CHAPTER 3: Weapons and Equipment


Section III: Armor Vehicles

 

T-55

T-62M

T-64B

T-72B

Main Armament

100-mm D10-T2S gun

115-mm US-TS gun

125-mm D-81T gun

125-mm 2A46M gun

Range, effective/maximum

1500

2200/4800 HE-Frag
1500/4000 HVAPDS
1200/3700 HEAT
5000/5000 AT-12

1600 day, 800 night

4000 AT-8 ATGM

2000/4000 APFSDS

5000/5000 AT-11b

Penetration (mm)  

360 APFSDS-T
495 HEAT
800 AT-12

 

400 APFSDS-T
>500 HEAT
1050 AT-11b

Rate for fire sust./max. (rpm)

8

4/7

8

4/8

ammunition type

APT, HEAT, HE-Frag, APC-T, HEAT-FS

HVAPDS, HE-Frag, HEAT,
APFSDS-T, HE-11, AT-12

HE-Frag, HEAT-FS, HVAPFSDS, AT-8

HVFSDS, HE-Frag, HEAT, APDSDS, AT-11b

elevation (degrees)

-5 to 18

 

-5 to 15

-6 to 16

stabilized  

2 planes

   
basic load/in auto loader

43

40

42/28

45/22

fire control  

Volna

   
Secondary Armament

2x 7.62-mm PKT MG

7.62-mm PKT MG

7.62-mm PKT MG

7.62-mm PKT MG

range, effective

1000

1000

1000

1000

rate of fire (rpm) practical

250

250

250

250

armor penetration (mm)

8

8

8

8

basic load

3500

2500

2000

2000

Auxiliary Armament

12.7-mm AA DShK MG

12.7-mm AA DShK MG

12.7-mm AA NSV MG

12.7-mm AA NSVT MG

range, ground/AA

1500/1000

1500/1000

2000/1400

2000/1400

rate of fire (rpm) practical    

210

210

basic load

500

500

300

300

vehicle characteristics        
range finder  

KDT-2 laser range 4000 m

   
night sights    

IR with <1000 m range.

 
commander

TKN-1

IR

 

800 m range night

gunner

TPNI-1M-22

II

 

1300 m range night

driver  

IR

   
weight (mt)

36

40

38

44.5

length (m), gun forward

9

9.33

9.1

9.2

without gun      

6.9

width (m)

3.2

3.3

3.4

3.4

height (m)

6.2

2.4

2.3

2.3

Speed, road/off-road (kph)

50/27

50/35

70

60

range, road

500

650

450, 600 w/extended

700

off-road  

450

   
trench crossing (m)

2.7

2.85

2.7

2.8

vertical step (m)

0.8

0.8

 

0.85

grade (degrees)  

31

31

31

ground clearance (mm)

425

430

380

22

Fording (m)

1.4, 5 snorkel

1.4, 5.5 snorkel

1.4, 5.5 snorkel

1.2, 1.8 w/10 min prep, 5.5 snorkel

armor, hull (mm)

20-99

102

200

1400

turret

39-203

242

280

 
NBC protection

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

crew  

4

3

3

remarks

T-55AMV can fire AT-10 ATGM. Uses KMT-6 mine roller-plow.

Upgrades: fire control, II sights for cmdr & gunner, laser rangefinder , LG-2 searchlight.

 

May be improved w/Tiger fire control system w/thermal imager & laser rangefinder.

 

 

T-80BV

T-80U

T-90

Main Armament

125-mm smoothbore gun

125-mm 2A46M-1gun

125-mm 2A46M-1 gun

Range, effective/maximum

4000 AT-8

3200 APFSDS-DU
2500 APFSDS
3000 HEAT
5000 HE-Frag
5000 AT-11b

2100/>4000

5000 AT-11b

Penetration (mm)

400 mm HVAPFSDS
500 mm HEAT-FS
800 mm at-8

500

1050 AT-11b

 
Rate for fire sust./max. (rpm)

6-8 rpm

8/9

8

ammunition type

HVAPFSDS, HEAT-FS, ATGM

APFSDS-DU, APFSDS, HEAT, HE-Frag, AT-11b

HE-Frag, HEAT-FS, APDS, HVAPFSDS

elevation (degrees)  

-5 to 20

-5 to 15

stabilized

2 planes

   
basic load/in auto loader

40

45/28

43

fire control  

Agava M1 w/thermal imager is upgrade.

1A45T automatic fire control with commander override.

Secondary Armament

7.62-mm PKT MG

7.62-mm PKT MG

7.62-mm PKT MG

range, effective

1000

1000

1000

rate of fire (rpm) practical

250

250

250

armor penetration (mm)

8

8

8

basic load

1250

1250

2000

Auxiliary Armament

12.7-mm AA NSVT MG

12.7-mm AA NSVT MG

12.7-mm AA NSVT MG

range, ground/AA

2000/1400

2000/1400

2000/1400

rate of fire (rpm) practical

210

210

210

basic load

300

50

300

vehicle characteristics      
range finder

Laser

laser

 
night sights      
commander

IR

2600 m range PKN-4S

TKN-4S Agat-S day/night sight

gunner

IR

2600 m range thermal imager

TPN4-49-23, Buran-PA, or Agava-2 thermal sight. Buran-PA can ID at 1200 m in passive mode and 1500 m in active.

driver

IR

 

TVN-5 IR night sight.

weight (mt)

42 (+3 for reactive armor)

47.4 w/reactive armor

46.5

length (m), gun forward

9.651

9.651

 
without gun

6.982

6.982

 
width (m)

3.46

3.582

 
height (m)

2.202

2.202

 
Speed, road/off-road (kph)

85/48

70/48

60

range, road

500 external tanks, 385 w/o

440

500

off-road      
trench crossing (m)

2.85

2.9

2.8

vertical step (m)

2.7

   
grade (degrees)  

33

 
ground clearance (mm)  

27

 
Fording (m)

1.5, 5.5 snorkel

 

1.8, 5 snorkel 20 min prep

armor, hull (mm)  

200

 
turret  

450

 
NBC protection  

Yes

Yes

crew

3

3

3

remarks

81-mm grenades blind laser, light and radar. KMT-6 mine roller.

Self-entrenching. KMT-6 mine roller and plow. May have Shotora countermeasures.

2nd gen. ERA Kontact 5 counters CE & KE. TShU-1 Shotora-1 EO countermeasures.


Any changes from the 1998 OPFOR Battle Book are depicted in GREEN printing.  Last updated on 13 April, 1999
For any comments, additions, deletions, or modifications for this Battle Book contact
LTC Bill Bryan.

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