1/600 Scale Modern Chinese (PLAGF)ZTZ99 Chinese Main Battle Tank.
Contains 10 highly detailed tanks.
ZTZ99 Chinese (PLAGF) Main Battle Tank
- 10x ZTZ99 Chinese (PLAGF) Main Battle Tanks
The Type 99
: 99式; pinyin
) or ZTZ99
is a Chinese third generation main battle tank
(MBT). The tank entered People's Liberation Army Ground Force
(PLAGF) service in 2001.
The development of the domestic 3rd generation MBT was started in 1989, under China's eighth five-year plan. In the early 90's China produced one of its second generation prototypes, the Type 90-II
series. The Type 90-II was designed by studying the T-72
tank. The chassis was to be based on the T-72's hull but with Chinese subsystems. The Type 90-II had a 125mm smoothbore cannon with an autoloader, modular composite armor and a centered driver position. While the Type 90-II series ultimately did not enter People's Liberation Army
(PLA) service, it saw success as an export tank and was also built under license in Pakistan as the Al-Khalid
.The Type 98 or WZ-123 was China's domestic Type 90-II derivative. It was first seen in rehearsals for the 1999 National Day parade and was officially revealed on 1 October 1999. It sported a distinctive appearance with the hull and crew layout similar to the Russian T-72 but with a welded angular turret more similar to Western designs.
An improved version was shortly produced and was named the Type 98G or Type 99. The Type 99 sported the same hull that was based on the T-72 like its previous iterations but with wedge shaped applique armor on its turret.
An updated Type 99 model was officially introduced at the 2015 Victory Day Parade as the Type 99A. This variant had previously been used by PLA troops during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
(SCO) military exercises in 2014. Although the PLA has not distinguished between this variant and older models, some sources have named this latest variant the Type 99A2.
Some part cleanup will be necessary. The 3D printing process uses a waxy substance to support certain part features during the printing process. Although the parts are cleaned by Shapeways, some waxy residue may remain. It can be safely removed with water and a mild aqueous detergent like "Simple Green" using an old, soft toothbrush, Q-tips or pipe cleaners. During the printing process, liquid resin is cured by ultraviolet light. Microscopic bits of resin may remain uncured.
Let your parts sit in direct sunlight for a few hours to fully cure the resin.
Water-based acrylic paints meant for plastics is strongly recommended. Other paints, especially enamels, may not cure on Frosted Detail 3D-printed plastics.
Use dedicated model sprue cutters to remove parts to minimise the risk of damage to parts.
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