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

History[]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1973
Service: 1973-1982
Vehicles Built: cca 50
Operators: Israel

The Tiran 6 Main Battle Tank is a captured Egyptian or Syrian T-62 in Israeli service with a few Israeli modifications. The name "Tiran" has several possible origins according to Israeli sources. For one, it means "dictator" (tyrant) in Hebrew and the tanks were USSR-made, allegedly a reference to Iosif Stalin. The second theory mentions the blockade of the Straits of Tiran was one of Egypt's first acts of war prior to the Six-Day War and, last but not least, the first letter of both the original tank designation and the word Tiran is T.

After the devastating losses of the Six-Day War, Syria and Egypt decided to arm themselves with the best the Soviets had to offer, the T-62 MBT. Between 1971 and 1973, around 700 tanks of this type were sold to the Middle East. Many of these were captured in the aftermath of the 1973 Yom Kippur war. By that time, the T-62 was recognized as a powerful and deadly opponent and the Israelis were never the ones to squander good captured vehicles. And so the captured or salvaged T-62s entered Israeli service under the designation of Tiran 6.

Unlike the captured T-54 and T-55 tanks, the T-62s were not extensively modified. Contrary to some sources, the vehicles did not have their engines replaced by Detroit Diesel ones, nor did they receive any advanced equipment such as thermal imagers. The Fire Control System was not upgraded either.

Having to rely on captured stocks, the tank was never really a first line vehicle. Israel kept an unknown (but relatively low) number in service with reserve units for roughly a decade. It seems some of them might have seen some combat during the 1982 Operation Peace for Galilee because a few were upgraded with the Blazer ERA kit. They were phased out of active service shortly after the operation and most were scrapped.

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.
  • Improved Progression: This vehicle earns extra Experience, allowing you to progress faster in the game.
  • High Alpha Damage: This vehicle has a higher damage per shot value than other vehicles of this Tier.
  • Early ERA: This is one of the earliest vehicles that can be equipped with a set of Explosive Reactive Armor, making it more resistant to HEAT shells and ATGMs.
  • 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 3UBM3 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 100mm 3UBM4 APFSDS APFSDS Experience.png 1,500 450 505[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 100mm 3UBK3 HEAT HEAT Experience.png 1,600 585 600 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[]

Tiran 6 Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 450 mm (vs AP)
580 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel 715 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.
Tiran 6 Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Experience.png 1,000 Credits .png 12,000 450 mm (vs AP)
580 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel 715 mm (vs AP)
745 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel Blazer ERA (Gen 1) 0% (vs AP)
50% (vs HEAT)
First generation ERA kit offers average protection against standard HEAT rounds or warheads, and no protection against kinetic rounds.

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 3UBM3 APFSDS
115mm 3UBM4 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 5.89 s (0 to 32 km/h)
19.38 s (0 to Max Speed)
30.13° 10 %
ChTZ V-55U 620 hp Diesel Engine Experience.png 500 Credits .png 8,000 50 km/h 13 km/h 5.36 s (0 to 32 km/h)
17.75 s (0 to Max Speed)
30.13° 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 700 Credits .png 11,000 Provides 5 exhaust smoke charges
Recharge time: 60s
Duration: 14s
Gunnersight.png
TShS-41U Gunner Optics
Experience.png 1,400 Credits .png 25,000 Accuracy is improved by 10%
Firecontrol.png
Improved Fire Control System
Experience.png 900 Credits .png 16,000 Aiming time reduced by 20%
Autoloader.png
Improved Loading Mechanism
Experience.png 2,500 Credits .png 45,000 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 400 Credits .png 6,000 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 300 Credits .png 5,000 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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