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Type 59 MBT Chinese People's Liberation Army
General Background
The T-55 is a very mobile chassis with a low profile and with external fuel tanks has great endurance. All this is topped off with a high-velocity gun with 43 rounds available. However the low profile means cramped crew compartment and a slow rate of fire for the gun. The external fuel tanks make the unit vulnerable and the armor is thin compared to western standards. The T-54/55 is the most produced tank in history and has served with over 40 countries. It is the AK47 of tanks, inexpensive and everyone has one.
Specifications :
Crew: 4
Weight: 36.6 tons (33203 kg)
Ground pressure: 12.66 lb/in sq. (0.89 kg/cm sq.)
Power/weight ratio: 14 hp/tonne
Length: 29.5 ft (9.0 m) with gun – 21.1 ft (6.45 m) without gun
Width: 11.8 ft (3.60 m)
Height: 7.6 ft (2.32 m)
Fording depth unprepared: 4.6 ft (1.4 m) – with snorkel 18 ft (5.5 m)
Powerplant: Model V-55 diesel, 520 (390 kW), 12cylinder, 38.88 liter water cooled
Operational range: 248.5/310.7 mi (400/500 km) – with drop tanks 372.8 mi (600 km)
Maximum road speed: 31.06 mph (50 km/h)
Maximum off-road speed: 21.75 mph (35 km/h)
Average cross-country speed: 15.5 mph (25 km/h)
Armour: 6.69/7.99 in (170/203 mm)
Gun: 3.94 in (100 mm) rifled gun, D-10T2S
Auxiliary armament: 3 in (7.62 mm) (7.62 X 54R) Machine Gun SGM-T/PKT
Mount armament: 5 in (12.7 mm) (12.7 X 108R) AA MG DShKM