Is the Type 99 tank any good?

The Type 99 has some commendable features. It has modern armor, an improved gun, better fire control systems, and enhanced communication features. However, it is still considered a third-generation tank and not next-generation like Russia’s T-14 Armata, Japan’s Type 10, or South Korea’s K2 Black Panther.

How many Type 99A tanks does China have?

1,200 Type 99s
The Type 99 tank only began development in the late 1980s and was introduced in the late 1990s and early 2000s. China has about 1,200 Type 99s. The advantages of the Type 99 start with the main gun. It is a 125mm smoothbore – slightly bigger than the Abrams 120mm smoothbore.

Is the Type 99 better than the Abrams?

The Type 99 can fire anti-tank missiles from the gun tube, while the Abrams cannot. This could theoretically be useful for combat against low-flying helicopters. It’s also the most nimble, able to sprint up to 50 mph on roads, vs 42 mph for the M1 Abrams, and, it has a greater range before refueling (300 miles vs.

How good is the ZTZ 99A?

In the end, the ZTZ-99A is likely a lethal threat for the older tanks in the American tank fleet and the majority of the Russian tank fleet, but both the latest versions of American and Russian tanks are likely to beat it in a fight.

How much does a Type 99 tank cost?

China’s Type 99 main battle tank, however, is estimated to cost a mere $2.6 million.

Is Chinese tank good?

Chinese Light Tanks are fast, agile, and have good penetration and alpha damage. They play very much like medium tanks; cover fire support, and scouting when the team needed. Their armor, Although (except tier 10) it’s sightly better than foreign counterparts is really the only thing identifying them as light tanks.

What does ZTZ stand for?


Acronym Definition
ZTZ Zero Tolerance Zone (National Health Service; UK)
ZTZ Zwemclub Tieltse Zeeduivels (Dutch)

What was the best Chinese tank in ww2?

Type 99 tank

Type 99
Type 99A tank at Theme Exhibition of the 90th Anniversary of Chinese People’s Liberation Army.
Type Main battle tank
Place of origin China
Service history

Are Chinese tanks good?