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The Type 90 is a Tier 7 special premium Main Battle Tank under Francine De Laroche's dealership.

History[]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1976-1990
Service: 1991+
Vehicles Built: 341
Operators: Japan

The development of the tank started in 1976 as a part of the STC program to build a truly modern tank for the Japanese Self-Defense Forces, although shortly afterwards the development program received a different designation, TK-X. Mitsubishi developed the Type 90 MBT as a replacement of the aging Type 61 and Type 74 tanks in order to counter the threat of third generation Soviet Main Battle Tanks such as the T-64A or T-72 MBTs.

The design featured a number of elements new to the Japanese, such as the 120mm smoothbore gun by Rheinmetall or advanced composite armor. This vehicle's Fire Control System was quite advanced for its time but the most distinctive feature of this tank was its hydraulic suspension, allowing it to better fight in Japan's mountainous terrain. All this resulted in protracted development with multiple delays.

The tank entered service in 1991 but with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the subsequent budget cuts, the intended production numbers were reduced further and further, resulting in an extremely high cost per unit and slow production rate in order to maintain the capability to actually build tanks rather than the actual combat need. 341 vehicles were built between 1990 and 2009 before the production was canceled in favor of the Type 10 MBT.

Vehicle Traits[]

  • Armored: This vehicle's armor can withstand a lot of punishment, allowing it to survive even serious firefights.
  • Heavy Weapon: This vehicle carries one of the largest weapons around with significantly increased damage per shot.
  • Protected Modules: This vehicle's internal components take less damage, making them harder to destroy.
  • Adjustable Suspension: This vehicle features a hydraulic suspension that allows you to manually change its ground clearance.
  • Hydraulic Suspension: This vehicle's hydraulic suspension allows you to tilt its hull to the front and to the rear for improved gun elevation and depression angles.
  • Trained Crew: This vehicle comes with a fully trained Level 5 crew.

Ammunition[]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
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Info
1 120mm JM33 AP APFSDS Stock 530 735[note 1] mm 1650 m/s 6.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.10 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 120mm JM12 HEAT HEAT-MP Stock 636[note 2] 800 mm 1180 m/s 6.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.11 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
3 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 3] mm 855 m/s 5.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.15 °
  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Partial Reload: Yes
  • Magazine Size: 800
  • Burst Fire Rate: 400 rd/min
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °

Upgrades[]

Armor[]

Type 90 Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 870 mm (vs AP)
1265 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 1095 mm (vs AP)
1500 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite N/A N/A vs AP
N/A vs HEAT
This MBT's front is protected by composite armor. Composite armor consists of combined layers of steel and other material and offers excellent protection against HEAT shells and ATGMs. Its steel sides and rear are considerably more vulnerable.

Module protection is increased by 15%

Weapon[]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 120mm Rh 120 L/44 Smoothbore Cannon Stock Stock 1.67 s 6.00 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -12.0° / 20.0°
  • Depression/Elevation incl. Suspension: -17.0° / 23.0°
Ammo:
120mm JM33 AP
120mm JM12 HEAT
7.62mm AP

Engine[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Mitsubishi 10ZG 1500 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 73 km/h 32 km/h 4.80 s (0 to 32 km/h)
28.27 s (0 to Max Speed)
37.28° 8 %

Parts[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
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Spall Liner
Stock Stock Hit points are increased by 400
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Type 73 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 8 charges
Takes 25s to recharge
Duration: 10s
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Improved Gun Stabilizer
Stock Stock Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 20%
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Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
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Improved Gunner Optics
Stock Stock Accuracy is improved by 10%
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Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 88.5%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 73.6%

Abilities[]

# Name XP Cost Stats Activation
Time
Duration Cooldown More
Info
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Dynamic Suspension
Stock N/A 0.25 s N/A N/A
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Description:
This vehicle can lower its suspension to become stealthier and more accurate at the cost of mobility and vision range. Additionally, it can also tilt its hull to improve its gun depression and elevation angles.

Conditions:
No conditions bound to this ability.

Footnotes[]

  1. 735 mm at 150m;
    552 mm at 500m
  2. 80 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  3. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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