Problem: it's undeniable that the Ztz96G performed better than the T-72B4 in tank biathlon. Anyway, it seems to be, during the firing sequence, but, apparently the T-72B4 exploded the ztz in mobility, chinese even had to use a 2nd tank because the first had serious engine issue...
But the Ztz litterally run super fast while shooting and apparently hitting targets, but the T-72B4 had to move very slowly... Still, the russian team won the match overall.
It says something: either the russians prefer to slow down to shoot, because it's an old tactic etc... Or, the Ztz96G has much better stabilizer and somehow, FCS... I don't know... And frankly, i don't know if T-72B4 FCS and all stuff is worse than T-90A, which would make T-90A also worse than chinese tank.
Have you seen the inside of any current chinese tank? ztz96G, ztz99G, mbt3000... They have automatic transmission, digitalised drive, etc full informatized elements. No russian tank beside T-90MS and T-14 have such things.
Now, maybe all this shiny crap is total garbage and unreliable in chinese tanks... but still, they have it... one thing is for sure though, their engines either totally suck, of they must carbon copy german engines to have something useable.
And the armour, is not as good as T-90A / Object 187 type armour... No way. The chinese tanks have a other way to protect their tank, and, it's just not as good, besides, composite blocks are probably worse, and ERA too.
Other problem: their gun and autoloader are sure as hell not as good as the current russian standard 2A46M5 and related T-90A modified autoloader. Not even speaking of 2A82.
Ammo? I don't know, their claims of 900mm pen APFSDS are totally bogus, i think current russian Svinets (BM48 or seomthing) totally dwarfs any chinese APFSDS. Also, i can't see their ATGM being better than the russian Refleks 9M119M.
I think chinese tanks (modern) are quite good, i think russia should by one sample of each 3 tanks, i can't see china refusing... Or, they must buy them using a bribe to some country who wants to buy them... problem is, i can't see which...
Russia already has T-64BM bulat
, i wish russia could pick up most tanks and learn from them
Really the ZtZ96G FCS is a copy of the one on the M60A1 ??? tell me more