The ZTZ-96 is a Chinese main battle tank that was developed by China Northern Industries Corporation (Norinco). It is also known as Type 96 and sometimes referred to as the WZ-1224. The tank was designed to modernize China’s armoured forces and replace older tank models, such as the Type 59 and Type 69.
The ZTZ-96 is equipped with composite and modular armour, which provides improved protection against various threats, including kinetic energy penetrators and shaped-charge warheads. The exact details of the armour composition are classified, but the tank’s protection level is generally considered to be better than that of its predecessors.
The ZTZ-96 is armed with a 125mm smoothbore gun, similar to other contemporary main battle tanks. The tank is capable of firing a variety of ammunition types, including armour piercing fin stabilized discarding sabot (APFSDS) rounds and high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) rounds. It can also launch anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) through its main gun.
The ZTZ-96 is equipped with a modern fire control system that includes a laser rangefinder, thermal imaging sights, and ballistic computers, which enhance the tank’s accuracy and targeting capabilities, particularly when engaging moving or distant targets.
The tank is powered by a liquid-cooled diesel engine, which provides a good balance between power and fuel efficiency. The ZTZ-96 features a hydropneumatic suspension system that contributes to improved cross-country mobility and enhanced crew comfort.
The crew compartment is equipped with modern ergonomic features and a layout that aims to improve crew efficiency and survivability. The tank has a crew of three: a commander, a gunner, and a driver.
This vehicle blueprint includes meticulously crafted desert and forest themed textures, a fully rigged structure, and animated components such as turret rotation, gun elevation, and opening hatches. Additionally, it offers a detailed damage model with realistic visual effects. The blueprint also includes firing animations and dynamic effects, such as dust trails generated by the tank’s movement.
The asset is designed as a standard Unreal vehicle with a detailed interior, allowing for an immersive experience. It can be customized and adapted to suit specific project requirements. The ZTZ-96 is fully drivable, utilizing accurate physics simulations provided by Epic Games’ Chaos Vehicles plugin. Please ensure that the Chaos Vehicles plugin is enabled for optimal vehicle movement. The scene incorporates Epic Games’ Volumetrics plugin for realistic cloud formations and utilizes Lumen for advanced lighting effects.
Included with the blueprint is a sample showcase/demo Blueprint featuring an environment map and a user interface (UI). When you “Play” the map, the UI provides camera presets, sliders, and buttons, showcasing the key functionalities of the ZTZ-96.
This asset includes the use of Epic Games’ Volumetrics plugin and Chaos Vehicles system plugin for demonstration purposes only. However, the vehicle asset can be utilized and modified in personal projects without these plugins enabled.
The Volumetrics plugin enables the creation and rendering of realistic environmental clouds, utilizing its volume creation and rendering tools. The Chaos Vehicles system plugin offers realistic physics simulations for authentic vehicle movement.
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– Compliant with SISO Entity Reference No.: 126.96.36.199.10
– High-quality vehicle mesh with desert-themed textures and a detailed interior
– Blueprint-controlled textures for customization
– Emissive materials for headlights and brake lights, enhancing visual realism
– DIS/HLA (RPR FOM) integration ready
– Adjustable hatches, turret rotation
– Equipped with a powerful 125mm smoothbore gun and a secondary 7.62mm machine gun
Number of Blueprints: 19
Input: Keyboard, Mouse, DIS / HLA (RPR FOM) Protocols
Network Replicated: No, requires integration into a Network Replicated Product or System
Supported Development Platforms: Win-64
Documentation (PDF): Click here for Vehicle Documentation
Customization Guide (PDF): Click here for the Vigilante Asset Guide