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Type 99 main battle tank

Country of Origin: China


The Type 99 is China's production version of the Type 98 tank for the Chinese army (both share the industrial designation of WZ-123). It offers significantly better firepower, mobility and protection over previous Chinese-built tanks.

The tank exhibits features of both Russian and Western designs. The hull is very similar to that of the T-72, while the angular welded turret appears to be derived from Western tanks. It is armed with a 125-mm main gun and autoloader, thought to be...

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