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Top of the Tree: T-62A



Commanders,

Are you ready for another Top of the Tree special? Of course you are! In that case, brace yourselves and for the next two weeks follow the research line leading to the T-62A and enjoy great discounts and crew XP bonuses:

30% discount on purchase on the following Soviet vehicles:

X T-62A
IX T-54
VIII T-54 ltwt.
VII LTTB
VI MT-25

 

 

50% discount on purchase on the following Soviet vehicles:

V T-34
IV A-20
III BT-7
II BT-2

 

 

+50% Crew XP bonus on all vehicles discounted in the special

Your crews will be also very excited about the new toys in your garage!

 

These bonuses will be available from 15 February at 06:10 until 1 March at 06:00 CET (UTC +1)

 

T-62A

“Where’s your armour now, Captain Sluggish?”

Overview

This vehicle does not really need any introductions, because its fame precedes it. The T-62A is one of the most popular medium tanks in its tier thanks to the balanced characteristics and enjoyable handling. This Soviet medium is fast, agile, responsive, accelerates nicely and is fairly accurate, both when stationary and on the move. Even though the gun does not bring you to your knees with its alpha damage, its superb rate of fire gives it an impressive Damage Per Minute value, thus compensating for the mediocre 320 points of average damage per shot. What is more, the vehicle is characterized by decent values in both camouflage and view range, which make it quite effective at spotting support as well.

The downside of the T-62A is definitely its unremarkable armour. Even though the turret plate is thick and nicely rounded, the hull leaves much to be desired in terms of protection, and basically any gun this tank faces in battle can deal damage to it. Also, unreliable plating makes module damage a common occurrence, especially the engine and ammo rack. Last but not least comes the rather limited gun depression value, which makes it a relative nuisance to fight in hilly terrain.

The T-62A’s playstyle is that of a dynamic support vehicle. Its duties in battle include spotting the enemy, providing fire support, flanking, intercepting enemy scouts and hunting artillery. Due to its good mobility, this tank is also a very welcome addition to any wolfpack. Keep on the move, avoid approaching high alpha damage vehicles from the front, and use your impressive rate of fire to harass the enemy. If pinned down, try hiding your hull and playing with your turret – if positioned properly, your turret can deflect shots surprisingly well. However, it is not advisable to rely on it too much.

Tank tip: Minding that one of your tasks on the battlefield is to highlight enemy vehicles for the big guns on your side, consider installing Coated Optics on your vehicle. Thanks to this piece of equipment, you will gain a 10% bonus to your view range, which will noticeably increase your effectiveness as the team’s spotter. 

In order to maximise your performance on the battlefield, we suggest installing the following equipment:


Improved Ventilation Class 2


Medium Caliber Tank Gun Rammer


Vertical Stabilizer Mk 1

In addition, your crew members should learn the following skills and perks: 
Crew Member1st skill2nd skill3rd skill
Commander/
Radio Operator
Commander sixthSense.png Repair.png
Gunner Repair.png Gunner smoothTurret.png
Driver Repair.png Driver smoothDriving.png
Loader Repair.png Loader pedant.png

As always, please consider the setup for both the equipment and crew skills as suggestions. Feel free to experiment on your own and choose what you think works best for you.

Roll out, Commanders!

 

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