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Type 59/-I / WZ-120 Main Battle Tank
Type 59-II/A / WZ-120B Main Battle Tank
Type 59D/D-I / WZ-120C Main Battle Tank


Specifications
Date of Introduction 1959 (Type 59)
1979 (Type 59-I)
1984 (Type 59-II)
1985 (Type 59-IIA)
1995 (Type 59D)
2009 (Type 59P)
~2010 (Type 59G)
Proliferation Many, including Pakistan and Iran
Physical
Weight 36.5-37 tons
Length (Hull) 6.04 m
Width 3.3 m
Height (Top of Turret) 2.59 m
Ground Pressure 0.8 kg/cm2
Crew 4
Performance
Powerplant 520 hp diesel (Type 59); 580 hp diesel (Type 59-II)
Maximum Speed (Road) 50 km/hr
Maximum Speed (Cross Country) 25 km/hr
Average Speed (Cross Country) 30-33 km/hr
Fording Depth (Unprepared) 1.4 m
Fording Depth (w/ Snorkel) 4.8-5.5 m
Range 440; 600 w/ external tanks
Armament
Main
  • 1 x 100mm smooth bore gun (Type 59/-I)
  • 1 x 105mm Type 79 rifled gun (Type 59-II/D-I)
  • 1 x 105mm Type 83A rifled gun (Type 59D)
  • 1 x 125mm Type smoothbore gun (Type 59G)
  • Secondary
  • 1 x 12.7mm machine gun
  • 1 x 7.62mm machine gun (bow mounted)
  • 1 x 7.62mm machine gun (coaxial)
  • Countermeasures
  • 8 x 81mm smoke grenade launchers
  • Vehicle engine exhaust smoke system


  • Model Type 59 Type 59-I Type 59-II
    Crew 4 people4 people4 people
    Combat weight 36000kg36000kg36000kg
    Weight 34000kg34000kg34000kg
    Unit Power 10.6kW / t10.6kW / t10.6kW / t
    Vehicle length
    gun forward 9.000m9.000m9.194m
    gun backwards 8.485m8.485m8.494m
    Body length 6.002m6.002m6.002m
    Vehicle width
    without apron 3.270m3.270m3.270m
    vehicle body skirt Nil
    With apron 3.307m3.307m
    Height
    full height 2.750m2.750m2.750m
    to turret top 2.400m2.400m2.400m
    FireWire high 1.738m1.738m1.738m
    Vehicle distance to the high 0.425m0.425m0.425
    Fulfill the bandwidth 580mm580mm580mm
    Track length 3.840m3.840m3.840m ground
    Track center distance 2.640m2.640m2.640m
    Maximum road speed of 50km / h50km / h50km / h
    Cross average speed 20 ~ 25km / h20 ~ 25km / h20 ~ 25km / h
    Fuel reserves 812L812L812L +200 L
    Highway travel 420 ~ 440km420 ~ 440km500km
    Wading depth (unprepared) 1.4m1.4m1.4m
    Gradeability 58%58%58%
    Roll gradient 58%58%58%
    Climbing vertical wall height 0.8m0.8m0.8m
    More trench width 2.7m2.7m2.7m
    Engine
    Production company North Industries
    (Group) Corporation
    North Industries
    (Group) Corporation,
    North Industries
    (Group) Corporation
    Model 12150L12150L12150L
    type V12
    Water-cooled
    diesel engine
    V12
    Water-cooled
    diesel engine
    V12
    water cooled
    diesel engine
    power / speed 382kW/2000r/min382kW/2000r/min382kW/2000r/min
    Gearing
    production company North Industries
    (Group) Corporation,
    North Industries
    (Group) Corporation,
    North Industries
    (Group) Corporation
    Type Fixed shaft mechanicallyfixed shaft mechanicallyfixed axis mechanical
    forward gears / reverse number 5/15/15/1
    Steering device type two planetarytwo planetarytwo planetary
    Main weapon caliber / type 100mm / rifled100mm / rifled105mm / rifled
    Parallel weapon caliber / type 7.62mm / machine gun7.62 / machine gun7.62mm / machine gun
    Anti-aircraft weapon caliber / type 12.7mm / machine gun12.7mm / machine gun12.7mm / machine gun
    Smoke launchers Type / number of electrical ignition smoke tube /two electric ignition smoke tube /two electric ignition smoke tube / 2
    Hot smoke NilNilNil
    Ammunition rounds
    Shells 34 rounds34 rounds38 rounds
    antiaircraft machine gun 500 rounds500 rounds500 rounds
    parallel machine gun 3,000 rounds3,000 rounds3,000 rounds
    Projectile muzzle velocity 1435m / s1435m / s1455m / s
    Rate of fire 7 rounds / min 7 Hair / min7 Hair / min
    Turret Drive Electric / manualelectric / manualelectric / manual
    Turret rotation range 360 ??360 360
    Artillery tilt range -5 ~ +18 -5 ~ +18 -5 ~ +18
    Artillery maximum pitch speed 4.5 / s4.5 / s4.5 / s
    Maximum turret rotation speed 10 / s10 / s10 / s
    Artillery stabilizer
    Horizontal Nil NilNil
    Level to YesYesYes
    Rangefinders NoYesYes
    Fire suppression systems NoNoYes



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