MAIN BATTLE TANK “OPLOT”

Manufacturer: State Enterprise “Malyshev plant”

Main Battle Tank “Oplot” is a tracked combat vehicle of high firepower, reliable protection and high mobility. The tank is intended to destroy all ground-based (surface) and low-flying at low speed air targets in condition of enemy countermeasures. “Oplot” can perform a wide range of combat tasks under various weather, meteorology and road conditions, under ambient temperature, ranging from -40 up to +55 °С, relative atmospheric humidity 98%. The vehicle can operate under the temperature 25 °С and altitude of 3000 m, air dustiness encountered in actual operation

Main Specifications

Specification

Measure

Value

Type Main Battle Tank
Weight T. 51
Crew members 3
power density kW/t (hp/t) not less than 18,2 (24,7)
Ground pressure МPа (kgf/сm2) not more than 0,097 (0,97)
Operating temperature °С -40 … +55
Main dimensions
Length:
  with gun forward mm 9720
  with gun backward mm 9750
  hull mm 7075
Width:
over track mm 3400
over detachable protective guards mm 4176
Hight over commander sight mm 2800
bearing surface length mm 4290
clearance mm 470 … 500
Track spacing mm 2800
Operating figures (per tank under various road conditions)
Speed:
  average cross-country speed km/hour 40 … 45
  Maximum highway speed km/hour 70
Reverse gear velocity:
  minimal km/hour 4,8
  maximum km/hour 31,3
Fuel use for 100 km:
on a dry soil road liter, up to 325 … 370
on a paved road liter, up to 300
Oil consumption for 100 km:
on a dry soil road liter, up to 7 … 19
on a paved road л, в 4 … 11
Fuel distance endurance:
on a dry soil road:
in the main fuel tanks km 350
with additional barrels km 450
on a paved road:
in the main fuel tanks km 400
with additional barrels km 500
Obstacles passage:
Maximum gradient degree 32
Maximum side slope degree 25
Trench m 2,85
Vertical obstacle height m 1,0
Fordable depth (without preliminary preparation) m 1,8
Water obstacles with underwater driving equipment use:
  depth m 5,0
  width m Without limits
Ammunition capacity
the gun rounds 46
(including rounds in loading machine) unit 28
Machine-gun ammunitions type unit OFS, BPS, КS, UR
Cartridge:
for КТ-7.62 machine-gun unit 1250 (250х5)
for КТ12.7 machine-gun unit 450 (150х3)
For automatic machine АКS unit 450
Flare gun unit 12
Hand grenade F-1 unit 10
Aerosol grenade unit 12