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Type 99
Type 99
Details
Tier / Class:
8 MBT
Nation:
China
Dealer:
Zhang Feng
Reputation:
1,080,300
Cost:
8,160,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
640 (660)
DPM:
5,120 (5,866)
Penetration:
650 (720) mm
Hit Points:
2,400
Hull F/S/R:
540/120/50
Turret F/S/R:
600/292/50
Max Speed:
79.99 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
5.33 s
Hull Traverse:
39.60 deg/s
Camouflage:
14%
Vision:
430 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.11°
Max Cannon Depression:
-6.0 / -4.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
31.00 deg/s

The Type 99 is a tier 8 Main Battle Tank originating from China, and is sold by Zhang Feng. It can be unlocked from the 9910, and unlocks a tier 9 Unlock Token, which can be used on the Type 99A, PzH 2000 or WPB Anders.

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.

Player Recommendations[]

Lacking hit points and heavy armor, this vehicle is unsuitable for close range brawling and is better used as a flanker. A very powerful and fast reloading 125mm cannon can devastate enemy vehicles caught off guard.

Pros and Cons[]

Pros[]

  • High mobility
  • Excellent DPM

Cons[]

  • Lowest HP among the T8 MBTs
  • Poor gun depression
  • Sluggish aiming time

Upgrade Suggestions[]

Having the lowest stock hit points of tier 8 MBTs means that adding a spall liner to reduce incoming damage is a must. As the Type 99 is all about firepower and mobility, upgraded ammunition should be researched after the spall liner.

Retrofit Suggestions[]

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

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[]

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

Armor[]

Type 99 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 540/120/50 Combined 600/292/50 Combined Light ERA
The main difference between the Type 99 and the source Type 9910 is the built-in ERA package bricks mounted above the upper front armor and on the turret sides.


Firepower[]

125mm ZPT-98 L/50 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
125mm 125-III APFSDS AP Stock 640 0m 650mm 0.11° 1,700 m/s 7.50s
125mm 125HE HE-F HE Stock 560 0m 40mm 0.12° 850 m/s 7.50s
125mm BTJ-II HEAT HEAT Stock 630 0m 775mm 0.12° 905 m/s 7.50s
125mm 125-IIIM APFSDS AP 45,480 660 0m 720mm 0.11° 1,700 m/s 7.50s


Missile Name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Reload Time Missiles in Launcher Reload within Launcher Burst Fire Rate Splash Radius Flight Agility Self-Guided
3UBK14 "Refleks" ATGM-TH Tandem-HEAT Stock 550 700mm 400m/s 7.50s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 8.00rd/min 0m {{{agility}}}deg/s {{{self-homing}}}


Mobility[]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Shanxi 150HB Diesel Engine Stock Stock 79.99km/h {{{reverse}}} 5.33s {{{0-max}}} 39.60deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[]

Type 99 Technology
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 22,205 Increases vehicle HP by 250.


Improved Gun Stabilizer 55,505 Enhances accuracy while on the move by 20%.


Improved Autoloader 130,790 Increases reload speed by 10%.


History[]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1990s
Service: 1999+
Vehicles Built: cca 800
Operators: China

Type 99 is currently the most advanced Main Battle Tank of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. The production variant of the Type 99 MBT was developed from the Type 99 prototype as China's first true third generation MBT. The prototype tank (often incorrectly labeled as Type 98) was first shown in public on the Chinese National Day military parade on October 1, 1999. The prototype and production Type 99 both abandon the Soviet concept of tanks in favor of more western technology, even though traces of Russian designs can be found deep inside the vehicle.

The hull is low and generally typical of Chinese tanks but, unlike the previous Chinese MBTs, the turret is welded. The vehicle is protected by composite armor and by an advanced spaced armor kit and ERA (allegedly comparable to Russian Relikt), resulting in an estimated frontal protection on par with the newer variants of the Russian T-90 MBT (roughly 1000-1200mm of RHAe versus HEAT rounds).

Type 99 is equipped with a JD-3 laser system that allows it to send high intensity laser bursts (dazzling) at targets that are using their own lasers to target the Type 99 MBT. The desired effect of this is the damaging of enemy optics and temporary blindness of the enemy gunner. The main armament is the automatically loaded fully stabilized Chinese 125mm ZPT-98 smoothbore gun, capable of firing 9M119M Invar and 9M119M1 Invar-M missiles along with other standard former Warsaw Pact 125mm ammunition.

The effective rate of fire is around 8 rounds per minute. The Fire Control System is indigenous and highly accurate. The vehicle is powered by a 1200 horsepower 150HB diesel, giving it decent mobility. The acceleration is said to be very good as well thanks to its power-to-weight ratio of approximately 23 hp/t (the vehicle weighs around 52 tons).

Performance-wise, Type 99 should be on par with other third generation tanks such as the T-90 or Abrams, but it has never participated in any armed conflict and therefore it's very difficult to evaluate its performance. In Chinese service, approximately 700-800 Type 99s of several variants have been built between 2001 and 2011.

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