Specifications for the
Medium Tank / Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Country of Origin: Soviet Union
Manufacturer: State Factories - Soviet Union / Czechoslovakia / North Korea
Initial Year of Service: 1961
Production Total: 22,750
Focus Model: T-62
Overall Length: 21.75 ft (6.63 m)
Width: 11.55 ft (3.52 m)
Height: 7.87 ft (2.40 m)
Weight: 45.7 US Short Tons (41,500 kg; 91,492 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x Model V-55-5 V-12 water-cooled diesel engine developing 580 horsepower at 2,000rpm.
Maximum Speed: 28 mph (45 km/h)
Maximum Range: 280 miles (450 km)
NBC Protection: Yes
Nightvision: Yes - Infrared
1 x 115mm smoothbore main gun
1 x 12.7mm DShKM anti-aircraft heavy machine gun
1 x 7.62mm PKT coaxial machine gun
40 x 115mm projectiles
300 x 12.7mm ammunition
2,500 x 7.62mm ammunition
T-62A - Modified T-55 MBT; lengthened hull; revised suspension system; new turret ring; two-axis gun stabilizer; 100mm main gun; limited production.
T-62 - Initial Production Model; 115mm main gun; two-axis gun stabilizer; commander's cupola; day/night fighting capabilities; fitted with V-55V diesel engine of 581 horsepower; later support for firing AT-3 "Sagger" ATGM missile from 115mm main gun; later models featuring ZET-1 protection package.
T-62K - Command Vehicle of the T-62 production model; additional communications equipment; 36 rounds for main gun.
T-62KN - Command Vehicle with additional navigation equipment
T-62 (1967) - Revised engine deck
T-62 (1972) - 12.7mm DShK anti-aircraft machine gun fitted to loader's hatch.
T-62 (1975) - Fitting KTD-1 or KTD-2 series laser rangefinders over main gun.
T-62D - T-62D production model fitting V-46-5M diesel engine
T-62M - Modernized T-62 of 1983; improved fire control system; applique armor; improved mine protection on hull floor; side skirt armor; "Bastion" ATGM support from 115mm main gun; thermal sleeve on barrel; upgraded communications equipment; V-55U diesel engine of 620 horsepower; smoke grenade launchers along turret side (some models).
T-62E - Initial US designation of T-62M production models
T-62M-1 - Fitted with V-46-5M series diesel engine
T-62M1 - Different frontal armor protection
T-62M1-1 - Fitted with V-46-5M diesel engine
T-62M1-2 - T-62M1 production model sans hull floor armor protection and applique armor kit.
T-62M1-2-1 - T-62M1-2 production model fitted with V-46-5M diesel engine.
T-62MD - Completed with Drozd active vehicle protection system
T-62MD-1 - T-62MD production mark fitted with V-46-5M diesel engine
T-62MK - Command Vehicle of the T-62M production mark
T-62MK-1 - Command Vehicle fitted with V-46-5M diesel engine
T-62MV - Delivered with Kontakt-1 series Explosive Reactive Armor (ERA) block armor package.
T-62MV-1 - T-62MV production model fitted with V-46-5M series engine.
T-62M1V - T-62MV production model sans ATGM capability of the 115mm main gun.
T-62M1V-1 - T-62M1V production model fitted with V-46-5M diesel engine.
T-62/122 CEV - Combat Engineering Vehicle mounting 122mm main gun
T-62/160 CEV - Combat Engineering Vehicle mounting 160mm mortar
T-67 - Developmental model sporting 125mm main gun and powerpack to be featured on upcoming T-72 development.
TO-62 - Flame projecting tank; fitted alongside 115mm main gun
IT-1 - Tank Destroyer Variant; stabilized anti-tank missile launching system; sans main gun armament.
IT-1T - Armored Recovery Vehicle based on the IT-1 production model
BTS-4V - Armored Recovery Vehicle based on the IT-1 production model
BTS-4V1 - Armored Recovery Vehicle based on the T-62 combat tank
BTS-4V2 - Armored Recovery Vehicle based on damaged T-62 combat tanks
Impuls-2M - Fire Fighting Vehicle; conversion of outgoing T-62 combat tanks.
TV-62 - Bulgarian designation of T-62-based armored recovery vehicles
TV-62M - Bulgarian designation of T-62M production models converted to armored recovery vehicles.
TP-62 - Bulgarian designation of T-62 Fire Fighting Vehicle
RO-115 Mk 1 - Egyptian designation of upgraded T-62; British diesel engine of 750 horsepower; laser rangefinder; improved FCS; improved armor protection.
T-62E Mk 2 - Egyptian designation of modernized T-62 combat tanks; American M68 105mm main gun; German MTU diesel engine of 880 horsepower; infrared equipment; anti-tank missile launcher support.
RO-120 Mk 3 - Egyptian designation of modernized T-62; 120mm main gun; German MTU diesel engine of 890 horsepower; improved armor protection; side armor skirts.
Tiran-3 - Israeli captured T-62s
Tiran-6 - Israeli modernized captured T-62s; reactive armor; 105mm main gun; General Motors engines; improvements throughout.
Ch'onma-ho I (Ga) - North Korean designation of locally-produced T-62
Ch'onma-ho II - North Korean designation of imported T-62 tanks
Ch'onma-ho III - North Korean designation of upgraded Ch'onma-ho II tanks; side armor skirts; thermal sleeve on main gun barrel; ERA support.
Ch'onma-ho IV - North Korean designation of upgraded Ch'onma-ho III tanks with improved armor protection; ERA support; smoke grenade launchers.
Ch'onma-ho V - North Korean designation of upgraded Ch'onma-ho IV tanks with improved armor protection; 125mm main gun; autoloader; wider track sections.
T-62AGM - Ukrainian designation for upgraded T-62s
T-62AG - Ukrainian designation of upgraded T-62 tanks; fitted with 5TDF diesel engine of 700 horsepower; 125mm main gun; improved armor protection.
T-62 IFV - Ukrainian infantry fighting vehicle based on the T-62 MBT
T-62 ARV - Ukrainian armored recovery vehicle based on the T-62 MBT
T-62 AVLB - Ukrainian bridgelayer based on the T-62MBT
Obyekt 167 - Developmental model fitting V-26 series engine of 700 horsepower; AT-3 "Sagger" missile support; track return rollers instituted; two prototype examples completed.
Obyekt 167T - Prototype model fitting GTD-3T gasoline-fueled turbine engine.
T-72 - Development based on the T-62
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