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Snipe4723 #1 Posted Dec 28 2017 - 08:28

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So I won myself a Type 59 on Tank Hollow this year and have played a couple of games in it, here is my review of it.

 

Pros:

  • Gun handling after the buffs is quite decent (0.13/0.13/0.12 & 2.3 seconds aim time).
  • Rather mobile thanks to good ground resistances (0.86/0.96./1.92) and great effective traverse speed (47.97/43.17/21.59).
  • Pref MM.
  • Nicely sloped hull armor(100/80/80) and great turrent (200/130/60).
  • Decent view range 380m.
  • Gun's penetration is good enough for its MM spread (181/241/50).
  • Makes a lot of credits.
  • Good gun depression for a Chinese tank (-7).
  • Good concealment.

Cons:

  • Horrible dpm for a tier 8 MT (1798).
  • Low engine power means mediocre acceleration.
  • Fuel tanks and ammoracks are on the front.
  • Hull armor, while sloped, only has 100mm thickness which means any gun with 180+ pen can go through the hull unless angled.
  • weak cupolas on the top of the turrent.
  • HP is on the low side.
  • Mediocre accuracy (0.37).

Playstyle:

This is a very versatile tank and can take on many task when needed. It has a good combination of firepower, mobility, and armor. It also have a lot of limitations. The gun while has decent handling, depression, and penetration is haunted with low accuracy and terrible dpm. The armor while decent against tier 6's is no use against guns with 180+ penetration unless you angle the tank, one thing to note is that it is very good at side-scraping. The mobility while it has good top speed and traverse it takes time to accelerate due to weak engine.

 

This tank is best played as a brawler because of its traverse speed and good gun handling but make sure you have teammate support because of the low dpm. When top tier however, it is viable to play like a heavy tank due to it being decently armored and gun is punchy for its tier. When bottom tier play carefully because more tanks can pen you even when angled. Stay back to provided fire support to your team and make a breakthrough on the enemy line when needed.

 

Equipment: Vertical Stabilizers, Coated Optics, Gun Rammer, Vents depends on your liking.

 

Crew skills: repairs, smooth ride, snap shot, BIA, safe storage are good skills to have.



Xeraux #2 Posted Dec 28 2017 - 08:29

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I got one from the boxes and it's surprisingly good. Running almost 4k WN8 and it's an enjoyable tank to play.

With full APCR, of course.



Jackson120 #3 Posted Dec 28 2017 - 08:38

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View PostXeraux, on Dec 28 2017 - 02:29, said:

I got one from the boxes and it's surprisingly good. Running almost 4k WN8 and it's an enjoyable tank to play.

With full APCR, of course.

We ought to run a platoon of gold spemming nubs sometime. eh? :playing:

 

I enjoy mine. even though I have had mine for like 5 years now. I still play it quite often and do well in it.



Xeraux #4 Posted Dec 28 2017 - 08:58

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View PostJackson120, on Dec 27 2017 - 23:38, said:

We ought to run a platoon of gold spemming nubs sometime. eh? :playing:

 

I enjoy mine. even though I have had mine for like 5 years now. I still play it quite often and do well in it.

Im down



DoctorThe19th #5 Posted Dec 28 2017 - 09:32

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View PostSnipe4723, on Dec 27 2017 - 23:28, said:

Fuel tanks and ammoracks are on the front.

Are you sure that's accurate?

I've never had frontal fires or ammo racks in my 1k games for my Type 59.

pretty sure the fuel tanks are where the logs are on the back of the tank and the ammo rack is in the side of the turret.



kebab6597 #6 Posted Dec 28 2017 - 09:40

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View PostDoctorThe19th, on Dec 28 2017 - 08:32, said:

Are you sure that's accurate?

I've never had frontal fires or ammo racks in my 1k games for my Type 59.

pretty sure the fuel tanks are where the logs are on the back of the tank and the ammo rack is in the side of the turret.

 

That,s where they always where unless they changed it I will need to run mine its about 4 or 5 years since I last ran it but your right the ammo racks where always in the mid to rear sections of the turret and the mid sections of the hull at one time that was an instant ammo rack

 



DoctorThe19th #7 Posted Dec 28 2017 - 09:47

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View Postkebab6597, on Dec 28 2017 - 00:40, said:

 

That,s where they always where unless they changed it I will need to run mine its about 4 or 5 years since I last ran it but your right the ammo racks where always in the mid to rear sections of the turret and the mid sections of the hull at one time that was an instant ammo rack

 

I wasn't sure or not. I just never encountered frontal engagements like those.



BaerenGott #8 Posted Dec 28 2017 - 11:29

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I got mine in 2011.  I've always been mediocre at best, but I've usually had success when I'm platooned up in my Type.  Before there were platoons Types just stayed together when matches started.  I think this is why they gained such a reputation...they're great "wolf-pack" tanks, and most people who played them embraced that philosophy, with or without platoons.  I enjoyed your review.  It's unbiased and refreshing!

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View PostXeraux, on Dec 27 2017 - 23:58, said:

I'm down

 

I am down for that for sure add me :)!!

Xeraux #10 Posted Dec 29 2017 - 23:24

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View PostJackson120, on Dec 27 2017 - 23:38, said:

We ought to run a platoon of gold spemming nubs sometime. eh? :playing:

 

I enjoy mine. even though I have had mine for like 5 years now. I still play it quite often and do well in it.

View PostEgoSpartan, on Dec 29 2017 - 14:19, said:

I am down for that for sure add me :)!!

You'll have to add me, my computer is down atm and I'm not exactly sure what's wrong with it.







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