Unusual amphibious tank designed for water crosing without preparation. Used by Warsaw Pact forces and allies. Saw action in the Middle east crossing the Bitter lake in the Yom Kippur and saw action at Ben Het in Vietnam, one of the few tank actions of that war.
Excellent tank developed from the T54, this tank incorporated the first 115mm smooth bore gun, a technology since copied by most nations. It has taken part in most cold war conflicts since its introduction in 1962. The T62 was widely exported and is still in reserve in Russia.