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Type 59 — Tier VIII Chinese medium tank

Type 59

VIII

Parameters

Compare tank's parameters with others from:
1300
HP
27 / 30
302.0m
View range
1 / 30
Firepower
Shell
2036
DPM
26 / 30
181
Penetration
19 / 30
280
Damage
7 / 30
135
Devices/crew damage
7 / 30
Burst damage
— / —
900
Velocity
22 / 30
11.60%
Penetration loss over distance
23 / 30
Explosion radius
— / —
1745
DPM
27 / 30
241
Penetration
23 / 30
240
Damage
7 / 30
135
Devices/crew damage
7 / 30
Burst damage
— / —
1125
Velocity
17 / 30
11.62%
Penetration loss over distance
16 / 25
Explosion radius
— / —
2545
DPM
24 / 30
50
Penetration
7 / 30
350
Damage
7 / 30
135
Devices/crew damage
7 / 30
Burst damage
— / —
900
Velocity
20 / 30
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
1.76
Explosion radius
7 / 30
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
100.0
Caliber
7 / 30
7.27
Rate of fire
24 / 30
8.25
Reload time
19 / 25
Magazine reload time
— / —
Time to load next shell
— / —
×
Magazine size
— / —
Time before next shell is ready
— / —
Gun handling
2.26
Base aim time
29 / 30
0.353
Dispersion
27 / 30
Dispersion factors
0.140
When moving
15 / 30
0.140
When rotating
15 / 30
0.080
When rotating turret
4 / 30
4.000
After shot
12 / 30
Gun angles
7°
Depression
23 / 30
20°
Elevation
2 / 30
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 30
51.03
Turret traverse speed
9 / 30
Mobility
36.00
Weight
18 / 30
Speed
56
Forward
5 / 30
20
Backward
2 / 30
Effective Power / Weight ratio
19.86
On hard terrain
15 / 30
18.69
On medium terrain
8 / 30
15.89
On soft terrain
4 / 30
Traverse speed
55.89
On hard terrain
18 / 30
52.60
On medium terrain
7 / 30
44.71
On soft terrain
1 / 30
5.86m×2.56m×1.87m
Size
6 / 30
Concealment
30.50%
While still
6 / 30
23.60%
While moving
6 / 30
9.05%
Upon firing while still
6 / 30
7.53%
Upon firing while moving
6 / 30
Spotting distance by enemy with view range of 290m
216.8m
While still
233.4m
While moving
268.3m
Upon firing while still
271.9m
Upon firing while moving

Armor profile

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Primary armor
  • 240–300
  • 180–240
  • 120–180
  • 60–120
  • 0–60
Spaced armor
  • 288–360
  • 216–288
  • 144–216
  • 72–144
  • 0–72
Weak
Strong
Chances of getting penetrated from 100m distance by average tank of given type:
  • — less than 30%
  • — between 30% and 70%
  • — more than 70%

Armor performance

Based on tank position, enemy tank type and shells
In battle vs:
Head on
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
From the side
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
From the back
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
Historical Reference

Chinese medium tank. Initially, the vehicle was a copy of the Soviet medium T-54A tank. The Type 59 entered service in 1959. The first tanks manufactured had no gun stabilizer or night-vision device. Later the vehicle underwent several modernizations. Between 6,000 and 9,500 vehicles of all variants were manufactured from 1958 through 1987.