59-16 Light Tank

People’s Republic of China (1957-1959) Light Tank – Possibly 2 Hulls Built The 59-16 / 130 was the first light tank design of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The tank would compete with the 131, which would be developed into the WZ-131 (ZTQ-62/Type 62), the most successful Chinese light tank of the era, and…

WZ-141 Super Light Model Anti-Tank Fighting Vehicle

People’s Republic of China (1975) Light Airborne Tank Destroyer – 2 Built This article has been written by the author of Sino Records. Check out his website for more information on Chinese vehicles. The WZ-141 was a light airborne tank destroyer project undertaken by the People’s Republic of China in the later years of the…

WZ-122-1

People’s Republic of China (1970s) Medium Tank – 1 Prototype Built The WZ-122 project was a late Cold War Chinese medium tank project, designed in the context of the Sino-Soviet split. The main goal was to create a tank to rival other Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) of the epoch, such as the Soviet T-62 and…

WZ-111

People’s Republic of China (1960-1965) Heavy Tank – 1 Chassis and 1 Turret Built A mysterious Chinese heavy tank Since being brought into the limelight by World of Tanks, the PRC’s heavy tank designs have become very popular. With sketchy information, and dubious recreations, it is often hard to tell fact from fiction. Many Chinese…