|Engine Power (hp)||520|
|Speed Limit (km/h)||50|
|Standard Shell Penetration (mm)||153 - 207|
|Standard Shell Damage||169 - 281|
|Rate of Fire (rounds/min)||9.2|
After 1960, Chinese government launched the development of a new tank. The engineering experiments included a wide use of previously produced Type 59 tanks. One vehicle was equipped with the turret, gun, and fire control system of an American M48A3 tank.