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The Type 90-II is a Tier 6 progression Main Battle Tank under Zhang Feng's dealership.

History[]

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.

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.

Ammunition[]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
More
Info
1 125mm Type IDU AP APFSDS Stock 600 645[note 1] mm 1750 m/s 8.60 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.12 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 25 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 125mm 125-II APFSDS APFSDS Experience.png 27,065 630 695[note 2] mm 1750 m/s 8.60 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.12 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
3 125mm 125-HE-I HE HE Stock 945[note 3] 45 mm 850 m/s 8.60 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.15 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 100 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Splash Radius: 1.00 m
  • Splash Penetration: 85 mm
4 125mm BTJ-IM HEAT HEAT Experience.png 21,470 810 820 mm 905 m/s 8.60 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.13 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 15 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
5 GP125 ATGM ATGM Experience.png 25,665 720[note 4] 850 mm 300 m/s 8.60 s
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  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
  • Flight Agility: 40.00 deg/s
  • Self-Guided: No
6 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 5] 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-II Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 590 mm (vs AP)
780 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 840 mm (vs AP)
1255 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel Layers with Air Gaps 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.
FY Series Explosive Reactive Armor Set
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Experience.png 17,920 Credits .png 376,355 590 mm (vs AP)
780 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 840 mm (vs AP)
1255 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel Layers with Air Gaps Kontakt-1 ERA (Gen 1) 0% (vs AP)
50% (vs HEAT)
First generation ERA kit offers average protection against standard HEAT rounds or warheads, and no protection against kinetic rounds.

Weapon[]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 125mm WA321A Smoothbore Cannon Stock Stock 2.13 s 8.60 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -8.0° / 14.0°
Ammo:
125mm Type IDU AP
125mm 125-II APFSDS
125mm 125-HE-I HE
125mm BTJ-IM HEAT
GP125 ATGM
7.62mm AP

Engine[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Perkins CV12-1200 TCA 1200 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 65 km/h 25 km/h 5.16 s (0 to 32 km/h)
30.94 s (0 to Max Speed)
40.33° 6 %
KMDB 6TD-2 1200 hp Diesel Engine Experience.png 3,735 Credits .png 78,405 65 km/h 25 km/h 4.30 s (0 to 32 km/h)
24.64 s (0 to Max Speed)
40.33° 6 %

Parts[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
Spallliner.png
Spall Liner
Stock Stock Hit points are increased by 300
Smokegrenades.png
Type 84 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 4 charges
Recharge time: 35s
Duration: 10s
Smokegrenades.png
Type 84G Smoke Grenades
Experience.png 8,960 Credits .png 188,180 Comes with 8 charges
Recharge time: 25s
Duration: 10s
Autoloader.png
Improved Autoloader
Experience.png 30,335 Credits .png 637,060 Rate of fire is increased by 7%
Gunstabilizer.png
ImprovedGun Stabilizer
Stock Stock Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 20%
Gunnersight.png
Improved Gunner Optics
Stock Stock Accuracy is improved by 10%
Gunstabilizer.png
Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
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Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 89.4%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 75.2%

Footnotes[]

  1. 645 mm at 150m;
    484 mm at 500m
  2. 695 mm at 150m;
    522 mm at 500m
  3. 265 for Partial Penetration;
    67 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  4. 144 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  5. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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