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Type 62 Pekin

Type 62 Pekin
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It is the ligth version of th Type 59 with  a 21 tons weight But  if it is  similar in design to the Type 59 original all is smaller of lighter  like tracks and wheels The cast and welded Type 62 turret is slightly smaller with nearly identical hatches and fittings. Type 62 mounts than 85mm gun and he can fire AP, APHE, HE, and HEAT rounds.
But Its armor and gun are obsolete by modern standards, and vulnerable to advanced anti-tank munitions. After the first experiences ( Vietnam with 200 tanks ) Type 62 tank was relegated to secondary defense and training duties During several years he remains in service with the PLA in large numbers
NNorth Korean variant uses a 115mm main gun, and mounts a single 7.62mm machinegun, though some may have 12.7mm machinegun.
Type 63 light amphibious tank uses the same turret and the same 85mm main gun.

Technical data
Weight 21 tons
Crew 4
Length 5.6m
Width 2.9 m
Heigth 2.3 m
Powerplant 430 hp diesel
Road Range 450 km
Max Speed  35 km/hr
Paved Road 50 km/hr
Fording 1.4 m (5 m with snorkel)
Vertical Obstacle .8 m
Trench 2.85 m
Climb Slope 30 degrees
Armament one 85mm smooth bore gun Type 62-85TC  /115mm main gun (North Koera) range 1870m
one 12.7mm machine gun
two 7.62mm machine gun Type 59T
Ammunition Frag-HE, HEAT, APFSDF-T
Armor Penetration 495mm (HEAT) at 1,000 m
Rounds 40 rds

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