The BMP-T, is a Tank Support Combat Vehicle, designed to provide support for armored formations, by engaging anti-tank teams, demolishing obstacles, engaging fortified targets in bunkers, buildings or under cover. The BMPT was developed to the T-72 chassis. This vehicle is sometimes nicknamed the "Terminator". It was delivered to the Russian army, beginning in 2005.
The main armament of the BMP-T is composed by weapon station, which is mounted externally and above and in the middle are two 30 mm 2A42 cannon with a 7.62 mm PKTM machine gun mounted above. Mounted on either side of the turret are two missile launchers for the Ataka anti-tank guided weapon. The BMP-T is also armed with two 30 mm AGS-17 automatic grenade launcher.
The first prototype of the BMPT is based on the chassis of the well-known T-72 MBT which is used in large numbers by the Russian Army and has been manufactured under licence by many countries. The protection of the BMPT is superior to most MBTs, as active and passive protection is used, and additional armor (the vehicle lacks a turret), is distributed to the hull of the vehicle. The BMP-T BMPT is fitted with additional explosive reactive armour, on the front and sides.
The power pack, mounted at the rear, consists of a B92C2 four-stroke multifuel diesel with liquid cooling and supercharging, develops 1,000 hp and gives the vehicle a power-to-weight ratio of 21.2 hp/tonne. The BMP-T use the same chassis as the main battle tank T-72, 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.
Standard equipment includes NBC system, 5 kW diesel generator, which is mounted in an armoured compartment on the right side of the hull and an automatic two-shot fire detection and suppression system. The BMPT is also equipped with a laser detection system.
Two 30 mm gun, two grenade launcher 30 mm, 4 anti-tank missile launcher,one 7.62 mm machine gun
Urals Transport Machinery Design Bureau Federal State Unitary Enterprise and the Uralvagonzavod Production Association State Unitary Enterprise
NBC protection,add-on armour, automatic firing protection system, night camera display.