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What equipment do you use on the Type 59?

  1. Enhanced Gun Laying Driver (339 votes [10.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.25%

  2. Vertical Stabilizer Mk 1 (834 votes [25.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.22%

  3. Coated Optics (120 votes [3.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.63%

  4. Fill Tanks with CO2 (25 votes [0.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.76%

  5. Medium Caliber Tank Gun Rammer (873 votes [26.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.40%

  6. "Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1 (218 votes [6.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.59%

  7. Improved Ventilation Class 2 (699 votes [21.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.14%

  8. Medium Spall Liner (54 votes [1.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.63%

  9. Enhanced Torsion Bars 3t Class (17 votes [0.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.51%

  10. Toolbox (49 votes [1.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.48%

  11. Binocular Telescope (29 votes [0.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.88%

  12. Camouflage Net (50 votes [1.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.51%

What consumables do you use on the Type 59?

  1. Large Repair Kit (72 votes [2.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.21%

  2. Large First Aid Kit (49 votes [1.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.51%

  3. Extra Combat Rations (36 votes [1.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.11%

  4. Automatic Fire Extinguishers (128 votes [3.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.94%

  5. Quality Oil (145 votes [4.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.46%

  6. Small Repair Kit (1001 votes [30.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.79%

  7. Small First Aid Kit (971 votes [29.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.87%

  8. Removed Speed Governor (103 votes [3.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.17%

  9. Manual Fire Extinguishers (705 votes [21.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.69%

  10. None (41 votes [1.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.26%

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Rico911 #21 Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:02 PM

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I think typ 59 is now worst medium tank - I know that's my opinion , but its got weak gun , worst speed , One thingwhichwas known ARMOR .
Now even armor is not the best ...
i think tank need small buff

xCaptainObviousx #22 Posted 14 May 2012 - 08:29 PM

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The type is a weird tank. Everyone knows about "hediums", heavies that trade armor for mobillity. The type is a "meavy", a medium that trade mobillity for armor. It's frontal armor is about as strong as the KT lower glacis so anything with less than 170 mm pen will have a hard time penetrating it but don't expect it to bounce BL-9 shells.

It's a medium that can substitute for a -1 tier heavy if the situation calls for it. For some reason this fits my playstyle perfectly and i love the type.

Sagari12Master #23 Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:36 PM

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@up
So do i. When you can go hull down like a boss nothing will pen you(maybe the russian is-8 gun). This tank is simply SOO fun to play even if i loose. I can't imagine how much i will earn when i finally buy premium acc again.

xCaptainObviousx #24 Posted 15 May 2012 - 07:32 AM

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View PostSagari12Master, on 14 May 2012 - 09:36 PM, said:

@up
So do i. When you can go hull down like a boss nothing will pen you(maybe the russian is-8 gun). This tank is simply SOO fun to play even if i loose. I can't imagine how much i will earn when i finally buy premium acc again.

I can tell you how much: enough to buy a Tiger II and 3 equipments + 4'000'000 silver in the bank... after 1 week.

I'll post the replay from my best game so far.

Lorrenor #25 Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:51 PM

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I buyed the Typ 59 .....1 week passed now and i dont have the Tank in my Garage.....i wrote three Tickets and noooo Answer come.Is there any Support in Europe?Why i have too wait so long??

Sagari12Master #26 Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:35 PM

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@up It might be the bad WG support or you just got screwed over. If you payed through paypal or playspan i heard there were some problems with the payments.

rogash1775 #27 Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:15 AM

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yea contact paypall and see did it go througj

CaptainMastiff #28 Posted 21 May 2012 - 02:12 PM

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I always though the Type 59 was a bit OP before I had one and I wasn't around when they were first on sale, when they came on sale again I leaped at the chance of buying what I thought was an OP premium tank. Initially I thought it was just an average tank, probably the more enjoyable of the premium tanks I have but nothing that I would consider OP. However, after playing a handful of games I could understand why people were screaming bloody murder at this tank. Frequently I get games where I am near the top but not only that I have 2 other types with me who aren't in a platoon, matchmaker seems to love stacking us together. Instantly the Types work together, perhaps not effectively as possible but still when they're top tanks they shred everything in their path. On top of that it is a tier 8 medium with the T54 hull, albeit a bit weaker but the low profile and insanely strong turret still carry and it makes this tank awesome. I don't know why people complain about the penetration though, the only thing I struggle to penetrate is an Angled Maus, some Tier 10s can be awkward but most are easy damaged.

So I played 75 games... Here are my stats, now I am not intending to 'brag' or boast but honestly I think I am a reasonably average player but the tank says otherwise. I think the stats below are more of an indication of the tank than the player. These stats are from solely playing in random battles as well. Oh I've had 3 ammo rack detonations so far, which averages at 1/25 games I blow up, however I had 2 of them happen one game after the other. Then my third one was on Mines I was on 100%, 5 kills and only about 10 shells left, I had taken the hill with a platoon member and had held off an IS-8, E-100 and killed all the scouts and mediums that came up (not solo of course) I see a TD on the map and he keeps blipping in and out of visibility, I perch myself on the downhill part of the entrance to the hill to peak around the corner, only exposing my Cupola in the hopes I can spot him. Bang he's there, I'm watching him artillery pings him and drops a shell on him but it does pitiful damage. I keep my hull covered using the hill and aim a careful shot at him... straight through his hull 0%! He begins backing up and as he is reversing my ammo rack suddenly detonates and then I see his shell hit my wreck. I watched the replay over and over, he could only see my cupola and I had died before he had fired his shell... I've seen this happen with my IS-7 in a training room but never in a live game. I continued to rage quit and ignored this tank for some time but once again I fell in love with it.

TL:DR Ammo rack detonations screw me over but I still love the tank, even if it is a bit OP.

My stats
http://s9.postimage....x2q8n1/type.jpg

Edited by CaptainMastiff, 22 May 2012 - 01:57 AM.


3L_LoCo #29 Posted 21 May 2012 - 03:44 PM

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View PostCaptainMastiff, on 21 May 2012 - 02:12 PM, said:

I always though the Type 59 was a bit OP before I had one and I wasn't around when they were first on sale, when they came on sale again I leaped at the chance of buying what I thought was an OP premium tank. Initially I thought it was just an average tank, probably the more enjoyable of the premium tanks I have but nothing that I would consider OP. However, after playing a handful of games I could understand why people were screaming bloody murder at this tank. Frequently I get games where I am near the top but not only that I have 2 other types with me who aren't in a platoon, matchmaker seems to love stacking us together. Instantly the Types work together, perhaps not effectively as possible but still when they're top tanks they shred everything in their path. On top of that it is a tier 8 medium with the T54 hull, albeit a bit weaker but the low profile and insanely strong turret still carry and it makes this tank awesome. I don't know why people complain about the penetration though, the only thing I struggle to penetrate is an Angled Maus, some Tier 10s can be awkward but most are easy damaged.

So I played 75 games... Here are my stats, now I am not intending to 'brag' or boast but honestly I think I am a reasonably average player but the tank says otherwise. I think the stats below are more of an indication of the tank than the player. These stats are from solely playing in random battles as well. Oh I've had 3 ammo rack detonations so far, which averages at 1/25 games I blow up, however I had 2 of them happen one game after the other. Then my third one was on Mines I was on 100%, 5 kills and only about 10 shells left, I had taken the hill with a platoon member and had held off an IS-8, E-100 and killed all the scouts and mediums that came up (not solo of course) I see a TD on the map and he keeps blipping in and out of visibility, I perch myself on the downhill part of the entrance to the hill to peak around the corner, only exposing my Cupola in the hopes I can spot him. Bang he's there, I'm watching him artillery pings him and drops a shell on him but it does pitiful damage. I keep my hull covered using the hill and aim a careful shot at him... straight through his hull 0%! He begins backing up and as he is reversing my ammo rack suddenly detonates and then I see his shell hit my wreck. I watched the replay over and over, he could only see my cupola and I had died before he had fired his shell... I've seen this happen with my IS-7 in a training room but never in a live game. I continued to rage quit and ignored this tank for some time but once again I fell in love with it.

TL:DR Ammo rack detonations screw me over but I still love the tank, even if it is a bit OP.

http://s9.postimage....x2q8n1/type.jpg

Hey Mastiff mate   :)

1. I hope you use wet ammo rack? Really helps against blow ups!
2. What you can do anyways is when you are frontal to enemy tank and cant avoid you get taken on sidewards, never give enemy your right back side to shoot at! I think the most often hit ammo rack blow ups on Type 59's I saw, got or delivered to others usually was something like betweend 2nd and 3rd / 3rd and 4th wheel on the right side, counted starting from tanks back.
3. Of course there is also a crew skill for gunners that helps against blow ups(Safe Stowage or so) but dont ask me about how much percent that exactly is.

I just can tell you after hundreds of battles with my Type, wet ammorack and watching how you angle with what side, I didnt get blown up in it since I put wet ammo rack in which is looong time ago. *Now I probably jinxed it and tonight my Type 59 will get blown good* :Smile_teethhappy:

Edited by 3L_LoCo, 21 May 2012 - 03:44 PM.


CorsairNr1 #30 Posted 22 May 2012 - 12:33 AM

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Question to admin!

Hi

How could I buy Type 59 now?

Will be ever available again ?

Thanks to answering

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CaptainMastiff #31 Posted 22 May 2012 - 01:48 AM

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View Post3L_LoCo, on 21 May 2012 - 03:44 PM, said:

Hey Mastiff mate   :)

1. I hope you use wet ammo rack? Really helps against blow ups!
2. What you can do anyways is when you are frontal to enemy tank and cant avoid you get taken on sidewards, never give enemy your right back side to shoot at! I think the most often hit ammo rack blow ups on Type 59's I saw, got or delivered to others usually was something like betweend 2nd and 3rd / 3rd and 4th wheel on the right side, counted starting from tanks back.
3. Of course there is also a crew skill for gunners that helps against blow ups(Safe Stowage or so) but dont ask me about how much percent that exactly is.

I just can tell you after hundreds of battles with my Type, wet ammorack and watching how you angle with what side, I didnt get blown up in it since I put wet ammo rack in which is looong time ago. *Now I probably jinxed it and tonight my Type 59 will get blown good* :Smile_teethhappy:

Nah I run Vents/Rammer/Stabiliser, I mean playing 75 games and only being ammo racked 3 times is pretty good although it has happened when I've been 100% each time. My T-43 gets ammo explosion every 5 games haha. The thing is I've never been ammo racked from the side, always from a head on shot, albeit it has only happened 3 times I do think the occurance of ammo rack detonation is odd

I just think this tank is a bit OP, I mean I have got 1,014 average XP and a 73% win ratio I think that is a sign the Type 59 is over performing for a premium tier 8 medium.

Edited by CaptainMastiff, 22 May 2012 - 01:50 AM.


Tchiko78 #32 Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:28 AM

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View PostCorsairNr1, on 22 May 2012 - 12:33 AM, said:

Question to admin!

Hi

How could I buy Type 59 now?

Will be ever available again ?

Thanks to answering

Corsair

Nowadays you can't buy a Type59 because it's no more sold

WG said that it will be available in "special events" in the future , so take care of the news but i don't think it will be sold before a long time.

:Smile_honoring:

CorsairNr1 #33 Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:45 PM

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Dear Tchi78!

Thank you for the answer.

Its a pity to here this bad news for me, :Smile_amazed:
unfortunatelly I was not able to buy at the short time frame as it was sold in the shop, due to long training/busniss trip on this period.

I would really appretiate if I can get a chance to buy it (I am sure, I am not alone with this): What do you think?
Wouldn't be a good idea to sell again type59 for example very short time frame to give the chance to all of us, who already decided earlier to buy it, only they were didn't have a chance to buy because of certain reasons?

Thanks to answer
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Psycho_Baby_ #34 Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:51 PM

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Our review, crosslinked with Charcharo's

Zenith #35 Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:02 AM

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I'll just drop this here. *Awaits the cries of OP* :Smile_Default:

Charcharo #36 Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:25 AM

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View PostZenith, on 02 June 2012 - 08:02 AM, said:

I'll just drop this here. *Awaits the cries of OP* :Smile_Default:
Why should I be crying? Excellent battle results by the way, as I cant watch my replays...

Zenith #37 Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:27 AM

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View PostCharcharo, on 02 June 2012 - 08:25 AM, said:

Why should I be crying? Excellent battle results by the way, as I cant watch my replays...

Heh, not you mate, I was referring to the "Type is OP!" crowd, who are usually quick to spam this section with their hilariously rage-induced posts. This one's for them. :Smile_blinky:

Boske_R #38 Posted 03 June 2012 - 03:37 PM

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HI

Please, can anyone tell me how can I by Type 59, I need that tank to make money.

Nvincible #39 Posted 03 June 2012 - 03:50 PM

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You cant buy it anymore, it was in the gift shop for a limited time.

miliardo #40 Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:13 PM

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Has anyone used removed speed governor on type? Does it makes some seeable improvement or not :Smile_amazed:




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