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WZ-131

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[Client Values; Actual values in
Specifically, the mismatch in crew values caused by commander's 10% crew skill bonus. Outside of a crew of 1 commander only, 100% crew is a fiction. The client values, given for 100% crew, will normally be taken into battle with 110% crew skill members aside from specific functions, causing their actual performance to deviate from the expected client value. These differences are taken into account in tooltip boxes.
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1,350,000  Credits Cost
820900 HP Hit Points
20.75/21.521.1/24 t Weight Limit
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Loader (Radio Operator)
Mobility
450550 hp Engine Power
60/23 km/h Speed Limit
5254 deg/s Traverse
21.6926.07 hp/t Power/Wt Ratio
NoNo Pivot
Armor
35/20/20 mm Hull Armor
45/30/2045/30/20 mm Turret Armor
Armament







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240/4000/170
Shell Cost
180/180/300200/200/320 HP Damage
145/220/43159/230/43 mm Penetration



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8.57 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 7 s
50% Crew: 8.67 s
75% Crew: 7.57 s
100% Crew: 6.71 s
Rammer: 6.04 s
Vents: 6.56 s
Both: 5.91 s
Both and BiA: 5.78 s
Both and Max Crew %: 5.54 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.



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8 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 7.5 s
50% Crew: 9.29 s
75% Crew: 8.11 s
100% Crew: 7.19 s
Rammer: 6.47 s
Vents: 7.03 s
Both: 6.33 s
Both and BiA: 6.19 s
Both and Max Crew %: 5.93 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.
Rate of Fire






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1542.6

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (180 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1542.6
50% Crew: 1245.6
75% Crew: 1425.6
100% Crew: 1609.2
100% Crew
Vents: 1645.2
Rammer: 1787.4
Both: 1828.8
Both and BiA: 1868.4
Both and Max Crew %: 1949.4

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1722.6
50% Crew: 1425.6
75% Crew: 1605.6
100% Crew: 1789.2
100% Crew
Rammer: 1967.4
Vents: 1825.2
Both: 2008.8
Both and BiA: 2048.4
Both and Max Crew %: 2129.4

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (180 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1542.6
50% Crew: 1245.6
75% Crew: 1425.6
100% Crew: 1609.2
100% Crew
Vents: 1645.2
Rammer: 1787.4
Both: 1828.8
Both and BiA: 1868.4
Both and Max Crew %: 1949.4

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1722.6
50% Crew: 1425.6
75% Crew: 1605.6
100% Crew: 1789.2
100% Crew
Rammer: 1967.4
Vents: 1825.2
Both: 2008.8
Both and BiA: 2048.4
Both and Max Crew %: 2129.4

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (300 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 2571
50% Crew: 2076
75% Crew: 2376
100% Crew: 2682
100% Crew
Vents: 2742
Rammer: 2979
Both: 3048
Both and BiA: 3114
Both and Max Crew %: 3249

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 2871
50% Crew: 2376
75% Crew: 2676
100% Crew: 2982
100% Crew
Rammer: 3279
Vents: 3042
Both: 3348
Both and BiA: 3414
Both and Max Crew %: 3549

See here, here, or here for more information.






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1600

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (200 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1600
50% Crew: 1292
75% Crew: 1480
100% Crew: 1668
100% Crew
Vents: 1706
Rammer: 1854
Both: 1896
Both and BiA: 1938
Both and Max Crew %: 2020

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1800
50% Crew: 1492
75% Crew: 1680
100% Crew: 1868
100% Crew
Rammer: 2054
Vents: 1906
Both: 2096
Both and BiA: 2138
Both and Max Crew %: 2220

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (200 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1600
50% Crew: 1292
75% Crew: 1480
100% Crew: 1668
100% Crew
Vents: 1706
Rammer: 1854
Both: 1896
Both and BiA: 1938
Both and Max Crew %: 2020

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1800
50% Crew: 1492
75% Crew: 1680
100% Crew: 1868
100% Crew
Rammer: 2054
Vents: 1906
Both: 2096
Both and BiA: 2138
Both and Max Crew %: 2220

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (320 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 2560
50% Crew: 2067.2
75% Crew: 2368
100% Crew: 2668.8
100% Crew
Vents: 2729.6
Rammer: 2966.4
Both: 3033.6
Both and BiA: 3100.8
Both and Max Crew %: 3232

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 2880
50% Crew: 2387.2
75% Crew: 2688
100% Crew: 2988.8
100% Crew
Rammer: 3286.4
Vents: 3049.6
Both: 3353.6
Both and BiA: 3420.8
Both and Max Crew %: 3552

See here, here, or here for more information.
Damage Per Minute


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0.37 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.458 m
With 75% Crew: 0.4 m
With 100% Crew: 0.355 m
With BiA: 0.347 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.339 m
Maximum possible: 0.325 m

For more details, see Crew


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0.36 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.446 m
With 75% Crew: 0.389 m
With 100% Crew: 0.345 m
With BiA: 0.338 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.33 m
Maximum possible: 0.317 m

For more details, see Crew
Accuracy


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2.5 s 

With 50% Crew: 3.097 s
With 75% Crew: 2.704 s
With 100% Crew: 2.397 s
With GLD: 2.179 s
With BiA: 2.344 s
With BiA and Vents: 2.293 s
With both and GLD: 2.085 s
Maximum possible: 1.998 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment


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2.5 s 

With 50% Crew: 3.097 s
With 75% Crew: 2.704 s
With 100% Crew: 2.397 s
With GLD: 2.179 s
With BiA: 2.344 s
With BiA and Vents: 2.293 s
With both and GLD: 2.085 s
Maximum possible: 1.998 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment
Aim time
4848 deg/s Turret Traverse
360° Gun Arc
-5°/+20°-5°/+20° Elevation Arc
4747 rounds Ammo Capacity
General
1212 % Chance of Fire






360 m 

With 50% Crew: 282.8 m
With 75% Crew: 321.5 m
With 100% Crew: 360 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 378.2 m
With Coated Optics: 396 m
With Binocular Telescope: 450 m
Maximum possible: 515.4 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment






370 m 

With 50% Crew: 290.7 m
With 75% Crew: 330.4 m
With 100% Crew: 370 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 388.7 m
With Coated Optics: 407 m
With Binocular Telescope: 462.5 m
Maximum possible: 529.7 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
View Range


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600 m 

With 50% Crew: 471.4 m
With 75% Crew: 535.8 m
With 100% Crew: 600 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 720 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 660 m
Maximum possible: 863.4 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment


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750 m 

With 50% Crew: 589.3 m
With 75% Crew: 669.7 m
With 100% Crew: 750 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 900 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 825 m
Maximum possible: 1079.2 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
Signal Range
Values are Stock - click for Top

Additional Statistics
(Top Configuration)

Camouflage

  • Stationary: 16.5%
  • When Moving: 16.5%
  • When Firing: 3.6%


Terrain Resistance

  • On Hard Ground: 0.58
  • On Medium Ground: 0.67
  • On Soft Ground: 1.34


Dispersion Change Values

  • Turret Contribution
  • Rotation: 0.15
  • Shot Recoil: 3.84
  • Suspension Contribution
  • Acceleration: 0.15
  • Turning: 0.15


With 100% Crew

VII

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1350000

The WZ-131 is a Chinese tier 7 light tank.

Development of a lightweight version of the Type 59 tank started in 1957. The new tank was designed to fight in the mountainous and boggy terrain of South China. The first prototype was built in 1962. Later, the vehicle underwent several stages of modernization.

The WZ-131 leads to the WZ-132.

Modules / Available Equipment and Consumables

Modules

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Guns

Tier Gun Penetration
(mm)
Damage
(HP)
Rate of fire
(rounds/minute)
Dispersion
(m/100m)
Aiming time
(s)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

VII 85 mm 62-85T 145/220/43 180/180/300 8.96 0.37 2.5 1650 75000
VIII 85 mm 64-85T 159/230/43 200/200/320 8 0.36 2.5 1700 89000

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Turrets

Tier Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear)
(mm)
Turret Traverse Speed
(deg/s)
View Range
(m)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

VI 132A 45/30/20 48 360 4750 7800
VII 132B 45/30/20 48 370 5000 23000

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Engines

Tier Engine Engine Power
(hp)
Chance of Fire on Impact
(%)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

VI 12150L3 450 12 700 17000
VII 12150L2 550 12 750 49100

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Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(т)
Traverse Speed
(гр/сек)
Rmin Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

VI WZ-131 21.5 52 B/2 5500 9500
VII WZ-131 model 2 24 54 B/2 5500 18500

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Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(м)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

X A-220A 750 40 54000
IX A-220 600 40 38000


Compatible Equipment

Vertical Stabilizer Mk 1 Light Spall Liner Camouflage Net Fill Tanks with CO2 Coated Optics Stabilizing Equipment System Experimental Optics Wear-Resistant Gun Laying Drive Venting System Innovative Loading System Extended Spare Parts Kit Enhanced Gun Laying Drive Enhanced Torsion Bars 3 t Class Improved Ventilation Class 1 Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer Binocular Telescope Toolbox "Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1 

Compatible Consumables

Stabilizer Greasing Automatic Fire Extinguisher Natural Cover Optical Calibration Aim Tuning Experienced Firefighters Manual Fire Extinguisher Vent Purge Large First Aid Kit Large Repair Kit Duty Comes First Shell Organizer Quality Oil Orderly Ammo Rack Focus on Target Improved Combat Rations Removed Speed Governor Increased Focus Small First Aid Kit Small Repair Kit Gearbox Intricacy Steady Hand Pre-Battle Maintenance Combat Course 


Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:

- Painless stock grind, most of its stats are fairly decent for a stock LT.

- Very fast and nimble; easily maintains at least 45 km/h even when making wide turns

- Great Gun elevation (20 degrees)

- Decent accuracy when stationing

- After the 9.18 patch, the progress of researching it is faster (only one gun to research, instead of something like 4).


Cons:

- Prone to multiple module and crew damage due to modules being cramped together; ammo rack is weak and explodes easily

- Poor gun depression like many higher tier Chinese tanks

- Fairly sluggish on hill with stock engine, as well as no longer having the 100mm (250 alpha).

- Awful DPM, alpha, shell velocity, and reload time on both guns

- Lose A LOT of accuracy when moving


Performance

The WZ-131 is best played as a light medium. It is a fast, low profile light tank that has the gun and speed to deal a good sum of damage on the run. It is a good passive scout, but that is not recommended on most maps; because the WZ-131 has good speed and maneuvers quite well, it is a good support/flanking tank.

Your speed is your advantage – use it wisely when fighting your opponents – your good maneuverability means that you lose very little speed while turning and you can easily circle lone heavy tanks or tank destroyers with poor turret and/or track traverse.

Keep in mind that the WZ-131 is "not" a scout, but more of a speedy medium with the camouflage bonus (and armour) of a Light tank. Spotting targets for the team is still just as useful as before, but don't forget that you have a gun with enough penetration to go through the front of most Tier 7 heavy tanks, so don't be afraid to add some firepower of your own to the board when you get the chance.

Don't let yourself end up in bad situations however, the firepower on this light tank does not compensate for the lack of armor. Even though this tank isn't one of the taller vehicles in game, its profile from the front and sides is quite wide, making it an easy target for the enemy to hit, so it is essential to use nearby cover to your advantage.


Early Research

  • The WZ-131 no longer shares components with the Type-58 and now provides a fairly painless stock grind, particularly with the boost from the second engine, which should be prioritized. On the whole the research for this tank is very straightforward, with a simple line that has the top turret and gun and then follows on to the WZ-132.


  • The stock suspension can handle all the upgraded equipment in terms of load limit, but you might want to get it for the extra 2 deg/s traverse speed.


  • The stock radio is decent enough, but it is recommended to get the next radio, seeing as the WZ-131 is a tier 7 scout; it will see tiers 7-10, so the radio may come in handy.


Suggested Equipment


Vertical Stabilizer Mk 1 Coated Optics Binocular Telescope Camouflage Net Improved VentilationMedium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer 


Gallery

Historical Info

The Chinese long focused on swift maneuverable vehicles. Rather than ploughing all their resources into building heavier and heavier vehicles like the western nations, they instead opted to pack as much punch into light skirmishing vehicles as possible. The Type 59 proved to be a success in this regard, and so the Chinese engineers started to look for ways to evolve the concept even further.

The Type 62 was the next generation of Chinese skirmishing vehicles. Several variants were produced – one of the more successful versions was known as the WZ-131.

The Type 62 was basically a cut down version of the Type 59. It had lighter armour, a smaller size and an 85 mm gun. The aim was for it to be a modern flexible machine capable of taking on infantry and other light vehicles.

Production began in 1958 and continued right up until 1989. Nearly 1,400 vehicles were produced during this time.

The tank first saw combat during the Vietnam War and were widely used by the Vietnam People’s Army. However, problems were encountered – the tank’s thin armour was simply too weak to withstand attacks, particularly by rocket-propelled grenades.

The tank was successfully exported to numerous nations across eastern Asia and Africa. Many Type 62 / WZ-131 tanks are still in service today, although in China, they are currently in the process of being decommissioned.


Historical Gallery


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China IRenault NC-31 IIVickers Mk. E Type B IIIType 2597 Chi-Ha IVM5A1 Stuart VI59-16 VIType 64 VIIType 62 VIIWZ-131 VIIIWZ-132 IXWZ-132A XWZ-132-1
Japan IRenault Otsu IIType 95 Ha-Go IIType 97 Te-Ke IIIType 98 Ke-Ni IVType 5 Ke-Ho
Czechoslovakia IKolohousenka IILT vz. 35 IIILT vz. 38
Sweden IStrv fm/21 IIStrv m/38 IIL-60 IIIStrv m/40L
Italy IFiat 3000 IIL6/40
Poland