For the Japanese rifle of the same designation, see K98.
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 serves as the PLA counterpart to the USMCM1A2 Abrams and the EULeopard 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 HMMWV, Eagle IV or even the M6 Linebacker, but it can be countered by Engineers with rocket launchers or the Attack Helicopters.