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NEW Tech Tree Tanks: Chinese Lights & Tank Destroyer

March 11, 2022

Enhance your collection and take on themed Challenges with the arrival of these new vehicles.

The latest additions to the Eastern Alliance give you command of five new Tech Tree vehicles across all Cold War Eras:

And you can earn increased Silver and more to help you accelerate your research and acquisitions with the help of their line-focused Challenges! Jump to the end of this article for all the details.

Ready for all the tank info? Then read on or click on the links above to learn more about these new renegades. The new line can be accessed from the Type 63-I.


Norinco Type 62

  • Era: Post War
  • Class: Light Tank
  • Purchase Cost: 3,460,000 Silver
  • Gives access to the Type 62-1

The Type 62 light tank was the first tank originally designed in China. Under development since 1958, it was intended for the southern regions of China. In 1962, after thorough testing, the vehicle entered service. By 1989 a total of 1500 vehicles were produced. The Type 62 was exported to Albania, Congo, Mali, Sudan, Vietnam, and Zaire.

Note: This tank will be automatically unlocked if you have the Elite Type 63-1 before the branch goes live.


Type 62-1

  • Era: Post War
  • Class: Light Tank
  • Purchase Cost: 4,380,000 Silver
  • Unlocked with the Norinco Type 62
  • Gives access to the WZ-132 Model 3

As a result of its heavy losses in the Sino-Vietnamese War of 1979, the People’s Liberation Army undertook a program to modernize its Type 62 vehicles. Known as the Type 62-I or by its factory designation, WZ-131A, the upgrade package is said to have included 33 modifications, including a protective shield around the 12.7mm heavy machine gun and a laser rangefinder.


WZ-132 Model 3

  • Era: Escalation
  • Class: Light Tank
  • Purchase Cost: 5,400,000 Silver
  • Unlocked with the Type 62-1
  • Gives access to the Type 63HG

A further development of the WZ-132. The main difference was supposed to lie in a shorter vehicle chassis. Engineers wanted to combine high mobility and firepower. A prototype passed trials in the late 1960s, but the project was discontinued. The vehicle never saw mass production, and the prototype has not survived.


Type 63HG

  • Era: Escalation
  • Class: Light Tank
  • Purchase Cost: 6,320,000 Silver
  • Unlocked with the WZ-132 Model 3
  • Gives access to the Type 80-II

Note: This is the last light tank of this branch. The branch merges back into the Medium line.

An upgraded version of the Type 63-I amphibious light tank, the Type 63HG was produced during the 1990s. Improvements over the Type 63-I included a 105mm rifled gun in place of the 85mm gun and a reconfigured hull to improve its sea-faring capabilities.


Type 89

  • Era: Détente
  • Class: Tank Destroyer
  • Purchase Cost: 9,170,000 Silver
  • Unlocked with the Type 80-II

Note: This is the only tank destroyer in the branch and does not unlock anything nor merge back into the line.

China’s People’s Liberation Army sought to add to its armament a vehicle with a gun capable of piercing the armor of most modern battle tanks. It debuted the Type 89 tank destroyer in the late 1980s to fulfill this request. The Type 89 had a 120mm smoothbore gun that could fire APFSDS rounds; however, the lack of gun stabilization meant it could not fire accurately while the tank was moving. Only 100 units are believed to have been produced.


RED TIGERS! Challenges

From
15 MAR
10:01UTC Time
Until
12 APR
8:59UTC Time

During the first four weeks after their release date, you can add the new Chinese light tanks and tank destroyer to your forces faster with the help of the RED TIGERS! Challenges.

Through April 11th, complete the Challenges below to receive Silver bonuses and earn more toward your upgrades, along with Premium Time, one million Silver, and Boosters!

RED TIGERS!

Goals Rewards Restrictions
Chinese Destroyers
Destroy two or more vehicles in any number of battles while playing any of the following:
  • Chinese World War II light tanks and tank destroyers
  • Type 63-I Post War Era Eastern Alliance Light Tank
  • Norinco Type 62 Post War Era Eastern Alliance Light Tank
  • Type 62-I Post War Era Eastern Alliance Light Tank
  • WZ-132 Model 3 Escalation Era Eastern Alliance Light Tank
  • Type 63HG Escalation Era Eastern Alliance Light Tank
  • Type 89 Détente Era Eastern Alliance Tank Destroyer
  • +25% Silver Bonus
  • Must use a World War II or Cold War Chinese light tank or tank destroyer
  • Multiplayer only
Chinese Hunters
Destroy one Chinese light tank or tank destroyer across any number of battles
  • +25% Silver Bonus
  • Must destroy a World War II or Cold War Chinese light tank or tank destroyer
  • Multiplayer only
RED TIGERS!
Assist with 100,000 or more damage due to you spotting vehicles in any number of battles in a Chinese light tank or tank destroyer.
  • 1,000,000 Silver
  • 3 days of Premium Account Time
  • x2 Vehicle XP Booster (10)
  • x4 Commander XP Booster (10)
  • Must use a World War II or Cold War Chinese light tank or tank destroyer
  • Multiplayer only