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Type 69 main battle tank

Country of Origin: China


The Type 69 main battle tank (MBT) is an improved version of the previous Chinese Type 59. China built 150 of the initial model, the smoothbore 100-mm gun armed Type 69 I, before switching production to the more advanced Type 69 II. The Type 69 II features a dual-axis stabilized, rifled 100-mm gun and a more advanced fire-control system.

The physical layout of the Type 69 is virtually identical to the Type 59. (See separate database entry.) The tank has five large road wheels on...

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