|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|
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.