Monday, August 25, 2008

The Type 99 in Urban Area.

The Type 99 has the ability to fire the standard cannon rounds like the APFSD, HEAT and HE-FRAG projectiles. They are also presumably able to fire Russian AT-11 ATGMs. The Type 99 tank has the ability to fire depleted-uranium rounds too. Finally, the Type 99 tank has a self-defense laser system that will jammed laser range finders of enemy tanks. It also has avionics that detect enemy tanks that are lasing the Type 99 tank.

All in all, i think that the Type 99 is a very formidable armoured vehicle in the Armour Warfare Scenario today.

Type 99 Tank in Urban Area
Type 99A2 rolling down the street. (Particularly love the Red Chinese Star Insignia on the tank)

Type 99 MBT
The Type 99A2 tank searching for a target.

Definitely taking a more keen interest on the Chinese Armed Forces.. GO CHINA!

Monday, August 18, 2008

The Type 99 MBT

The Type 99 is the 3rd generation tank that was developed by the PLA. It is preceeded by the Type 98G. Due to a high cost of 2 million USD per tank, the PLA has only 200 over Type 98 and Type 99 tanks that are put in the elite division.

Its armour is Composite with ERA and has an operational range of 600km with a speed of 80km/h. It has a smoothbore 125mm cannon, 12.7 mm Commander's Machine gun and a 7.62 Coaxial gun.

The Type 99 MBT along with its brother, Type 98 tank is the answer to the US Armor Superiority. When the Chinese saw the ineffectiveness of the T-72 era tanks against the superiority of the M1 Abrams, the chinese saw a need to answer the call to developing a MBT that will be relevant in today's armoured warfare. The Type 99 is the answer.

Type 99 CAA Tank
The Type 99 rolling among the plains.

On other note, the conflict in Georgia is awaiting a peaceful resolution but on a good light, the conflict has not escalated. At the same time, i have commenced on doing my military campaign game with my good buddies. Other than tht, its all quiet on model progress for modern military.


Friday, August 15, 2008

South Ossetia War 2008

Hey all,
If u all have not noticed by now.. A new conflict in Eastern Europe has just occurred. Russia and Georgia have been exchanging military attacks on each other in areas of Georgia and the breakway state of South Ossetia for the past week or so.

Georgian Police and a Russian Tank in a joint checkpoint on the main road to Tbilisi near the town of Gori, some 80 km (50 miles) from the capital.

You can probably catch live updates on this news on Yahoo! News and other news broadcasters. As I post this entry now, Russian military forces have already overrun and disabled much of Georgian’s Armed Forces capability. Russia has also decided to sign a truce with Georgia as they have concluded that Georgia has been punished enough for their actions on South Ossetia.

The Armed Conflict started on August 8, 2008, when Georgian soldiers, supported by tanks, aircraft and heavy artillery, attacked South Ossetia and its capital Tskhinvali. During this attack Russian peacekeepers sustained casualties under heavy fire, with reports of 10 killed and 150 injured. Russia ordered additional units to support existing forces in South Ossetia and from then on, it lead to military confrontation till this moment.

Russian Troops on a road around the flashpoint city of Gori in Georgia, cutting the country in Half.
A disabled Ossetian man cycles a wheelchair past a destroyed Georgian military vehicle in Tskhinval, Georgia,

Live Coverage on the happenings in Georgia so far
can be seen under this link.

Monday, August 11, 2008

CH-47 Chinhook

I'm back with the due entry. And here we have a Ch-47D Chinhook helo that is able to carry 33-55 troops. Max speed is 190 mph. It is able to carry M134 7.62 mm (0.308 in) minigun or M240 7.62 mm (0.308 in) machine gun. It has been sokld to 16 nation and has remain a relevant heavy-lift tandem rotor helo.

The Chinhook in B&W
Chinhook flying by

Side view of Chinhook
Chinhook making the descent.

With regards to my military model plans, i have been considering and might finalise in preparing to purchase GHQ stuff totalling up to about more than 300USD. I will also be planning to purchase an airbrush before that to use it for my Arleigh Burker Destroyer and Ticonderoga VLS Cruiser.

On other news, there has been a military conflict arising between Georgia and Russia that has been escalating. Will touch more about it in another entry. Stay tuned.