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MT-T

General Facts

  • TYPE
    Prime mover

  • ORIGIN
    USSR

  • NICKNAMES
    Eney (nickname)
    Izdeliye 429AM (project name for MT-T)
    Izdeliye 453 (project name for MDK-3)
    Izdeliye 454 (project name for BAT-2)

  • DESIGNED
    Late 1970's

  • DESIGNER
    Morozov design bureau

  • PRODUCTION
    1979 - 1991 (MT-T)
    1980's - 1991 (BAT-2)
    1980's - 1991 (MDK-3)

  • PRODUCERS
    USSR - Malyshev factory

  • QUANTITY
    Unknown

  • UNIT COST
    Unknown

  • CHARACTERISTICS
    Good all terrain mobility
    Parts commonality with T-64 and T-72 tanks

Introduction

The MT-T is a tracked prime mover of Soviet origin. It was developed in the late 1970's as a follow up to the AT-T tracked prime mover. Whereas the AT-T was based on the T-55 tank chassis the MT-T is based on the T-64. The MT-T mainly served as a chassis for specialist vehicles. Since many heavy towed guns were replaced by self-propelled guns many AT-T became available for general purpose towing duties.

Layout

The MT-T is based on the T-64 running gear and transmission but uses the V-64-4 diesel engine from the T-72. Unlike the T-64 the MT-T has the automotive components and drive sprocket located at the front. A large forward control cab is fitted. A load area with tarpaulin cover makes up the rear of the vehicle.

Cargo capacity

The MT-T has a cargo capacity of 12 t and seats for 18 troops in the load area. Trailers up to 25 t can be towed on roads and trailers up to 12 t in the field.

Mobility

The tracked chassis provides good off road mobility, even in the most difficult terrain. The 710 hp V12 diesel engine provides a maximum speed of 65 km/h. The MT-T is not amphibious, but does serve as the chassis for the PTS-2 amphibious transport vehicle.

Users

The MT-T is used in small numbers with Russian forces. Towed guns have been replaced by self-propelled models. For specialist roles and in difficult areas the AT-T remained available. The combat engineer models are used in larger numbers.

Variants

MT-T

MT-T: The MT-T is the baseline model and least produced version of the MT-T. The primary role of the MT-T is to tow trailers and large artillery pieces. The MT-T also features a cargo area with tarpaulin cover.

  • Specifications:
  • MT-T
TypePrime mover
Crew5 + 18 (driver, 4 passengers, 18 infantry)
Length8.71 m
Width3.42 m
Height2.72 m
Ground clearance0.43 m
Weight25 t empty, 37 t max load
Ground pressure0.73 kg/cm2
WheelbaseTracked chassis, 7 roadwheels, drive sprocket front, idler rear
Turn radius?
EngineV-64-4 V12 diesel, 710 hp
Power ratio19.2 hp/t max load, 28.4 hp/t empty
Transmission?
Speed65 km/h
Fuel?
Range500 km
Wall?
Trench?
Gradient?
Fording1.3 m
ArmorNo
NBC equipmentYes, overpressure
Night visionNo
SmokeNo
Remarks25 t winch, 12.5 t max cargo
Armament-
Weapon1-
Weapon2-
Weapon3-
Weapon4-
Weapon5-
Weapon6-

BAT-2

BAT-2: The BAT-2 is an armored tracklayer designed to supplement the older BAT-M that is based on the AT-T chassis. The role of the BAT-2 is road grading and clearing existing roads of debree. The BAT-2 is fitted with a variable geometry dozer blade, 2 t light crane, 25 t winch and a ripper. Unlike the MT-T and MDK-3 the BAT-2 has the automotive components fitted at the rear. A smaller cab is fitted in order to make room for the hydraulic equipment of the dozer blade.

TypeArmored engineer vehicle
Crew2 (commander, driver)
Length9.64 m
Width4 m
Height3.69 m
Ground clearance0.43 m
Weight39.7 t combat load
Ground pressure0.78 kg/cm2
WheelbaseTracked chassis, 7 roadwheels, idler front, drive sprocket rear
Turn radius?
EngineV-64-4 V12 diesel, 710 hp
Power ratio17.9 hp/t
Transmission?
Speed60 km/h, 35 km/h on dirt roads, 15 km/h when dozering 1 m snow
Fuel1.750 L
Range500 km
Wall0.8 m
Trench2.7 m
Gradient60% gradient, 40% slope
Fording1.3 m
ArmorNo
NBC equipmentYes, overpressure
Night visionNo
SmokeNo
Remarksvariable angle dozer blade, 2 t crane, ripper, 25 t winch
Armament-
Weapon1-
Weapon2-
Weapon3-
Weapon4-
Weapon5-
Weapon6-

MDK-3

MDK-3: The MDK-3 is a trench digger based on the MT-T chassis. I twas produced from 1976 - 1991. The MDK-3 is fitted with a dozer blade on the front and trench digging system at the rear. When digging trenches the MDK-3 moves in reverse. In a single pass the MDK-3 can dig a trench up to 1.75 m deep. By moving 500 to 600 cubic meters of earth per hour the MDK-3 has roughly twice the performance over the older MDK-2 that is based on the AT-T chassis.

TypeArmored engineer vehicle
Crew1 + 2 (driver, 2 passengers)
Length10.22 m (travelling), 11.75 m (while trench digging)
Width3.23 m (travelling), 4.6 m (while trench digging)
Height4.04 m (travelling), 3.25 m (while trench digging)
Ground clearance0.43 m
Weight39.5 t combat load
Ground pressure0.78 kg/cm2
WheelbaseTracked chassis, 7 roadwheels, drive sprocket front, idler rear
Turn radius?
EngineV-64-4 V12 diesel, 710 hp
Power ratio18.0 hp/t
Transmission?
Speed65 km/h
Fuel?
Range500 km
Wall?
Trench?
Gradient?
Fording1.5 m
ArmorNo
NBC equipmentYes, overpressure
Night visionNo
SmokeNo
Remarksdozer blade, trench digging equipment
Armament-
Weapon1-
Weapon2-
Weapon3-
Weapon4-
Weapon5-
Weapon6-

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