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for some reason the hull looks like KV-1

676 ‘s model.

Where is the gallery now..... OK, here are some Chinese cold-war prototype tank. 1980s, Type 80 tank with welded turret,this is one of the first Chinese welded tank turrets, as you can see i

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The first pic upper part shows the failure rate of equipments' Square Team which were reviewed in front of Tianan men last year and below shows the failure rate of equipment types.Both two forms show that the 99a, 05a and 04a afvs' fault times still higher than other equipments.

The first form index:(from left to right)

tanks; AAV; IFV; IFV(airborne);AT missile launcher; 155 SPG; type 11 wheeled tanks; 4x4 assault cars; 4x4 assault cars (used by armed police); SP-AA Gun; and others are missile system...

the second form index just the types.

The second pic is about the failure rate of parts of 99a. from up to low:

operation system

transmission system

electric system

engine system

other system

suspection system

hydraulic system

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So rumors are going around that THai army is buying those...


What, is there something wrong with their oplots?



(Canned laughter from the audience)


For what it's worth, It's hardly a "rumor" at this point, considering none other then the Thai armed forces themselves have confirmed they've ordered an "undisclosed number" of MBT 3000s.


According to them, the unrest in Ukraine is disrupting the delivery times of the Oplot-Ms they bought. Your prediction of the Ukrainian civil war benefiting the Chinese export market a while back was right Colli!



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For some reason camo nets always do look like table cloths to me.


Also, just more on the engine of the MBT-3000 Colli, it appears unique to the tank itself, as it was actually the MBT-2000 export tank that used a Ukrainian engine that runs at 1200 hp, It's power rating also isn't consistent with the Type-96 which has seen various engine upgrades from the 780 hp range, to 800 hp, to a 1,000hp engine (the 96A is significantly lighter then all 99 variants so it can get away with a lower hp engine) and the 99A and 99A2 (Da-Gai?) currently uses a 1,500 hp turbocharged diesel.


The MBT-3000 also uses a turbocharged diesel, however it's smaller and rated lower at 1,300hp

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Yeah it's a thing, Jeffery Lin, at least in the concept of general articles regarding the PLA is an accurate source.


It could be an alternative to the 140mm they tried on the Type-99 previously, which had some unfavored drawbacks like magazine capacity loss. though, this being an L/60 gun, that alone may make it too much of a pain in the ass to equip to tanks that have to operate in urban settings, and it will have to deal with chamber pressures in excess of 100k PSI easily, the really big blue cartidge next to the smaller one? That's the cartridge intended for this gun, and it's around 1200mm long.

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