T-62M-1

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General info

The T-62M-1 in the garage.

The T-62M-1 is a Rank VI Soviet medium tank with a battle rating of 9.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.79 "Project X".

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

The T62M should be played like other high tier Soviet mbts. Hide your hull and use your almost impenetrable turret armor to tank hostile fire. If possible, try to use visual cover to conceal your exposed gun breach, because a well placed APFSDS can disable your gun and depending on which side of the gun, will kill either your gunner or loader. A gun breach penetration may result in a one shot kill if it hits your ammo.

Vehicle characteristics

The T62M is very much similar to the premium T55AM-1. Both tanks have Metal-Polymer Add on armor on the frontal turret arc and the upper plate. It is worth noting the composite covering the front upper plate is essentially useless at 9.3, as it only offeres some 250-300mm RHA against kinetic at line-of-sight angle. However, the turret armor on the T62M is twice as thick as the T55AM-1. In fact, the frontal turret, except for the gun mantle, is impervious to all kinetic perpetrator expect Type 90 and AMX-40.

Players of the T55AM-1 will find the T62M very similar in terms of both play style and performance, however it is worth noting that the reload time is some 1 second longer, but the gun is a lot more powerful, with the APFSDS ammunition capable of punching through 400m of RHA. meaning that you can penetrate M1 Abrams lower front plate at almost any range.

The T62M also has a wet ammunition storage. Some 24 rounds are placed within the gas tank located beside the driver. Although this sound stupid, the fuel tank actually acts as a space armor, protecting the ammunition from HEAT. In fact, when all your rounds are within the fuel tank, it is very unlikely to get ammo racked by HEAT.

Tactics

Specific enemies worth noting

Beware of U.S. high tier tanks, as their mobility can easily flank you and get on your weaker armor. Type 90 and AMX-40 can penetrate your turret armor. So when you see a Type 90 or AMX 40, disengage, as a turret penetrate may result in a one-hit-kill.

Counter-tactics

If you have access to smoke shells, launch one at the T62M, effectively blinding it. Then either flank it or disengage. If front hull is exposed, aim for lower front plate, as it is not covered by composite. Although most guns penetrate its upper plate, sometimes it may result in a bounce.

If close enough, fire at the gun or gun breach. As a successful penetration will disable the breach, barrel and one fighting compartment crew member. Note: Breach penetration will not result in one-hit-kill unless enemy has full ammo load.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Powerful point and click gun for its tier
  • Tough turret armor
  • Wet ammo storage, preventing ammo racks from HEAT
  • 4 crew members, increased survivability
  • Decent mobility
  • Actually has reverse gear
  • Access to ATGM capable of 650mm of RHA penetration

Cons:

  • Legitimately useless front hull composite armor
  • Slowest MBT in the 9.0 to 9.3 bracket (Though some can argue the T64A is slower)
  • Crews tightly seated, a frontal hull penetration may kill 2-3 of your crew.
  • Gun breach is essentially unprotected. MBT 70's 20mm can knock out your gun

Specifications

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Armaments

1 x 115 mm U-5TS cannon (40 rounds)
1 x 12.7 mm NSVT machine gun (300 rounds)
1 x 7.62 mm SGMT machine gun (2,500 rounds)

Main armament

1 x 115 mm U-5TS cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 40 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -6°
  • Gun Elevation: 16°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 9.5°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 12.0s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 x 115 mm U-5TS cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 40 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -6°
  • Gun Elevation: 16°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 9.5°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 12.0s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 x 115 mm U-5TS cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 40 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -6°
  • Gun Elevation: 16°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 9.5°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 12.0s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
Ammunition
Ammunition Penetration in mm @ 90° Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay in m: Fuse sensitivity in mm: Explosive Mass in
TNT equivalent
in g:
Normalization At 30° from horizontal: Ricochet:
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m 0% 50% 100%
3BM21 420 415 405 390 380 370 APFSDS 1620 4.6 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 76° 77° 78°
3BM28 450 445 435 420 415 410 APFSDS 1620 4.9 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 76° 77° 78°
3BK15M 500 500 500 500 500 500 HEATFS 800 12 0.0 0.1 1480 +0° 65° 72° 75°
3OF27 43 43 43 43 43 43 HE 800 18 0.1 0.1 5320 +0° 79° 80° 81°
9M117 600 600 600 600 600 600 ATGM 370 19 0.1 0.01 3000 +0° 80° 82° 90°
Ammo racks
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Recommendations Visual
discrepancy
40 XX (X+)  (+)  (+)  (+)  (+)  (+) Turret empty:  () no

Secondary armament

1 x 12.7 mm NSVT machine gun (pintle-mount)
1 x 7.62 mm SGMT machine gun (coaxial)

Crew

  • Commander
  • Gunner
  • Loader
  • Driver

Total: 4 Crew members

Armour

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull - (°) - - -
Turret - - - -
Armour Sides Roof
Cupola - -

Engine & mobility

Weight: 42.0 ton

Max Speed: __ km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°
Weight: 42.0 ton

Max Speed: __ km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°
Weight: 42.0 ton

Max Speed: __ km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°

Modules and improvements

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal drive, Laser rangefinder
II Suspension, Brake system FPE, Smoke grenade Adjustment of fire, 3BK15M
III Filters Crew replenishment Elevation mechanism, 9M117
IV Transmission, Engine Side skirts, ESS Artillery support, 3BM28

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History of creation and combat usage

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the _____ from live.warthunder.com.

Additional information (links)

References


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Icon-country-sov.png T-62M-1
Nation USSR
Type Medium tank
Rank 6
Battle Rating
9.3
9.3
9.3

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Weight
42,000 kg
92,594 lb
Number of Crew 4
Hull armour thickness
100/80/45/30 mm
3.94/3.15/1.77/1.18 inches
Statistics
Engine power (stock)
1,069 hp
610 hp
610 hp
Engine power (upgraded)
___ hp
690 hp
690 hp
HP/ton ratio (stock)
25.45
25.86
14.52
14.76
14.52
14.76
HP/ton ratio (Upgraded)
__.__
__.__
16.43
16.69
16.43
16.69
Max speed
61 km/h
38 mph
55 km/h
34 mph
55 km/h
34 mph
Main Weapon
1 x 155 mm U-5TS Cannon
Ammo stowage 40 rounds
Vertical guidance -6°/16°
Secondary Weapon
1 x 12.7 mm NSVT Heavy machine gun
Ammo stowage 300 rounds
Mount Pintle mount
Vertical guidance -10°/60°
1 x 7.62 mm SGMT Machine gun
Ammo stowage 2,500 rounds
Mount Coaxial
Economy
Required RP 390,000 RP
Vehicle cost 1,020,000 SL
Crew training cost 290,000 SL
Max repair cost*
5,330 SL
7,740 SL
8,370 SL
Free repair time (Stock)
8d
17d
17d
Free repair time (Upgraded)
_d __h
_d __h
_d __h
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