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== General info ==
== General info ==
=== Survivability and armour ===
=== Survivability and armour ===
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This vehicle has next to no armor due to his amphibious abilities and can be easily destroyed even by heavier machine guns.
This vehicle has next to no armor due to his amphibious abilities and can be easily destroyed even by heavier machine guns.

Revision as of 15:45, 17 October 2019

General characteristics
3 peopleCrew
75 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
10 / 13 / 6Hull
15 / 0 / 15Turret
14.0 tWeight
458 hp240 hpEngine power
33 hp/t17 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
48 km/h forward
7 km/h back
43 km/h forward
6 km/h back
76 mm D-56T cannonMain weapon
40 roundsAmmunition
9.1 / 11.8 sReload
-4° / 31°Vertical guidance
7.62 mm SGMT machine gunCoaxial weapon
1 000 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
250 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
54 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
180 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 760 / 2 738/2 080 / 3 236/1 690 / 2 629Repair
52 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
180 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
710 Ge icon.pngAces
166 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
160 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png110 % Sl icon.png


The ␗PT-76 is a rank III Chinese light tank with a battle rating of 5.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".

General info

Survivability and armour

This vehicle has next to no armor due to his amphibious abilities and can be easily destroyed even by heavier machine guns.


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Main armament

Give the reader information about the characteristics of the main gun. Assess its effectiveness in a battle based on the reloading speed, ballistics and the power of shells. Do not forget about the flexibility of the fire, that is how quickly the cannon can be aimed at the target, open fire on it and aim at another enemy. Add a link to the main article on the gun: {{main|Name of the weapon}}. Describe in general terms the ammunition available for the main gun. Advise about how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage.

Additional armament

Some tanks are armed with several guns in one or more turrets. Evaluate the additional weaponry and give advice on its use. Describe the ammunition available for additional weaponry. Give advice on about how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage. If there is no additional weaponry remove this subsection.

Machine guns

Offensive and anti-aircraft machine guns not only allow you to fight some aircraft but also are effective against lightly armoured vehicles. Evaluate machine guns and give recommendations on its use.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • Good mobility, amphibious
  • Powerful HEAT-FS round
  • Has access to Scouting
  • Low profile
  • Much better gun elevation/depression speed than the Soviet PT-76B


  • Lacks the two-plane stabilizer of the Soviet PT-76B, hard to fire on the move or in water
  • Very poor armour, vulnerable to heavy machine gunfire
  • Stock APCR round has disappointing angled performance and post-penetration damage
  • Slow reload
  • Easy target for aircraft
  • Can be hull-broken
  • Looks very similar to the Soviet PT-76B (gun barrel is slightly different), can be confused for it in Simulator Battles


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See also

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  • reference to the series of the vehicles;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the tank;
  • other literature.

China light tanks
  Type 63-I · Type 62 · ZBD86
American  ␗M8 LAC · ␗M3A3 Stuart · ␗M5A1 · ␗M24
Soviet  ␗T-26 · T-26 No.531 · ␗PT-76