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The T-62M is a Tier 4 special premium Main Battle Tank under Marat Shishkin's dealership.

History[]

Class: Medium Tank
Developed: 1983-1985
Service: 1985+
Vehicles Built: cca 1000-2000
Operators: Soviet Union, Russia, Syria, Afghanistan

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.

But by the 1970s and 1980s, the vehicle was already showing its age and in the early 1980s, it was decided that a modernization was needed to significantly improve the combat value of the thousands of the T-62 tanks still in Russian service. Its result became known as the T-62M. The most visible change was the armor upgrade in the form of a new set of appliqué armor, which consisted of a 3cm steel plate and 8cm of space, filled with 4 angled layered 5mm steel plates and layers of polyurethane. Its goal was to significantly improve the tank’s protection against guided missiles and HEAT shells in general.

The firepower was improved by the introduction of two major improvements, the 9K116-2 Sheksna gun-launched ATGM system (similar to the 100mm Bastion version) and the Volna Fire Control System. The engine was replaced by a more powerful 620hp V-55U one and a number of other improvements were made as well. The exact number of vehicles modified is not known – one plant alone modified around 400 T-62s to this standard, but the number produced in total is likely in low thousands. The T-62Ms weren’t that widely exported either. Many appeared in Afghanistan during the Soviet-Afghan war and were supplied to the local governments. Later, they appeared during the conflicts in Chechnya and, most recently, a number of these tanks were sold to Syria where they were used quite successfully against the anti-government forces.

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.
  • Trained Crew: This vehicle comes with a fully trained Level 5 crew.

Ammunition[]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
More
Info
1 115mm 3UBM3 APFSDS APFSDS Stock 480 535[note 1] mm 1620 m/s 7.50 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.11 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 110mm 3UOF1 HE HE Stock 720[note 2] 40 mm 750 m/s 7.50 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
3 115mm 3UBK3 HEAT HEAT Stock 620 640 mm 900 m/s 7.50 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.12 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 15 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
4 3UBK10-2 ATGM ATGM[note 3] Stock 550 770 mm 300 m/s 7.50 s
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  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
  • Flight Agility: 18.00 deg/s
  • Self-Guided: No
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-62M Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 475 mm (vs AP)
610 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel 765 mm (vs AP)
800 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel N/A N/A vs AP
N/A vs HEAT
This MBT features heavy appliqué armor on top of its basic steel body, providing some extra protection over the standard variant.

Weapon[]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 115mm 2A20 Molot Smoothbore Cannon Stock Stock 1.80 s 7.50 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -6.0° / 16.0°
Ammo:
115mm 3UBM3 APFSDS
115mm 3UOF1 HE
115mm 3UBK3 HEAT
3UBK10-2 ATGM
7.62mm AP

Engine[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
ChTZ V-55U 620 Diesel Engine Stock Stock 50 km/h 13 km/h 5.43 s (0 to 32 km/h)
17.92 s (0 to Max Speed)
35.81° 10 %

Parts[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
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Spall Liner
Stock Stock Hit points are increased by 250
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3D6M Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 8 charges
Takes 25s to recharge
Duration: 10s
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Volna Fire Control System
Stock Stock Aiming time reduced by 20%
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Improved Loading Mechanism
Stock Stock Rate of fire is increased by 7%
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Improved Gun Stabilizer
Stock Stock Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 20%
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Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
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TShS-41U Gunner Optics
Stock Stock Accuracy is improved by 10%
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Improved Transmission
Stock Stock Acceleration is increased by 2.5%
Hull traverse rate is increased by 10%
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RMSh Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 90.3%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 76.4%

Footnotes[]

  1. 535 mm at 150m;
    402 mm at 500m
  2. 202 for Partial Penetration;
    51 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  3. 110 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  4. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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