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Originally posted by WissNX01
Just notice its mostly Russian garbage they are copying.
Originally posted by Taishyou
Technology demonstrator??? Wow... that's very uninformed. And I guess you can't call it a copy if it's developed with help from Russia
[edit on 18-5-2005 by Taishyou]
Type 88 Main Battle Tank
Improved Type-69/79 MBT, with a chinese copy of a new Soviet turret and improved british fire control.
Type 90 Main Battle Tank
China obtained several T-72 tanks from the Middle East in the late 1970s and used them as a pattern in developing its Type-90 MBT. The original proposal was to develop an MBT based on the hull design of the T-72, and fit it with Western 120 mm smoothbore gun and advanced fire control equipment. This plan was later temporally halted due to the boycotts by the Western countries after 1989. Thus, this tank never entered production.
Its engine is a ukranian 6TD engine and has French SESM ESM 500 automatic transmission
A scaled down version of this was sold to Pakistan with tech transfer, and pakistan named it the Al-Khalid.
The Type 90-II is not a totally new design with around 45% of its components coming from current designs. This can be broken down as follows: 10% from the Type 59, 15% from the Type 69, and 20% from the Type 85/88C; the remaining 55% being new components.
Type 96 Main Battle Tank
Essentially a new and improved Type 80/88 MBT.
Type 98 Main Battle Tank
In 1995 Russia demonstrated its latest variant of the T-80U tank to the Chinese leaders. This resulted in a major redesign of the third-generation MBT, which later led to the Type 98 MBT.
It may be based on the T-72 chassis(no conclusive evidence).
At least one source indicated to the magazine Russia has supplied some of the technology for the Chinese project in exchange for foreign currency to fund its own tank programs.
Its 125 mm 50-calibre smoothbore gun with autoloader: copy of the Russian 2A46.
Its Engine : 1,200 hp diesel derived from Germany WD396 engine
The main armament is a fully-stablised 125 mm 50-calibre smoothbore gun with autoloader. Despite the early reports indicating the gun was a licensed copy of the Russian 2A46, it is actually an indigenous design derived from the Chinese 120 mm smoothbore gun technology.