WZ-122 TM

china mediumTank VIII WZ-122 TM

Characteristics

Protection

49%
49%

Firepower

43%
43%

Shot Effectiveness

65%
65%

Maneuverability

38%
38%

Vehicle Details

Weight (t) 37.46
Hit Points 1450
Engine Power (hp) 565
Speed Limit (km/h) 45
Standard Shell Penetration (mm) 173 - 233
Standard Shell Damage 300 - 500
Rate of Fire (rounds/min) 4.3

Historical Reference

During the Soviet-Chinese border conflict in 1969, Chinese forces captured a Soviet T-62, which had a significant impact on the development of the 122 TM. In autumn 1970, two prototypes were manufactured featuring additional armament: four anti-tank missiles on the turret's sides and a double-barreled DShK machine gun on the gunner's hatch. During trials in 1971–1973, the construction proved faulty, leading to development being discontinued in 1974.

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