The Type 59 is a tier 8 Premium Chinese Medium.
It used to be overpowered, to the point where Wargaming actually nerfed it.
Of course, powercreep combined with those nerfs make it an average vehicle now.
It is sought after mainly for its collector's value, as it hasn't been sold on World of Tanks' NA server in years. (It was removed from sale with its nerf)
The turret's a bit too circular, and I should have probably done some testing and tweaking. But my laziness strikes again.
I won the Type 59 from Wargaming's Scavenger Hunt in April.
I planned on building it sooner, but my laziness got the better of me.
I recently was linked to a Gold Type 59 skin by another World of Tanks player.
Excellent, your tank I like it very much. As a Chinese Wot player, nearly all the player have the type59 in China server include me. The type59 just like an eudemon for Chinese people. So that you can see usually 15 type59 VS 15 type59 in game, so funny and happy.