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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a gift rank {{Specs|rank}} Chinese medium tank {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.91 "Night Vision"]].
 
The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a gift rank {{Specs|rank}} Chinese medium tank {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.91 "Night Vision"]].
 
This Chinese vehicle is identical to the Soviet [[T-62]].
 
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
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''Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpful for survival in combat? If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.''
 
 
The armour protection of the T-62 is very similar to that of the T-54. Unfortunately, the T-62 tends to face more powerful guns at its BR, so its armour is not nearly as effective for its BR as the T-54's is. The well-rounded turret and sloped hull can ricochet poorly aimed rounds when angled, but should not be relied upon to protect the T-62.
 
 
 
Like most Soviet-designed and built tanks, the T-62 has a very compact layout, meaning that a single penetrating hit is will most likely cripple or outright destroy the tank. Of particular note of concern is the front hull ammunition rack inside the fuel tank situated next to the driver. This rack is the ready rack of the T-62 and cannot be emptied by reducing the number of rounds carried. A penetrating hit there is likely to result in an ammunition cook-off that will instantly destroy the tank.
 
  
 
=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
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The T-62's mobility is somewhat similar to that of the T-54 medium tank, although the heavier weight makes it a little bit more sluggish. It can reach a respectable 50 km/h forward, and the maximum reverse speed is 8 km/h. Because the T-62 is longer than the T-54 and does not have neutral steering, its turning performance is noticeably worse, especially on rough terrain.
 
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Main armament ===
 
=== Main armament ===
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{{main|U-5TS (115 mm)}}
 
  
The 115 mm U-5TS smoothbore gun is a potent gun capable of firing APFSDS, HE-FS, and HEAT-FS ammunition. It is stabilised, allowing for accurate firing on the move. The turret traverse is also significantly improved over that of the T-54, and the turret also provides more gun depression, allowing for some use of hull-down tactics. It should be noted that the gun has limited depression when the gun passes over the hull fuel tanks (at roughly 45 degrees to each side). Due to the large size of the 115 mm ammunition and cramped space of the T-62, the reload is much slower than that of comparable NATO tanks (~10–12 s depending on crew skill level and training).
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** Reload: 12.0 seconds stock
  
While the APFSDS ammunition is not as lethal as the APHE ammunition used on previous Soviet medium tanks and requires some degree of careful aim, it is still capable of one-shotting tanks, especially with frontal penetrations. There are two types of APFSDS ammunition: 3BM3 and 3BM4. The stock 3BM4 round has a pure steel rod penetrator while the unlockable 3BM3 penetrator is a steel rod with a tungsten slug inside the penetrator. The latter has substantially more vertical penetration and somewhat better post-penetration lethality, but its performance against highly sloped armour is significantly worse. Both rounds have outstanding muzzle velocities of over 1,600 m/s, allowing long-range shots to be made without much lead.
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Its main gun is very effective against all of the lowest types of tank classes. Fires directly and effectively right after little slow reload.  
  
The 3BK4 fin-stabilised HEAT round has more penetration than either APFSDS round and retains its penetration at long ranges, but has a much slower muzzle velocity that makes aiming at long ranges significantly more difficult. It is more effective than APFSDS against lightly armoured targets since it can reliably hull-break them if it detonates.
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=== Additional armament ===
 
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The 3UOF11 fin-stabilised HE round is rather unremarkable and is only really useful against soft targets.
 
  
 
=== Machine guns ===
 
=== Machine guns ===
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{{main|SGMT (7.62 mm)}}
 
 
 
The T-62 is armed with a single coaxial 7.62mm SGMT machine gun with a single 2500 ammo belt.
 
  
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
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As with its Soviet counterpart, it is best used as a long-range sniper to take advantage of its excellent gun. However the two-plane stabilizer allows it to fight effectively on the move as well, so consider staying behind your team to cover their advances.
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Better play from larger range against most heavily armoured and weaponed enemy targets and avoid any close-range combat with them.
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Targeting rear armour of any heavy armoured vehicles should do the thing most easily when firing with the main gun. (AB, RB, SB).
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
* Excellent APFSDS and HEAT-FS rounds can cleave through almost any opponent at its battle rating
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* Two-plane stabilizer makes it easy to fire on the move and land the first shot
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* Great gun
* Slightly improved turret armour, gun depression, and traverse compared to earlier Chinese/Soviet medium tanks
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* Respectable frontal armor.
* Has night vision systems
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* Good mobility overall
* Good overall mobility
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* Good penetration values
* Respectable frontal armour
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* Is a premium = more RP and lions
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'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
* Only distinguishing features from the Soviet T-62 are the "545" markings on the sides of the turret, which are easily overlooked in Simulator battles
 
* Rather slow reload
 
* No heavy machine gun for use against soft targets or aircraft
 
* Gun depression while improved, is not good, however, better depression than the Type 59 and T-54/55
 
  
== History ==
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* Slow reload rate
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* Gun depression is not good, but better than the Type 59 and T-54/55
  
After an initial period of cooperation between the Soviet Union and the fledgeling People's Republic of China, the Sino-Soviet split of 1956 soured relations between the two countries, resulting in the former allies becoming regional rivals. In 1969 the tensions came to a head as the PRC and USSR clashed over the disputed Zhenbao/Damansky Island for seven months. During this period the Soviet Union deployed the T-62 tank in combat for the first time. A single T-62 (No. 545) was disabled by Chinese fire, and Soviet efforts to recover it were unsuccessful. The tank was recovered by the PLA and extensively studied; the new technology was reverse engineered and copied, with some of these advances making their way into the domestic [[Type 69]] tank.
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The tank still exists today and is currently on display in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution.
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== History ==
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== Media ==
 
== Media ==

Revision as of 20:32, 14 September 2019

Т-62 №545
cn_t_62.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
8.3/8.3/8.3BR
4 peopleCrew
75 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
100 / 80 / 45Hull
214 / 165 / 65Turret
Mobility
37.0 tWeight
1 107 hp580 hpEngine power
30 hp/t16 hp/tSurface density
55 km/h forward
8 km/h back
50 km/h forward
7 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
7.62 mm SGMT machine gunCoaxial weapon
2 500 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
250 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
Economy
Sl icon.png3 100/2 490/2 470Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
790 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 000 Ge icon.pngAces
214 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
160 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png140 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png100 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Chinese medium tank Т-62 №545. For Soviet variation, see T-62.

Description

The Т-62 №545 is a gift rank VI Chinese medium tank with a battle rating of 8.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".

General info

Survivability and armour

Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpful for survival in combat? If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.

Mobility

Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and manoeuvrability, as well as the maximum speed forward and backwards.

Armaments

Main armament

  • One 115mm U-5TS "Molot" smoothbore gun (40 rounds)
    • Reload: 12.0 seconds stock

Its main gun is very effective against all of the lowest types of tank classes. Fires directly and effectively right after little slow reload.

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

Better play from larger range against most heavily armoured and weaponed enemy targets and avoid any close-range combat with them.

Targeting rear armour of any heavy armoured vehicles should do the thing most easily when firing with the main gun. (AB, RB, SB).

Pros and cons

Summarise and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in a bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".

Pros:

  • Great gun
  • Respectable frontal armor.
  • Good mobility overall
  • Good penetration values
  • Is a premium = more RP and lions

Cons:

  • Slow reload rate
  • Gun depression is not good, but better than the Type 59 and T-54/55

History

Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the vehicle in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

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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  • encyclopedia page on the tank;
  • other literature.


China medium tanks
  Т-34-85 Gai · Type 59 · ZTZ59D1 · Type 69 · Т-62 №545 · M60A3 TTS · CM11 · ZTZ96
American  ␗M4A4 · M4A4 (1st PTG) · ␗M4A1 (75) W · ␗M48A1
Soviet  ␗T-34 (1943) · ␗Т-34-85 (S-53)
Japanese  ␗Type 97 Chi-Ha

China premium ground vehicles
Light tanks  T-26 No.531
Medium tanks  M4A4 (1st PTG) · Т-62 №545