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Type 88 main battle tank

Country of Origin: China


The Type 88 main battle tank (MBT) is somewhat similar to the Chinese Type 69 MBT, but uses a completely new chassis. The turret on the original Type 80 version is similar to the Type 69, but later variants introduced a new, welded steel turret that gave the series a distinctive look.

Unlike the Type 69, which has a 100-mm gun, the Type 88 is armed with a 105-mm rifled gun based on Western designs.

The mobility of the Type 88 is significantly enhanced compared to the Type 69...

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