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The Type 59 is a Tier 1 progression Main Battle Tank under Zhang Feng's dealership.

History[ | ]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1956-1959
Service: 1959+
Vehicles built: cca 10000
Operators: China, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chad, Congo, Iran, Iraq, Myanmar, North Korea, Pakistan, Sudan, Tanzania, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

The Type 59 started as a license-produced variant of the Soviet T-54A medium tank. Before their relations deteriorated, the Soviet Union and China were closely cooperating on reviving and improving the Chinese heavy industry in the 1950s. One of the results of this cooperation was the start of the Chinese production of the first T-34 medium tank (designated Type 58 in Chinese service) and later on the Type 59.

The Type 59 was first introduced to the public during the great Chinese national parade in 1959 and the mass production ran until the 1980s, with an estimated 10 thousand vehicles with various modifications produced. The Type 59 was also heavily exported to third world countries and saw several conflicts, including the Iran-Iraq war and the Gulf War.

It did not perform all too well (just like the other obsolete Soviet equipment such as the T-54/55 variants) but in low intensity conflicts, it is still completely capable of turning the tide of any battle, especially against irregular forces not equipped with specialized anti-tank weaponry. The Chinese continued to develop the Type 59 for several decades and only the most modern of People's Republic of China Main battle tanks do not have their roots in the venerable Type 59.

Vehicle Traits[ | ]

  • Armored: This vehicle's armor can withstand a lot of punishment, allowing it to survive even serious firefights.
  • Designate Target: This vehicle has the ability to designate targets that are within its line of sight. Designated targets are marked to other players and take increased damage.
  • Smoke Generators: This vehicle generates smoke all around it and lays down smoke cover by driving forward.

Ammunition[ | ]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
More
Info
1 100mm 53-UBR-412D APBC APCR Stock 270 400[note 1] mm 1250 m/s 6.20 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.09 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 100mm 3UBK4 HEAT HEAT Experience 300 350 480 mm 1000 m/s 6.20 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.10 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 15 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
3 100mm 53-UOF-412 HE HE Experience 270 400[note 2] 40 mm 900 m/s 6.20 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.12 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 100 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Splash Radius: 0.5 m
  • Splash Penetration: 75 mm
4 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 3] mm 855 m/s 5.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.98 °
  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Partial Reload: Yes
  • Magazine Size: 800
  • Burst Fire Rate: 400 rd/min
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °

Upgrades[ | ]

Armor[ | ]

Type 59 Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 330 mm (vs AP)
670 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel 445 mm (vs AP)
740 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel N/A N/A vs AP
N/A vs HEAT
This MBT features basic sheet armor without any advanced components, making it vulnerable to HEAT shells and ATGMs.

Weapon[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 100mm Type 59 Rifled Cannon Stock Stock 1.40 s 6.20 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -4.0° / 20.0°
Ammo:
100mm 53-UBR-412D APBC
100mm 3UBK4 HEAT
100mm 53-UOF-412 HE
7.62mm AP

Engine[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
NORINCO 12150L-7 580 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 50 km/h 13 km/h 7.83 s (0 to 32 km/h)
25.34 s (0 to Max Speed)
30.16° 10 %
NORINCO 12150L Qianghua 650 650 hp Diesel Engine Experience 50 Credits 885 50 km/h 13 km/h 6.83 s (0 to 32 km/h)
22.51 s (0 to Max Speed)
30.16° 10 %

Parts[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
Smokegenerator
Engine Exhaust Smoke Generator
Stock Stock Provides 2 exhaust smoke charges
Recharge time: 60s
Duration: 14s
Smokegenerator
Upgraded Exhaust Smoke Generator
Experience 120 Credits 2,125 Provides 9 exhaust smoke charges
Recharge time: 60s
Duration: 14s
Firecontrol
Improved Fire Control System
Experience 150 Credits 2,990 Aiming time reduced by 20%
Gunstabilizer
Improved Gun Stabilizer
Stock Stock Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 20%
Gunstabilizer
Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
Gunnersight
Improved Gunner Optics
Stock Stock Accuracy is improved by 10%
Treads01
Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 90.0%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 76.0%

Other unlocks[ | ]

Name Cost Description Notes
Currencyrep
85 Reputation
Experience 110 Provides an injection of 85 Reputation.
Currencyrep
85 Reputation
Experience 110 Provides an injection of 85 Reputation.

Abilities[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Stats Activation
Time
Duration Cooldown More
Info
a Ability Designate
Designate Target
Stock N/A 2.5 s 10 s 15 s
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Description:
A target designated by this ability will remain spotted for its duration and will receive increased damage.

Conditions:
No conditions bound to this ability.

Footnotes[]

  1. 400 mm at 150m;
    300 mm at 500m
  2. 113 for Partial Penetration;
    29 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  3. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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