A photo of the trailer appeared on social networks, which was towed by a strange tank, unlike that, what are in service with the American army. Soon the tank was identified: it turned, that this is a rather crude mock-up of the last modification of the Type 99A, in service with the People's Liberation Army of China.
Not very clear yet, where exactly the mock-up of the Chinese tank was seen and photographed. known only, that this is the state of Arkansas in the USA. According to some experts, the special role of the layout is, to simulate the size of a real tank of a potential enemy during military exercises of the American army.
Recall, that the Type 99A is the main battle tank of the People's Liberation Army of China. It is armed with a 125mm smoothbore cannon., capable of firing guided missiles. The tank also has a remote weapon station on the turret., armed with a heavy machine gun and equipped with an active protection system.
The turret of the Chinese tank has an angular design.. The undoubted plus of the tank is its strong frontal protection., comparable to that of the American M1 Abrams main battle tank. Generally, the Chinese tank is a fairly well protected combat vehicle, why the Americans show so much attention to practicing actions against the main battle tanks of the PLA.
In this way, the layout of the main battle tank of the Chinese army is of particular interest to the American military: practicing actions against the army of a potential enemy is one of the most important components of combat training, and in the face of growing tensions in the Asia-Pacific region, the US military should be ready to meet with Chinese tanks. Of course, wait in Arkansas for real Chinese tanks, not their layouts, not worth it, but far from the borders of the United States, for example - on the same island of Taiwan, collision with Chinese fighting vehicles is likely.
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