Type 62G: The ZTQ-15’s Precursor

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Three prototypes of the Type 62G featuring a slew of upgrades.

  • Description:
    • Role: Light Tank
    • Origin: People’s Republic of China
    • Manufacturer : Harbin First Machinery Building Group Ltd
    • Summary:
      • The Type 62G tank was a significant step forward for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in modernizing their armored forces. By the turn of the millennium, the Chinese recognized that their existing Type 62 tank was outdated and in need of upgrades to keep pace with evolving battlefield threats. To address this challenge, the Chinese began development of the Type 62G upgrade in the year 2000. The resulting tank boasted a range of improvements over its predecessor, including upgraded armor, night vision capabilities, and smoke launchers. Perhaps most notably, the Type 62G featured a new welded turret with spaced and composite armor, including an ERA armor package, which greatly enhanced its survivability on the battlefield. In addition to its improved defenses, the Type 62G also received a significant upgrade to its main armament. The tank was outfitted with an all-new 105mm gun, derived from the late series of Type 59 tanks, featuring a vertical-stabilizer for improved accuracy and stability while firing on the move. This upgrade allowed the Type 62G to fire the same ammunition as the late-Type 59 tanks, including APFSDS, HEAT, and HESH rounds. However, in order to accommodate the new gun and turret, the Type 62G had to make some sacrifices. Notably, the 12.7mm heavy machine gun that was mounted on top of the turret in earlier versions of the tank was removed. While this may have been a loss in terms of anti-aircraft capabilities, the overall improvements made to the Type 62G more than compensated for this loss. Despite its many improvements, the Type 62G was eventually phased out of service in 2013 by the PLA. Nevertheless, the tank represented a significant step forward for Chinese armored forces, demonstrating the country’s commitment to modernizing its military capabilities and keeping pace with global advances in military technology.
  • Armament:
    • Primary: 105mm Tank Gun (Likely modified
      • Cartridge: 105×617mmR
        • Ammunition:
          • APFSDS-T
          • HEAT-FS
          • HESH
    • Coaxial: 7.62 mm Type 59T MMG
  • Maneuverability:
    • Engine: 520hp Turbocharged Diesel Engine
    • Transmission: Hydromechanical (7-forward, 1-Reverse)
    • Chassis: Torsion Bar
    • Max Speed: 60km/h
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 5.5m (w/o gun)
    • Width: 2.86m
    • Height: ~2.3m
    • Weight: ~25
  • Crew (3x):
    • Commander
    • Gunner
    • Loader
    • Driver
  • Accessories:
    • 8x 81mm Smoke Grenade Launchers
    • Laser Rangefinder
    • Armor:
      • Composite Armor Inserts
        • Located on the front side of the turret.
    • NVD:
      • Driver: IR Passive Sight
      • Gunner: IR Passive Sight
      • Commander: IR Passive Sight
  • In-game:
    • The Type 62G revitalizes the Type 62 to offer a more modern light tank for the PRC-lineup. It is equipped with a fully stabilized 105mm gun capable of firing multiple types of ammunition including APFSDS-T rounds, composite armor in the turret, upgraded engine, and more. This will provide the tree with a light tank capable of capping points quickly, flank enemies, and fill BR gaps with it likely being placed after the M41D. It is difficult to place it properly due to the combination of PRC and ROC vehicles.
    • Estimated Battle Rating: 8.7-9.0.
  • Sources:

The Type 62G featuring a new gun, armor, and more.

Other views of the vehicle.

Tanks Encyclopedia illustration.

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I would love to see more Chinese light tanks added


I’d love to see this in the game, and I’m surprised it isn’t already! +1


Chinese tech tree needs more tracked light tanks, ZTQ-15 and this.

Very good tank, suitable for br 7.7 - 8.0

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Rear part of the turret looks a lot like Leopard A1’s turret.+1

Idk, I’d think probably 8.7-9.0 since it has APFSDS-T, and Composite Armor inserts in the turret cheeks.

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Suggestion passed to the developers for consideration.

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