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China is converting old Soviet tanks into autonomous vehicles

A New Life for the ZTZ-59
ZTZ-59 China Tank Type T-54

An Old Classic

The ZTZ-59 is a copy of the Soviet T-54, upgraded with a 105mm cannon and modern fire control systems. While relegated to second line units, the PLA still has thousands of ZTZ-59s in its inventory.


The ZTZ-59 is a copy of the Soviet Type 54 tank, which first entered service in the People's

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