T-62M Tank Company (Plastic) (TSBX19) Contains five plastic T-62M Tanks and, one Plastic Tank Commander Sprue, one Decal Sheet and four Unit Cards.
The T-62 tank underwent a number of upgrades in its long service life. It's modernisation program started in 1972 with the mounting of a 12.7mm DShK machine-gun on the loader’s hatch for anti-helicopter fire. It was fitted with a laser rangefinder in 1975.
T-62M upgrades were introduced in 1983. These consisted of the Volna fire control system, BDD appliqué armour package, an additional belly armour plate for anti-mine protection, and 10mm thick reinforced rubber ‘bazooka’ side skirts. The additional two horseshoe shaped blocks fitted to the front of the turret were quickly nicknamed Brezhnev’s eyebrows.
The Volna fire control system included laser rangefinder in an armoured box over the main gun, a new gunner’s sight, new commander’s sight, new stabiliser, and a new ballistic computer. The T-62M could also fire the 9M117 Bastion (AT-10 Stabber) guided missile through its 115mm smoothbore gun. The tank was fitted with a 1K13-BOM night and ATGM launcher sight. However, it could not be used for both functions simultaneously.
The tank was fitted with a gun thermal sleeve, new radios, and a new V-55U diesel engine developing 620 hp (462 kW). To find the full rules for fielding the T-62M tank see the Soviet book Red Thunder.
T-62M Tank Company (Plastic) Contents T-62 or T-62M Tank Sprue (x5) Commander Sprue (x1) Decal Sheet (x1)
Unit Cards T-62M Tank Battalion HQ (x1) T-62M Tank Company (x1) Red Banner Motor Rifle Division (x1) Movement Orders (x1)