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The OT-65A Vydra is a Tier 3 progression Armored Fighting Vehicle under Zhang Feng's dealership.

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.

Vehicle Traits[]

  • Harder to Spot: When moving slowly, this vehicle does not lose any camouflage and can effectively creep around.
  • Recon Package: This vehicle's set of advanced optics provides an improved vision range when stationary.
  • Smoke Generators: This vehicle generates smoke all around it and lays down smoke cover by driving forward.
  • Amphibious: This vehicle is more resistant to taking on water, allowing it to traverse wider rivers or lakes.

Ammunition[]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
More
Info
1 82mm NB-T-21 HEAT HEAT Stock 320 560 mm 880 m/s 6.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.10 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
2 82mm NB-NH-T-21 HEAT HEAT Experience.png 1,065 335 620 mm 980 m/s 6.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.10 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
3 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 1] mm 855 m/s 5.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.15 °
  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Partial Reload: Yes
  • Magazine Size: 800
  • Burst Fire Rate: 400 rd/min
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °

Upgrades[]

Armor[]

OT-65A Vydra Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 35 mm (vs AP)
45 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel 40 mm (vs AP)
40 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel N/A N/A vs AP
N/A vs HEAT
This vehicle's light armor offers basic protection from autocannons and machineguns.

Weapon[]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 82mm T-21 Recoilless Gun Stock Stock 2.20 s 6.00 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -10.0° / 20.0°
Ammo:
82mm NB-T-21 HEAT
82mm NB-NH-T-21 HEAT
7.62mm AP

Engine[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Csepel D.414.44 100 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 85 km/h 40 km/h 3.83 s (0 to 32 km/h)
20.11 s (0 to Max Speed)
66.30° 15 %
GAZ-41 140 hp Petrol Engine Experience.png 2,160 Credits .png 25,600 85 km/h 40 km/h 2.73 s (0 to 32 km/h)
14.95 s (0 to Max Speed)
72.60° 17 %

Parts[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
Smokegenerator.png
Engine Exhaust Smoke Generator
Stock Stock Provides 2 exhaust smoke charges
Recharge time: 60s
Duration: 14s
Smokegenerator.png
Upgraded Exhaust Smoke Generator
Experience.png 1,080 Credits .png 19,200 Provides 8 exhaust smoke charges
Recharge time: 60s
Duration: 14s
Gunnersight.png
KM-1 Gunner Optics
Experience.png 3,240 Credits .png 51,200 Accuracy is improved by 10%
Autoloader.png
Improved Loading Mechanism
Experience.png 2,700 Credits .png 32,000 Rate of fire is increased by 7%
Telescope.png
Reconnaissance Package
Stock Stock Drastically decreases the Spotted by Enemy indicator delay in PvP
Bonus vision range when standing still: 30 m
Wheels01.png
Stock Wheels
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 91.2%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 72.7%

Footnotes[]

  1. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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