Russian media said the latest model the 99KM tank equipped with a 155 mm artillery
the data for: this tank photos circulated on the Internet, allegedly a depth improved 99 tanks
Russia Mohr tile messenger news agency reported on April 10, China’s new generation of main battle tanks WZ-123 (type 99) caused an immediate sensation, then there is reported that China has also developed after the appearance in the National Day military parade on October 1, 1999 more advanced tanks. Later, when the public media reports that Russia is developing a new generation of main battle tanks of the “195 Project” when the Chinese sources disclosed that similar to the new People’s Liberation Army tanks with the Russian military of new products, both par.
Russian media, the media message about the new tank may be orchestrated information campaign. Claimed at the time, China’s new tank very mighty artillery, caliber over 150 mm. Overall performance is very strong, very solid chassis and power up to 1500 horsepower engine, also fitted with the JD-3 improved laser active protection system. Later, in some reports, the tank gun of the caliber to replace more than 150 mm to 140 mm, and even disclosed some of the performance of the new artillery. Expected that the 140 mm guns will be installed in the latest model, the Type 99 main battle tanks.
Russian media said, so concerned about the tank industry disappointed by that, since 2003, reported about the new prospects of Chinese tanks almost disappeared, giving rise to heated controversy observers. Some people began to claim that the new tank gun rack weapons configuration information is false news in order to improve the national spirit of patriotism, morale; others believe that the new tank development work really has been carried out , but eventually failed, after all, imitation and improvement of Soviet-made T-72 tank is one thing, the manufacture of new domestic tanks is another matter, the Chinese designers in this regard is still inadequate; some optimistic observers believe that China is indeed developing a new generation main battle tanks, the only relevant work is strictly confidential. At least in the long ago, the media appeared in the development of news on China’s new tank, this is the latest model 99KM tank. Allegedly, the protective properties of this tank is worse than Israel’s Merkava -4 “advanced power up to 2100 horsepower engine and 155 mm caliber gun. Individual experts suspect that the relevant reports may be another patriotic propaganda, the actual situation will be the time to prove. But do not forget China’s weapons development, more than once to make the most radical skeptics stunned, speechless. (Compiled: woodlands)