Watch: Russia uses reserves and sends Soviet T-62 tanks to Ukraine
MOSCOW ($1=62.89 Russian Rubles) — A video on Twitter posted in late May shows a train convoy loaded with Soviet-made T-62 tanks traveling to Rostov Oblast & Crimea, for possible use in Ukraine. The publication in the tweet reads: “Videos recently appeared showing ancient T-62M & T-62MV tanks being moved from military storage in Rostov Oblast & Crimea, for possible use in UA. These are stored in the Russian mobilization reserve- but most were already donated to Tajikistan, LNA [Libya] & Syria.”
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Both Ukraine and Russia are losing armored vehicles in the war in Ukraine. The information about the Russian losses of tanks is different and strong contrasts on both sides of the propaganda information network. Russia is said to have lost hundreds of tacos [about 600-700] in the first 100 days of the war, including versions of the T-72, T-80, and T-90.
About T-62 tank
The T-62 is a Soviet main battle tank [MBT] designed and introduced in the early 1960s. It first entered service with the Russian ground forces in the same year and was produced until 1975. According to available information, nearly 22,700 units have been produced by this model tank.
T-62 has dozens of modifications, including the American version. In the American version, the T-62 received a Caterpillar diesel engine and fitting of US radios and antenna mounts. The tank is used by the US Army for training.
The T-62 is still in service in dozens of countries, and at least as many are former tank operators. He has been involved in all known military conflicts from the 1960s to the present day. T-62 is designed by the OKB-520 design bureau and has been manufactured for many years by Uralvagonzavod.
The tank is operated by a four-member crew and weighs nearly 37 tons. The bumper of the T-62 is built as follows: 214 [242 after 1972] mm turret front, 153 mm turret sides, 97 mm turret rear and
40 mm turret roof. However, the body of the T-62 has a different sequential configuration of the bumper and it is as follows: 102 mm at 60° hull front, 79 mm hull upper sides, 15 mm hull lower sides, 46 mm at 0° hull rear, 20 mm hull bottom, 31 mm hull roof.
The T-61 is armed with a 115 mm U-5TS [2A20] smoothbore gun and a 7.62 mm PKT coaxial general-purpose machine gun. It was possible in the years of the last century to receive optional weapons such as a 12.7 mm DShK 1938/46 antiaircraft heavy machine gun.
The T-62 is powered by a single V-55 12-cylinder 4-stroke one-chamber 38.88-liter water-cooled diesel engine that delivers 581 horsepower. The suspension is a torsion bar type. The maximum speed that reaches the tank is up to 50 km / h and can cover the distance of 350 km with one full charge of the fuel tank.
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