TG92929 wrote:Breadbox wrote:You can expect BMP-1 sp2 and budget Lav25.
interpretation: You can expect Type 86 IFV(bmp-1) and ZSL-92 IFV(25mm)Personally I'm very much a IFV user, having an IFV with a decent cannon and missile like the BMP-2 is a big thing for me, the BMP-3 or M2A1 even better.
What will China have to work with in this department?
But for IFV lovers this one might be just what the doctor orders:
ZBD-86G(30mm+HJ-73C), 30mm for much dakka
This is somewhat BMP-2-ish, I would say that stat wise it will be similar to BMP-2 late models. As a prototype it is not likely to be OOTF, and it will not hurt the balance of the game even if it was introduced after 1995(MadMat was generous enough to give Japan a helicopter introduced in 2000 after all).
If you want a heavier flavor machine then this will suit you. But be warned, it was only a prototype back in 1995:
ZBD-97 IFV(100mm smoothbore+30mm+100mm ATGM), 100mm of pure love
Not likely to be included anyway, but if it does, it will be China's BMP-3. This machine in fact does not share the fundamental flaw of BMP-3: the position of the engine.
Last but not least, allow me to represent to you the 60 tons beast that packs a ZPT-98A(98-125T?) L/55 gun
China definitely took an western approach of tank designing after ZTZ-99. This tank shattered all of "Chinese tanks are just like Soviet ones" stereotypes . (seriously, since when did you see a Soviet tank with such big profile and bad azz looking? Main gun thermal sleeves and external fuel tanks? Brits have them too
The guy at the right hand side must be saying: "China stronk and can into space!"
a little bit of off topic and definitely out of time frame, but if there will be a 2020 DLC then then this will be the 250 points only 3 available ultimate tank.
30mm autocannon sounds good HJ-73 sucks comared to BMP-2 ATGM however.
And IMO Soviet tanks look more bad-azz and sleeker than Western box tanks,
However the ZTZ-99 is the most bad-ass looking of them all.
PS That looks like a ZTZ-96G