Class: Main Battle Tank
Vehicles Built: N/A
Originating as a pure copy of the Soviet T-54A, which was imported to and later mass-produced in China in the 1950s to replace the aging Type 58 (an imported T-34), the Type 59 Main Battle Tank gradually evolved into quite a different vehicle.
The Type 59-IIA is one of the evolutions of the Type 59 Main Battle Tank, which in turn is a Chinese T-55 copy from the 1950s. The Type 59 was produced in very large quantities but eventually became obsolete, leading to a number of attempts to upgrade its performance. This variant features a 105mm rifled gun as well as a suite of modern western electronics.
- Armored: This vehicle's armor can withstand a lot of punishment, allowing it to survive even serious firefights.
- HESH Rounds: This vehicle can fire special Squash Head rounds. These are extremely effective against angled armor that is typical for Soviet tanks.
- Smoke Generators: This vehicle generates smoke all around it and lays down smoke cover by driving forward.
|105mm 105-I APDS||APDS||Stock||400||560[note 1] mm||1425 m/s||6.00 s|
|105mm 105-HEP-I||HEP||Stock||360||420 mm||732 m/s||6.00 s|
|105mm 105-HEAT-I||HEAT||Stock||520||670 mm||1115 m/s||6.00 s|
|7.62mm AP||AP||Stock||8||18[note 2] mm||855 m/s||5.00 s|
|XP Cost||Credit Cost||Hull
|Stock||Stock||430 mm (vs AP)
580 mm (vs HEAT)
|Steel||800 mm (vs AP)
865 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.|
|Name||XP Cost||Credit Cost||Aim Time||Reload Time||More Info|
|105mm ZPT-81-I Rifled Cannon||Stock||Stock||1.50 s||6.00 s|
105mm 105-I APDS
|Name||XP Cost||Credit Cost||Max Speed||Reverse Speed||Forward
|Hull Traverse||Fire Chance|
|NORINCO 12150L-7 580 hp Diesel Engine||Stock||Stock||50 km/h||13 km/h||5.66 s (0 to 32 km/h)
18.45 s (0 to Max Speed)
- 560 mm at 150m;
420 mm at 500m
- 18 mm at 100m;
9 mm at 1000m