Type 62

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Type 62
Type 62
Details
Tier / Class:
1 LT
Nation:
China
Dealer:
Zhang Feng
Reputation:
2,400
Cost:
0
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
340
DPM:
2,266
Penetration:
230 mm
Hit Points:
1,250
Hull F/S/R:
25 / 25 / 16
Turret F/S/R:
50 / 40 / 36
Max Speed:
59.40 (66.60) km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
3.90 (3.60) s
Hull Traverse:
34.90 (38.60) deg/s
Camouflage:
15%
Vision:
415 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.18°
Max Cannon Depression:
-4.0 / -4.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
36.30 deg/s

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.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Invisible movement: motion does not reduce camouflage factor.
  • Designated target: vehicle has the ability to designate targets that are within line of sight and vision range. Designated targets are called out and takes increased damage.
  • Smoke generators: generate a smoke screen around the vehicle.

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

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

Cons[edit | edit source]

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

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

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

Armor[edit | edit source]

Type 62 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 25/25/16 Steel 50/40/36 Steel None -
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.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

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


Mobility[edit | edit source]

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}}}



Upgrades[edit | edit source]

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%


History[edit | edit source]

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.

See also[edit | edit source]