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Type 90
Type 90
Tier / Class:
5500 Gold
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
690 mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
650 / 230 / 70
Turret F/S/R:
780 / 480 / 80
Max Speed:
69 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
4.33 s
Hull Traverse:
38.01 deg/s
430 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
-12 / -1°
Turret Traverse Speed:
36.75 deg/s

The Type 90 is a tier 7 Premium Main Battle Tank originating from Japan. It can only be purchased in Type 90 Loot Crates as parts or a full vehicle.

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Premium vehicles in Armored Warfare come fully upgraded.

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Armor[edit | edit source]

Type 90 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 650/230/70 Composite 780/480/78 Composite

Firepower[edit | edit source]

120mm Rh 120 L/44 Smoothbore Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
120mm JM33 AP AP Stock 510 0m 680mm 1,650m/s 0.095° 8.5s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 7.06rd/min
120mm JM12 HEAT HEAT Stock 505 0m 650mm 1,180m/s 0.095° 8.5s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 7.06rd/min

Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Mitsubishi 10ZG 1500 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 69km/h {{{reverse}}} 4.33s {{{0-max}}} 38.01 {{{firechance}}}

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Premium vehicles in Armored Warfare come fully upgraded.

History[edit | edit source]

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.

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In Development: Type 90