Armor is way better?
Doesn't look like "Way better armor" to me, or anyone else with two eyes and can read numbers.
Yes the T-54 has a better gun, it needs it because it is a tier 9. But why does the Type 59 have almost the same armor and it is a tier 8 with MM preference?
The Type 59s gun is also way better then the T-44s gun, and don't you Type players start talking about the 122mm it can carry. NOBODY with a T-44 uses it because it stinks for a brawler/flanker
Type 59 DP: 188-313 Pen: 136-226mm
T-44 DP:173-288 Pen: 131-219
In performance, and I am so tiered of this hogwash argument (Like people are actually dumb enough to believe this one) that the Type has sluggish acceleration and handles like a pig. Right
I have run my T-44 with my Clan Mates Type 59s in platoons and ya know they keep right up with me over all terrain types, including uphill, and they brawl right with my T-44 when we engage. Don't even try to say my T-44 needs a better crew, they are at 300%+ in skills, not counting the base 100% crew skill. And I have asked what my Type 59 mates are running and it is pretty much the same skills/perks and extra equipment as my T-44.
Speed: 56km/h / 51km/h
Turret Rotation: 46/48
Hull Rotation: 46/44
What's next are you going to tell me the Type 59s radio range of 600 compared to the T-44s 730 is crippling in battle? Not for a flanker/brawler tank it isn't. In fact it is almost pointless.
Hands down, with its MM preference, the Type 59 is OP for tier 8 and can be best described as a tier 8.5. Yup and the Type drivers will say anything to prove otherwise but those numbers up there don't lie.