Tier / Class:
|Stats - Stock (Renowned)|
|240 (270) mm|
|102 / 80 / 45|
|240 / 123 / 65|
|8.99 (7.83) s|
|33.40 (36.20) deg/s|
Max Cannon Depression:
|-6.0 / -4.0°|
Turret Traverse Speed:
The T-62 is a tier 3 Main Battle Tank originating from the Soviet Union, and is sold by Marat Shishkin. It can be unlocked from the T-55, and leads to the T-72 Ural, T-64A mod. 1969, and FV4201 Chieftain Mk. 2.
Features[edit | edit source]
- Heavy armor: this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits
- High caliber: the high caliber weaponry deals an increased damage
- Smoke Generators : generated a smoke screen around the vehicle
Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]
With excellent turret armor, the T-62 excels at firing from a hull down position. This comes with a caveat though: its poor gun depression does not allow for ridge poking, so its strong turret armor is negated by poor hull armor as it crests a ridge to fire. With a sluggish acceleration and top speed, it cannot easily charge between positions without leaving itself exposed, so caution should be taken any time it crosses open ground.
Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]
Pros[edit | edit source]
- High alpha
- Good HEAT shell
- Decent turret armor
Cons[edit | edit source]
- Poor mobility
- Weak hull armor
- Poor hull and turret traverse
Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]
The Improved Fire Control System allows for a much quicker aim time, and the various ammunition upgrades give more firepower and penetration to the main gun, so these should be researched early. The engine upgrades only marginally improve the mobility of the vehicle, so should not take priority when upgrading.
Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]
- Improved Filter Systems
- Augmented Optics
- Improved Gun Breech
- Improved Pioneer Tool Kit
Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]
- Commander: Juan Carlos for view range when far from allies, accuracy on the move, top speed and reload speed when close to an enemy.
- Driver: Spin to Win, Off-Road Driving
- Gunner: Sharpshooter, Do the Twist
- Loader: Rapid Fire, Explosive Shells/Preparation
Armor[edit | edit source]
|Reputation Cost||Credits||Hull F/S/R||Hull Composition||Turret F/S/R||Turret Composition||ERA Type||ERA Modifiers|
|One of the first of the main battle tanks, the T-62's armor offers excellent frontal turret protection, but relies heavily on sloping to protect its relatively thinly armored frontal hull.|
Firepower[edit | edit source]
|Shell name||Type||Reputation||Damage||Penetration||Max Accuracy||Speed||Reload|
|115mm 3UBM4 APFSDS||AP||Stock||460||240mm||0.16°||1,580 m/s||11.80s|
|115mm 3UOF1 HE||HE||Stock||460||38mm||0.17°||750 m/s||11.80s|
|115mm 3UBK3 HEAT||HEAT||1,915||469||400mm||0.19°||900 m/s||11.80s|
|115mm 3UBM3 APFSDS||AP||1,890||469||270mm||0.16°||1,620 m/s||11.80s|
Mobility[edit | edit source]
|Name||Reputation Cost||Credits||Max Speed||Reverse Speed||0 to 32km/h||0 to Max Speed||Hull Traverse||Fire Chance|
|ChTZ V-55V Diesel Engine||Stock||Stock||50.00km/h||13km/h||8.99s||19.01s||33.40deg/s||10%
|ChTZ V-55U Diesel Engine||335||6,090||50.00km/h||13km/h||7.83s||17.72s||36.20deg/s||10%|
Upgrades[edit | edit source]
|Upgraded Exhaust Smoke||725||13,285||Provides a total of five smoke deployments on an eighty second cooldown between uses.
|Improved FCS||1,020||18,680||Reduces aim time by 20%.
|Improved Gunner Sight||1,535||28,090||Improves Overall Accuracy by 7%.
|Improved Ready Racks||2,850||52,170||Increases reload speed by 10%.
|Improved Transmission||280||5,120||Increases vehicle acceleration by 2.5% and hull traverse speed by 10%.
|RMSh Tracks||250||4,565||Improves acceleration, top speeds, and traverse speeds on rough terrain and makes the tracks harder to destroy.|
History[edit | edit source]
Class: Medium Tank
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.