The T-62 originally was conceived as a companion weapon to the T-55.Being Essentially a T55 up gunned with the2A20 115mm cannon. Both the T-55 and the T-62 Used the same wheels, track, engine, transmission, hatches and other fittings. The primary differences between the two vehicles were the T-62’s lengthened hull and new turret design. The new UT-5 can-non could fire its BR-5 APFSDS steel round through approximately 300mm of armor at a range of 1000 meters. This was adequate to deal with the then perceived threat of such NATO tanks as the American M-48 and later models of the British Centurion. The T-62 was meant to add long range firing capability to Soviet tank regiments being placed alongside T-55s, but in the later years of its deployment it fulfilled much the same role as the T-55.
Item No 00377Item Name Russian T-62 Mod 1972Bar Code 9580208003771Scale 1:35Item Type Static ArmorModel Brief Length: 286mm Width: 95mmTotal Parts 516pcsMetal Parts turned aluminum gun barrel,brass wirePhoto Etched Parts 1pcsFilm Parts n/aResin Parts n/aTotal Sprues 21 sprues and lower hullPaint Schemes " 1.Syria Army T-62 ,Bekaa Valley,19822.Afghan Northern Alliance T-62 ,2001"Released Date 2010-03More Features " Features:Lower Hull / Suspension- New tooled one-piece slide-molded lower hull w/ authentic details- New tooled upper hull