Light Tank: WZ-131

WZ-131

In 1957, development began of a lightweight version of the Type 59 tank. The new tank was designed to fight in the mountainous and boggy terrain of South China. The first prototype was built in 1962. Later the vehicle underwent modernization.

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

Main Characteristics

Tier VII
Hit Points 800 HP
Weight/Load Limit 20.1 / 21.5 t
Price 1,350,000
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Loader (Radio Operator)
Mobility
Engine Power 430 h.p.
Speed Limit 60 km/h
Traverse Speed 52 deg/sec
Turret Traverse Speed 48 deg/sec
Armor
Hull Armor (mm)
  • front 35
  • sides 20
  • rear 20
Turret Armor (mm)
  • front 45
  • sides 30
  • rear 20
Armament
Gun 76 mm 54-76TG (autoloader)
Ammunition 60 pcs
Damage 86-144 HP
Armor Penetration 64-106 mm
Rate of Fire 21.38 rounds/min
View Range 380 m
Signal Range 600 m

Configuration

Turrets

Turrets

Tier Turret Armor
(mm)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
View Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
VI 132A
  • front 45
  • sides 30
  • rear 20
48 380 7,800
VII 132B
  • front 45
  • sides 35
  • rear 20
48 390 23,000
Guns

Guns

Tier Gun Damage
(НР)
Penetration
(mm)
Rate of Fire
(rounds/min)
Price
(credits)
VI 76 mm 54-76TG (autoloader) 115/115/165 85/106/38 21.38 69,000
VI 85 mm 56-85JT 160/160/280 128/172/43 10.53 72,000
VII 85 mm 62-85T 180/180/300 145/220/43 10.53 75,000
VIII 100 mm 59-100T 250/250/330 181/241/50 6.45 102,000
VIII 85 mm 64-85T 200/200/320 159/230/43 10.53 89,000
Engines

Engines

Tier Engine Power
(h.p.)
Chance of Fire
(%)
Price
(credits)
V 12150L3 430 12 17,000
VIII 12150L 520 12 48,000
Suspensions

Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(t)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
Price
(credits)
VI WZ-131 21.5 52 9,500
VII WZ-131 model 2 24.0 54 18,500
Radios

Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
IX A-220 600 38,000
X A-220A 750 54,000