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ATS-59



Overview


ATS-59

Former Finnish army ATS-59 artillery tractor on display in a museum.
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Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Prime mover
Entered service
Status
Limited service
Development
1959
Developer
Soviet Union - SKB of the KMZ plant
Production
? - 1969
Producer
Soviet Union - KMZ / Kurgan machine-building plant
Poland - ZM Labedy
Number produced
Produced in quantity
Designations
АТС-59 (cyrillic)
ATS-59 / Artilleriyskiy Tyagach Sredniy 59
Russian for "artillery tractor medium, model of 1959"
Notable users
Soviet Union
Egypt

Details


Facts ATS-59
General
Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Prime mover
Crew
1 + 1 in cab
Dimensions
Weight
13.5 t
Length
6.28 m
Width
2.78 m
Height
2.6 m to cab roof
Cargo capacity
Seating arrangement
2 in cab, including driver
Payload
3.0 t on cargo platform
Towed load
Up to 14 t trailer
Chassis
Chassis type
Tracked chassis, 5 roadwheels
Layout
Drive sprocket front, idler rear
Ground pressure
0.5 kg/cm²
Suspension
Torsion bar
Automotive
Engine model
A-650
Engine type
V12 4-stroke diesel
Power output
300 hp at 1.700 rpm
Fuel
580 L
240 L optional auxiliary fuel tank
Mobility
Speed
39 km/h
Range
350 km
500 km with auxiliary fuel tank
Turn radius
12 m
Power to weight ratio
22 hp/t empty
18 hp/t with 3 t payload
11 hp/t with 14 t trailer
Obstacle crossing
Ground clearance
0.42 m
Gradient
35°
Slope
25°
Fording
1.1 m unprepared
1.5 m with preparation
Protection
Armor type
None, softskin vehicle
NBC system
No
Smoke system
No

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AT-S

The ATS-59 was developed as the successor for the AT-S. It retains the same payload and towing capability, but has a higher speed, longer range and improved off road capability.

ATS-59G

The ATS-59G is the improved successor of the ATS-59. The ATS-59G has a larger cab seating 7 people in two rows. The engine is improved and an overpressure NBC system has been added. Otherwise the chassis and payload capacity remains unaltered.