ZPL04 (100 mm)

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As part of the composition of the ZBD04 and 04A's turret system, ZPL04 (ZPL04式100毫米滑膛炮) is the licensed variant of 100 mm 2A70 from the introduction of 2K23 turret systems alongside with its 30 mm autocannon; thanks to the domestic improvements on FCS and autoloader, players can enjoy a more reliable gun system while having sufficient protection to survive non-fatal blows more often.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

Note: based on 2A70's specifications

Caliber 100 mm
Barrel length ~3000 mm (>L/30)
Weight 311.6 kg
Rate of fire 12 rounds/min

Available ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
3OF32 HE 31 31 31 31 31 31
3OF70 HE 36 36 36 36 36 36
APS03 ATGM (tandem) 600 600 600 600 600 600
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
0% 50% 100%
3OF32 HE 250 15.6 0.2 0.1 2.6 79° 80° 81°
3OF70 HE 355 13.41 0.2 0.1 3.54 79° 80° 81°
Missile details
Ammunition Type of
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
0% 50% 100%
APS03 ATGM (tandem) 370 4,000 18.8 0.4 0.01 4.77 80° 82° 90°

Comparison with analogues

2A70 - its Russian cousin, shares mostly identical performance but having access to more advanced ATGM; rate of fire varied vastly by autoloader depending to vehicle.

Usage in battles

The overall tactics and specifications of ZPL04 is mostly identical to 2A70; but this time with consistent 4 second reload for any ammunition. This also means much better flexibility than BMP-3 without having to stop for half-a-minute to reload missiles for MBTs, although engaging MBTs up front is asking for quick demise, the upgraded protection in some cases can save the turret crews and the more advanced FCS also ensures quick acquisition of enemy targets. Leave the HEFS for light vehicles or other fellow IFVs unless all 8 missiles has depleted, then aim for MBT's road wheels or optics for maximum possibility to take down enemies.

Pros and cons


  • Revised autoloader ensures high rate of fire (4 seconds per shot for any ammunition type)
  • Slightly more protected turret systems than BMP series
  • Access to tube-launched ATGM and better FCS


  • Rather low velocity when firing HEFS, requires LRF for long-range engagement
  • Lacks more advanced tandem ATGM for high value targets


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See also

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30 mm  ZPL02 · ZPZ02
73 mm  Type 86
76 mm  M32K1
85 mm  Type 56 · Type 63
100 mm  PTP86 · Type 59 · Type 69 · Type 69-II · ZPL04
105 mm  88B-105T · Type 83 · WMA301 · ZPL94 · ZPL98A
120 mm  122TM · PTZ89
125 mm  Type 88C · Type 99A · ZPT98
130 mm  PL59A Gai
152 mm  PL66 Gai
20 mm  KwK30 (Germany)
37 mm  M6 (USA)
45 mm  20-K (USSR)
47 mm  Type 1 (Japan)
57 mm  Type 97 (Japan) · ZIS-2 (USSR)
75 mm  M2 Howitzer (USA) · M3 (USA) · M6 (USA)
76 mm  D-56T (USSR) · F-34 (USSR) · M1 (USA) · M7 (USA) · ZIS-3 (USSR)
85 mm  ZIS-S-53 (USSR)
90 mm  M3 (USA) · M41 (USA)
100 mm  D-10S (USSR)
105 mm  M68 (USA) · M68A1 (USA)
115 mm  U-5TS (USSR)
122 mm  A-19 (USSR) · D-25T (USSR)
152 mm  ML-20S (USSR)