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Type 59 — Tier VIII Chinese medium tank

Type 59

VIII

Parameters

Compare tank's parameters with others from:
1300
HP
20 / 22
302.0
View range
1 / 22
Firepower
Shell
2036
DPM
19 / 22
181
Penetration
13 / 22
280
Damage
4 / 22
135
Devices/crew damage
4 / 22
Burst damage
— / —
900
Velocity
17 / 22
11.60%
Penetration loss over distance
17 / 22
Explosion radius
— / —
1745
DPM
19 / 22
241
Penetration
16 / 22
240
Damage
4 / 22
135
Devices/crew damage
4 / 22
Burst damage
— / —
1125
Velocity
14 / 22
11.62%
Penetration loss over distance
11 / 17
Explosion radius
— / —
2545
DPM
17 / 22
50
Penetration
4 / 22
350
Damage
4 / 22
135
Devices/crew damage
4 / 22
Burst damage
— / —
900
Velocity
17 / 22
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
1.76
Explosion radius
4 / 22
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
100.0
Caliber
4 / 22
7.27
Rate of fire
18 / 22
8.25
Reload time
16 / 20
Magazin reload time
— / —
Magazine size
— / —
Shell reload time
— / —
Gun handling
2.26
Base aim time
21 / 22
0.353
Dispersion
19 / 22
Dispersion factors
0.140
When moving
10 / 22
0.140
When rotating
10 / 22
0.080
When rotating turret
4 / 22
4.000
After shot
7 / 22
Gun angles
7°
Depression
17 / 22
20°
Elevation
2 / 22
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 22
51.03
Turret traverse speed
7 / 22
Mobility
36.00
Weight
12 / 22
Speed
56
Forward
3 / 22
20
Backward
2 / 22
Effective Power / Weight ratio
19.86
On hard terrain
7 / 22
18.69
On medium terrain
4 / 22
15.89
On soft terrain
3 / 22
Traverse speed
55.89
On hard terrain
13 / 22
52.60
On medium terrain
7 / 22
44.71
On soft terrain
1 / 22
5.86m×2.56m×1.87m
Size
6 / 22

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Historical Reference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.

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