Type 65 (USSR)
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|This page is about the Russian SPAA Type 65 (USSR). For vehicle in the Chinese tree, see Type 65. For vehicles using the T-34 chassis, see T-34 (Family).|
Type 65 is a Chinese and North Vietnamese SPAAG created during the mid 60's used in the Vietnam war. Based on a T-34-85 hull from the Soviet Union, With a open top box turret that is mounting dual 37mm Type 65 guns from the Chinese.
It's likely that the NVA improvised this build during the Vietnam war, Since North Vietnam invested heavily in Anti-Air weaponary to combat the US air support.
It was introduced for the Operation S.U.M.M.E.R in July 28 2017 as a upcoming Russian event vehicle with a BR of 5.3 filling the gap between 4.7-7.7 BR of the Russian SPAA line
In game it's easily recognized because of the box shaped and open turret on a T-34-85 hull and lacking of a single 85mm main armarment, it also have a higher profile than a regular T-34-85.
Survivability and armour
The armor of Type 65 turret is a easy target to penetrate with it consisting of only 15mm all-around armor it makes it easy to disable with most type of shells that it might face and machine guns are a danger for it too with the 12.7mm caliber able to penetrate that thin armor even smaller machine guns can disable the turret. Mainly because the front of the turret got gaps for the gunner and commander where the bullets can easily find it’s way in and damage the crew. With is being a open top SPAA makes it as many other open SPAA making it a tasty snack for aircraft machineguns and cannons. One of the drawbacks with the Type 65 is that 80% of it’s crew sits in the turret, 2 of them looking up from the turret making them extremly vulnerable to machinegun fire.
The hull is more well armored like a T-34-85 and it's strongest armor is the front hull armor, It's missing the hull mounted machine gun that there is on the T-34-85 making it have a exposed hole on the front left hull when facing it, it’s a trap shot location so it would be best to try angle the tank to remove the open machinegun port for easy access for enemy Shells.
Mobility of the Type 65 is good at its battle rank, easy to manouver at off-road and on road. It got similar mobility charastic as the normal Russian T-34-85 with a engine that creates 500hp at 1800RPM giving it a top speed of 55km/h (34mph).
|Weight (tons)|| Add-on armour
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|37 mm Type 65|
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|Type 65 (USSR) Optics|
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|Main Gun optics||X3.8||X4.0|
Usage in battles
Type 65 is an excellent Self-propelled Anti-Air tank, But also a great tank for ambushes on enemy side and rear armor. Be aware that all the tanks and aircrafts it will oppose are deadly opponents to it, with an exposed crew like it have makes it a easy target from both air and ground.
Type 65 is an excellent Self-propelled Anti-Air tank, It’s slow dual 37mm guns make it hard to hit fast low flying targets if you are not a good shot with a SPAA that will be removed. It’s mobility and speed combined with the fast turret rotation makes it a deadly opponent for the enemy if ambushed or flanked.
One way to tactically use the Type 65 is stay behind the main force and cover them from possible air threats or light flanking tanks. Its dual 37mm will make quick work of the air and lighter tanks that you will face. Another way is when enemy players are distracted by your teams player you can use your speed and manouverbility to flank around and hit them from the side or rear with AP-T or HVAP-T rounds.They will deal with most side armor.
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 certain definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".
- Good shells
- Fast turret rotation
- Powerful engine for the weight ratio
- Cheap to repair
- Majority of crew exposed to Sharpnel, Machinegun and Artillery fire
- High profile
- Exposed gun breech
- Open Turret
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