ZTZ-59-I   ZTZ-59-II   ZTZ-59-IIA    
Gameicon WRD
Type 59-I
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Nation Flag China China
Class Main battle tank
Variant(s) ZTZ-59-II, ZTZ-59-IIA
Cost 25 Supply
Armor Front 7 / Side 3 / Rear 2 / Top 2
Icon WALB Strength 10
Size Medium


Speed 50 km/h
Road Speed 110 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Poor
Fuel Capacity 1100 L
Icon WALB Autonomy 450 km
Icon WALB Year 1969
Icon WALB Type Marine, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support
Main Gun T69-II (100mm, KE, AoE)

The Type 59-I is a Main Battle Tank used by the People's Republic of China. It is a development of the original Type 59 (clone of T-54A)


The ZTZ-59-I was a improvement of Norinco's original Type 59 design (which was a licensed copy of the Soviet T-54 tank), which by the dawn of the '70s had become somewhat obsolete even according to Chinese military standards. The new tank would include new features such as a laser-range finder and primitive fire control system, making it more able to compete with the newer generation NATO and Soviet MBTs (e.g. T-62 and Leopard 1). The tank entered mass production in the '70s, and would be manufactured in numerous different armor and fire control configurations during the decade.


Red DragonEdit

  • Chinese equivalent of Soviet Union's T-55 tank, a reliable workhorse in any Chinese player's army.
  • Useful in mass numbers, cheap price means it could be used in large offensives.
  • Better gun than its Soviet counterpart, the T69-II cannon properly used could penetrate most medium-tier enemy armor at close-medium range.
  • Comes with a T54 machine gun despite its ridiculously cheap price (same price as the T-55A, but with better guns and top armor value).
  • Cheap price also means it could be useful as auxiliary support and special purpose units.
  • Decent anti-air value for its price. (top armor value of 2)


Weapons WRD Icon T69-II WRD Icon T54
Type Main Gun MMG No Weapon
Name T69-II T54
Caliber 100mm [KE] [AoE] 12,7mm
Ammo x 30 x 300
Range Ground = 1925 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = 1050 m
Helicopters = 875 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 30% 15%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 5% 5%
AP Power 10 N/A
HE Power 3 0.75
Icon WALB Suppression 115 90
Rate of fire 7 r/min 500 r/min

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