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OT-65A
OT-65A
Details
Tier / Class:
3 AFV
Nation:
Czechoslovakia/Hungary
Dealer:
Zhang Feng
Reputation:
7,200
Cost:
10,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
328 (335)
DPM:
2,296 (2,620)
Penetration:
228 (240) mm
Hit Points:
1,705
Hull F/S/R:
12 / 8 / 6
Turret F/S/R:
8 / 8 / 8
Max Speed:
86.40 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
4.36 (3.10) s
Hull Traverse:
66.30 (72.60) deg/s
Camouflage:
34%
Vision:
405 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.16°
Max Cannon Depression:
-10.0 / -10.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
43.30 deg/s

The OT-65A is a tier 3 Armored Fighting Vehicle originating from Czechoslovakia and Hungary. It is sold by Zhang Feng and is currently the only vehicle in its tree. It can be unlocked from the Type 69 and leads to the OA-82 Jarmila 2.

Features[]

  • Subtle movement: moving on a low speed doesn't reduce your camouflage factor.
  • Recon package: this vehicle's recon package provides an improved vision range when stationary.
  • Smoke generators: generate a smoke screen around the vehicle.
  • Waterproof: this vehicle can remain longer under water.

Player Recommendations[]

This tank is best played as a well-armed scout, with its mobility and camouflage values making it a fast and sneaky flanker. As it is the only AFV on its tier with a large caliber weapon, it is best used in hit and run attacks against the sides and rears of MBTs.

Pros and Cons[]

Pros[]

  • High alpha
  • Excellent gun depression
  • High mobility

Cons[]

  • Incredibly poorly armored against even the lightest of autocannons
  • Slower than other AFVs at its tier
  • Vulnerable to counterattacks due to its long reload
  • Slow shell travel speed

Upgrade Suggestions[]

Upgrading the Engine will increase acceleration and allow for faster extraction from dangerous locations. The Improved Gunner Sight and Improved Stowage will minimize exposure time while aiming.

Retrofit Suggestions[]

  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Advanced Fire Control
  • Improved Telescopic Lens
  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Improved Spall Liner

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[]

  • Commander: Juan Carlos, to improve the aim speed, camo value, and crew stats
  • Driver: Smooth Ride, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Sharpshooter, Quick Draw
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Explosive Shells

Armor[]

OT-65A Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 12/8/6 Steel 8/8/8 Steel None
The OT-65A was a dedicated scout vehicle of the Czechoslovakian Army, and therefore was not expected to be put under sustained attack from anything besides small arms fire. The vehicle's armor and recommended playstyle reflect this fact.


Firepower[]

82mm T-21 Recoilless Gun
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
82mm NB-T-21 HEAT HEAT Stock 328 0m 228mm 0.16° 380 m/s 8.57s
82mm NB-NH-T-21 HEAT HEAT 1,065 335 0m 240mm 0.16° 480 m/s 8.57s


Mobility[]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Csepel D414.44 Diesel Engine Stock Stock 86.40km/h {{{reverse}}} 3.00s {{{0-max}}} 66.30deg/s {{{firechance}}}


GAZ-41 Petrol Engine 170 2,130 86.40 km/h {{{reverse}}} 2.40s {{{0-max}}} 72.60deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[]

Fire Control System
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Rapid Deployment Smoke Mk.1 405 5,110 Provides a total of eight smoke deployments with a two-round magazine. Individual charges are on a six second cooldown, with an eighty second cooldown for the magazine.


Improved Gunner Sight 590 7,455 Improves overall accuracy by 10%.


Improved Stowage 1,370 17,305 Increases reload speed by 10%


History[]

Class: Reconnaissance Vehicle
Developed: 1963-1965
Service: 1965-1990
Vehicles Built: 842
Operators: Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria

Following the failure of the OA-82 Jarmila II development, the Czechoslovak army was in the early 1960s looking for a new, multi-role armored fighting vehicle. The only realistic variant, apart from the Soviet BRDM, which wasn't available due to limited production capacity, was the Hungarian FÚG. The D.442 FÚG (Felderítö Úszó Gépkocsi – "Amphibious Recon Vehicle") was a light multirole Hungarian armored vehicle loosely based on the Soviet BRDM-1, developed and produced by the Rába plant as a reaction to the Soviet demand that Warsaw Pact countries should develop light armored vehicles for themselves to replace the aging BA-64. The second reason for its development was the revival of the Hungarian military industry.

It wasn’t exactly the best light AFV in existence but the Czechoslovaks chose it due to the fact that the Soviet BRDM was not available for capacity reasons. The vehicle entered Czechoslovak service in September 1965 under the designation OT-65. Between 1963 and 1967, 842 OT-65 vehicles were imported, including the unmodified early production run vehicles. In 1967, the early production vehicles were taken to VOZ 026 military repair plant in Šternberk and refitted to an upgraded standard. Several variants existed with the most interesting one being the OT-65A Vydra ("Otter"), fitted with a small turret (originally belonging to OT-62B TOPAS APC) with one 82mm T21 Tarasnice recoilless gun installed on its side.

In Czechoslovak service, the OT-65A gained a bad reputation, especially for its poor reliability (something the extra weight of the turret definitely did not help). The biggest issues concerned the engine and electric devices, which were constantly failing. For this reason, maintenance crews nicknamed the vehicle "Hungarian Revenge". Its three decades in Czechoslovak service were quite uneventful. It was phased out of service soon after 1990.

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