Main battle tank Oplot

English

A modern tank, which differs from its predecessors in having a more powerful engine with operation support systems taht make it possible to operate the tank at higher ambient temperatures. Other advanced features include transmission with enlarged speed range and movement control system, new explosive reactive armour, optronic countemeasures system to suppress the enemy’s guidance and aiming devices, auxiliary power unit, improved observation and sighting system, new digital ballistic computer, and navigation support system.

TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
General
Type main battle tank
Total weight 51 t
Crew 3
Power-to-weight ratio at least 18.2 kW (24.7 hp/t)
Specific ground pressure within 0.097 MPa (0.97 kgf/cm2)
Operating temperature range -40 to +55 °C
Main dimensions
Length:
    • gun forward
9720 mm
    • gun rearward
9750 mm
    • hull
7075 mm
Width:
    • without removable side skirts
3400 mm
    • with removable side skirts
4176 mm
Height (commander’s sight) 2800 mm
Length of track on ground 4290 mm
Ground clearance 470-500 mm
Track 2800 mm
Operational data (single tank in various terrain conditions)
Movement speed:
Average (on dry natural soil road) 40-45 km/h
Maximum (on hard-surface road) 70 km/h
In reverse gear:
    • minimum
4.8 km/h
    • maximum
31.3 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km:
    • on dry natural soil road
325-370 lt
    • on hard-surface road
up to 300 lt
Oil consumption per 100 km:
    • on dry natural soil road
7-19 lt
    • on hard-surface road
4-11 lt
Cruising distance:
    • on dry natural soil road:

      • by using fuel from main fuel tanks

350 km

      • by using fuel from additional fuel tanks

450 km
    • on hard-surface road:

      • by using fuel from main fuel tanks

400

      • by using fuel from additional fuel tanks

500
Negotiating obstacles
Gradient 32 degrees
Side slope 25 degrees
Trench 2.85 m
Obstacle 1 m
Deep fording (without preparation) 1.8 m
Crossing water obstacles by using deep water fording equipment:
    • depth
5 m
    • width
no limits
Ammunition
Ammunition for the main gun 46 (28 in automatic loader)
Gun ammunition types HE-FRAG, APFSDS, HEAT, GM
Ammunition for:
    • KT-7.62 machine gun
1250 rds (250x5)
    • KT-12.7 machine gun
450 rds (150x3)
    • AKS submachine gun
450 rds
    • flare pistol
12
F-1 hand grenades 10
Aerosol grenades 12