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T-62

Syrian T-62 (1972)

T-62 is a main battle tank of Soviet origin. It was designed to replace the older T-55, but did it only partly. There is only around 500 to 600 T-62's in operational condition found in Syrian reserves, regular units as well as the Republican Guard crack units. T-62 is very similiar to T-55 with slightly longer hull and larger 115mm gun. It also has better fire control system, improved stabilization and a night vision system out to a range of 600-800 meters. The tank can be found in the games Combat Mission: Shock Force and Combat Mission: Afghanistan.


Technical informationEdit

  • 115mm smoothbore gun
  • Coaxial 7.62mm MG
  • Pintle mounted 12.7mm DShK
  • Fire control system
  • Cast armor
  • Appliqué armor (T-62M) or Kontakt ERA (T-62MV)
  • 38.88 liter diesel engine
  • Weighs:
    • 37.5 tons (T-62 1972/1975)
    • 41.5 tons (T-62M)
    • 42.8 tons (T-62MV)
  • Ammo:
    • 115mm HE (18 rounds)
      T-621975

      Soviet T-62 (1975) with commander unbuttoned.

    • 115mm HEAT (5 rounds)
    • 115mm APFSDS (10 rounds)
    • 12.7mm AP (240 rounds)
    • 7.62mm (1k rounds)
    • AT-12 (3 missiles) (T-62M & T-62MV only)
  • Crew: 4 (commander, gunner, loader, driver)

Variants in the gameEdit

Base game (CMSF):

  • T-62 (1972): The base variant. Less than 100 units in operational condition. Found in reserve units only.
  • T-62 (1975): Very similiar to 1972 but with KTD laser range finder and few improvements to the fire control system. Found in reserve units only and not in great numbers.
  • T-62M: Very similiar to the T-55MV except having appliqué armor panels instead of ERA. This means in can also fire ATGM's from it's main gun and ability to produce a smoke screen using smoke launchers. This variant is also better protected with the addition of skirt armor. 200 units or so found in reserve units.
  • T-62MV: The best of the T-62 family. Upgraded to have Kontakt ERA. About 150 found in regular and Republican Guard units.

Base game (CMA):

  • T-62 (1972): The T-62 is a continuation of the T-54/55 line. It has larger size, and a new 115mm cannon. The 1972 version features an improved fire control system, gun stabilizer, and night vision equipment.
  • T-62 (1975): Next version of the T-62. This model received the KTD-2 laser-rangefinder.
  • T-62M: Like the T-55M, this tank underwent heavy modernization in 1983. It received a new fire control system - “Volna”, the ATGM “Sheksna”, additional armor on the front and sides, as well as other improvements.
  • T-62AD: This is the model from 1983, modernized like the T-62M with the exception of additional armor. Instead it uses a unique active defence system - “Drozd” - capable of destroying incoming ATGM and RPG rounds.

SourcesEdit

  • Combat Mission: Shock Force game manual v1.20
  • Combat Mission: Afghanistan game manual
    T-62mv

    A column of T-62MV's in Syria.