missiles of caliber 140 mm. for a tank gun ???
      1. KORESH80
        KORESH80 23 July 2013 14: 07 New
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        Quote: neri73-r
        as well as laser-guided anti-tank missiles imported from Russia.
        It is interesting where in Russia the author saw guided missiles of caliber 140 mm. for a tank gun ???

        Probably the Chinese stuffed the steered 125 mm into the pallet (like a sub-caliber) 140 mm fellow .
        1. Hauser
          Hauser 23 July 2013 21: 03 New
          +1
          Or maybe they have unified their gun with something we don’t know about yet?
  4. Constantine
    Constantine 23 July 2013 09: 18 New
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    Somewhere I have already seen it. Either a sketch of "Armata", or something else.
  5. Akim
    Akim 23 July 2013 09: 47 New
    +1
    The gun will remain the same caliber. Only increased the length from 48 to 55 callas.
  6. Tan4ik
    Tan4ik 23 July 2013 10: 04 New
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    Very interesting. I understand everything about the fact that the Chinese need to prepare for war and other nonsense. But why do they need so many tanks ?! T-59 heaps, even the potential for modernization still remained. Maybe I don’t catch something?
    1. Gato
      Gato 23 July 2013 12: 05 New
      +1
      Quote: Tan4ik
      But why do they need so many tanks?

      To paraphrase the proverb: There are either very few or few tanks, but not enough money for more.
    2. patsantre
      patsantre 23 July 2013 14: 27 New
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      T-59 ??????????????????
      1. Tan4ik
        Tan4ik 23 July 2013 15: 05 New
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        Type-59 is shorter
    3. dustycat
      dustycat 23 July 2013 20: 10 New
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      Quote: Tan4ik
      Very interesting. I understand everything about the fact that the Chinese need to prepare for war and other nonsense. But why do they need so many tanks ?! T-59 heaps, even the potential for modernization still remained. Maybe I don’t catch something?

      This is the second economy in the world.
      The first place mattresses just do not give up. And they will try to do everything so that China remains on the second. He has many envious neighbors for these purposes.
      The Japanese are already so nervous that they are not the second ...
      And India is already approaching them from behind.
      They definitely will not have extra tanks.
      1. Kir
        Kir 24 July 2013 02: 09 New
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        The main thing We do not get involved again, and then some out of fraternal duty pulled into the First World Well, and how we ended up remember that!
        And reasoning like the first economy of the world in minke whales, well, yes. We already see Detroit put up for sale and the debt is only growing, and everything is in chocolate! Yes, and you don’t really need to ask. They will not be able to give; they will be able to take away the throne place and not any snot, but Ours should not yawn and listen to any advisers, and so on, and to help themselves and the Celestial Empire, it’s kind of like common.
  7. Hariva
    Hariva 23 July 2013 13: 56 New
    +3
    Chot feeling that the top photo was taken somewhere near Voronezh. Pines, birches ...
    1. Akim
      Akim 23 July 2013 16: 51 New
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      Quote: Hariva
      Chot feeling that the top photo was taken somewhere near Voronezh.

      Most likely this is Photoshop. The tank contrasts strongly and the angle of the shadows is not the same.
      1. Anat1974
        Anat1974 23 July 2013 18: 16 New
        +1
        I agree, the same thought occurred to me.
      2. Hariva
        Hariva 23 July 2013 20: 06 New
        +1
        Uh-huh, and the dust from under the tracks, well, just like in "nid for speed" hehe.
      3. dustycat
        dustycat 23 July 2013 20: 17 New
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        Quote: Akim
        Quote: Hariva
        Chot feeling that the top photo was taken somewhere near Voronezh.

        Most likely this is Photoshop. The tank contrasts strongly and the angle of the shadows is not the same.

        Photoshop or not, but the automatic loader and ammunition in his developed tower feed.

        PS it seems that the tower model and the top of the hull from 72dmah were screwed to the T3 case.
        1. Truth-lover
          Truth-lover 23 July 2013 20: 44 New
          +1
          Photoshop or not, but the automatic loader and ammunition in his developed tower feed.

          PS it seems that the tower model and the top of the hull from 72dmah were screwed to the T3 case.

          Well so in photoshop and to the case from KV it is possible to fasten a tower from AMX. In beauty will be! That's why he and Photoshop.
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  9. Dimka off
    Dimka off 23 July 2013 14: 42 New
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    it’s not in vain that we purchase ATGM Whirlwind for 13 billion rubles. A rocket clicks tanks like nuts. By the way, no one knows how much one Whirlwind rocket costs?
    1. Anat1974
      Anat1974 23 July 2013 18: 17 New
      +1
      And in response to silence.
    2. dustycat
      dustycat 23 July 2013 20: 12 New
      +1
      Quote: Dimka off
      By the way, no one knows how much one Whirlwind rocket costs?

      Like a set of tracks for a tank that it can bang.
      Not more expensive.
  10. Yankuz
    Yankuz 23 July 2013 18: 59 New
    +1
    Do not underestimate the Chinese. Maybe sometime we will have to confront this machine. They did not specifically copy anything from us here. If they copy something, then the whole world has long been, not only ours. And in this car they have their own tank look. The main thing is that we need to get to know him better - what all of the TTX is made of, how it shoots and how much it is effective, and how to really resist it. This article is just a general outline. Our Armata is not in vain classified. This should be a carefully designed and really superior machine to all foreign tanks.
  11. DZ_98_B
    DZ_98_B 23 July 2013 19: 30 New
    -6
    The Chinese are very stupid !!! can only copy our tanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Nazis are very stupid! They could not copy our tanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. dustycat
    dustycat 23 July 2013 20: 20 New
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    That’s what faith in your country and work for the good of your country do!
  13. Tankomaster
    Tankomaster 23 July 2013 22: 41 New
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    "In the 1990s, the China North Industries Corporation created the MVT-2000 export tank with a transverse layout transmission system. The hull length of this tank is only 6,487 m, the engine power is 1200 hp. During long tests, it was revealed that the MBT-2000 transmission is the best Chinese development in this area, only slightly inferior to the best world samples.Some photos of the Type 99A2 show that the MBT-2000 chassis is used on the tank, but this still needs to be checked. "
    On the MVT-2000 MTO is installed with the engine 6TD-2, Kharkov development. :)
    1. Hariva
      Hariva 24 July 2013 00: 41 New
      +2
      In the 1990s (!!!!!) ... in total ... power ... During long trials .... by the best Chinese development ... slightly inferior to the best ...

      Anto, as I understand it, is based on materials from the Chinese media. And what does the world community think about this entomo?
  14. Dvu.ru-shnik
    Dvu.ru-shnik 24 July 2013 10: 18 New
    0
    All in the evening, and now excuse me - time is already dumb.
  15. Gorchilin
    Gorchilin 26 July 2013 13: 30 New
    0
    Some kind of crazy whim with the MOH in the tower. When Morozov was developing the T-64, one of the main requirements was the placement of the ammunition in the least affected area. The tower is half the striking hits. Plus, a massive structure that needs to be twisted somehow, covered with armor.

    Although the giraffe is big, he knows better