Chinese-made Type 59G main battle tanks in service with Chad armed forces

According to pictures released on Twitter showing Type 59 MBT (Main Battle Tank) in the streets of N’djamena after the death of the president in a battle with the rebels. China would have delivered an undisclosed number of Type 59G main battle tanks to Chad. According to the SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute arms trade database, Chad has ordered in 2007, 30 main battle tanks from China, without specifying the type of tank that was purchased. Read full Defense News at this link ...

Chinese-made Type 59G main battle tank of Chadian armed forces in the streets of N’djamena after the death of the president in a battle with the rebels. (Picture source Twitter account Yuri Lyamin)

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