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ZTZ-112 MBT by PaintFan08 ZTZ-112 MBT by PaintFan08
ZTZ-112 Main Battle Tank

Crew: 3
Country: Peoples Republic of China
Builder: China Northern Industries Group Co.

Armament: 1x ZTP(ET)100 125mm Cannon
1x 7.62mm MG Coax
1x 12.7mm NVST HMG

The ZTZ-112 is the newest Chinese MBT. A follow up on the ZTZ-99 design, the 112 incorporates new armor, gun, and electronic technologies. At the center of the new design is a Chinese 125mm electro-thermal gun. Unconfirmed reports indicate the new PLA ET Gun was developed with help from Israel defense contractors. Others say European firms participated. It is believed that the ZTP100 matches Western designs in performance.

New armor is incorporated as well. A redesigned ERA system covers the turret of the ZTZ-112. Based on European designs it also is believed to incorporate Russian KEW protection. The hull ERA is normal. Additional changes have reportedly been made to the tank’s armor. No one is sure if it is up to Chobham standards. Even if the armor is not up to Western standards, the electronics certainly are. Full digital communications and links truly enhance the ZTZ-112s abilities over the ZTZ-99. Next generation thermal sites and hardened battle cams on the hull provide excellent observation and some 112s are believed to have remote controls for their HMGs on the Tank Commander’s station.

As of now the 112 is only equipped with elite armored units of the PLA. Unlike other Chinese tank models, the 112 is not open for export.
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EDIT: Added some details to the turret ERA and a PLA red star.
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Lichen93 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
Basically……We play to fully developed the old Type-59 for more modification……
So there shouldn't be 6 wheels
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Passin Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
A very interesting piece.
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Thanks!
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Commander-jao Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Student General Artist
great
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nerodango Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Dude, you need a little man standing in front of it when it comes down a road...
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
No way and mess up my new tank :-)
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Arsenalfan747 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Nice work! and thanks for posting some of the specs of the tank.
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Thanks Arsenal, FYI this is a fictional vehicle so everything is from my very over active imagination.
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Arsenalfan747 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
no problem I honestly thought it was a real tank....
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