Type 69

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Type 69
Type 69
Tier / Class:
Zhang Feng
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
400 (408)
2,474 (2,816)
225 (250) mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
100 / 80 / 45
Turret F/S/R:
200 / 160 / 65
Max Speed:
49.68 (52.20) km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
8.47 (7.63) s
Hull Traverse:
23.00 (25.40) deg/s
385 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
-6.0 / -5.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
15.00 deg/s

The Type 69 is a tier 2 Main Battle Tank originating from China. It is sold by Zhang Feng and leads to the Type 79.

This vehicle is unlocked in the Chinese Tank line after the Type 62, and is the first MBT in the tree.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Heavy armor: this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits.
  • Smoke generators: generate a smoke screen around the vehicle.

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

This tank is best played as a formidable hull down vehicle that lacks the mobility to exploit breakthroughs. Within its tier, it is the least mobile of the MBTs, but makes up for this with strong turret armor.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • High alpha

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Lowest acceleration and top speed of the T2 MBTs
  • Poor hull armor
  • Poor hull and turret traverse

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Upgrading to the 12150L-7BW Diesel Engine boosts agility, increasing the overall mobility and lethality. The Improved Laser Rangefinder increases gun accuracy and leads to improved APDS and HEAT shells. Improved Ready Racks will increase fire rate, allowing the vehicle to more effectively play as a defensive lynchpin.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • 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 and crew stats
  • Driver: Spin to Win, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Sharpshooter, Do the Twist
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Explosive Shells/Preparation

Armor[edit | edit source]

Type 69 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock 12000 100/80/45 Steel 200/160/65 Steel None
The Type 69 is a modified version of the Type 59, which itself is a Chinese variant of the T-54A. The hull armor is vulnerable to large caliber shells, but at a distance the frontal turret armor is effectively protected against incoming enemy fire.

Firepower[edit | edit source]

100mm Type 59 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
100mm BR412D APCR AP Stock 400 225mm 0.17° 1,050 m/s 9.70s
100mm 3UBM8 APDS AP 680 408 250mm 0.17° 1,415 m/s 9.70s
100mm 3UBK4 HEAT HEAT Stock 408 300mm 0.17° 900 m/s 9.70s

Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
NORINCO 12150L Diesel Engine Stock Stock 49.68km/h {{{reverse}}} 8.29s {{{0-max}}} 23.00deg/s {{{firechance}}}

NORINCO 12150L-7BW Diesel Engine 125 1,960 52.20km/h {{{reverse}}} 7.59s {{{0-max}}} 25.40deg/s {{{firechance}}}

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Type 69
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Upgraded Exhaust Smoke 300 4,705 Provides a total of five exhaust smoke deployments on an eighty second cooldown between uses.

Improved Laser Rangefinder 435 6,860 Reduces aim time by 20%

Improved Ready Racks 1,170 18,370 Increases reload speed by 10%.

History[edit | edit source]

The Type 69 was developed in the 1960’s and 1970’s as an upgrade to the Type 59. While not successful domestically, the Type 69 was one of China's most successful export programs. Most of the upgrades, including upgrades to the FCS and IR systems, came from T-62’s captured during the Sino-Soviet border conflict.  The Type 69 first entered service in 1982 and is still in service with reserve units in China, along with various armies in Southeast Asia and Africa.

See also[edit | edit source]