Type 59 (Gun) Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1954
Type: 130mm Towed Field Gun
National Origin: China
Manufacturer(s): State Factories - China
Design (Crew Space, Dimensions, Weight, and Systems)
Operating Crew: 8
Length: 38.48 feet (11.73 meters)
Height: 8.37 feet (2.55 meters)
Operating Weight: 9 tons (8,450 kg; 18,629 lb)
Nuclear / Biological / Chemical Protection: None
Nightvision Equipment: Yes
Installed Power and Standard Road Performance
Engine(s): None. This is a towed artillery piece.
Engagement Range: 17 miles (27 km)
Armament and Ammunition
1 x 130mm main gun
Dependent on ammunition carrier.
Global Operators / Customers
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
M-46 - Original Soviet Designation
Type 59 - Chinese Designation
M1954 - Western Designation of M-45 system.