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The T-62 is a Tier 3 progression Main Battle Tank under Marat Shishkin's dealership.

History[]

Class: Medium Tank
Developed: 1957-1961
Service: 1961+ (Russia keeps cca 2500 mothballed since 2011)
Vehicles Built: cca 20000
Operators: Soviet Union, Russia, Ukraine, Iraq, Syria and 30 other countries

The T-62 Medium Tank was born from the need to upgrade or replace the aging T-54/55 series in order for Soviet tanks to be able to defeat their new western counterparts in battle. This tank's 115mm smoothbore gun was a notable upgrade over the earlier rifled D-10T. Originally, the T-62 was supposed to be a stopgap measure before the appearance of the newer T-64 tank from Kharkov, but in the end it was produced in the Soviet Union until 1975 with more than 20 thousand made and it formed the backbone of the Soviet forces for many years.

Unlike the T-64 later on, the T-62 was released for export quite soon – after all it was scheduled to be replaced anyway. In the end, over 5000 of these tanks were exported. Interestingly enough, most Warsaw Pact countries were not keen on purchasing this vehicle (it was considered a stopgap measure and was considerably more expensive than the T-55) and the T-62s were generally exported only to Arab countries, Cuba, some African countries, Vietnam and North Korea (which produced its own version until the 1980s). One very peculiar case was the Damansk incident from March 1969 when Soviet forces lost a T-62 that drowned in a river during fighting with the Chinese – Chinese troops were able to recover the lost tank and the technologies salvaged from it were used to significantly advance their own tank development.

The T-62 took part in several notable conflicts. During the Yom Kippur war with Israel, Arab tankers managed to cause some losses to Israeli tankers, but in the end Israeli training prevailed and the Sho't Centurions managed to destroy dozens upon dozens of Syrian and Egyptian T-62 tanks. Despite the massive Arab losses, the Israelis did consider the T-62 to be a lethal enemy and used a number of captured T-62 tanks themselves under the designation Tiran. Another major conflict the T-62 took part in was the war in Afghanistan, where it proved to be extremely vulnerable to ambushes and mines and the Soviets lost 385 T-62 tanks throughout the conflict. Nevertheless, the T-62 continued to be a popular choice and hundreds remain in service in various parts of the world.

Vehicle Traits[]

  • Armored: This vehicle's armor can withstand a lot of punishment, allowing it to survive even serious firefights.
  • Heavy Weapon: This vehicle carries one of the largest weapons around with significantly increased damage per shot.
  • Smoke Generators: This vehicle generates smoke all around it and lays down smoke cover by driving forward.

Ammunition[]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
More
Info
1 115mm 3UBM4 APFSDS APFSDS Stock 420 455[note 1] mm 1580 m/s 7.60 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.11 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 115mm 3UBM3 APFSDS APFSDS Experience.png 1,890 450 505[note 2] mm 1620 m/s 7.60 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.11 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
3 115mm 3UOF1 HE HE Stock 675[note 3] 40 mm 750 m/s 7.60 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.14 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 100 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Splash Radius: 1.00 m
  • Splash Penetration: 80 mm
4 115mm 3UBK3 HEAT HEAT Experience.png 1,915 585 600 mm 900 m/s 7.60 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.12 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
5 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 4] 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[]

T-62 Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 445 mm (vs AP)
575 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel 710 mm (vs AP)
745 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel N/A N/A vs AP
N/A vs HEAT
This MBT features basic sheet armor without any advanced components, making it vulnerable to HEAT shells and ATGMs.

Weapon[]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 115mm 2A20 Molot Smoothbore Cannon Stock Stock 1.80 s 7.60 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -6.0° / 16.0°
Ammo:
115mm 3UBM4 APFSDS
115mm 3UBM3 APFSDS
115mm 3UOF1 HE
115mm 3UBK3 HEAT
7.62mm AP

Engine[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
ChTZ V-55V 580 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 50 km/h 13 km/h 5.93 s (0 to 32 km/h)
19.51 s (0 to Max Speed)
30.11° 10 %
ChTZ V-55U 620 hp Diesel Engine Experience.png 335 Credits .png 6,090 50 km/h 13 km/h 5.39 s (0 to 32 km/h)
17.85 s (0 to Max Speed)
32.82° 10 %

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 725 Credits .png 13,285 Provides 5 exhaust smoke charges
Recharge time: 60s
Duration: 14s
Firecontrol.png
Improved Fire Control System
Experience.png 1,020 Credits .png 18,680 Aiming time reduced by 20%
Gunnersight.png
TShS-41U Gunner Optics
Experience.png 1,535 Credits .png 28,090 Accuracy is improved by 10%
Autoloader.png
Improved Loading Mechanism
Experience.png 2,850 Credits .png 52,170 Rate of fire is increased by 7%
Gunstabilizer.png
Improved Gun Stabilizer
Stock Stock Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 20%
Gunstabilizer.png
Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
Transmission.png
Improved Transmission
Experience.png 280 Credits .png 5,120 Acceleration is increased by 2.5%
Hull traverse rate is increased by 10%
Treads01.png
OMSh Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 89.6%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 75.4%
Treads02.png
RMSh Tracks
Experience.png 250 Credits .png 4,565 Mobility (Light Terrain): 90.3%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 76.4%

Footnotes[]

  1. 455 mm at 150m;
    342 mm at 500m
  2. 505 mm at 150m;
    379 mm at 500m
  3. 190 for Partial Penetration;
    48 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  4. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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