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BM Bulat Main Battle Tank

Crew

Three

Manufacturer

Malyshev Factory

Developer

Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau (KMDB)

Entry into Service

2005

Combat Weight

45t

Length

9.9m

Width

4.6m

Height

2.2m

Maximum Speed

70km/h

Cruising Range

385km

Power-to-Weight Ratio

18.9hp/t

Centigrade Gradient

30°

Side Slope

25°

Trench

2.85m

Vertical Obstacle

0.8m

Deep Fording without Preparation

1.8m

Deep Fording with Preparation

5m

Operating Temperature Range

-40°C to +55°C

Primary Armament

125mm smoothbore gun (KBA3 or 2A46M-1); 9K120 Refleks anti-armour missile

Secondary Armament

KT-7.62 or PKT Coaxial machine gun; Anti-aircraft machine gun system with PZU-7 (KT-12.7 or NSVT-12.7)

Type

5TDFM diesel or 6TD-1

Maximum Power Output

850hp (5TDFM); 1,000hp (6TD-1)

Number of Cylinders

Five

Gears

Seven forward and one reverse

Engine Speed at Maximum Power Output

2,800rpm
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