Type 59-IIA Legend

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Type 59-IIA Legend (Type 59 *)
Type 59-IIA Legend (Type 59 *)
Details
Tier / Class:
4 MBT
Nation:
China
Dealer:
Special
Reputation:
N/A
Cost:
N/A
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
420
DPM:
2,855
Penetration:
250 mm
Hit Points:
2,200
Hull F/S/R:
100/80/45
Turret F/S/R:
200/160/65
Max Speed:
52.20 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
7.63 s
Hull Traverse:
25.40 deg/s
Camouflage:
0.200
Vision:
390.00 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.13°
Max Cannon Depression:
-6.0/-4.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
16.64 deg/s

The Type 59 Legend (Abbreviated as Type 59 * in some game menus) is a tier 4 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 4 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 Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 100/80/45 Steel 200/160/65 Steel -
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 Damage Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
105mm 105-I APDS AP Stock 420 250mm 1,425m/s 0.14° 9.00s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 6.66rd/min
105mm 105-HEAT-I HEAT Stock 420 300mm 1,115m/s 0.15° 9.00s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 6.66rd/min
105mm 105-HEP-I HE Stock 420 210mm 732m/s 0.16° 9.00s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 6.66rd/min


7.62mm Secondary Weapon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18mm 855m/s 0.15° 5.00s 800 {{{reloadm}}}s 400.00rd/min


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Model 12150L7 Diesel Engine Stock Stock 52.20km/h {{{reverse}}} 7.63s {{{0-max}}} 25.40deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Premium vehicles in Armored Warfare come fully upgraded.

History[edit | edit source]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1980s
Service: N/A
Vehicles Built: N/A
Operators: China

Originating as a pure copy of the Soviet T-54A, which was imported to and later mass-produced in China in the 1950s to replace the aging Type 58 (an imported T-34), the Type 59 Main Battle Tank gradually evolved into quite a different vehicle.

The Type 59-IIA is one of the evolutions of the Type 59 Main Battle Tank, which in turn is a Chinese T-55 copy from the 1950s. The Type 59 was produced in very large quantities but eventually became obsolete, leading to a number of attempts to upgrade its performance. This variant features a 105mm rifled gun as well as a suite of modern western electronics.

See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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