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WZ-121 — Tier X Chinese medium tank

WZ-121

X
Cost
  • 6 100 000
  • 275 000
Preceded by

Parameters

Compare tank's parameters with others from:
1800
HP
12 / 14
302.0m
View range
7 / 14
Firepower
Shell
3440
DPM
8 / 14
245
Penetration
6 / 14
420
Damage
1 / 14
165
Devices/crew damage
1 / 14
Burst damage
— / —
1000
Velocity
13 / 14
2.04%
Penetration loss over distance
1 / 14
Explosion radius
— / —
3030
DPM
2 / 13
290
Penetration
11 / 13
370
Damage
1 / 13
165
Devices/crew damage
1 / 13
Burst damage
— / —
1000
Velocity
8 / 13
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
4095
DPM
9 / 14
68
Penetration
2 / 14
500
Damage
1 / 14
165
Devices/crew damage
1 / 14
Burst damage
— / —
1000
Velocity
10 / 14
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
2.49
Explosion radius
1 / 14
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
122.0
Caliber
1 / 14
8.19
Rate of fire
14 / 14
7.33
Reload time
12 / 12
Magazine reload time
— / —
Time to load next shell
— / —
×
Magazine size
— / —
Time before next shell is ready
— / —
Gun handling
0.91
Base aim time
1 / 14
0.335
Dispersion
14 / 14
Dispersion factors
0.280
When moving
14 / 14
0.280
When rotating
14 / 14
0.120
When rotating turret
14 / 14
4.000
After shot
7 / 14
Gun angles
6°
Depression
11 / 14
15°
Elevation
13 / 14
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 14
48.60
Turret traverse speed
4 / 14
Mobility
39.00
Weight
8 / 14
Speed
56
Forward
7 / 14
20
Backward
4 / 14
Effective Power / Weight ratio
29.74
On hard terrain
7 / 14
25.17
On medium terrain
7 / 14
16.36
On soft terrain
7 / 14
Traverse speed
64.39
On hard terrain
5 / 14
54.49
On medium terrain
9 / 14
35.42
On soft terrain
12 / 14
6.61m×2.67m×2.01m
Size
4 / 14
Concealment
29.30%
While still
5 / 14
22.80%
While moving
5 / 14
7.73%
Upon firing while still
10 / 14
6.56%
Upon firing while moving
10 / 14
Spotting distance by enemy with view range of 282m
214.0m
While still
229.1m
While moving
264.1m
Upon firing while still
266.8m
Upon firing while moving

Armor profile

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Primary armor
  • 280–350
  • 210–280
  • 140–210
  • 70–140
  • 0–70
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
From the side
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
From the back
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
Historical Reference

Development of a new medium tank based on the Type 59 began in 1962. The new tank was expected to feature improvements in firepower and armor protection. However, the project was canceled shortly after. Some technical innovations were applied later, in the development of the Type 69 tank. All 121 tank prototypes were destroyed during Chinese nuclear weapon testing.