Troika, on Sep 09 2011 - 07:59, said:
The Type 59 is an inferior T-54 clone and has, effectively, a 100mm D10T. It's hardly overpowered.
Actually, again, the Type 59 was a clone of the T-54A, NOT the T-54. It'd be like saying that a tank based off the post war M-51 Super Sherman should perform similar to a M4. The Type 59 is only a Monkey Model in the sense that the IR system was removed and the older D-10T was used as opposed to the later D-10TG, both of which are still quite capable of going through Chobham on a good shot.
Roughly guessing, based on the stats, this is actually the Type 59i (with the thinner turret armor, as opposed to the original Russian imports, which were identical in nearly all respects to the T-54A), but with the earlier gun and engine. (Maybe it's supposed to be a tank half way through the transition between them???) Basically they're mix and matching Type 59 variants to try and make the stats they want.
120mm_he, on Sep 09 2011 - 10:46, said:
The only thing the laughable type 59 has in common with the t-54 is that it looks like a t-54.
Performance wise its not even in the same universe. It's basically a very slow t-44.
You would do way better to just unlock the jumbo sherman as it has zero issues mopping the floor with the type 59.
The sad thing is it also only looks like the actual tank. I know that Premium tanks are supposed to be hosed compared to their Teir, but this is a tank that's hosed compared to their teir that's based off a tank that's a teir above it, and outperforms that tank IRL in every possible way, and is still used by major powers as an MBT today