Description of the vehicle:
– The project of the 111 heavy tank was developed in the early 1960s. The vehicle was based on the designs of the Soviet IS-2 and IS-3 and was meant to be similar to the T-10. In addition, the Chinese designers managed to get the ČKD’s concepts of the Czechoslovakian heavy tank turret of the late 1950s, which they tried to use in one of the design versions.
The hull of the Chinese WZ-111 provides reliable overall armoring and good mobility for a heavy tank. The turret of the Czechoslovakian Vz. 51 gives excellent frontal armor and the opportunity to mount a great 105 mm gun with a high rate of fire and decent damage per shot. The tank is most effective at close and medium range.