Type 62

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Type 62
Type 62
Tier / Class:
1 LT
Zhang Feng
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
230 mm
Hit Points:
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
415 m
Accuracy (Spread):
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]

The Type 62 is a Chinese light tank developed in 1963 from the Type 59 medium tank. It was designed mainly for use in rugged terrain where heavier vehicles would lose their effectiveness. Around 1,200 tanks were produced between 1963 and 1989. The Type 59 was exported to several countries, and many of these vehicles are still in service.

See also[edit | edit source]