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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 newest version is the Type 99, having been updated to today's standards.

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.


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Battlefield 2: Modern Combat

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A Chinese Type 98

The Type 98 is a vehicle featured in Battlefield 2: Modern Combat.


It is used by PLA forces in their clashes with NATO forces in the Almaty, Qyzylorda, and Mangystau Regions. It is available for the player to use on the mission Big Bang.


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

The Type 99 MBT is a vehicle featured in the multiplayer of Battlefield 4, serving as the PLA's Main Battle Tank. It was first seen on the map Siege of Shanghai in the Battlefield 4: "Best Moments" Multiplayer Gameplay Trailer.


Numerous tanks can be seen during the Shanghai mission, and Recker must destroy two of these tanks before boarding the boat to escape to the Valkyrie. More can be seen during the Singapore mission, as Recker drives an M1 Abrams and engages these tanks in the city streets.


It is the Chinese counterpart to the USMC's M1 Abrams and the RGF's T-90A. The Type-99, like the T-90, has a lower profile than the M1A2 Abrams, making it harder to hit.


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