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  1. DeusExAstra

    Al-Khalid tank (Type 90-IIM / MBT-2000) Information Pool

    So, it's up to reload speed mainly. BTA-4 is a good round with it's 300/60 degrees at 2 km, may be Chinese will provide some "export" DTC10-125 (If it's muzzle velocity remain 1800 m/s, it should reach ~320-340mm/60 degrees at 2 km), if they wish in future.
  2. DeusExAstra

    Al-Khalid tank (Type 90-IIM / MBT-2000) Information Pool

    Now I see, thank you! Yes, that's confused me in description. Now I understand, thank you! P. S. As far as I understand, autoloader was enlarged on AK-1 to use more powerful APFSDS? Or it's about "solid state autoloader" construction?
  3. DeusExAstra

    Al-Khalid tank (Type 90-IIM / MBT-2000) Information Pool

    About AK, is there some kind of mods classification? I mean, on some resource found this: "The Al Khalid II According to the Pakistani military experts, the modernization is focused on improving the electronics and control systems, whereas the practical rate of fire is to be raised up to 9...
  4. DeusExAstra

    Pakistan Army's VT-4 Main Battle Tank | Updates & Discussions

    A bit offtopic, but it's related with VT-2B/VT-5/VT-5 tanks: CH-series transmission limitations CH-series transmission structural scheme CH700 transmission demonstrator So, I suppose, if this scheme is correct (according to few sources it takes 4/2 instead of using full 6/3), VT-4's...
  5. DeusExAstra

    Al-Khalid tank (Type 90-IIM / MBT-2000) Information Pool

    May be, but there was statement about new AK mod (I mean, it does not necessarily be called just "Al Khalid-II") May be. My guess is it could be easilly reached by adding additional armor plates ~20-40mm in air gaps in turret and hull armor packages to increase base protection...
  6. DeusExAstra

    Al-Khalid tank (Type 90-IIM / MBT-2000) Information Pool

    Found this in Weibo, any ideas? Description says about "leaked Al Khalid II" (if machine translation from Chinese was correct) In my opinion, it looks just about usual AK
  7. DeusExAstra

    Al-Khalid tank (Type 90-IIM / MBT-2000) Information Pool

    Thank you! So, I guess, I will call it just 125mm smoothbore gun.
  8. DeusExAstra

    M1 trials in Pakistan

    The main problem is, It's based on P. Lakowkis's estimates. Meanwhile we know, that new types of non-uranium armor appeard after M1A1HA was in service. In addition, we know, that DU matrixes couldn't be used in it's hull because those few prototypes was only in military schools. Second...
  9. DeusExAstra

    Al-Khalid tank (Type 90-IIM / MBT-2000) Information Pool

    About AK-1 gun: does it have any name? I mean, index, like 2A46M, ZPT-88, ZTP-98? Or it's just 125mm smoothbore gun?
  10. DeusExAstra

    M1 trials in Pakistan

    About M1's lower front hull: those data is a bit.... questionable. The main point is - it's unlikely they changed hull protection before M1A2 SEP's. I mean, it's obvious, they used DU matrix in steel layers of its uranium "heavy armor" models, like H* series and early M1A2, but hull protection...
  11. DeusExAstra

    Al-Khalid tank (Type 90-IIM / MBT-2000) Information Pool

    About Red's video: my guess is they just shown 680mm of penetration like 680/0, meanwhile it was LOS, which even tungsten rod with lenght about ~590-600mm with muzzle velocity ~1800 m/s could reach. However, that's really good for such kind of APFSDS - it's really getting closer to 3БМ59, but it...
  12. DeusExAstra

    Al-Khalid tank (Type 90-IIM / MBT-2000) Information Pool

    Thank you for clarification about ammo! If BTA-4's are equal to DTW-125 onew, so, it's rod length should be about ~570mm with muzzle velocity ~1730 m/s, which means 220/68,5 are equal to ~300mm/60 at 2 km, pretty good for non-widened autoloader, I should say. Like 3BM60. About DTC10-125...
  13. DeusExAstra

    Al-Khalid tank (Type 90-IIM / MBT-2000) Information Pool

    I recently came across information about 125mm APFSDS "Naiza", there were some info about 550 RHA / 2 km and it's made from depleted uranium. I also know that China has export APFSDS 125-IIM, 220/66,4 at 2 km= ~275/60 at 2 km = 550mm RHA LOS, It confuses me a little (: Could it be 275/60 =...
  14. DeusExAstra

    Al-Khalid tank (Type 90-IIM / MBT-2000) Information Pool

    Thank you for the clarification!
  15. DeusExAstra

    Al-Khalid tank (Type 90-IIM / MBT-2000) Information Pool

    If possible, I would like to clarify, according to the brochure on the first page there is a thermal imaging for gunner (second generation?) and an independent commander's sight with thermal imaging (second generation)?
  16. DeusExAstra

    Al-Khalid tank (Type 90-IIM / MBT-2000) Information Pool

    About BTA4 reducing, I may suggest that the main difference between FY-IV versions lies between amount of throwing plates or their thikness. I mean, If there were ~30% reducing in such conditions for APFSDS and So, my guesses are there: Probably first versions of FY-IV used some plates...
  17. DeusExAstra

    Al-Khalid tank (Type 90-IIM / MBT-2000) Information Pool

    Thank you for the clarification! It must be assumed, according to GJB 2336A "Specifications for reactive armor", if FY-4 ERA is able to reduce 600mm armor piercing shot about 30% Then, I guess, AORAK throwing plate (at least in type A ERA) should be approximately ~16mm and it will be able to...
  18. DeusExAstra

    Al-Khalid tank (Type 90-IIM / MBT-2000) Information Pool

    Hello! Some time ago drew attention to the ERA protection of AK-1 tank, so I have some questions with the identification of the type of ERA protection on the AK-1, could anyone to clarify these nuances?: 1) This ERA protection looks a bit close to FY-1 and FY-2, so Is it possible to consider...
  19. DeusExAstra

    Pakistan Army's VT-4 Main Battle Tank | Updates & Discussions

    In my opionion, there're at least two advantages for ZTZ99A: 1) Better armor layout both in front of hull and of turret 2) Better APFSDS round (Phase III - DTC-10-125). It provides 680mm/2km with muzzle velocity of 1800 m/s andwith an estimated drop of speed per kilometer of about 3.1-3.5%...
  20. DeusExAstra

    Pakistan Army's VT-4 Main Battle Tank | Updates & Discussions

    Unfortunately, I am not so aware of the domestic tanks))))) As far as I know, new transmissions could be made and installed up with new engines like A-series (like at one of Object 187 prototypes). So, I suppose, new revers is completely about T-14 and others, not about T-72's or T-90's...

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