Medium Tank: Type 58

Type 58

In the early 1950s the U.S.S.R. exported a total of 1,800 T-34-76 and T-34-85 tanks to China. In 1954 the Chinese government made a decision to begin domestic production of the T-34-85 in 1958, with the new vehicle designated the Type 58. However, production was never initiated, and the Chinese army settled for modifications to the T-34s.

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

Main Characteristics

Tier VI
Hit Points 720 HP
Weight/Load Limit 32.18 / 32.5 t
Price 920,000
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Radio Operator
  5. Loader
Mobility
Engine Power 500 h.p.
Speed Limit 55 km/h
Traverse Speed 40 deg/sec
Turret Traverse Speed 46 deg/sec
Armor
Hull Armor (mm)
  • front 45
  • sides 45
  • rear 40
Turret Armor (mm)
  • front 90
  • sides 75
  • rear 52
Armament
Gun 85 mm S-53
Ammunition 60 pcs
Damage 120-200 HP
Armor Penetration 95-158 mm
Rate of Fire 12.0 rounds/min
View Range 360 m
Signal Range 325 m

Configuration

Turrets

Turrets

Tier Turret Armor
(mm)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
View Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
V T-34-85
  • front 90
  • sides 75
  • rear 52
46 360 8,500
VI Type 58
  • front 90
  • sides 75
  • rear 52
48 370 16,000
Guns

Guns

Tier Gun Damage
(НР)
Penetration
(mm)
Rate of Fire
(rounds/min)
Price
(credits)
VI 85 mm S-53 160/160/280 126/167/43 12.0 61,530
VI 85 mm 56-85JT 160/160/280 128/172/43 12.0 72,000
Engines

Engines

Tier Engine Power
(h.p.)
Chance of Fire
(%)
Price
(credits)
VI V-2-34 500 15 27,860
VII Type 102S1 500 12 38,000
VIII 12150L 520 12 48,000
Suspensions

Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(t)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
Price
(credits)
V T-34-85 32.5 40 7,730
VI Type 58 35.0 42 15,600
Radios

Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
IV 9R 325 1,980
VIII 9RM 525 24,240