|36 / 39.8 Weight|
- Loader (Radio Operator)
|100/80/45Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)|
|200/150/65Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)|
|520 h.p.Engine Power|
|56 km/hTop Speed / Reverse Speed|
|46 deg/sTraverse Speed|
|181 mmAverage Penetration|
|9.8 Reload Time|
|42 deg/sTurret Traverse Speed|
|260 mView Range|
|500 mSignal Range|
The Type 59 is one of the most coveted tanks in World of Tanks. This Tier 8 medium is the first Chinese tank added to Blitz as of Update 2.4. The Type 59 is so coveted because it is based upon the Tier 9 T-54. This medium has amazing armor like its Soviet counterpart, and a powerful 100mm gun from the T-54.
This premium is extremely rare and hard to obtain, possibly one of the hardest and rarest of all tanks, especially with the latest sale of the PzKpfw. II J and BTSV.
The Type 59 was last available as part of the aptly named "Hype 59" special event. This event gave only a limited number out for extremely difficult and competitive requirements, but was also made available during a following sale (For a somewhat exorbitant price).
|Level||Turret||Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm)||Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s)||View Range (m)||Experience||Weight (t)|
|Level||Gun||Average Penetration (mm)||Rate of Fire||Dispersion at 100 m||Aiming Time||Experience||Weight (t)|
|VIII||100 mm Type 59||181/241/50||280/280/350||6.12||0.39||2.5||0||2257|
|Level||Engine||Engine Power (h.p.)||Chance of Fire on Impact||Experience||Weight (t)|
|Level||Suspension||Load Limit||Traverse Speed (deg/s)||Experience||Weight (t)|
|Level||Radio||Signal Range (m)||Experience||Weight (t)|
Pros and Cons
- Very good frontal hull armor.
- Extremely strong turret.
- 100mm gun is punchy and accurate.
- High top speed
- Below average health for Tier VIII.
- Slower traverse than most mediums.
- Sluggish acceleration.
- Pen is below average.
The Type is worth all of the attention it gets. With 100 mm hull armor, and well-sloped, you can net bounces from other tanks, especially tier 7s.The turret is also notable, able to bounce shots from tier 9s. The 100 mm cannon packs above-average damage for tier 8 mediums, a decent (if not good) reload of 10 seconds, and accuracy. The top speed of 56 kph allows the Type to take on an active role in the match. However, there are some problems. The Type 59 lacks hitpoints for its tier, matching light tanks in survivability. The traverse is slow, lagging far below tanks like the Centurion Mk. 1. With 520 horsepower, the Type 59 has sluggish acceleration. Despite that, the Type 59 is still worth the hype, similar to the soviet tier 9 T-54 in playstyle.
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