Its 115 mm gun was the start of a long line of Soviet and Russian mass-produced smoothbore tank guns.
The T-62 was produced between 1961 and 1975. It became a standard tank in the Soviet arsenal, partly replacing the T-55, although that tank continued to be manufactured in the Soviet Union and elsewhere after T-62 production was halted. The T-62 was later replaced in front-line service by the T-72. For further information please click here.