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Type 96A
Type 96A
Details
Tier / Class:
7 MBT
Nation:
China
Dealer:
Zhang Feng
Reputation:
540,300
Cost:
6,080,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
615
DPM:
3,690
Penetration:
650 mm
Hit Points:
2,450
Hull F/S/R:
400 / 132 / 49
Turret F/S/R:
570 / 74 / 47
Max Speed:
65 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
5.19 s
Hull Traverse:
33.2 deg/s
Camouflage:
14%
Vision:
430 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.124°
Max Cannon Depression:
-6 / -2°
Turret Traverse Speed:
42 deg/s

The Type 96A is a tier 7 Main Battle Tank originating from China, and is sold by Zhang Feng. It can be unlocked from the Type 96, and leads to the VT4.

Features[]

  • Heavy armor: this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits.
  • High caliber: the high caliber weaponry deals an increased damage.
  • Override: this vehicle's engine can be switched to override mode, which will significantly increase speed and acceleration.

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Armor[]

Type 96A 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 400 / 132 / 49 Composite 570 / 74 / 47 Composite
The Type 96A boasts a modern modular armor on the frontal arc. The sides and rear of the vehicle are all steel.


FY-4 ERA
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
40,523 512,000 400 / 132 / 49 Composite 570 / 74 / 47 Composite Medium ERA: 10% vs. AP, 65% vs. HE
The ERA package installed on the upper glacis and the front of the tower significantly improves survivability from HEAT-type warheads.


Firepower[]

125mm ZPT-98A Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
125mm 125-III APFSDS APFSDS Stock 615 0m 650mm 0.12° 1,700 m/s 10s
125mm HE-I-HE-F HE Stock 550 m 40mm 0.12° 850 m/s 10s
125mm BTJ-IM HEAT HEAT Stock 575 m 590mm 0.12° 905 m/s 10s


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 40,523 495-756 650mm 400m/s 10s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 6rd/min 0m {{{agility}}}deg/s No


Mobility[]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
NORINCO 12150ZLC 1000 hp Stock Stock 65km/h {{{reverse}}} 5.19s {{{0-max}}} 33.20deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Upgrades[]

Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 13,508 128,000 Increases vehicle HP by 250.


Type 84G Smoke Grenades 13,508 128,000 Provides 5 smoke grenades. Grenades take 80 seconds to reload.


ISFCS-212 FCS 27,015 384,000 Reduces aim time by 20%.


Improved Autoloader 40,523 512,000 Reload speed increased by 10%.


Improved Thermal Sight 27,015 256,000 Increases effectiveness of spotting through foliage by 30%.


Air Induction Precleaner 13,508 128,000 Increases crew stats by 2%.


Improved Engine Control Unit 27,015 256,000 Improves the vehicle's acceleration on soft or difficult terrain up to a maximum of 10%.


Improved Tracks 13,508 128,000 Upgraded tracks further improve the acceleration, maximum speed, and traverse/turning performance of the vehicle on rough and difficult terrain. These tracks are also harder to destroy.

Offroad movement bonus: 42% Difficult terrain movement bonus: 21%


Special Abilities[]

Name Activation Time Duration Reload Time Ability Changes
Overide
Ability Override.png
0 s 8 s 53 s Increases acceleration rate and maximum speed.
Improves hull travese rate.
Acceleration +200%
Max speed +5%
Hull traverse speed +100%


History[]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 2000-2002
Service: 2002+
Vehicles Built: cca 1000
Operators: China

The Type 96A MBT is an upgraded variant of the older Type 96 to roughly match the Type 99 MBT. It was first officially revealed in 2006 and shown to the public in 2009 during a Beijing military parade.

What makes it most recognizable is the frontal turret arrow-shaped armor, taken from the Type 99. If reports are to be believed, the original frontal turret protection of 450mm of RHAe versus kinetic shells and 850mm versus HEAT was enhanced to some 1000mm of protection versus HEAT rounds thanks to a combination of composites and an ERA kit. The ERA blocks cover the turret sides as well, making the vehicle much more resistant to ATGMs and other HEAT-based threats. Chinese sources claim that the vehicle uses a standard 730hp 12150ZLC V12 turbocharged diesel engine, allowing it to go as fast as 57 km/h, but, given the weight increase from 41 to 43 tons, it's possible the engine was up-tuned to 800hp. The weapon system was essentially unchanged.

The tank is currently in active Chinese service, with perhaps 1000 vehicles serving in the Beijing area. It is not offered for export as it is, but an export-intended variant exists and has been offered since 2012, so far without success. The only notable action the Type 96A ever participated in was the Russian Tank Biathlon annual competition where countries competed in various disciplines, including driving and accurate fire. The Type 96A fared quite well in these trials all things considered. It came third in 2014 and second in 2015.

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