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Length, while problematic, isn't by definition a serious standout as a con should be. Also cut the pros/cons down some.
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?* Highest alpha damage of any tier 10 medium+* Very good raw gun values: high damage-per-shell and -per-minute both, high penetration
?* Accurate+
?* Very high DPM (due to fast reload: ~8 secs)+
 * Great traverse and turret traverse speed * Great traverse and turret traverse speed
?* Very strong turret+* Excellent camouflage values
?* Excellent camouflage values (near identical the the [[T-62A]]'s)+
?* Good sloped hull armor (similar to the T-54)+
?* Great ability to brawl if needed+
?* 122mm gun is devastating for a medium tank+
  
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 * Poor acceleration  * Poor acceleration
?* Extremely poor gun depression; absolutely requires experience and skill to work with+* Incredibly painful gun handling: horrible dispersion, no functional depression, unending aim time, and slow shell velocity
?* Sides and rear are extremely weak+
?* Longest aim time of the tier 10 mediums (along with the [[Bat.-Châtillon_25_t|Batchat]])+
?* Low shell velocity (leading shots is quite difficult)+
?* Thin lower glacis, worse than [[T-54]]+
?* Roughly the same size as the 113+
  
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 |History= |History=
 Development began in 1962 on a new medium tank based on the Type 59. The new tank was expected to feature improvements in firepower and armor protection. However, the project was canceled shortly after. Some technical innovations were applied later, in the development of the Type 69 tank. All 121 tank prototypes were destroyed during Chinese nuclear weapon testing. Development began in 1962 on a new medium tank based on the Type 59. The new tank was expected to feature improvements in firepower and armor protection. However, the project was canceled shortly after. Some technical innovations were applied later, in the development of the Type 69 tank. All 121 tank prototypes were destroyed during Chinese nuclear weapon testing.
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121

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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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6,100,000  Credits Cost
19501950 HP Hit Points
39/4239/42 t Weight Limit
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Loader (Radio Operator)
Mobility
580580 hp Engine Power
56/20 km/h Speed Limit
5050 deg/s Traverse
14.8714.87 hp/t Power/Wt Ratio
NoNo Pivot
Armor
120/80/60 mm Hull Armor
240/130/60240/130/60 mm Turret Armor
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Shell Cost
440/440/530440/440/530 HP Damage
258/340/68258/340/68 mm Penetration



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6.25 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 9.6 s
50% Crew: 11.89 s
75% Crew: 10.38 s
100% Crew: 9.2 s
Rammer: 8.28 s
Vents: 9 s
Both: 8.1 s
Both and BiA: 7.92 s
Both and Max Crew %: 7.59 s

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6.25 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 9.6 s
50% Crew: 11.89 s
75% Crew: 10.38 s
100% Crew: 9.2 s
Rammer: 8.28 s
Vents: 9 s
Both: 8.1 s
Both and BiA: 7.92 s
Both and Max Crew %: 7.59 s

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






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2750

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (440 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 2750
50% Crew: 2222
75% Crew: 2543.2
100% Crew: 2868.8
100% Crew
Vents: 2934.8
Rammer: 3185.6
Both: 3260.4
Both and BiA: 3330.8
Both and Max Crew %: 3476

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 3190
50% Crew: 2662
75% Crew: 2983.2
100% Crew: 3308.8
100% Crew
Rammer: 3625.6
Vents: 3374.8
Both: 3700.4
Both and BiA: 3770.8
Both and Max Crew %: 3916

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (440 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 2750
50% Crew: 2222
75% Crew: 2543.2
100% Crew: 2868.8
100% Crew
Vents: 2934.8
Rammer: 3185.6
Both: 3260.4
Both and BiA: 3330.8
Both and Max Crew %: 3476

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 3190
50% Crew: 2662
75% Crew: 2983.2
100% Crew: 3308.8
100% Crew
Rammer: 3625.6
Vents: 3374.8
Both: 3700.4
Both and BiA: 3770.8
Both and Max Crew %: 3916

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (530 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 3312.5
50% Crew: 2676.5
75% Crew: 3063.4
100% Crew: 3455.6
100% Crew
Vents: 3535.1
Rammer: 3837.2
Both: 3927.3
Both and BiA: 4012.1
Both and Max Crew %: 4187

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 3842.5
50% Crew: 3206.5
75% Crew: 3593.4
100% Crew: 3985.6
100% Crew
Rammer: 4367.2
Vents: 4065.1
Both: 4457.3
Both and BiA: 4542.1
Both and Max Crew %: 4717

See here, here, or here for more information.






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2750

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (440 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 2750
50% Crew: 2222
75% Crew: 2543.2
100% Crew: 2868.8
100% Crew
Vents: 2934.8
Rammer: 3185.6
Both: 3260.4
Both and BiA: 3330.8
Both and Max Crew %: 3476

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 3190
50% Crew: 2662
75% Crew: 2983.2
100% Crew: 3308.8
100% Crew
Rammer: 3625.6
Vents: 3374.8
Both: 3700.4
Both and BiA: 3770.8
Both and Max Crew %: 3916

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (440 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 2750
50% Crew: 2222
75% Crew: 2543.2
100% Crew: 2868.8
100% Crew
Vents: 2934.8
Rammer: 3185.6
Both: 3260.4
Both and BiA: 3330.8
Both and Max Crew %: 3476

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 3190
50% Crew: 2662
75% Crew: 2983.2
100% Crew: 3308.8
100% Crew
Rammer: 3625.6
Vents: 3374.8
Both: 3700.4
Both and BiA: 3770.8
Both and Max Crew %: 3916

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (530 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 3312.5
50% Crew: 2676.5
75% Crew: 3063.4
100% Crew: 3455.6
100% Crew
Vents: 3535.1
Rammer: 3837.2
Both: 3927.3
Both and BiA: 4012.1
Both and Max Crew %: 4187

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 3842.5
50% Crew: 3206.5
75% Crew: 3593.4
100% Crew: 3985.6
100% Crew
Rammer: 4367.2
Vents: 4065.1
Both: 4457.3
Both and BiA: 4542.1
Both and Max Crew %: 4717

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


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0.35 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.434 m
With 75% Crew: 0.379 m
With 100% Crew: 0.336 m
With BiA: 0.328 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.321 m
Maximum possible: 0.308 m

For more details, see Crew


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0.35 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.434 m
With 75% Crew: 0.379 m
With 100% Crew: 0.336 m
With BiA: 0.328 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.321 m
Maximum possible: 0.308 m

For more details, see Crew
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2.7 s 

With 50% Crew: 3.345 s
With 75% Crew: 2.92 s
With 100% Crew: 2.589 s
With GLD: 2.354 s
With BiA: 2.532 s
With BiA and Vents: 2.477 s
With both and GLD: 2.252 s
Maximum possible: 2.158 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment


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2.7 s 

With 50% Crew: 3.345 s
With 75% Crew: 2.92 s
With 100% Crew: 2.589 s
With GLD: 2.354 s
With BiA: 2.532 s
With BiA and Vents: 2.477 s
With both and GLD: 2.252 s
Maximum possible: 2.158 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment
Aim time
4040 deg/s Turret Traverse
360° Gun Arc
-5°/+15°-5°/+15° Elevation Arc
4040 rounds Ammo Capacity
General
1212 % Chance of Fire






400 m 

With 50% Crew: 314.3 m
With 75% Crew: 357.2 m
With 100% Crew: 400 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 420.2 m
With Coated Optics: 440 m
With Binocular Telescope: 500 m
Maximum possible: 572.6 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment






400 m 

With 50% Crew: 314.3 m
With 75% Crew: 357.2 m
With 100% Crew: 400 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 420.2 m
With Coated Optics: 440 m
With Binocular Telescope: 500 m
Maximum possible: 572.6 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
View Range


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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


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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


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The 121 is a Chinese tier 10 medium tank.

Development of a new medium tank based on the Type 59 began in 1962. The new tank was expected to feature improvements in firepower and armor protection. However, the project was canceled shortly after. Some technical innovations were applied later, in the development of the Type 69 tank. All 121 tank prototypes were destroyed during Chinese nuclear weapon testing.

The 121 marks the end of its Chinese medium line.

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)

X 122 mm 60-122TG 258/340/68 440/440/530 6.25 0.35 2.7 2800 185140

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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)

X 121 240/130/60 40 400 10000 66000

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Engines

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

X 12150L7 580 12 935 25000

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Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(т)
Traverse Speed
(gr/sec)
Rmin Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

X 121 42 50 B/2 7700 82500

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Radios

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

X A-220B 750 40 54000

Compatible Equipment

Vertical Stabilizer Mk 1 Medium 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 2 Large-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:


  • Very good raw gun values: high damage-per-shell and -per-minute both, high penetration
  • Great traverse and turret traverse speed
  • Excellent camouflage values


Cons:


  • Poor acceleration
  • Incredibly painful gun handling: horrible dispersion, no functional depression, unending aim time, and slow shell velocity


Performance

The 121 is quite similar to the T-62A. It has near identical camo values, which are excellent, and similar hard stats (engine power, front turret armor). It's ideal for those who wished they had a T-62A configured for brawling. Close to mid-range is where the 121 outperforms the T-62A. In comparison, the T-62A's shell velocity is much higher (due to low caliber) and the tank is more agile. The 121's slower-moving shells, longer aim time, and non-existent gun depression make it sub-par at long-distance sniping. However, the 121's accuracy is nothing to scoff at, especially in comparison to its preceding tanks.

Boasting the highest alpha damage and second highest DPM among the tier X mediums, the 121 is well-stocked in firepower. It's widely unknown that the 121 wields the same gun as the IS-4, a tier 10 heavy tank. The Chinese version, however, is vastly improved... namely the 25% faster reload speed. This reload can be shaved down to ~8 seconds with a rammer and BIA. It's a huge advantage in brawling; the 121 can easily fire two shots before most heavies get a chance to reload, among the tier 10 heavies, only the FV215b and T110E5 can compete in reload speed.

The 121's 120mm front hull is pretty much the same that of the infamous T-54, superior to that of the T-62A. A basic corner maneuver, (see here), that takes advantage of the no-shoulders hull design almost triples the armor effectiveness, allowing the upper front plate to deflect an IS-7's gold shells (300 pen) with ease. Furthermore, when done successfully, this maneuver opens up the opportunity for the aforementioned double-tap, tricking the enemy into reloading. Head-on and not angled, the hull is effective to around 200 pen; substantial protection against lower tiers. However, your lower glacis is a large deterence and is easily penetrated, unlike the T-54 where the lower glacis retains 120mm of armor.

The 121 is not for everyone. The lack of gun depression can be a huge deterrence; skilled driving and experienced knowledge of the terrain is essential. Hull-down positions can be accomplished by using uneven terrain to take advantage of the strong turret. The 121 can be exceptionally devastating in an aggressive, yet not-reckless, playstyle. It finds itself at home alongside heavy tanks by taking advantage of reloading enemies, friendly heavy armor, and exposed flanks. Although deadly in an one-on-one brawl, the 121 still remains a medium tank. It doesn't have the hitpoints nor armor the to spare. Think like an autoloader. Keep in mind that the excellent camo values provide the 121 great flexibility on the battlefield, the maps where it can go full beast mode can be quite limited.

Players who sought a medium tank that devastates in close combat and flanking, yet offers flexibility with great camo, will find vast potential in the 121. However, the 121 can be quite difficult to master. But in the right hands, no other tank can wreck things quite like the 121 does.


Early Research

None Required.


Suggested Equipment


Tank Gun Rammer Vertical Stabilizer Enhanced Gun Laying Drive 


Gallery

Historical Info

Development began in 1962 on a new medium tank based on the Type 59. The new tank was expected to feature improvements in firepower and armor protection. However, the project was canceled shortly after. Some technical innovations were applied later, in the development of the Type 69 tank. All 121 tank prototypes were destroyed during Chinese nuclear weapon testing.


Historical Gallery

Sources and External Links

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