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1 hour ago, Lord_James said:

 

How do the dismounts enter and exit? It doesn’t look like it has front, side, or rear doors. 

I'd assume the rear, but it doesn't seem possible with that block-like object they have fixed there. That last image shows it with grating on the side, so I don't know what it's supposed to be.

 

I'm also unsure about the engine placement as well. There's plenty of room for it up front, but there's grills and stuff in the back like the BMP-3 has it's engine.

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49 minutes ago, Scolopax said:

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I'm also unsure about the engine placement as well. There's plenty of room for it up front, but there's grills and stuff in the back like the BMP-3 has it's engine.

   For example Kurganets have grills in the rear and engine in the front, this is done due to thermal signature reduction measures. Those grills in the back could be a part of cooling system. 

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7 hours ago, LoooSeR said:

   For example Kurganets have grills in the rear and engine in the front, this is done due to thermal signature reduction measures. Those grills in the back could be a part of cooling system. 

This seems like a good possible explanation of it.

 

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It does look like the drive wheels are located in the front

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On 2/18/2019 at 12:50 AM, LoooSeR said:

HIFV based on VT-4 chassis

 

3 hours ago, LoooSeR said:

Rear part of Chinese HIFV

those photos, and several others, could be downloaded at 12Mpix resolution from original posts in Weibo there https://www.weibo.com/2818916890/Hhiq6BO1a and there https://www.weibo.com/2818916890/Hh8pHy3gb
by manually replacing small part of link to each image - 
with this https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/mw690/a805421agy1g0b3qqcwlvj23342bknpe.jpg becoming this https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/a805421agy1g0b3qqcwlvj23342bknpe.jpg

another photo of this model, from a different angle:
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4 hours ago, LoooSeR said:

Rear part of Chinese HIFV

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Well, that looks like a ramp past that block (I’m guessing that block might be an APU? Cause of the fan), and the block is attached to the levers that open the ramp. So does that block move down into the ground with the ramp when it opens, or up onto the roof? 

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My contribution to this thread:

 

Glacis armor of the ZTZ-99 generations

 

Prototype/Project 9910/ZTZ-98:

- 220mm thickness + 45mm spall liner

- 30mm RHA + 35mm glass textolite + 40mm HHS + 35mm glass textolite + 80mm RHA

- it offers 500mm RHA protection

- lower glacis: 50mm ballistic polymer panel or steel entrench blade  + 80mm RHA 

 

Phase 1 production:

- increase to 260mm thickness + 45mm spall liner

- a 2nd 40mm HHS plate was added

- plus the 22 add-on armor tiles in 3 different sizes on the glacis

- it offers 600mm RHA protection + the add-on armor tiles

 

Phase 2 production:

- probably replaced the glass textolite layers with ceramic

 

Phase 3 production (ZTZ-99A):

- completely new armor

- it looks like the base armor had increased to 300mm + 45mm spall liner

- 17 add-on armor tiles in 2 different size

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57 minutes ago, Timothy Yan said:

My contribution to this thread:

 

Glacis armor of the ZTZ-99 generations

 

Prototype/Project 9910/ZTZ-98:

- 220mm thickness + 45mm spall liner

- 30mm RHA + 35mm glass textolite + 40mm HHS + 35mm glass textolite + 80mm RHA

- it offers 500mm RHA protection

- lower glacis: 50mm ballistic polymer panel or steel entrench blade  + 80mm RHA 

 

Phase 1 production:

- increase to 260mm thickness + 45mm spall liner

- a 2nd 40mm HHS plate was added

- plus the 22 add-on armor tiles in 3 different sizes on the glacis

- it offers 600mm RHA protection + the add-on armor tiles

 

Phase 2 production:

- probably replaced the glass textolite layers with ceramic

 

Phase 3 production (ZTZ-99A):

- completely new armor

- it looks like the base armor had increased to 300mm + 45mm spall liner

- 17 add-on armor tiles in 2 different size

 

These numbers come from?

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No ERA on the Type 99.....it's 30mm RHA + 20mm of sapphire ceramic on heavy duty bracket (probably 5-10mm thick steel) on the turret side (+ 450mm air gap + 80mm RHA + 45mm spall liner).  The front tiles are probably twice as thick with more ceramic layers.

 

They will probably start using graphene ceramic when they have enough production.

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