Type 80In 1987 the existence of a new Type 80 main battle tank was revealed in the Western press. The tank had a new chassis and fire control system. The 105mm gun fire APFSDS-T, HEAT-T, HESH, and HE rounds. A more powerful engine, ballistics computer, laser rangefinder integrated with stabilized sights, sensors and gun stabilization provides firepower and mobility.
Date Production Began 1988 Crew Size 4 Combat Weight 38,000kg Length (hull) 6.325m Length (gun forward) 9.328m Width (over skirts) 3.372m Height (with AA MG) 2.874m Height (to turret roof) 2.29m Max Road Speed 60kmh Max Road Range 430km Armour ? Armament 1 x 105mm gun
1 x 7.62mm machine gun
1 x 12.7mm machine gun (AA)
Powerplant V-12 diesel, 730 hp