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T-62 Series Tanks

Designation T-62M
Date of Introduction 1983
Proliferation At least 1 country
Crew 4
Combat Weight (mt) 41.5
Chassis Length Overall (m) 6.63
Height Overall (m) 2.4
Width Overall (m) 3.52
Ground Pressure (kg/cm 2 ) INA
Automotive Performance  
Engine Type 620-hp Diesel
Cruising Range (km) 450/650 with extra tanks
Speed (km/h)  
Max Road 45
Max Off-Road INA
Average Cross-Country INA
Max Swim N/A
Fording Depths (m) 1.4 Unprepared, 5.5 with snorkel
Radio R-173, R-173P, R-124 intercom
Armor, Turret Front (mm) 230
Applique Armor (mm) Bra armor (+100 on turret) and track skirts
Explosive Reactive Armor (mm) Available, replaces bra armor
Active Protective System Russian Drozd APS will fit
Mineclearing Equipment Roller-plow set, and plows
Self-Entrenching Blade No
NBC Protection System Nuclear radiation only
Smoke Equipment Vehicle engine exhaust smoke system 2 x 4 Smoke grenade launchers
Main Armaments  
Caliber, Type, Name 115-mm smoothbore gun, 2A20/Sheksna
Rate of Fire (rd/min) 3-5
Loader Type Manual
Ready/Stowed Rounds INA
Elevation () -5 to +18
Fire on Move Yes (gun rounds only--ATGMs require a short halt)
Auxiliary Weapon  
Caliber, Type, Name 7.62-mm (7.62x 54R) machinegun PKT
Mount Type Turret coax
Maximum Aimed Range (m) 2,000
Max Effective Range (m)  
Day 800
Night 800
Fire on Move Yes
Rate of Fire (rd/min) 250 rpm practical, 800 cyclic, 2-10 rd bursts
ATGM Launcher  
Name 2A20 gun
Launch Method Gun-launched
Guidance SACLOS, Infrared laser-beam rider
Command Link Encoded laser-beam
Launcher Dismountable No
FCS Name Volna
Main Gun Stabilization M1 Meteor 2-plane
Rangefinder KTD-2 Laser
Infrared Searchlight L-4
Sights w/Magnification  
Day TShSM-41U, 3.5x and 7x
Field of View () 18 and 8
Acquisition Range (m) 4,000
Night 1K13-1
Field of View () INA
Acquisition Range (m) 850-1,300, gun rounds only
Commander Fire Main Gun No
Caliber, Type, Name  
115-mm APFSDS-T, BD/36-2  
Maximum Aimed Range (m) 3,000
Max Effective Range (m)  
Day 2,000+ (est)
Night 850-1,300
Armor Penetration (mm) 520 (RHA, 71 angle) at 1,000 m
115-mm APFSDS-T, BM-6 Russian  
Maximum Aimed Range(m) 3,000
Max Effective Range (m)
Day 1,500
Night 850-1,300
Armor Penetration (mm) 237 (RHA) at 1,000 m
115-mm HEAT, BK-4  
Maximum Aimed Range (m) 1,500 (est)
Max Effective Range (m)  
Day 1,200
Night 850-1,200
Armor Penetration (mm) 495 (RHA)
115-mm Frag-HE-T, OF-27  
Maximum Aimed Range (m) 4,000
Max Effective Range (m)  
Day 1,500-2,000
Night 850-1,300
Armor Penetration (mm) INA
Other Ammunition Types BM-3 APFSDS, BM-4 APFSDS, BK-4M HEAT, BK-15 HEAT, OF-11 Frag-HE, OF-18 Frag-HE
Antitank Guided Missiles  
Name AT-10/Sheksna
Warhead Type Shaped charge (HEAT)
Armor Penetration (mm) 650
Range (m) 4,000 (day only)
Name AT-10 Improved
Warhead Type Tandem shaped charge
Armor Penetration (mm) 700 behind ERA
Range (m) 4,000 (day only)

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