The PT-76 is a vehicle featured in Battlefield Vietnam as the standard light tank for NVA and Viet Cong forces. It features a powerful main cannon with 30 rounds and a co-axial machine gun with 400 rounds in reserve at the driver's disposal and a mounted machine gun for another player with 500 rounds in reserve to aid in spotting or anti-infantry offensives.
Compared to heavy tanks like the T-54, the PT-76 is faster, smaller, has a faster main cannon reload and can travel through water, at the cost of a weaker main cannon round and less armor. Its main cannon is very powerful, easily killing infantry in a single shot, but has a small blast radius and a remarkable arc in the round's trajectory. It can generally destroy other light tanks in 4 rounds, 5 for heavy tanks, 2 for APCs and 1 for light vehicles. Its co-axial machine gun, having small cross hairs, high power, a good rate of fire and no recoil, can kill infantry at a variety of ranges. However, the PT-76s turret can not reach targets at point blank range. In means of a transport, the PT-76 can prove to be a safe way of travelling, combining a good balance in speed and armor, as well as its amphibious ability. It can be considered an equivalent to the American and South Vietnamese M551 Sheridan.