Light Tank: 59-16

59-16

In 1957 a new light tank project was initiated by the Chinese government. Development of vehicle was completed in 1959. The new tank, weighing 16 tons, was equipped with a four-wheel torsion-bar suspension and a rear placement of the drive wheel, and mounted a 57-mm gun (later upgraded to 76-mm).

Characteristics for a vehicle with basic configuration and a crew with 100% qualification.

Main Characteristics

Tier VI
Hit Points 530 HP
Weight/Load Limit 16.06 / 16.5 t
Price 900,000
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Loader (Radio Operator)
Mobility
Engine Power 400 h.p.
Speed Limit 60 km/h
Traverse Speed 52 deg/sec
Turret Traverse Speed 48 deg/sec
Armor
Hull Armor (mm)
  • front 30
  • sides 20
  • rear 20
Turret Armor (mm)
  • front 45
  • sides 30
  • rear 20
Armament
Gun 57 mm 55-57FG
Ammunition 70 pcs
Damage 64-106 HP
Armor Penetration 84-140 mm
Rate of Fire 20.0 rounds/min
View Range 360 m
Signal Range 525 m

Configuration

Turrets

Turrets

Tier Turret Armor
(mm)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
View Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
V 131
  • front 45
  • sides 30
  • rear 20
48 360 8,500
VI 131-1
  • front 45
  • sides 30
  • rear 20
48 380 18,000
Guns

Guns

Tier Gun Damage
(НР)
Penetration
(mm)
Rate of Fire
(rounds/min)
Price
(credits)
V 76 mm 54-76T 115/115/165 85/106/38 16.22 49,000
V 57 mm 55-57FG 85/85/95 112/189/29 20.0 48,000
VI 76 mm 54-76TG (autoloader) 115/115/165 85/106/38 19.57 69,000
Engines

Engines

Tier Engine Power
(h.p.)
Chance of Fire
(%)
Price
(credits)
V Type 102 400 12 10,000
V 12150L3 430 12 17,000
Suspensions

Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(t)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
Price
(credits)
V 131 16.5 52 7,730
VI 131 model 2 19.0 54 17,300
Radios

Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
VIII 9RM 525 24,240
IX A-220 600 38,000
X A-220A 750 54,000