T-62 (1972)

T-62 is a main battle tank of Soviet origin. It was designed to replace the older T-55, but did it only partly. There is only around 500 to 600 T-62's in operational condition found in Syrian reserves, regular units as well as the Republican Guard crack units. T-62 is very similiar to T-55 with slightly longer hull and larger 115mm gun. It also has better fire control system, improved stabilization and a night vision system out to a range of 600-800 meters. The tank can be found in the game Combat Mission: Shock Force.

Technical information

  • 115mm smoothbore gun
  • Coaxial 7.62mm MG
  • Pintle mounted 12.7mm DShK
  • Fire control system
  • Cast armor
  • Appliqué armor (T-62M) or Kontakt ERA (T-62MV)
  • 38.88 liter diesel engine
  • Ammo:
    • 115mm HE (18 rounds)
    • 115mm HEAT (5 rounds)
    • 115mm APFSDS (10 rounds)
    • 12.7mm AP (240 rounds)
    • 7.62mm (1k rounds)
    • AT-12 (3 missiles) (T-62M & T-62MV only)
  • Crew: 4 (commander, gunner, loader, driver)

Variants in the game

Base game:

  • T-62 (1972): The base variant. Less than 100 units in operational condition. Found in reserve units only.
  • T-62 (1975): Very similiar to 1972 but with KTD laser range finder and few improvements to the fire control system. Found in reserve units only and not in great numbers.
  • T-62M: Very similiar to the T-55MV except having appliqué armor panels instead of ERA. This means in can also fire ATGM's from it's main gun and ability to produce a smoke screen using smoke launchers. 200 units or so found in reserve units.
  • T-62MV: The best of the T-62 family. Upgraded to have Kontakt ERA. About 150 found in regular and Republican Guard units.


A column of T-62MV's

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