Type 90-II

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Type 90-II
Type 90-II
Details
Tier / Class:
6 MBT
Nation:
China
Dealer:
Zhang Feng
Reputation:
270,300
Cost:
4,000,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
560 (615)
DPM:
3,320 (4,100)
Penetration:
380 (510) mm
Hit Points:
2,395
Hull F/S/R:
520/85/45
Turret F/S/R:
585/62/41
Max Speed:
64.8 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
6.03 (5.26) s
Hull Traverse:
30.20 (38.40) deg/s
Camouflage:
14%
Vision:
415 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.13°
Max Cannon Depression:
-8.0 / 0.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
25.00 deg/s

The Type 90-II is a tier 6 Main Battle Tank originating from China, and is sold by Zhang Feng. It can be unlocked from the Type 85-IIM, and leads to the 9910.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Heavy armor: this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits.
  • High caliber: the high caliber weaponry deals an increased damage.

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

With good mobility, DPM, and accuracy, this vehicle is a jack of all trades, capable of being a hull down defender or a flanking MBT. With a sub-five-second 0-32 km/h acceleration with retrofits, it has the speed to keep up with light tanks and AFVs, and the frontal armor to act as a spearhead.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • High DPM, especially when upgraded
  • Good on the move accuracy
  • Highly mobile with a good combination of hull traverse, acceleration, and top speed
  • Effective gun depression
  • The roof weakspot only take minor damage

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Lower front plate is vulnerable to penetration at a distance
  • Mediocre view range
  • Low alpha compared to the Type 85-IIM
  • ERA positioning is mostly ineffective

Suggested Research Order[edit | edit source]

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Unlocking the 6TD Diesel Engine is basically a mandatory early upgrade, as it allows the vehicle to act as a fast flanker. Increased firepower in the form of DPM capabilities is another important focus. The ERA is expensive and ineffective, so this upgrade should be left for last.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Advanced Fire Control
  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Improved Pioneer Tool Kit
  • Improved Spall Liner

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Philipp Holzklau, to improve the aim speed, vision range and crew stats
  • Driver: Smooth Ride, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Sharpshooter, Do the Twist/Quick Draw

Armor[edit | edit source]

Type 90-II 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 520/85/45 Composite 585/62/41 Composite None
The Type 90-II is a heavily modified Type 85 with increases to armor and improvements in various electronics acquired from examination of the T-72. Modular composites make up a majority of the turret, providing effective defense against ATGMs and HEAT ammunition.


ERA Armor Upgrade Package
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
39,345 1,221,365 520/85/45 Composite 585/62/41 Composite Medium ERA
ERA bricks on the turret frontal arc and upper glacis offer increased protection against HEAT rounds and ATGMs.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

125mm Type 90 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
125mm 125-IDU APFSDS AP Stock 560 0m 380mm 0.13° 1,750 m/s 10.00s
125mm 125HE-I HE-F HE Stock 560 1.50m 40mm 0.15° 850 m/s 10.00s
125mm BTJ-I HEAT HEAT 21,470 575 0m 590mm 0.14° 905 m/s 10.00s
125mm 125-II APFSDS AP 27,065 615 0m 510mm 0.13° 1,750 m/s 10.00s


Missile Name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Reload Time Missiles in Launcher Reload within Launcher Burst Fire Rate Splash Radius Flight Agility Self-Guided
GP125 ATGM Tandem-HEAT 25,665 570 650mm 400m/s 10.00s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 6.00rd/min 0m {{{agility}}}deg/s {{{self-homing}}}


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Perkins CV12-1200 TCA Diesel Engine Stock Stock 64.80km/h {{{reverse}}} 6.03s {{{0-max}}} 30.20deg/s {{{firechance}}}


KMBD 6TD-2 Diesel Engine 3,735 78,405 64.80km/h {{{reverse}}} 5.26s {{{0-max}}} 38.40deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Type 90-II Technology
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Type 84G Smoke Grenades 8,960 188,780 Provides a total of five smoke deployments on an eighty second cooldown between uses.


Improved Autoloader 30,335 479,295 Increases reload speed by 10%.


Retrofits[edit | edit source]

Proven
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Reinforced Wheels v2 33,790 1,200,000 Improves durability of wheel and tread components and reduces falling damage.


History[edit | edit source]

Class: Main Battle Tank (Prototype)
Developed: 1990-1991
Service: N/A
Vehicles Built: 1
Operators: N/A

The Type 90-II Chinese Main Battle Tank prototype is a rather interesting piece of Chinese machinery, built, unlike many of the previous Chinese vehicles, from scratch instead of by upgrading some older, obsolete design. For one, the Type 90 MBT was not an evolution of the Type 85, although it used the same weapon system. It was basically a new attempt for a third generation tank based on the lessons learned from a T-72 that the Chinese had acquired earlier in the 1980s from Romania. While the whole vehicle had the typical Chinese shapes of the late 1980s and 1990s (when China moved away from the classic cast turrets and replaced them with welded ones), the suspension is different from that of the Type 85 series and can be traced back to the abovementioned T-72.

Secondly, the Type 90 was built for export, specifically to Pakistan. In other words, it was not designed as a third generation MBT for Chinese use, that role eventually fell to Type 96 and Type 99 MBTs. The 1991 Type 90-II prototype, developed by NORINCO, weighed 48 tons and had a crew of three. It was basically a mash-up of older Chinese technologies from Type 80 and Type 85 MBTs and Soviet upgrades. It was armed with a copy of the Soviet 125mm 2A46 smoothbore called Type 83. Some sources claim that the vehicle could also fire gun-launched guided missiles, specifically a copy of the Soviet 9K119 Refleks system.

The base armor of the vehicle was from steel but layers of composite were added to the turret and hull front. The exact protection levels are not known but are assumed to be roughly the same as a base T-72 model. The engine choice was somewhat unique. Instead of powering their new creation with a standard Chinese engine of the era, the Chinese offered a wide scale of imported engines and transmissions for the vehicle with the baseline being the Ukrainian 6TD diesel from Kharkov producing some 1200hp.

The Pakistanis apparently didn’t like first prototype all too much but, instead, became more involved in the vehicle development, which eventually led to an improved version called Type 90-IIM, more commonly known under the name MBT-2000. Pakistan purchased and mass-produced MBT-2000 from 2001 under the name of Al-Khalid but this MBT is so different from the original Type 90-II that it cannot be counted as a variant thereof. While several hundred MBT-2000s were produced, the Type 90-II itself remained a prototype vehicle only.

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