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BMPT-72 Terminator 2 Tank support armoured fighting vehicle
 
 
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BMPT-72 Terminator 2 tank support armoured fighting vehicle technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images video intelligence identification Uralvagonzavod Russia Russian Military army defence industry military technology equipment
 
Description
At Russian Arms Expo 2013 defense exhibition in Nizhny Tagil (Russia), the Russian Defense Company Uralvagonzavod has unveiled a new version of its Terminator, fire support armoured fighting vehicle BMPT-72. The idea to build new heavily armed tank support vehicles emerged on the basis of experience acquired by the Russian military during the First Chechen War in North Caucasus, especially during the urban fighting in Grozny in 1995 when Russian troops lost a large number of combat vehicles to “guerrilla warfare” tactics used by Chechen separatists. As the first production of BMP-T, the BMPT-72 is based on the chassis of the Russian-made main battle tank T-72. The vehicle offers new protection and fire power especially in urban operations. The BMPT-72 is able to fight a full range of modern targets as main battle tank, armoured infantry fighting vehicles and other combat vehicles, dismounted infantry, and guided missile combat teams. The BMPT-72 is an extensive modernization of the world-famous T-72 main battle tank, also produced by Uralvagonzavod. Compared with the BMPT predecessor, the BMPT-72 has an improved fire control system and better turret weapon station protection. According to manufacturer Uralvgonzavod, the key advantage that the BMPT-72 gives to all the counties that operate T-72 tanks is that they can promptly and at minimal cost upgrade their armies to an ultra-modern level, and enhance capacity, mobility, protection and armament without purchasing new high-cost machines.
 
Variants
- BMP-T (Terminator): First version of the Tank Support Vehicle
 
Technical Data
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Armament
The BMPT-72 or Terminator 2 is fitted with a new unmanned redesigned fully stabilized electromechanical turret, with lower profile and better protection. The main armament of the BMPT-72 turret consists of two 30mm automatic guns 2A42 and one PKTM 7.62mm coaxial machine gun which can be used against light armoured vehicles and manpower. The guns can fire a wide range of ammunitions as APERS-T (Anti-Personnel ammunitions), HEF-I (High-explosive Fragmentation Incendiary), AP-T (Armour Piercing)., and KE (Kinetic Energy). Two anti-tank guided missile Ataka-T launcher units are mounted to each side of the turret. The missile 9M1201 can be equipped with two types of warheads, hollow-charge and high-explosive concrete-piercing. The BMPT-72 is equipped with computerized fire control system with multichannel sighting system and weapon high-accuracy laying systems. The vehicle carries 850 rounds for the 30mm guns and 2,100 ammunitions for the 7.62mm machine gun. The turret protection includes armored shields for the missiles, protecting the missiles from splinters and firing of small arms. The turret can be rotated on 360 ° with elevation from -5° to +25° for the anti-tank missile and from -5° to +45° for the guns and coaxial machine gun. The anti-tank missile can engage a target up to a maximum distance of 6,000 m while the guns have a maximum range of 2,500 against light armoured vehicles and 4,000 against light tactical vehicles and troops. A screening system increases the self-protection of the BMPT-72 which is designed to counter laser target-designators and laser rangefinders. Six smoke grenade launchers are mounted to each side of the turret. When the screening system warns the crew of laser attacks a smoke is created by the launch of grenades.
 
BMPT-72 Terminator 2 tank support armoured fighting vehicle technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images video intelligence identification Uralvagonzavod Russia Russian Military army defence industry military technology equipmentThe main armament of the BMPT-72 turret consists of two 30mm automatic guns 2A42 and one PKTM 7.62mm coaxial machine gun.
Design and protection
The BMPT-72 or Terminator 2 has a crew of three with the removal of two grenade launching positions, while the first version of BMP-T had a crew of five. The drive is located at the front center of the hull with gunner and commander at the rear. A panoramic sight is mounted at the front of the tank commander and the gunner position is equipped with day periscopes on 360°. The BMPT-72 hull and turret are made of steel armour and integrates latest protection systems with explosive reactive armour (ERA) to the front of the turret, a detachable ERA module on the glacis plate and applique ERA on the sides of the hull and turret. The rear parts of the turret and the chassis are fitted with slat armour to increase protection against anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) attacks. The anti-tank launch units include armored shields for the missiles, protecting the missiles from splinters and small arms fire.
 
BMPT-72 Terminator 2 tank support armoured fighting vehicle technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images video intelligence identification Uralvagonzavod Russia Russian Military army defence industry military technology equipmentThe BMPT-72 hull and turret are made of steel armour and integrates latest protection systems with explosive reactive armour (ERA) to the front of the turret, a detachable ERA module on the glacis plate and applique ERA on the sides of the hull and turret.
Propulsion
The BMPT-72 (Terminator 2) can be motorized with two types of engine, the original 850 hp B84MC or the new 1000 hp. B92C2 power plants, both are 12 cylinder V type multi fuel, liquid cooled Diesel engines. The B92C2 is a turbo supercharger which offers higher power and efficiency. The engine is coupled to a hydraulically assisted transmission with 7 forward and 1 reverse gears. The BMPT-72 uses also an auxiliary power unit to extend mission endurance and running all systems on silent watch. The BMPT-72 is able to reach a maximum road speed of 60 km with a maximum cursing range of 500 km. The torsion bar suspension each side consists of six roadwheels with the idler at the front, drive sprocket at the rear and three return rollers supporting the inside of the track only. Shock-absorbers are fitted at the first, second and sixth roadwheel stations. The upper part of the suspension is protected by armour plates at the front and slat armour at the rear. A dozer blade mounted under the nose of the tank is used for clearing obstacles and preparing fire positions and, like most other Russian tanks. The dozer blade can be brought into the operating position in 1 or 2 minutes and enables the BMTT-72 tank to prepare its own defilade position without calling on engineer support. The BMPT-72 can cross a vertical step of 850 mm, a trench of 2.8 m and fording depth of 1.2m without preparation (1.8 m after 15 min of preparation).
Accessories
The BMPT-72 or Terminator 2 is fitted with advanced automatic fire control system which can be used for terrain observation, target location and detection on the move at day and night. A laser range finder is also available. The commander and the gunner of the BMPT-72 are equipped with control panel and LCD screen. The gunner is equipped with multichannel device with sighting and thermal channels, laser range finder, GM laser control channel and independent FoV (Field of View) stabilized in azimuth and elevation. The commander panoramic sight is fitted with video and thermal channels, laser range finder and independent FoV stabilized in azimuth and elevation. Gunner and commander are able to detect a target at a distance of 5,000 m with sighting channel and 3,500 m with the thermal channel. The ballistic computer is fully digital with set of meteo and topographic sensors. The BMPT-72 is provided with an NBC system and can be fitted with a snorkel for deep fording. The BMPT-72 can be fitted with a snorkel to cross a river with a depth of 5 m maximum.
 
Specifications
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Armament
Two 30mm automatic guns 2A42 and one PKTM 7.62mm coaxial machine gun, four anti-tank guided missile Ataka-T.
Country users
Prototype
Designer Country
Russia
Accessories
Advanced automatic fire control system, night/day sight vision, panoramic sight, thermal camera, laser range finder, ballistic compure, NBC protection system
Crew
3
Armor
Basic steel armour, explosive reactive armour ERA at front and glacis, slat armour at the rear.
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Weight vehicle
44,000 kg
Speed vehicle
60 km
Range
500 km
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Dimensions
Length:7.2 m; Width: 3.59 m; Height: ? m
 
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BMPT-72 Terminator 2 tank support armoured fighting vehicle technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images video intelligence identification Uralvagonzavod Russia Russian Military army defence industry military technology equipment
 
BMPT-72 Terminator 2 tank support armoured fighting vehicle technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images video intelligence identification Uralvagonzavod Russia Russian Military army defence industry military technology equipment
BMPT-72 Terminator 2 tank support armoured fighting vehicle technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images video intelligence identification Uralvagonzavod Russia Russian Military army defence industry military technology equipment
   
BMPT-72 Terminator 2 tank support armoured fighting vehicle technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images video intelligence identification Uralvagonzavod Russia Russian Military army defence industry military technology equipment
BMPT-72 Terminator 2 tank support armoured fighting vehicle technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images video intelligence identification Uralvagonzavod Russia Russian Military army defence industry military technology equipment
 
 
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