Date: April 2006
This is a detailed set of images of a Chinese produced Type 59, classified originally as a Medium Tank (in line with the original Soviet T-54/54 lineage of this vehicle), but classed more recently as a Main Battle Tank (MBT). These images complement our earlier series of images of a Chinese vehicle at the Tank Museum of the PLA.
This vehicle was operated by North Viet Nam and captured by troops of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (South Viet Nam) in 1972 and subsequently presented to the Australian Government.
Apologies in advance for the dud focus in some of the images!