Type 99A

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Type 99A
Type 99A
Details
Tier / Class:
9 MBT
Nation:
China
Dealer:
Zhang Feng
Cost:
15,300,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
620
DPM:
4,509
Penetration:
650 mm
Hit Points:
2,400 (2,650)
Hull F/S/R:
540 / 120 / 50
Turret F/S/R:
600 / 292 / 50
Max Speed:
70 (75) km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
5.13 s
Hull Traverse:
36.9 (45.60) deg/s
Camouflage:
14%
Vision:
430 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.108°
Max Cannon Depression:
-6 / -4°
Turret Traverse Speed:
44.00 deg/s

The Type 99A is a tier 9 Main Battle Tank originating from China, and is sold by Zhang Feng. It can be unlocked with a tier 9 Unlock Token, and unlocks a tier 10 Unlock Token, which can be used on the Type 99A2, Centauro 155, and Wilk XC-8.

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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 550/80/45 Composite 700 / 90 / 46 Composite Heavy ERA
The Type 99A received improved protection (compared to the previous models). The vehicle is resistant to most modern tank ammo.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

125mm ZPT-98 L/55 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
125mm Type III APFSDS-T AP Stock 660 720mm 0.10° 1,750 m/s 8.95s
125mm 3VOF36 HE-F HE 115,736 600 43mm 0.11° 850 m/s 8.95s
125mm BTJ-II HEAT HEAT 115,736 660 680mm 0.11° 1,100 m/s 8.95s
125mm Type IIIDU APFSDS-T HEAT 115,736 594-726 720mm 0.11° 1,750 m/s 8.95s



Missile Name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Reload Time Missiles in Launcher Reload within Launcher Burst Fire Rate Flight Agility Self-Guided
3UBK14 "Refleks" ATGM-TH Tandem-HEAT Stock 550 750mm 350m/s 8.95s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 6.7rd/min {{{agility}}}deg/s No


GP125A ATGM Tandem-HEAT 115,736 550 750mm 350m/s 8.95s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 6.7rd/min {{{agility}}}deg/s No


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Shanxi 12V150HB-2 1200hp Stock Stock 75km/h {{{reverse}}} 5.16s {{{0-max}}} 42deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Shanxi 12V150HB-2 1500hp 38,579 1,706,667 85km/h {{{reverse}}} 4.1s {{{0-max}}} 45.60deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 77,157 853,333 Increases vehicle HP by 250.


Type 97 Smoke Grenades 38,579 1,706,667 Provides 5 smoke grenades. Grenades take 80 seconds to reload.


Fire Control System 38,579 853,333 Reduces aim time by 20%.


Improved Autoloader 154,314 2,560,000 Reload speed increased by 10%.


History[edit | edit source]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 2007-2011
Service: 2011+
Vehicles Built: cca 200-500
Operators: China

The Type 99A MBT is an advanced version of the Type 99 variant. It was first tested in August 2007 and entering service in 2011. It shares most of its predecessor's features, including the a western-style welded turret, 125mm ZPT-98 autoloaded smoothbore gun capable of firing Invar and Invar-M missiles and a powerful diesel engine giving it excellent mobility.

But there are improvements. For one, the vehicle is powered by a 1500hp 150HB-2 diesel engine, an improved variant of the older 1200hp 150HB model used on the original Type 99. This gives it excellent mobility and acceleration, although the numbers available publicly are unofficial. The weight, however, increased from approximately 52 tons to 54 tons or even more (sources vary). The turret was also enlarged and fitted with a more effective, redesigned ERA kit and possibly a soft-kill APS system.

Precious little is known about this most modern Main Battle Tank of the People's Republic of China. Type 99A supposedly has more advanced electronics (including a GPS system and an indigenous Battlefield Management System), but the details are very much classified. It's worth noting that while many online sources use names such as Type 99A1 and Type 99A2, these names are incorrect and (like the Type 98 designation) probably made up by analysts or even journalists. What is sometimes referred to as Type 99A2 is in fact a Type 99A while the Type 99A1 is still "just" a Type 99. China is currently estimated to operate several hundred of these modernized Type 99As with more being converted from the standard Type 99 MBTs. Type 99A, just like the original Type 99, is not offered for export and will very likely remain only in Chinese service.

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