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The Type 99A is a Tier 9 progression main battle tank under Zhang Feng's dealership.

History[]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 2007-2011
Service: 2011+
Vehicles Built: cca 200-500
Operators: China

The Type 99A MBT is an advanced version of the Type 99 variant. It was first tested in August 2007 and entering service in 2011. It shares most of its predecessor's features, including the a western-style welded turret, 125mm ZPT-98 autoloaded smoothbore gun capable of firing Invar and Invar-M missiles and a powerful diesel engine giving it excellent mobility.

But there are improvements. For one, the vehicle is powered by a 1500hp 150HB-2 diesel engine, an improved variant of the older 1200hp 150HB model used on the original Type 99. This gives it excellent mobility and acceleration, although the numbers available publicly are unofficial. The weight, however, increased from approximately 52 tons to 54 tons or even more (sources vary). The turret was also enlarged and fitted with a more effective, redesigned ERA kit and possibly a soft-kill APS system.

Precious little is known about this most modern Main Battle Tank of the People's Republic of China. Type 99A supposedly has more advanced electronics (including a GPS system and an indigenous Battlefield Management System), but the details are very much classified. It's worth noting that while many online sources use names such as Type 99A1 and Type 99A2, these names are incorrect and (like the Type 98 designation) probably made up by analysts or even journalists. What is sometimes referred to as Type 99A2 is in fact a Type 99A while the Type 99A1 is still "just" a Type 99. China is currently estimated to operate several hundred of these modernized Type 99As with more being converted from the standard Type 99 MBTs. Type 99A, just like the original Type 99, is not offered for export and will very likely remain only in Chinese service.

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 690 770[note 3] mm 1,750 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 IIIDU APFSDS-T APFSDS-DU Experience.png 115,736 720 825[note 4] mm 1,750 m/s 7.70 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.12 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 25 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
3 125mm 3VOF36/3V21 HE HE Experience.png 115,736 1,080[note 5] 50 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: 125 mm
4 125mm BTJ-II HEAT HEAT-Tandem Experience.png 115,736 930 950 mm 1,100 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 GP125A ATGM ATGM-Tandem Experience.png 115,736 820[note 6] 1,050 mm 350 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 3UBK14 "Refleks" ATGM-TH ATGM-Tandem Stock 790[note 7] 975 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
7 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 8] 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 99A Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 815 mm (vs AP)
1,285 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 860 mm (vs AP)
1,300 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite ERA Kit (Gen 3) 50% (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 third generation ERA kit offers excellent protection against standard HEAT rounds or warheads, and partial protection against kinetic rounds and tandem HEAT warheads.

Weapon[]

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

  • Depression/Elevation: -7.0° / 14.0°
Ammo:
125mm 125-III APFSDS
125mm Type IIIDU APFSDS-T
125mm 3VOF36/3V21 HE
125mm BTJ-II HEAT
GP125A ATGM
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 75 km/h 29 km/h 5.96 s (0 to 32 km/h)
23.54 s (0 to Max Speed)
37.81° 4 %
Shanxi 12V150HB-5 1500 hp Diesel Engine Experience.png 38,579 Credits .png 1,706,667 75 km/h 229 km/h 5.19 s (0 to 32 km/h)
28.94 s (0 to Max Speed)
38.96° 4 %

Parts[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
Spallliner.png
Spall Liner
Experience.png 77,157 Credits .png 853,333 Hit points are increased by 400
Smokegrenades.png
Type 94 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 4 charges
Takes 35s to recharge
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
Penalty to ATGM Agility: x2.0
Angle of Effect: 360°
Smokegrenades.png
Type 97 Smoke Grenades
Experience.png 38,579 Credits .png 1,706,667 Comes with 8 charges
Takes 25s to recharge
Duration: 10s
Gunstabilizer.png
Improved Gun Stabilizer
Stock Stock Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 20%
Firecontrol.png
Improved Fire Control System
Experience.png 38,579 Credits .png 853,333 Aiming time reduced by 20%
Autoloader.png
Improved Autoloader
Experience.png 154,314 Credits .png 2,560,000 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%
Treads01.png
Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 88.2%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 73.6%
Transmission.png
Improved Transmission
Stock Stock Acceleration is increased by 2.5%
Hull traverse rate is increased by 10%
Enginecontrolunit.png
Improved Engine Control Unit
Stock Stock Acceleration is increased by 5%

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 with Tier 9 token:
  2. Enables you to unlock one tier 10 vehicle.
    Dealer: Zhang Feng
    Vehicles:
  3. 770 mm at 150m;
    578 mm at 500m
  4. 825 mm at 150m;
    619 mm at 500m
  5. 303 for Partial Penetration
    76 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  6. 164 for non-penetrating hit
  7. 158 for non-penetrating hit
  8. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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