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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} Soviet medium tank {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.79 "Project X"]].
 
The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} Soviet medium tank {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.79 "Project X"]].
  
The T-62M-1 is very much similar to the premium [[T-55AM-1]], with distinctive metal-polymer composite add-on armour on the turret cheeks and within the upper frontal plate. Though the latter is often inadequate in dealing most-all ammunition it faces, the turret armour on the T-62M-1 is twice as thick as that found on T-55AM-1. In fact, most of the turret( aside from the gun mantlet) is impervious to most kinetic penetrators, vulnerable mainly to the [[Type 90]] and [[AMX-40]]'s extremely high penetration rods.
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A modernized version of the famous [[T-62]], the T-62M-1 chiefly features improved firepower, fire control, and protection in a similar manner to the [[T-55AM-1]]. The hull and turret feature add-on composite armour, including the conspicuous "brow" arrays on the turret cheeks. The gun is now equipped with a thermal sleeve and can fire improved APFSDS and HE shells in addition to a potent ATGM. A laser rangefinder is mounted in a large box above the gun barrel, smoke grenade launchers are added to the turret side, and a more powerful engine has been installed to compensate for the increased weight of all these new features. Though the T-62M-1's gun handling and speed are still inferior to most of its competitors, it has many tools at its disposal and can be a formidable opponent despite its old chassis and somewhat crude nature.
 
 
The T-62M-1 also has wet ammunition storage bins. 24 rounds are placed within the fuel tank located beside the driver, acting as a spaced armour, protecting the ammunition from HEAT. In fact, rounds within the fuel tank are extremely unlikely to be detonated by HEAT.
 
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
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The T-62M-1 has very similar armour to the T-55AM-1, having similar composite add-on armour. The turret sides are protected by large curved composite blocks, sometimes historically referred to as "Brezhnev's Eyebrows" due to their appearance. These mean the turret can withstand many kinetic rounds, including any APFSDS that has less than 400mm of penetration. The protection against Chemical munitions is even greater, able to stop between 450-750mm of chemical penetration depending on the angle. The hull protection is less, although still relevant. The hull composite will stop APDS and HEAT rounds from the L7 105mm gun, but any more powerful rounds will penetrate. The hull sides are relatively well protected. 80mm RHA will stop most autocannon rounds, and the composite skirts as well as flaps can stop HEAT rounds at an angle.
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The T-62M-1 has very similar armour to the T-55AM-1, having similar composite add-on armour. The turret cheeks are protected by large curved composite blocks, sometimes historically referred to as "Brezhnev's Eyebrows" due to their appearance. These mean the turret can withstand many kinetic rounds, including any APFSDS that has less than 400mm of penetration. The protection against chemical munitions is even greater, able to stop between 450-750mm of chemical penetration depending on the angle. The hull protection is less, although still relevant. The hull composite will stop APDS and HEAT rounds from the L7 105mm gun, but any more powerful rounds will penetrate. The hull sides are relatively well protected. 80mm RHA will stop most autocannon rounds, and the composite skirts as well as flaps can stop HEAT rounds at an angle.
  
 
'''Weak Points:'''
 
'''Weak Points:'''
  
 
Frontal weak points include the cannon breech area, as it is not covered by the add-on composite. Additionally the lower front plate is not protected by composite. These areas are easy to penetrate. The hull sides also are only 20mm near the bottom, which is a weakness that can be exploited by autocannons. The rear armour is not worth mentioning, as it will not stop anything larger than a heavy machine gun.
 
Frontal weak points include the cannon breech area, as it is not covered by the add-on composite. Additionally the lower front plate is not protected by composite. These areas are easy to penetrate. The hull sides also are only 20mm near the bottom, which is a weakness that can be exploited by autocannons. The rear armour is not worth mentioning, as it will not stop anything larger than a heavy machine gun.
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The T-62M-1 also has wet ammunition storage bins. 24 rounds are placed within the fuel tank located beside the driver, acting as a spaced armour, protecting the ammunition from HEAT. In fact, rounds within the fuel tank are extremely unlikely to be detonated by HEAT.
  
 
=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
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Try to avoid close-range engagements at all costs. The T-62M-1 suffers in almost all regards compared to other tanks at closer ranges. Compared to other common tanks, such as the [[XM-1 (GM)]], the T-62M-1 has a far longer reload, worse acceleration and top speed, a larger and slower turning circle, and a poorer turret traverse speed. If you get caught out, try to take quick shots to disable the mobility of enemy tanks if you cannot out-right kill them, and make your goal of upmost importance to leave the area immediately. Use your smoke launchers to hide your retreat, and cover your upper frontal plate at all costs; a penetration on the left side of your front plate will spell instant death.
 
Try to avoid close-range engagements at all costs. The T-62M-1 suffers in almost all regards compared to other tanks at closer ranges. Compared to other common tanks, such as the [[XM-1 (GM)]], the T-62M-1 has a far longer reload, worse acceleration and top speed, a larger and slower turning circle, and a poorer turret traverse speed. If you get caught out, try to take quick shots to disable the mobility of enemy tanks if you cannot out-right kill them, and make your goal of upmost importance to leave the area immediately. Use your smoke launchers to hide your retreat, and cover your upper frontal plate at all costs; a penetration on the left side of your front plate will spell instant death.
  
Beware of high tier American MBTs, as their mobility allows them to easily flank you and get a shot into your weaker side armour. The Type 90 and AMX-40 also pose a grave threat, as they can easily penetrate your turret armour and cripple your tank.
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Beware of high tier American MBTs, as their mobility allows them to easily flank you and get a shot into your weaker side armour. The Type 90 also poses a grave threat, as they can easily penetrate your turret armour and cripple your tank.
  
 
Your tank also has a large amount of weak-spots from even the slightest angle above you, so make sure you take enemy helicopters seriously and deal with them as fast as possible. Your gun elevation isn't the greatest, so make sure you use terrain to help lift your gun as well as present thicker armour profiles.
 
Your tank also has a large amount of weak-spots from even the slightest angle above you, so make sure you take enemy helicopters seriously and deal with them as fast as possible. Your gun elevation isn't the greatest, so make sure you use terrain to help lift your gun as well as present thicker armour profiles.
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* Upper front plate armour is inadequate against most enemies, especially in uptiers
 
* Upper front plate armour is inadequate against most enemies, especially in uptiers
* One of the most immobile top rank MBTs; sheer weight of the tank overloads the already unimpressive engine
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* One of the most immobile top rank MBTs
* Three crew members lined-up on the right side of the tank; one shot may knock them all out
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* Three crew members lined-up on the right side of the tank, one shot may knock them all out
 
* Weak gun mantlet, leaving cannon breech highly exposed at closer ranges; there are also big gaps between the "eyebrow" addon armour and the gun
 
* Weak gun mantlet, leaving cannon breech highly exposed at closer ranges; there are also big gaps between the "eyebrow" addon armour and the gun
 
* Very long reload time compared to most contemporaries leaving you unable to deliver quick follow-up shots
 
* Very long reload time compared to most contemporaries leaving you unable to deliver quick follow-up shots

Revision as of 07:34, 28 June 2020

RANK 6 SWEDEN
CV 90105 TML PACK
T-62M-1
ussr_t_62m1.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
9.0/9.0/9.0BR
4 peopleCrew
75 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
100 / 80 / 45Hull
200 / 160 / 65Turret
Mobility
42.0 tWeight
1 316 hp690 hpEngine power
31 hp/t16 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
61 km/h forward
9 km/h back
55 km/h forward
8 km/h back
Speed
Armament
115 mm U-5TS cannonMain weapon
40 roundsAmmunition
16 roundsFirst-order
9.2 / 12.0 sReload
-6° / 16°Vertical guidance
two-planeStabilizer
12.7 mm DShK machine gunMachinegun
300 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
50 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
-10° / 60°Vertical guidance
7.62 mm PKT machine gunCoaxial weapon
3 000 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
250 roundsBelt capacity
700 shots/minFire rate
Economy
250 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
690 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png6 490 / 10 760/2 920 / 4 841/2 400 / 3 979Repair
200 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
690 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 100 Ge icon.pngAces
226 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
180 % Sl icon.png140 % Sl icon.png110 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage T-62M-1.jpg


The T-62M-1 is a rank VI Soviet medium tank with a battle rating of 9.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.79 "Project X".

A modernized version of the famous T-62, the T-62M-1 chiefly features improved firepower, fire control, and protection in a similar manner to the T-55AM-1. The hull and turret feature add-on composite armour, including the conspicuous "brow" arrays on the turret cheeks. The gun is now equipped with a thermal sleeve and can fire improved APFSDS and HE shells in addition to a potent ATGM. A laser rangefinder is mounted in a large box above the gun barrel, smoke grenade launchers are added to the turret side, and a more powerful engine has been installed to compensate for the increased weight of all these new features. Though the T-62M-1's gun handling and speed are still inferior to most of its competitors, it has many tools at its disposal and can be a formidable opponent despite its old chassis and somewhat crude nature.

General info

Survivability and armour

The T-62M-1 has very similar armour to the T-55AM-1, having similar composite add-on armour. The turret cheeks are protected by large curved composite blocks, sometimes historically referred to as "Brezhnev's Eyebrows" due to their appearance. These mean the turret can withstand many kinetic rounds, including any APFSDS that has less than 400mm of penetration. The protection against chemical munitions is even greater, able to stop between 450-750mm of chemical penetration depending on the angle. The hull protection is less, although still relevant. The hull composite will stop APDS and HEAT rounds from the L7 105mm gun, but any more powerful rounds will penetrate. The hull sides are relatively well protected. 80mm RHA will stop most autocannon rounds, and the composite skirts as well as flaps can stop HEAT rounds at an angle.

Weak Points:

Frontal weak points include the cannon breech area, as it is not covered by the add-on composite. Additionally the lower front plate is not protected by composite. These areas are easy to penetrate. The hull sides also are only 20mm near the bottom, which is a weakness that can be exploited by autocannons. The rear armour is not worth mentioning, as it will not stop anything larger than a heavy machine gun.

The T-62M-1 also has wet ammunition storage bins. 24 rounds are placed within the fuel tank located beside the driver, acting as a spaced armour, protecting the ammunition from HEAT. In fact, rounds within the fuel tank are extremely unlikely to be detonated by HEAT.

Mobility

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock AoA Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 61 9 42 0.03 1,069 1,316 25.47 31.33
Realistic 55 8 610 690 14.53 16.43

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: U-5TS (115 mm)
115 mm U-5TS Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 40 -6°/+16° ±180° Two-plane 15.20 20.97 __.__ __.__ __.__ 12.00 _.__ _.__ _.__
Realistic 9.50 11.21 __.__ __.__ __.__

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
3BM21 APFSDS 420 415 405 390 380 370
3BM28 APFSDS 450 445 435 420 415 410
3BK15M HEATFS 500 500 500 500 500 500
3OF27 HE 40 40 40 40 40 40
9M117 ATGM 600 600 600 600 600 600
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
3BM21 APFSDS 1,620 4.55 N/A N/A N/A 76° 77° 80°
3BM28 APFSDS 1,620 4.88 N/A N/A N/A 76° 77° 80°
3BK15M HEATFS 800 12.20 N/A 0.1 2,280 65° 72° 77°
3OF27 HE 800 17.82 0.1 0.1 4,820 79° 80° 81°
9M117 ATGM 370 18.80 N/A 0.1 3,000 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
Visual
discrepancy
40 __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __

Machine guns

12.7 mm DShK
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 300 (50) 600 -10°/+60° ±180°
7.62 mm PKT
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 3,000 (250) 700 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

The T-62M-1 should be played like other high tier Soviet MBTs, though with an higher emphasis on range and cover. Hide your hull and use your almost impenetrable turret armour to deflect hostile fire. If possible, try to use cover to conceal your cannon breech, as a well-placed APFSDS can disable your cannon and, depending on which side of tank you were hit from, kill your gunner or loader. A turret penetration may result in a one-shot kill if it hits your ammo. Do not allow yourself to fall into close-range combat areas if at all possible.

Those who have fought and/or used the T-55AM-1 will find the same tactics and assumptions work against the T-62M-1, as well. It performs similarly, mostly just having upgraded the strengths the T-55AM-1 is known for; the turret armour is even better, and the power of the variety of rounds these tanks are known for has been increased, thanks to the increased calibre of the cannon (from 100mm on the T-55AM-1 to 115mm on the T-62M-1). This allows the T-62M-1 to have ways of dealing with vehicles all the way up to 10.0.

Thanks to the incredible turret armour, and highly effective and varied ammunition choices, the T-62M-1 is highly suited for a long-range sniping and support role. Players of tanks such as the Chieftain will have an idea of the playstyle. Use your fast and powerful APFSDS rounds to quickly disable targets travelling quickly at ranges out to several kilometres, use your potent HEAT-FS to dispatch targets at closer ranges, or fire the breech-loaded ATGM for highly accurate shots against exposed targets, both ground and air (especially against helicopters).

Try to avoid close-range engagements at all costs. The T-62M-1 suffers in almost all regards compared to other tanks at closer ranges. Compared to other common tanks, such as the XM-1 (GM), the T-62M-1 has a far longer reload, worse acceleration and top speed, a larger and slower turning circle, and a poorer turret traverse speed. If you get caught out, try to take quick shots to disable the mobility of enemy tanks if you cannot out-right kill them, and make your goal of upmost importance to leave the area immediately. Use your smoke launchers to hide your retreat, and cover your upper frontal plate at all costs; a penetration on the left side of your front plate will spell instant death.

Beware of high tier American MBTs, as their mobility allows them to easily flank you and get a shot into your weaker side armour. The Type 90 also poses a grave threat, as they can easily penetrate your turret armour and cripple your tank.

Your tank also has a large amount of weak-spots from even the slightest angle above you, so make sure you take enemy helicopters seriously and deal with them as fast as possible. Your gun elevation isn't the greatest, so make sure you use terrain to help lift your gun as well as present thicker armour profiles.

Fighting the T-62M-1

The T-62M-1's core strengths lie in the frontal armour and versatile ammunition choices. Do not attempt to out-snipe a T-62M-1 in anything short of a hull-down British MBT. Instead, abuse the T-62M-1's inferior mobility to out-flank it and quickly disable the gun. At closer ranges with higher penetration shells (260mm+ penetration, chemical or kinetic), shooting the cannon breech can also serve to turn the T-62M-1 into an easy kill.

If you're engaging a wary T-62M-1 at closer ranges, try to bait out a shot or wait until he fires. The T-62M-1, depending on crew skills, has a reload of up to 12 seconds, giving a smart opponent plenty of time to take out a T-62M-1 after he fires. Using smoke to hide a quick change in your position can also work well, as both the T-62M-1 itself and its turret turn slowly compared to vehicles it will face, giving you time to drive around it in the confusion.

Modules

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 NVD Elevation Mechanism 9M117
IV Transmission Engine Side skirts ESS Artillery Support 3BM28

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Powerful and varied ammunition choices, comparable to several top-rank vehicles
  • Access to a gun-launched ATGM with 600mm chemical, for long ranges or dealing with helicopters
  • Laser rangefinder and high-velocity ammunition allows long-range sniping
  • Tough turret cheek armour for the battle rating, as well as a composite addon on the glacis which may help in some cases
  • Wet ammunition storage within the frontal fuel tank holds the ready ammunition, greatly reducing the chances of a penetrating HEAT jet detonating it
  • Four crew members, compared to the three of most Soviet MBTs, increase its survivability on the battlefield

Cons:

  • Upper front plate armour is inadequate against most enemies, especially in uptiers
  • One of the most immobile top rank MBTs
  • Three crew members lined-up on the right side of the tank, one shot may knock them all out
  • Weak gun mantlet, leaving cannon breech highly exposed at closer ranges; there are also big gaps between the "eyebrow" addon armour and the gun
  • Very long reload time compared to most contemporaries leaving you unable to deliver quick follow-up shots

History

By the early 80s, the USSR began deploying new tanks: the T-72s, the modernized versions of the T-64, and its derivatives, the T-80s. However, the country also had a rather large fleet of "old-school" models that were no longer a match for the newest tanks but still possessed some modernization potential. So, in 1981 the government approved a project on the complex modernization of the T-62s. The aim of the project was to upgrade the defenses and augment the tanks' firepower. Following several radical design changes, the tank's combat effectiveness – despite the resurfaced issues and substantial age of the model – was significantly increased, putting the modified T-62M-1 on the same level as the third-generation tanks.

- From Devblog

Media

The Shooting Range #103 - Metal Beasts section at 04:18 discusses the T-62M-1.

See also

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External links


USSR medium tanks
T-28  T-28 · T-28E
T-34-76  T-34 (Prototype) · T-34 (1940) · T-34 (1941) · T-34 (1st Gv.T.Br.) · T-34 (1942) · T-34E STZ · T-34E
T-34-57  T-34-57 · T-34-57 (1943)
T-34-85  T-34-85 (D-5T) · T-34-85 · T-34-85E
T-34-100  T-34-100
T-44  T-44 · T-44-100 · T-44-122
T-54  T-54 (1947) · T-54 (1949) · T-54 (1951)
T-55  T-55A · T-55AM-1
T-62  T-62 · T-62M-1
T-64  T-64A (1971) · T-64B
T-72  T-72A · T-72B
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