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Trumpeter 1:35 - PLA Type 62 Light Tank - Plastic Model Kit #05537

The PLA Type 62 light tank, also known as the Norinco Type 62 or WZ131, was manufactured in China in the early 1960s. Its design originated from the Chinese Type 59, however, due to thinner armour and smaller 85 mm Type 62-85TC rifled gun its weight was reduced, which made it much more appropriate to the geographical environment of Southern China with its lakes, rivers and rice paddies.

The maximum range of the gun was 12,200 m and maximum aimed range was 1,870 m. The fire range could amount to 5 rpm. The Type 62 was additionally equipped with 12.7 mm Type 54 anti-aircraft heavy machine gun (a Chinese copy of 12.7 mm DShK 1938/46 heavy machine gun) and two 7.62 mm Type 59T medium machine guns. Another 7.62 mm Type 59T machine gun could be added to the left side of the turret hatch.

The Type 62 tank appeared on the battlefield during the Vietnam War, Ho Chi Minh Campaign and Sino-Vietnamese War, however eventually it was recognised as ill-equipped for warfare because of its thin armour and poor armament. 

At present the Type 62 is withdrawn from use in China, however it still operates in other countries as fire support or against lightly armoured vehicles. 

Item Name: PLA Type 62 light Tank
Scale: 1:35
Item Type: Static Kit
Model Brief: Length 229.4mm Width 82.7mm
Total Parts: 390+ pcs
Metal Parts: copper cable
Photo Etched Parts: 1 piece
Total Sprues: 12 sprues and lower hull
Released Date: 2015-09

Collections: All, Chinese, Modern, Vehicles, Vietnam War

Category: Trumpeter Tanks

Type: Tanks

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