WZ-121

china mediumTank X WZ-121

Characteristics

Protection

57%
57%

Firepower

79%
79%

Shot Effectiveness

80%
80%

Maneuverability

62%
62%

Vehicle Details

Weight (t) 38.96
Hit Points 1800
Engine Power (hp) 580
Speed Limit (km/h) 56
Standard Shell Penetration (mm) 208 - 282
Standard Shell Damage 315 - 525
Rate of Fire (rounds/min) 6.9

Historical Reference

Development of a new medium tank based on the Type 59 began in 1962. The new tank was expected to feature improvements in firepower and armor protection. However, the project was canceled shortly after. Some technical innovations were applied later, in the development of the Type 69 tank. All 121 tank prototypes were destroyed during Chinese nuclear weapon testing.

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