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== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
The Type 63-I's armor is very light for its rank and should not be relied upon against any serious anti-tank fire. Even heavy-machinegun fire and autocannons pose a serious threat to this vehicle. Your best chance of survival is to play hide n' seek with your enemies, only to poke out when shooting.  
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The Type 63-I's armour is very light for its rank and should not be relied upon against any serious anti-tank fire. Even heavy-machinegun fire and autocannons pose a serious threat to this vehicle. Your best chance of survival is to play hide n' seek with your enemies, only to poke out when shooting.  
  
 
=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
The Type 63-I sees a decent improvement in mobility compared to the preceding [[PT-76 (China)|PT-76]], thus making this tank more attractive for flanking, or early game rushing. The Type 63-I is also good for hillclimbing and can reach some nifty posisions on some maps.  
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The Type 63-I sees a decent improvement in mobility compared to the preceding [[PT-76 (China)|PT-76]], thus making this tank more attractive for flanking, or early game rushing. The Type 63-I is also good for hillclimbing and can reach some nifty positions on some maps.  
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Main armament ===
 
=== Main armament ===
''Main article'': '''''[[Type 62-85TS (85 mm)]]'''''
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{{main|Type 62-85TS (85 mm)}}
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=== Additional armament ===
 
=== Additional armament ===
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== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
The Type 63-I is best used in a way that avoid direct exposure to enemy fire and gives you time to set up shots and ambushes. Flanking is definetly a recommended method as this gives you the time you desperately need due to slow turret rotation and reload. Flanking also gives you chances to shoot at enemy side-armor, which is the only way to penetrate heavier enemies if you use the conventional shells.  
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The Type 63-I is best used in a way that avoids direct exposure to enemy fire and gives you time to set up shots and ambushes. Flanking is definitely a recommended method as this gives you the time you desperately need due to slow turret rotation and reload. Flanking also gives you chances to shoot at enemy side-armour, which is the only way to penetrate heavier enemies if you use the conventional shells.  
  
Another method requires the HEAT-FS shells, and that method involves hiding far away from the enemies and engaging in long-range sniper operations. The HEAT-FS does not lose accuracy nor penetration at range, giving you the full 300mm penetration on each hit. A tactic involving shooting and relocating is advicable as if an enemy manages to range you in, you are most likely one-shotted.  
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Another method requires the HEAT-FS shells, and that method involves hiding far away from the enemies and engaging in long-range sniper operations. The HEAT-FS does not lose accuracy nor penetration at the range, giving you the full 300 mm penetration on each hit. A tactic involving shooting and relocating is advisable due to the fact that if an enemy manages to be within range of you, they will only need one shot to take you out.  
  
If facing head on with an enemy tank, a good option is to first knock out the gunner or to disable the main weapon of the enemy. This allows for time to either retreat, flank or to carefully select your next shot. Note that if you use the HEAT-FS you will be able to penetrate even the front plate of most heavy tanks, if they are not angled.  
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If facing head-on with an enemy tank, a good option is to first knock out the gunner or to disable the main weapon of the enemy. This allows for time to either retreat, flank or to carefully select your next shot. Note that if you use the HEAT-FS you will be able to penetrate even the front plate of most heavy tanks if they are not angled.  
  
This tank is also well used as a support / scout tank.
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This tank is also well used as a support/scout tank.
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
  
* Same 85mm gun as the [[Type 62]], more powerful and less frustrating to use than that of the preceding [[PT-76 (China)|PT-76]]
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* Same 85 mm gun as the [[Type 62]], more powerful and less frustrating to use than that of the preceding [[PT-76 (China)|PT-76]]
* Has access to 300mm penetration HEAT-FS, excellent for the battle rating
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* Has access to 300 mm penetration HEAT-FS, excellent for the battle rating
 
* 4 crew members
 
* 4 crew members
 
* Improved mobility from the PT-76
 
* Improved mobility from the PT-76
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'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
  
* No stabilizer, firing on the move or on water is difficult
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* No stabilizer, firing on the move or on the water is difficult
* Very thin armor, turret armor is even worse than the PT-76
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* Very thin armour, turret armour is even worse than the PT-76
 
* Slow turret traverse and elevation/depression speeds
 
* Slow turret traverse and elevation/depression speeds
 
* Slow reload
 
* Slow reload
 
* No night vision devices
 
* No night vision devices
 
* May be confused for the PT-76 at a glance
 
* May be confused for the PT-76 at a glance
 
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
 
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The Soviet Union delivered [[PT-76 (China) |PT-76]] tanks to the People's Republic of China in the 1950s. Their light weight and amphibious capability were appreciated by the PLA, and in 1958 an order was placed for the development of an indigenous vehicle in the same vein. While resembling the PT-76, the Type 63 tanks featured notable differences, such as a new engine, a relocated driver's station, and a new turret with an 85mm gun. Overall dimensions were slightly enlarged for extra flotation.
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The Soviet Union delivered [[PT-76 (China) |PT-76]] tanks to the People's Republic of China in the 1950s. Their lightweight and amphibious capability were appreciated by the PLA, and in 1958 an order was placed for the development of an indigenous vehicle in the same vein. While resembling the PT-76, the Type 63 tanks featured notable differences, such as a new engine, a relocated driver's station, and a new turret with an 85 mm gun. Overall dimensions were slightly enlarged for extra flotation.
  
The improved Type 63-I variant boasted a more powerful engine. Additional upgrades were developed over the years, and in the late 1990s the ultimate Type 63A variant entered service, featuring a new turret, a 105mm gun, and modern fire control systems.
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The improved Type 63-I variant boasted a more powerful engine. Additional upgrades were developed over the years, and in the late 1990s, the ultimate Type 63A variant entered service, featuring a new turret, a 105 mm gun, and modern fire control systems.
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==

Revision as of 23:41, 18 October 2019

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Description

The Type 63-I is a rank IV Chinese light tank with a battle rating of 6.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision". While very similar to the PT-76 , the Type 63-I is updated with the same turret seen on the Type 62 and with an upgraded engine.

General info

Survivability and armour

The Type 63-I's armour is very light for its rank and should not be relied upon against any serious anti-tank fire. Even heavy-machinegun fire and autocannons pose a serious threat to this vehicle. Your best chance of survival is to play hide n' seek with your enemies, only to poke out when shooting.

Mobility

The Type 63-I sees a decent improvement in mobility compared to the preceding PT-76, thus making this tank more attractive for flanking, or early game rushing. The Type 63-I is also good for hillclimbing and can reach some nifty positions on some maps.

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: Type 62-85TS (85 mm)

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

The Type 63-I is best used in a way that avoids direct exposure to enemy fire and gives you time to set up shots and ambushes. Flanking is definitely a recommended method as this gives you the time you desperately need due to slow turret rotation and reload. Flanking also gives you chances to shoot at enemy side-armour, which is the only way to penetrate heavier enemies if you use the conventional shells.

Another method requires the HEAT-FS shells, and that method involves hiding far away from the enemies and engaging in long-range sniper operations. The HEAT-FS does not lose accuracy nor penetration at the range, giving you the full 300 mm penetration on each hit. A tactic involving shooting and relocating is advisable due to the fact that if an enemy manages to be within range of you, they will only need one shot to take you out.

If facing head-on with an enemy tank, a good option is to first knock out the gunner or to disable the main weapon of the enemy. This allows for time to either retreat, flank or to carefully select your next shot. Note that if you use the HEAT-FS you will be able to penetrate even the front plate of most heavy tanks if they are not angled.

This tank is also well used as a support/scout tank.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Same 85 mm gun as the Type 62, more powerful and less frustrating to use than that of the preceding PT-76
  • Has access to 300 mm penetration HEAT-FS, excellent for the battle rating
  • 4 crew members
  • Improved mobility from the PT-76
  • Can scout and assist with repairs

Cons:

  • No stabilizer, firing on the move or on the water is difficult
  • Very thin armour, turret armour is even worse than the PT-76
  • Slow turret traverse and elevation/depression speeds
  • Slow reload
  • No night vision devices
  • May be confused for the PT-76 at a glance

History

The Soviet Union delivered PT-76 tanks to the People's Republic of China in the 1950s. Their lightweight and amphibious capability were appreciated by the PLA, and in 1958 an order was placed for the development of an indigenous vehicle in the same vein. While resembling the PT-76, the Type 63 tanks featured notable differences, such as a new engine, a relocated driver's station, and a new turret with an 85 mm gun. Overall dimensions were slightly enlarged for extra flotation.

The improved Type 63-I variant boasted a more powerful engine. Additional upgrades were developed over the years, and in the late 1990s, the ultimate Type 63A variant entered service, featuring a new turret, a 105 mm gun, and modern fire control systems.

Media

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

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • 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 light tanks
Type 63  Type 63-I
Type 62  Type 62
WZ551  PTL02 · WMA301
ZBL08  ZLT11
IFV  ZBD86
ROC  M41D
USA  ␗M8 LAC · ␗M3A3 Stuart · ␗M5A1 · ␗M24 · ␗M18
USSR  ␗T-26 · T-26 No.531 · ␗PT-76