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Type59 Chinese Tank

3D Model License: Standard    Upgrade License
Jun 14, 2013
CheckMate Pro Certified
3ds Max 2013  |  mental ray
Maya 7  |  Maya Software
Other PSD
3D Studio
AutoCAD drawing
3D Model Specifications
6,795 Polygons
7,368 Vertices
Polygonal Quads/Tris Geometry
UV Mapped
overlapping Unwrapped UVs
Product ID: 745983
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Since 2002

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Type59 main battle tank 3d model of the Chinese PLA (People's Liberation Army). Vehicle uses colour and specular maps, plus normal and bump maps. Layered PSD makes it easy to change colours or add cammo/damage.

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LODs also available for this model, as well as dead and damaged versions (please ask for details). Layered PSD texture is also supplied here, making it very easy to change colours, add camo, or add damage.

Native format is 3DSMax 2013. No 3rd party plugins required.

Texture Resolution: Vehicle uses single diffuse 4096 x 4096, plus specular, bump and normal maps. Heavy machine gun uses it's own 512 x 256 diffuse map.

Please note, texture maps only included in the 3ds Max archive (download this file whatever format you require).

Tracks use a strip of UV space from 1 to 0. Tracks can be animated simply by scrolling UVs.


The Type59 (Chinese designation Wz120) MBT is a Chinese version of the Soviet T-54A , the earliest model of the T-54/55 series. The first vehicles were produced in 1958 and it was accepted into service in 1959, with production beginning in 1963. Approximately 9,500 of the tanks were produced by the time production ended in 1980 with approximately 5,500 serving with the Chinese armed forces. The tank formed the backbone of the Chinese People's Liberation Army until early 2000s with an estimated 5,000 of the later Type59-I and Type59-II variants in service in 2002.

The Type59 was modified several times during its service with the replacement of the 100 mm Type59 rifled gun with a 105 mm rifled gun. It was also the basis of several later Chinese tank designs including the Type69 and Type79 tanks.

Variants of the Type59 are still in service with Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Pakistan, Albania, Vietnam and many other nations.

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