Despite the debates about its poor armor and aim time, this vehicle is still considered to be one of the best tier 8 premium tanks. To get this steel monster into your arsenal would definitely ensure your future victories. That’s why you should buy WOT account that offers the Type 59 medium tank.
- Commander’s skills: Sixth Sense, Repairs, Camo, BiA, Firefighting or Recon;
- Driver’s skills: Smooth Ride, BiA, Offroad Driving, Repairs, Camo;
- Loader’s/Radio skills: Firefighting, Safe Stowage, BiA, Camo, Repairs.
- Gunner’s skills: Repairs, Snap Shot, BiA, Firefighting, Camo;
This version of Soviet’s T-54/T-55 was the main battle tank for Chinese Liberation Army up until the early 2000s. However, the latest modification became one of the battle giants which are hard to beat on a battlefield. The lower tier tanks aren’t even considered as the strong competitors in this case. Type 59 has a lower than other tanks mobility, but it’s fairly agile and flanking it is very hard.
There is also a sloped armored turret 200/130/60, almost none ammo rack issues, NORINCO 12150L engine and A-220 radio. Though you’ll need as much of as possible BiA along with the gunnery skills in order to appropriately maneuver the tank in a close fight. Also, you’ll get 50 ammunition capacity, decreased turret traverse dispersion (25%) and hull traverse dispersion (22%), 2.3s aim time and decreased moving dispersion (22%), etc.
Unfortunately, Type 59 loses speed when turning, so be careful while circling your enemies to avoid a counterattack. However, the tank still performs good enough in a 1-on-1 combat against medium and light tanks.
Additional Features When the Crew is Trained 100%:
When Moving: 12%
When Firing: 3.7%
| Terrain Resistance
On Hard Ground: 0.86
On Medium Ground: 0.96
On Soft Ground: 1.92
Dispersion Change (Turret)
Shot Recoil: 3.84
Dispersion Change (Suspension)
Type 59 has one of the richest feature sets, decent firepower, higher vitality and resilience which allows you to put up a fight against the Soviet’s D-25T and similar tanks. A totally superb choice for team battles!
- Cool gun depression with useful flexibility
- Sloped frontal upper hull armor and nice frontal turret armor
- Almost the highest credit earning
- Lower repair cost
- Frontal fuel tank is positioned next to the front driver
- Top of the turret has with 2 weak cupolas
- Upper hull glacis is vulnerable to medium guns
- Low mobility
- Weak lower glacis
If you want to shoot Type 59 from the front you should aim for the hatches on top of the turret. Because the lower plate is angled and as thick as the upper plate. Also, the relatively low silhouette allows you to shoot it down from a close range into the very thin top armor in turret’s front.
Since Type 59 is now available only as a competition reward, it’s very hard to get. So the best solution here is to find a WOT account for salewith this tank in it and buy the whole package to make your arsenal superb.