WZ-1224

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WZ-1224
WZ-1224
Details
Tier / Class:
6 MBT
Nation:
China
Dealer:
Zhang Feng
Cost:
3,250 Gold
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
500
DPM:
3,488
Penetration:
460 mm
Hit Points:
2,330
Hull F/S/R:
380 / 86 / 42
Turret F/S/R:
620 / 240 / 52
Max Speed:
65.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
5.49 s
Hull Traverse:
32.20 deg/s
Camouflage:
15%
Vision:
415 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.12°
Max Cannon Depression:
-6.0 / -2.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
26.7 deg/s

The WZ-1224 is a tier 6 Premium Main Battle Tank originating from China. It can be purchased from Zhang Feng for 3,250 Gold.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Heavy armor: this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits.
  • High caliber: the high caliber weaponry deals an increased damage.

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

With strong DPM, turret armor, and penetration, the WZ-1224 is well suited for hull down warfare, having the mobility to push positions and even act as a makeshift flanker, due to its low profile. However, fighting over ridges is very difficult, as its below average gun depression makes exposure times much longer than vehicles such as the M1 Abrams.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • High DPM
  • Excellent penetration
  • Strong frontal turret armor
  • Good mobility
  • Low profile

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Average alpha damage
  • Poor gun depression
  • Low HP

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Premium vehicles in Armored Warfare come fully upgraded.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Improved Pioneer Tool Kit
  • Improved Gun Breech

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Juan Carlos, for improvements to aim speed and crew stats.
  • Driver: Smooth Ride, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Sharpshooter, Quick Draw

Armor[edit | edit source]

WZ-1224 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 380/86/42 Composite 620/240/52 Composite None
Consisting of a heavily armored and well sloped turret and a frontally armored hull, the WZ-1224's design allows the vehicle to hold a hull down position with authority.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

120mm Prototype Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
120mm 120-I APFSDS AP Stock 500 0m 460mm 0.12° 1,650 m/s 8.60s
120mm DM12 HEAT-FS HEAT Stock 520 0m 600mm 0.14° 1,140 m/s 8.60s
120mm 120-I HE-F HE Stock 480 1.50m 40mm 0.15° 980 m/s 8.60s


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
MTU MB 8V331 TC41 Diesel Engine Stock Stock 65.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 5.49s {{{0-max}}} 32.20deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Premium vehicles in Armored Warfare come fully upgraded.

Variants[edit | edit source]

  • WZ-1224 Trash Panda

History[edit | edit source]

Class: Main Battle Tank (Prototype)
Developed: late 1970s
Service: N/A
Vehicles Built: 1
Operators: N/A

Throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, China increasingly began to recognize the drawbacks and flaws of their Soviet-based tank designs, many of which (like the Type 69) were simply upgraded versions of the now-obsolete Type 59. To produce modern and competitive designs, Chinese tank developers worked in two directions. The first was simply to continue improving existing designs. The other was to develop a brand new indigenous tank that would be different from anything previously built in China. One of the attempts at the latter was the WZ-1224.

The WZ-1224 (a factory designation) was a unique design, originally intended to replace the Type 59, although other sources claim it was simply a technology demonstration built to advance certain elements of Chinese armor engineering. Development started in the late 1970s and at least one prototype was built. Unlike previous Chinese tanks that were heavily influenced by Soviet designs, the WZ-1224 carried many elements present in western armored vehicles. The vehicle had a low silhouette but the turret was welded instead of cast and the armament consisted of an indigenously-developed experimental 120mm smoothbore cannon designed with the help of Western components imported from Israel.

In the end, the novelties have proven to be this tank’s downfall. The automatic loading mechanism development was unsuccessful, and the gun didn’t perform as well as it was hoped for, not to mention that the turret was quite complicated (and expensive) to produce. Following unsuccessful trials in early 1980, a modified version of this tank with a simpler cast turret called the WZ-1226 was built. Two prototypes of this new tank were built and tested in 1981, each with a different engine. Unfortunately these trials too were unsuccessful. The Chinese military came to the conclusion that even with the cast turret the design was fundamentally flawed and the project was completely cancelled soon after the trials ended. The 120mm gun development continued and an advanced variant of the 120mm smoothbore was later used on the PTZ-89 Tank Destroyer.

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