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The Type 62 is a tier 1 Light Tank originating from China. It is sold by Zhang Feng and leads to the Type 69.

This vehicle is one of the three starting vehicles in Armored Warfare, along with the M41 and PT-85. It is by default unlocked and owned by new players, and can be purchased for free from Zhang Feng if sold.


  • Armored: This vehicle's armor can withstand a lot of punishment, allowing it to survive even serious firefights.
  • Designated Target: This vehicle has the ability to designate targets that are within its line of sight. Designated targets are marked to other players and take increased damage.
  • Smoke Generators: This vehicle generates smoke all around it and lays down smoke cover by driving forward.

Player Recommendations[]

This tank is best played as a mobile scout, as it lacks the armor for up close brawling. Within its tier it is a formidable challenge to the M41 and PT-85 but cannot fight frontally with vehicles of even a tier higher. If this happens, the Type 62 should be played as a scout or flanker, maneuvering around more heavily armored vehicles with mobility.

Pros and Cons[]


  • Highest alpha at T1
  • High mobility
  • Above average agility


  • Lowest acceleration and top speed of the T1 vehicles
  • Poor armor
  • Poor gun depression

Upgrade Suggestions[]

Upgrading to the 12150L-7BW Diesel Engine will improve agility and lethality. The Fire Control System will decrease the aim time and allow the unlocking of the BK-367M HEAT shell.

Retrofit Suggestions[]

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

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[]

  • Commander: Phillip Holzklau, for crew stat increases
  • Driver: Smooth Ride, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Quick Draw, Sharpshooter
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Explosive Shells/Preparation


Type 62 Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Stock Stock ? mm (vs AP)
? mm (vs HEAT)
Unknown ? mm (vs AP)
? mm (vs HEAT)
Unknown N/A N/A% (vs AP)
N/A% (vs HEAT)
The Type 62 is a lightly armed and armored variant of the Type 59, which itself is based on the Soviet T-54A. Armor protection is minimal and is only effective against light autocannon fire.


85mm Type 62-85TC Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
85mm 53-UBR-365 AP AP Stock 340 0m 230mm 0.18° 1,050 m/s 9.00s
85mm 53-UBK-367M HEAT HEAT 300 340 0m 280mm 0.19° 900 m/s 9.00s
85mm 53-UO-365K HE HE 270 340 0.50m 20mm 0.19° 1,000 m/s 9.00s


Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
12150L-3 Diesel Engine Stock Stock 59.40km/h {{{reverse}}} 3.92s {{{0-max}}} 34.90deg/s {{{firechance}}}

Model 12150L-7BW Diesel Engine 50 885 66.60km/h {{{reverse}}} 3.60s {{{0-max}}} 38.60deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Type 62 Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Rapid Deployment Smoke Mk.2 120 2,125 Provides a total of 9 exhaust smoke deployments with a 3-round burstmagazine. Smoke can be deployed every 3 seconds. The magazine takes 60 seconds to restock.

Fire Control System 150 2,990 Aim time reduced by 20%


Class: Light Tank
Developed: 1958-1962
Service: 1963-2013 (ongoing elsewhere)
Vehicles Built: cca 1500
Operators: China, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Congo, Sudan, Tanzania, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Albania, Mali and North Korea

The Type 62 Light Tank was basically a smaller, lighter version of the Type 59 with thinner steel armor, designed to fight in China’s mountainous areas where heavier vehicles could not operate. Unlike the Type 59 MBT, Type 62 was armed with an 85mm rifled gun and was much less durable than its larger counterpart. Nevertheless, it was effective as very few other tanks could pass through the same terrain.

The vehicle was produced between 1963 and 1989 with roughly 1500 built. It was widely exported mostly to various third world countries that, for one reason or another, did not want to buy Soviet or American. There, it mostly served as a "poor man's MBT", replacing heavier and more expensive vehicles in counter-insurgency roles, but sometimes also in heavier fighting.

The Type 62 Light Tank was most notably used during the Vietnam War by the Vietnamese. It wasn't all that successful in anti-tank combat, but in various remote areas where American armor wasn't available, or against lightly-armed opponents, it was deadly. Ironically, it also took part in the 1979 Sino-Vietnamese conflict where it was used both by and against the Chinese. In Africa, it was used by Tanzania during the 1977-1978 Tanzania-Uganda War and, two decades later, during both Congo Wars.

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