STORE: Hype 59

A new tank has made its way to the Premium Shop for World of Tanks Blitz, the Hype 59... we mean the Type 59. The Tier VIII Chinese Medium Tank will be available from 18 December at 11:00 until 4 January 2016 at 10:00 CET (UTC+1).

Let us tell you, the hype is real. The Type 59 is a Chinese medium tank. Initially, the vehicle was a copy of the Soviet medium T-54A tank. The Type 59 entered service in 1959. The first tanks manufactured had no gun stabiliser or night-vision device. Later the vehicle underwent several modernisations. Between 6,000 and 9,500 vehicles of all variants were manufactured from 1958 through 1987. In the PC version of World of Tanks it is already known as the most legendary and popular Premium vehicle, thanks to its unmatched versatility. Let’s take a look at what you can expect if you get your hands on this Chinese gem:

Protection Manoeuvrability Firepower
  • Hit Points: 1300
  • Hull Armour:
  1. Front: 100 mm
  2. Sides: 80 mm
  3. Rear: 45 mm
  • Turret Armour:
  1. Front: 200 mm
  2. Sides: 150 mm
  3. Rear: 65 mm
  • Weight: 36.45 t
  • Engine Power: 520 hp
  • Speed Limit: 56 km/h
  • Traverse Speed: 46 deg/s
  • Turret Traverse Speed: 42 deg/s
  • Standard Shell Damage: 210 – 350 HP (avg. 280 HP)
  • Standard Shell Penetration: 136 – 226 (avg. 181 mm)
  • Rate of Fire: 6.00 rounds per minute
  • Aiming Time: 2.5 s
  • Dispersion at 100 m: 0.39 m
  • View Range: 260 m


As mentioned before, the Type 59 is very similar to the Soviet T-54 and so is its playing style. The hull is very well angled to increase the effective armour thickness and thanks to it's thickly armoured turret it can deflect shots easily while using the great gun depression to destroy any enemy that dares crossing its way. Of course, the mobility is adequate by medium tank standards and allows you to play the Type 59 as such. Last but not least: it only meets enemy vehicles up to Tier IX! All of this makes it the ultimate credit machine!


Type 59 - A Legend Has Arrived (49.99 Euros)

  • Type 59, Tier VIII Chinese Medium Tank
  • Garage Slot (which comes as a free bonus!)
  • 7 days of Premium Account (which comes as a free bonus!)
  • 6,000 

Type 59 Collector's Gem (69.99 Euros)

  • Type 59, Tier VIII Chinese Medium Tank
  • Garage Slot (which comes as a free bonus!)
  • 15,000 (of which 2,500 is a free bonus!)


Disclaimer: Prices given are based on the euro price set by the App Store at the time of publication. Actual prices may vary.