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T-72S Main Battle Tank

Crew

Three

Designer

Kartsev-Venediktov

Manufacturer

Uralvagonzavod

Entry into Service

1973

Length

9.53m (with gun forward), 6.95m (hull only)

Width

3.59m

Height

2.23m

Ground Clearance

0.49m

Weight

44.5t

Type

V-84 liquid-cooled four-stroke multi-fuel diesel engine

Power

840hp

Speed

60km/h, 35km/h (cross-county)

Fording Depth

1.2m (without preparation), 5m (with snorkels)

Operational Range

500km

Suspension

Torsion bar

Primary Armament

125mm D-81 smoothbore gun

Secondary Armament

7.62mm co-axial machine gun, 12.7mm NSVT anti-aircraft machine gun

Armour Protection

500mm of composite armour made of high hardness steel, tungsten and plastic filler with ceramic component
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