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Type 59

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    type 59

    Type 59 was the Chinese version of the model T-54, which in large quantities shipped to China from the Soviet Union in the early 50s. Early models were very similar to the base, no gun stabilization and night vision devices. In subsequent models were installed infrared sights British company MEL. Later came and laser rangefinder, but he unsuccessfully mounted in front of the tower. The tank is equipped with smoke screen by injecting diesel fuel into the exhaust pipe, extra fuel is poured into the external tanks in the rear of the chassis. Type 59 in a small amount exported to Albania, Congo, North Korea, Pakistan, Sudan and Vietnam, the war between China and Vietnam in 1979 showed the unreasonableness of such a decision.

    Production:

    China

    Crew:

    4

    weight:

    36 tons

    Dimensions:

    Length 9 m, width 3.27 m, height 2.59 m

    Range:

    400 km

    Armor:

    39-203 mm

    Armament:

    100-mm gun, two 7.62-mm machine gun, 12.7 mm anti-aircraft gun

    Engine

    :

    Diesel Model 12150L V-12 capacity of 520 liters. with.

    Ride quality:

    Mocs. road speed of 50 km / h; fording 1.4m;

    Fording wall to 0.8 m trench 2.7m





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