Type 96

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Type 96
Type 96
Tier / Class:
Zhang Feng
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
590 mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
400 / 132 / 49
Turret F/S/R:
535 / 74 / 47
Max Speed:
65 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
5.19 s
Hull Traverse:
37.52 deg/s
430 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
-6/ -2°
Turret Traverse Speed:
48.97 deg/s

The Type 96 is a tier 6 Main Battle Tank originating from China, and is sold by Zhang Feng. It can be unlocked from the Type 85-IIM, and leads to the Type 96A.

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.
  • Override: this vehicle's engine can be switched to override mode, which will significantly increase speed and acceleration.

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Great speed
  • Reliable cannon
  • Has the old Light Tank Acceleration Boost

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Poor armour
  • Mediocre view range
  • Very little camoflauge

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

The gun should first be upgraded to increase effective damage output on the move.  Upgrading the engine should be a second priority.  Upgrading the spall liner is the least important and should be saved for after the engine.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Improved Gun Breech, since stock reload is poor
  • Improved Pioneer Repair Kit, to reduce time being tracked
  • Augmented Optics V2, to improve vision whilst driving

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Commander: Freja Højbjerg, for improved repair speed and increased gun accuracy

Driver: Smooth Ride, Off-Road Driving

Gunner: Quick Draw, Sharp Shooter

Armor[edit | edit source]

Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 400 / 132 / 49 Composite 535 / 74 / 47 Composite None
The Type 96 armor is mostly similar to that of the Type 85-IIM. Its hull and the turret are made out of steel plates, while the front of the turret and the upper glacis are made of composites.

Firepower[edit | edit source]

125mm ZPT=98A Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
125-I APFSDS APFSDS Stock 615 510mm 0.12° 1,750 m/s 10.00s
BTJ-IM HEAT HEAT 27,030 518-791 590mm 0.14° 905 m/s 10.00s
125-HE-I HE-F HEFFI Stock 124-908 40mm 0.15° 850 m/s 9.00s

Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
NORINCO 12150ZLC Stock Stock 65km/h {{{reverse}}} 5.19s {{{0-max}}} 33.20deg/s {{{firechance}}}

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Type 96 Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 6,758 64,000 Increases vehicle HP by 250.

Type 84G Smoke Grenades 6,758 64,000 Provides 5 smoke grenades. Grenades take 80 seconds to reload.

ISFCS-212 Fire Control System 20,273 256,000 Reduces aim time by 20%.

Improved Autoloader 20,273 256,000 Reload speed increased by 10%.

Improved Gunner Sight 13,515 192,000 Improves overall accuracy by 10%.

Improved Transmission 20,273 256,000 Increases vehicle acceleration by 2.5% and hull traverse speed by 10%.

Improved Engine Control Unit 6,758 64,000 Improves the vehicle's acceleration on soft or difficult terrain up to a maximum of 5%.

Improved Tracks 13,515 192,000 Upgraded tracks further improve the acceleration, maximum speeds, and traverse/turning performance of a vehicle on rough and difficult terrain. These tracks are also harder to destroy.

Offroad movement bonus: 42% Difficult terrain movement bonus: 21%

History[edit | edit source]

Vehicle Class: Main Battle Tank Produced from: 1997*

Used from: 1997

Number of vehicles produced: ~1200

Operated by: China, Sudan

  • Modifications included

The Type 96 was based on the Type 85-IIM as a replacement of the outdated models used at the moment by the PLA. It is still produced; the Type 96 is one of the main tanks used by the Chinese military. Certain Type 96 modifications participate in the Tank Biathlon World Championship.

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