Type: Main battle tank
Place of origin: People's Republic of China
Weight: About 54 tonnes.
Length: 11.0 m
Width: 3.4 m
Height: 2.2 m
Crew: 3 (4 originally based on the Type 98 prototypes without autoloader)
Armor: Composite with ERA.
Primary armament: 125 mm smoothbore tank gun, compatible with Chinese 140 mm guns.
Secondary armament: 12.7 mm commander's machine gun, 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun.
Engine: Liquid-cooled diesel 1,500 hp (1,100 kW)
Power/weight: 27.4 hp/tonne
Suspension: Torsion bar.
Operational range: 450 km, 600 km with external fuel.
Speed: 80 km/h (50 mph) on-road, 60 km/h (37.5 mph) off-road.
The Type 99, also known as ZTZ-99 and WZ-123, developed from the Type 98G (in turn, a development of the Type 98), is a 3rd generation main battle tank (MBT) fielded by the Chinese People's Liberation Army. It is made to compete with modern western tanks. Although not expected to be acquired in large numbers due to its high cost compared to the more economical Type 96, it is currently the most advanced MBT fielded by China.