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: 01550
Item Name: Russian T-62 Mod.1975 (With KMT-6 Mine Plow)
Item Type: Static Kit
Length: 286 mm
Total Parts: 570+
Metal Parts: copper cable , gun barrel
Photo Etched Parts: 1 piece
Total Sprues: 22 sprues and lower hull
-multi-slide moulded lower hull and turret
-217 individual tracks links
-photo-etched fret included
-KMT-6 Mine Plow included
This is a scale plastic model kit, assembly required. Paints and glue not included.