Type 59-IIA Legend

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Type 59-IIA Legend (Type 59 *)
Type 59-IIA Legend (Type 59 *)
Tier / Class:
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
250 mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
Turret F/S/R:
Max Speed:
52.20 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
7.63 s
Hull Traverse:
25.40 deg/s
390.00 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
Turret Traverse Speed:
16.64 deg/s

The Type 59 Legend (Abbreviated as Type 59 * in some game menus) is a tier 3 Premium Main Battle Tank originating from China. It was given as a gift to players during Christmas 2015, and has been offered in various promotions since.

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

Possessing the best accuracy of tier 3 MBTs, this vehicle is best suited to mobile, long-range combat, preferably in hull down positions to hide the weak frontal hull armor.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Good base accuracy of any T4 MBT
  • Good base camo level of any T4 MBT

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Mediocre acceleration and top speed
  • Poor hull armor
  • Poor aim time
  • Poor penetration

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Premium vehicles in Armored Warfare come fully upgraded.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Advanced Fire Control
  • Augmented Optics
  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Improved Pioneer Tool Kit
  • Improved Spall Liner

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Juan Carlos, to improve the aim speed, camo factor, and crew stats.
  • Driver: Smooth Ride, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Sharpshooter, Quick Draw
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Explosive Shells/Preparation

Armor[edit | edit source]

Type 59-IIA Legend Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Hull Modifiers (AP/HE/SC) Turret F/S/R Turret Composition Turret Modifiers (AP/HE/SC) ERA F/S/R ERA Composition ERA Modifiers Turret Traverse
Stock Stock 100/80/45 Steel 200/160/65 Steel 0/0/0 - 16.64 deg/s
The Type 59 is an all-steel main battle tank based on the Soviet T-54A. Its relatively well armored and sloped turret provides slightly higher frontal armor than the T-54, making it dangerous in hull down position.

Firepower[edit | edit source]

105mm Type 81-I Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Salvo Size Damage Area of Effect Penetration Speed Rate of Fire Max Accuracy Aim Time Reload Time
105mm 105-I APDS AP Stock 1 420 0m 250mm 1,425m/s 6.66rd/min 0.14° 2.50s 9.00s
105mm 105-HEAT-I HEAT Stock 1 420 0m 300mm 1,115m/s 6.66rd/min 0.15° 2.50s 9.00s
105mm 105-HEP-I HE Stock 1 420 0m 210mm 732m/s 6.66rd/min 0.16° 2.50s 9.00s

Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed 0 to 32km/h Hull Traverse
Model 12150L7 Diesel Engine Stock Stock 52.20km/h 7.63s 25.40deg/s

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Premium vehicles in Armored Warfare come fully upgraded.

History[edit | edit source]

The Chinese version of the Soviet T-54A, the Type 59 was the most ubiquitous Chinese tank for nearly half a century. First accepted into service in 1959, the Type 59 and various upgraded versions were the backbone of Chinese tank forces until the early 21st century. With over 9,500 built, the Type 59 and its variants are currently serving in over a dozen national armies across Asia and Africa, including reserve and training units in China.

See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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