Armor: July 25, 2000

Archives

: China has begun fielding the Type-98 Main Battle Tank, previously profiled in StrategyPage. This is (in the most basic sense) a variant of the T-72. The basic Russian two-man domed turret is wrapped in a slab sided steel box for extra protection. Two huge blocks of armor provide protection to the turret front. It mounts several weapons: the standard Russian-designed 125mm smoothbore cannon, a coaxial 7.62mm machinegun, a 12.7mm machinegun on the turret roof, and an offensive laser. For defense, it has a laser detector, a laser dazzling system to deflect enemy missiles, and smoke grenade launchers. The engine is apparently different from the T-72 as the Type-98 lacks the left-side exhaust vent.-- Stephen V Cole

 


Article Archive

Armor: Current 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 


X

ad
0
20

Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close