Type 59

china mediumTank VIII Type 59

Characteristics

Protection

43%
43%

Firepower

43%
43%

Shot Effectiveness

62%
62%

Maneuverability

55%
55%

Vehicle Details

Weight (t) 35.96
Hit Points 1300
Engine Power (hp) 520
Speed Limit (km/h) 56
Standard Shell Penetration (mm) 154 - 208
Standard Shell Damage 210 - 350
Rate of Fire (rounds/min) 6.1

Historical Reference

Chinese medium tank. Initially, the vehicle was a copy of the Soviet medium T-54A tank. The Type 59 entered service in 1959. The first tanks manufactured had no gun stabilizer or night-vision device. Later the vehicle underwent several modernizations. Between 6,000 and 9,500 vehicles of all variants were manufactured from 1958 through 1987.

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