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The Type 99 is a Tier 8 progression Main Battle Tank under Zhang Feng's dealership.

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.

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.
  • Engine Boost: This vehicle's engine rev limiter can be overridden to significantly increase speed and acceleration for a short period of time.

Ammunition[]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
More
Info
1 125mm 125-III APFSDS APFSDS Stock 660 720[note 2] mm 1700 m/s 7.70 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.12 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 125mm Type III AP APFSDS Experience.png 76,320 690 770[note 3] mm 1700 m/s 7.70 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.12 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
3 125mm 125HE HE HE Stock 1030[note 4] 40 mm 850 m/s 7.70 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-II HEAT HEAT Stock 890 925 mm 905 m/s 7.70 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.13 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
5 3UBK14 "Refleks" ATGM-TH ATGM Stock 790[note 5] 978 mm 300 m/s 7.70 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 6] 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 99 Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 790 mm (vs AP)
1390 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 835 mm (vs AP)
1250 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite FY-5 ERA (Gen 2) 20% (vs AP)
80% (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. The second generation ERA kit offers excellent protection against standard HEAT rounds or warheads, and marginal protection against kinetic rounds.

Weapon[]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 125mm ZPT-98A L/48 Smoothbore Cannon Stock Stock 2.13 s 7.70 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -6.0° / 14.0°
Ammo:
125mm 125-III APFSDS
125mm Type III AP
125mm 125HE HE
125mm BTJ-II HEAT
3UBK14 "Refleks" ATGM-TH
7.62mm AP

Engine[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Shanxi 12V150HB 1200 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 70 km/h 29 km/h 5.29 s (0 to 32 km/h)
26.44 s (0 to Max Speed)
36.26° 6 %

Parts[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
Spallliner.png
Spall Liner
Experience.png 22,205 Credits .png 444,615 Hit points are increased by 400
Smokegrenades.png
Type 97 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 8 charges
Recharge time: 25s
Duration: 10s
Softkillaps.png
JD-3 Soft Kill APS
Stock Stock Automatic Soft Kill APS
Target Acquisition Range: 350m
Effective Range: 350m
Multiplier to ATGM's Standard Noise: x 7
Additional ATGM Noise Penalty: 2.0
Penalty to ATGM Agility: x0.65
Angle of Effect: 360°
Gunstabilizer.png
Improved Gun Stabilizer
Experience.png 55,505 Credits .png 1,111,530 Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 20%
Autoloader.png
Improved Autoloader
Experience.png 130,790 Credits .png 2,619,050 Rate of fire is increased by 7%
Gunstabilizer.png
Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
Gunnersight.png
Improved Gunner Optics
Stock Stock Accuracy is improved by 10%
Enginecontrolunit.png
Improved Engine Control Unit
Stock Stock Acceleration is increased by 10%
Treads01.png
Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 88.8%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 74.4%

Abilities[]

# Name XP Cost Stats Activation
Time
Duration Cooldown More
Info
Override Ability Override.png
Override
Stock Acceleration: +200%
Max Speed: +5%
Handling: +100%
N/A 8 s 53 s
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Description:
Temporarily improves your vehicle's acceleration and maximum speed. This ability also makes you lose less speed during sharp turns.

Conditions:
No conditions bound to this ability.

Footnotes[]

  1. Enables you to unlock one tier 9 vehicle.
    Dealer: Zhang Feng
    Vehicles:
  2. 720 mm at 150m;
    540 mm at 500m
  3. 770 mm at 150m;
    578 mm at 500m
  4. 289 for Partial Penetration;
    73 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  5. 158 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  6. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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