Medium Tank: Type 59

Type 59

The vehicle entered mass production in 1957 at Baotou Tank Plant, Inner Mongolia, with a total of 6,000 vehicles manufactured by 1987.

Characteristics for a vehicle with basic configuration and a crew with 100% qualification.

Main Characteristics

Tier VIII
Hit Points 1,300 HP
Weight/Load Limit 36.0 / 39.8 t
Price Special event vehicle
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Loader (Radio Operator)
Mobility
Engine Power 520 h.p.
Speed Limit 56 km/h
Traverse Speed 46 deg/sec
Turret Traverse Speed 46 deg/sec
Armor
Hull Armor (mm)
  • front 100
  • sides 80
  • rear 45
Turret Armor (mm)
  • front 200
  • sides 130
  • rear 60
Armament
Gun 100 mm Type 59
Ammunition 34 pcs
Damage 188-313 HP
Armor Penetration 136-226 mm
Rate of Fire 6.9 rounds/min
View Range 380 m
Signal Range 600 m

Configuration

Turrets

Turrets

Tier Turret Armor
(mm)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
View Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
VIII Type 59
  • front 200
  • sides 130
  • rear 60
46 380 --
Guns

Guns

Tier Gun Damage
(НР)
Penetration
(mm)
Rate of Fire
(rounds/min)
Price
(credits)
VIII 100 mm Type 59 250/250/330 181/241/50 6.9 --
Engines

Engines

Tier Engine Power
(h.p.)
Chance of Fire
(%)
Price
(credits)
VIII NORINCO 12150L 520 12 --
Suspensions

Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(t)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
Price
(credits)
VIII Type 59 39.8 46 --
Radios

Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
IX A-220 600 --