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PTZ-89
PTZ-89
Details
Tier / Class:
7 TD
Nation:
China
Dealer:
Zhang Feng
Cost:
5,500 Gold
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
600
DPM:
3891
Penetration:
680 mm
Hit Points:
1,950
Hull F/S/R:
50 / 15 / 10
Turret F/S/R:
50 / 15 / 15
Max Speed:
55.01 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
6.36 s
Hull Traverse:
31.83 deg/s
Camouflage:
30%
Vision:
410 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.08°
Max Cannon Depression:
-8.0 / -8.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
26.70 deg/s

The PTZ-89 is a tier 7 Tank Destroyer originating from China. It can be purchased from Zhang Feng for 5,500 Gold.

Features[]

  • High spot and rof: had high spotting ranges and rate of fire.
  • High caliber: the high caliber weaponry deals an increased damage.
  • HESH: can even penetrate armor with large hit angles.
  • Magazine loader: allows you to fire several rounds without reloading.

Player Recommendations[]

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Pros and Cons[]

Pros[]

  • Very good accuracy
  • Fairly mobile

Cons[]

  • Low ammunition count

Upgrade Suggestions[]

Premium vehicles in Armored Warfare come fully upgraded.

Retrofit Suggestions[]

For DPM-based gameplay:

  • Advanced Fire Control
  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Improved Gun Breech

For Spotting/Camo-based gameplay:

  • Electro-Optical Absorbing Paint
  • Improved Telescopic Lens
  • Augmented Optics

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[]

For DPM-based gameplay:

  • Commander: Viktor Kirsanov, for rate of fire and aim speed
  • Driver: Smooth Ride, Off Road Driving
  • Gunner: Quick Draw, Sharpshooter
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Preparation/Explosive Shells

For Spotting/Camo based gameplay:

  • Commander: Any
  • Driver: Smooth Ride/Off Road Driving
  • Gunner: Quick Draw, Sharpshooter
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Preparation/Explosive Shells

Armor[]

PTZ-89 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 50 / 15 / 10 Steel 50 / 15 / 15 Steel None
The rolled steel armor of the PTZ-89 offers all-around protection against smaller arms.


Firepower[]

120mm cannon L50
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
L26A1 APFSDS AP Stock 600 0.00m 680mm 0.08° 1,700 m/s 9.25s
L31A5 HESH HESH Stock m mm ° m/s 9.25s


Mobility[]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
NORINCO 12150L 520 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 55.01km/h {{{reverse}}} 6.36s {{{0-max}}} 31.83deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Upgrades[]

Premium vehicles in Armored Warfare come fully upgraded.

History[]

Class: Tank Destroyer
Developed: 1984-1988
Service: 1989-2015
Vehicles Built: cca 100
Operators: China

Back in the 1970s and the early 1980s, the Chinese realized that their tanks had become obsolete. There were of course several solutions for the issue. One was to develop a new Main Battle Tank, but the Chinese correctly realized that the development would take time. The interim solution was to develop a new gun in an existing vehicle, but the poor relations between China and the Soviet Union at the time hampered the effort to acquire modern technologies from the Soviets. To deal with the situation, the Chinese first tried to steal the plans for Rheinmetall's 120mm L/44 smoothbore gun and when that failed, they built one of their own from a Soviet 115mm smoothbore.

It was a failure and an expensive one at that. And on top of all things, the Chinese regained access to various Soviet tech in the 1980s as a result of a political shift and decided to go with Soviet calibers. This made the 120mm gun, fully developed at that point, essentially obsolete. To save face, it was decided to install it on a tracked Tank Destroyer. The development was undertaken by NORINCO and the first prototype of this new Tank Destroyer was built in 1984 with the first firing trials starting the same year. The trials ended in 1988 and by the end of the year, its mass-production was launched.

The PTZ-89 was officially accepted in service in 1989 but the odd caliber, the inferior ability to fire on the move and poor protection doomed the project from the start. Very few PTZ-89 Tank Destroyers were actually built – it is estimated that between 1989 and 1995, around 100 vehicles were delivered in total. By 1995, it was completely outmatched by modern Main Battle Tanks and its retirement started in 2015 with the anti-tank role officially being given to modern ATGM carriers.

Variants[]

  • PTZ-89 SAW

See also[]

External Links[]

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