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

The thin armor means that any decent medium end tank will kill it in one shot before it even gets into range where it can do any sort of damage to enemy tanks. In close-range forest brawl it's viable but the low AP means that it won't do much against and decent tanks, the low armor doesn't help neither against both HEAT and KE rounds. It's better to use ZTZ-59-IIA for close range forest encounters and fire support behind infantry.


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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