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For the Japanese rifle of the same designation, see K98.
Type 98 tank

The Type 98 in its first public appearance during the October 1st, 1999 National Day Military Parade.

The Type 98 (also known as the ZTZ-98) is a main battle tank used in limited service in the People's Liberation Army of China and is manufactured by Norinco. It is part of a line of third generation tanks to replace the aging Type 90 MBT's that are based on the Soviet T-72 design.

The Type 98 is featured as the main battle tank of the PLA in Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, and Battlefield 4.


Battlefield 2

The Type 98 is the People's Liberation Army's main battle tank in Battlefield 2 . Its counterparts are the American M1A2 Abrams, European Challenger 2 and Leopard 2, and the MEC T-90.

Appearances

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Battlefield 2: Modern Combat

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A Chinese Type 98

In Battlefield 2: Modern Combat's singleplayer, the Type 98 seen in many missions in which the PLA and NATO forces clash in the Almaty, Qyzylorda, and Mangystau Regions. It is available for the player to use on the mission Big Bang.

In multiplayer, the Type 98 serves as the PLA counterpart to the USMC M1A2 Abrams and the EU Leopard 2A6. It has two positions: the driver and the turret gunner. The driver operates the vehicle and its main gun with 100 rounds while the turret gunner has a Type 85 HMG with 1000 rounds. The Type 98 can easily take out light armored vehicles such as the HMMWVEagle IV or even the M6 Linebacker, but it can be countered by Engineers with rocket launchers or the Attack Helicopters.


Battlefield 4

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A variant of the Type 98, known in-game as the Type 99 MBT, is featured in the multiplayer of Battlefield 4. It was first seen on the map Siege of Shanghai in the Battlefield 4: "Best Moments" Multiplayer Gameplay Trailer.

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