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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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A interview to Type96 tank's power system director.

Here are some points from this interview (in case you don't know these):

1, Type96's diesel engine is called Type150 (which means its cylinder's diameter is 150mm ), the "old" type150 of Type96 (not Type96B) is developed from T-34's V2 500HP engine with turbocharger, its power output is 730HP.

2, Type96A uses a improved version which has 800HP output.

3, Type96B uses a completely new Type150 engine which is developed from Type99's engine (with different numbers of cylinders), its power output is 1000HP.

4, There are 12 Type96B tanks as for now.

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A interview to Type96 tank's power system director.

Here are some points from this interview (in case you don't know these):

1, Type96's diesel engine is called Type150 (which means its cylinder's diameter is 150mm ), the "old" type150 of Type96 (not Type96B) is developed from T-34's V2 500HP engine with turbocharger, its power output is 730HP.

2, Type96A uses a improved version which has 800HP output.

3, Type96B uses a completely new Type150 engine which is developed from Type99's engine (with different numbers of cylinders), its power output is 1000HP.

4, There are 12 Type96B tanks as for now.

 

 

Good find, keep posting what you find. =)

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Finally making their own wheeled death traps with big guns for export?  :D

 

They've had those for a while now. much to the dismay of Mike Sparks! =o

 

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Venezuela and Argentina both operate the VN 1 Export variant.

 

Or the shorter 6x6 based on the WZ551 chassis instead of the ZBL09 which is used by the above aswell as several African and Middle Eastern/Southeast and Central Asian nations.

 

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Supposedly it is that 125mm L/70 gun.

 

Just a few notes, per Jeffery Lin, who's right most of the time, the barrel length is actually 7.5m (well, he initially said "over 7.5m", but that's really not very specific and I doubt it would be significantly higher then that or he'd imply it.) which would make the barrel caliber L/60 not L/70 (7.5m divided by 125mm = 60.)

 

That being said, looking at the original gun they do look similar but not identical. for reasons I'm not aware of the material of the barrel near the breech appears different or unpainted as It was darkened black on the original, it's a very distinct silver color now. Another noticeable difference is that the bore evacuator is near the front of the gun now, as opposed to original gun shown where it was closer the back instead, the muzzle brake appears unchanged though it's hard to see for sure with the photos given.

 

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That's the only photo I know of on the original gun where the muzzle brake isn't covered with a tarp, and it's out of focus on said photo.

 

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I guess it's plausible they changed some of the design details after experimenting with it going from a towed gun to a gun intended for a vehicle armament.

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