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Rare Tank Spotlight: Type 59

4 feb 16

You've heard the legends, read the stories, and perhaps even seen it in action! Console battiefields are about to feel a dynastic presence with the arrival of this exceptional Chinese Premium tank. Ladies and gentlemen, enter the Type 59!

The Type 59 is an exported facsimile of the famous Soviet T-54, playing similarly, too. Like most medium tanks, the Type 59 can easily traverse long distances to shore up the defense, or be the deciding factor on the assault. This tier VIII machine has an exceptionally strong frontal turret armor, which can bounce almost anything short of the ISU-152's BL-10 (what can?). Though the turret armor is what makes the Type 59 great, its sloped hull is nothing to laugh at either. The 59 is a proven brawler, capable of overpowering weaker opponents through the use of proper armor angling and making every shot count.

The 59's 100mm gun can rip apart enemy HP like a wolf in the hunt! Like all medium tanks, put your gun to better use by taking shots at the enemy sides or rear. In terms of the "jack-of-all-trades" medium tank mentality, the Type 59 is as close to that as they come!

Put simply, you won't want to miss this. If you have any lingering doubts, keep in mind the Type 59 won't make it to the Chinese branch, and comes with preferential matchmaking seeing up to tier IX battles!

Happy Lunar New Year, tankers!

PS4 Tankers: the Chinese tech tree will be coming this year, so you can add this Silver-earning vanguard to your arsenal, and get a head start in training your Chinese medium tank Crews!

Type 59 Ace Operation


Earn 30,000 or more XP in any number of battles while battling in the Type 59.

Rewards: 1 Day of Premium + 100,000 

  • Available once per account, and in Multiplayer battles only
  • Op must be completed within seven days of the bundle purchase date

 

Type 59 Bundles


All Premium vehicles purchased from the Store include a mix of standard and Premium ammo. Learn more about the benefits of Premium tanks by checking this handy guide video.

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5 feb  ` 16
3 : 01 (ET)

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19 feb  ` 16
2 : 59 (ET)

Type 59 Unleashed

Type 59

•  VIII flag  Type 59  
• Garage Slot
• 100% Trained Crew

Cost

7,850

The Type 59 is the much sought-after tier VIII Chinese medium tank. This tank is enormously versatile and feared on any battlefield! Bounce shots off your turret and well-sloped hull armor while using your high maneuverability to flank, surround and crush your enemies!

Type 59 Loaded

•  VIII flag  Type 59  
• Garage Slot
• 100% Trained Crew
• Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer
• 1,000,000 
• Premium Days ( 7 )

21% savings!

Cost

9,500

Type 59 Fully Loaded

•  VIII flag  Type 59  
• Garage Slot
• 100% Trained Crew
• Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer
• Vertical Stabilizer Mk 1
• Improved Ventilation Class 2
• 2,000,000 
• Premium Days ( 7 )

29% savings!

Cost

11,500