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Ch01_Type59 (Stock)

10000 Cost
1300 HPDurability
36 / 39.8 Weight
  1. Commander
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. 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
280 damage
181 mmAverage Penetration
9.8 Gun Loading
42 deg/sGun Traverse Speed
260 mView Range
500 mSignal Range
Type 59
Type 59
Chinese medium tank. Initially, the vehicle was a copy of the Soviet medium T-54A tank. The Type 59 entered service in 1959. The first tanks manufactured had no gun stabilizer or night-vision device. Later the vehicle underwent several modernizations. Between 6,000 and 9,500 vehicles of all variants were manufactured from 1958 through 1987.

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) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
VIII Type 59 200/150/65 42 260 0 8500
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)
VIII NORINCO 12150L 520 12 0 750

Level Suspension Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s) Experience Weight (t)
VIII Type 59 39.8 46 0 7700


Level Radio Signal Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
IX _9RM_CH 500 0 40

Compatible Equipment

Vertical Stabilizer Mk 1
Medium Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Fill Tanks with CO2
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Enhanced Torsion Bars 3 t Class
Improved Ventilation Class 2
Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer
Binocular Telescope
"Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1

Compatible Consumables

Player Opinion

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.

History for this tank not found

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