Chinese Type 59 medium tank
Chinese Type 59 medium tank displayed at the Military Museum of Chinese People's Revolution, Beijing. This photo was taken in October, 2009.
The main use of this type of tank is to eliminate the strength of the enemy and destroy the technical weapons and defense works of the enemy. This tank has improved firepower, improved defensive armor and mobility and improved ground assault weaponry as compared to earlier types. It weights 36 tons combat-loaded, has a maximum speed of 50 km per hour, is armed with a 100 mm tank gun with a maximum range of 16,000 metres.
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Picture added on 28 October 2010 at 14:14
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