Uralvagonzavod starts the supply of serial production of BMPT-72 Terminator 2 fire support vehicle

According to information published by the Russian press agency TASS on July 8, 2021, Russian company Uralvagonzavod that is a subsidiary of Russia’s Rostec state hi-tech corporation has started serial supplies of BMPT-72  Terminator-2 tank fire support vehicles, Enterprise CEO Alexander Potapov told TASS at the INNOPROM international exhibition.
Follow Army Recognition on Google News at this link

Army Recognition Global Defense and Security news
BMPT-72 Terminator 2 fire support vehicle. (Picture source: Rosoboronexport)

“Serial supplies of tank support vehicles have already started. I can say quite clearly that on the whole, the vehicle has already shown its capabilities,” Potapov said. The INNOPROM international industrial exhibition that started on July 5 and will last through July 8 is taking place in Yekaterinburg for the 11th time.

The BMPT-72 nicknamed Terminator 2 is based on the chassis of the Russian-made main battle tank T-72. The vehicle offers new protection and firepower, especially in urban operations. The BMPT-72 is able to fight a full range of modern targets like a main battle tank, armored infantry fighting vehicles and other combat vehicles, dismounted infantry, and guided-missile combat teams.

The BMPT-72 or Terminator 2 is fitted with a new unmanned redesigned fully stabilized electromechanical turret, with a 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 armored vehicles and manpower. 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 a computerized fire control system with a multichannel sighting system and weapon high-accuracy laying systems.

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 hull and turret are made of steel armor and integrate the latest protection systems with explosive reactive armor (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 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 cylinders V-type multi-fuel, liquid-cooled Diesel engines. The B92C2 is a turbo supercharger that 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 run 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.

© Copyright 2021 TASS / Army Recognition Group SPRL . All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.