China has dramatically increased the number of tanks of a new generation Writes, " Journal of Mordovia " - the Chinese political and military leadership attaches great importance to the improvement of general purpose forces, particularly tanks. Tanks for the military in high places are still the main striking force of the Army. So now the army in its military industry takes just two types of tanks: a relatively cheap and simple Type 96 and more sophisticated and therefore more expensive Type 99. If the Type 96, in his early modifications in their characteristics match the Soviet tank T-72A, the latest version is closer to the Russian T-90. Common with the Russian and Soviet tanks of the Chinese is to use a cannon 125 mm and similar autoloader. Produced at the present time Type 96G is quite advanced fire control system and enhanced armor protection. It is difficult to say how many tanks annually goes to the Chinese army's weaponry, but it seems, is a few hundred pieces.And now there are probably about three thousand. Much less more sophisticated Type 99 tanks, which Chinese military vehicles are the first line. Although official sources have never published precise data about it, this tank, according to military experts, can be considered one of the best. It uses Russian (cannon, machine loading, guided missiles) and Western (engine, transmission, aiming devices, and surveillance) technology. The output of the machine, which, if not surpasses the world level, it is very close to it. Even more perfect would be the so-called "Type 99A2." It significantly improved fire control system and enhanced armor protection. On the imminent appearance of the tank wrote in 2007. However, data about any presence of its troops in yet.Apparently, designers are faced with technical problems that are being addressed. The total number of Type 99 tanks - about 600 pieces. These are the data leads to otvaga2004.mybb.ru Navigator on the availability of such tanks in the units of the People's Liberation Army: Army 27, 235 Mechanized Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 82 tank 47 Army, 139 Mechanized Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 2: 82 of the tank 38 Army, 6 Armoured Division, 24 Panzer Regiment 93 of the tank 38 Army, 112 Mechanized Division: 155 tanks, 39 army 3 Armoured Division, 9 Panzer Regiment 93 of the tank 65 Army, 193 Motorised Division, Panzer Regiment 93 of the tank As we can see, the Chinese army is continuing to increase the number of modern armored vehicles, which can not disturb the neighboring states.