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T-55AMV



Overview


T-55AMV

T-55AMV showing ERA on glacis, hull sides and turret.
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Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Main battle tank
Entered service
Late 1980's
Status
In service
Development
1985
Developer
Soviet Union
Production
Late 1980's - 1990's
Producer
Soviet Union
Russia
Designations
V / Vzryvnoj
Russian for "explosive"
Obyekt 155MV (GABTU index)
Notable users
Soviet Union
Russia
Syria

Description


Introduction

The T-55AMV is a late Cold War era main battle tank of Soviet origin. The T-55MV and T-55AMV are improved versions of existing T-55 and T-55A. The MV upgrade package features the same improvements as the T-55M, but ERA tiles are fitted instead of the passive applique armor. The Kontakt-1 ERA is mounted on the turret front, sides and roof, the glacis plate and hull sides. The T-55MV-1 and T-55AMV-1 are fitted with the more powerful V-46-5M engine.

Variants of the T-55MV

T-55MV
T-55M fitted with Kontakt-1 ERA.
T-55AMV
Similar to T-55MV, but based on T-55AM tank.
T-55MV-1
T-55MV with more powerful V-46-5M engine.
T-55AMV-1
T-55AMV with more powerful V-46-5M engine.

Details


Facts T-55AMV T-55AMV-1
General
Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Main battle tank
Crew
4 (commander, driver, gunner, loader)
Dimensions
Weight
40.5 t combat load
Length
6.2 m (hull)
9 m (gun forward)
Width
3.4 m
Height
2.7 m (overall)
Main armament
Type
100mm D-10T2S rifled cannon
Mount
Main gun in turret
Ammunition
43 rounds incl Bastion anti-tank missile
Elevation
-5 to +18°, powered
Traverse
360°, powered at 17°/s
Stabilizer
Yes, both axis
Coaxial armament
Type
7.62mm PKT machine gun
Mount
Coaxial with main armament
Ammunition
3.500 rounds
Traverse
Elevation and traverse as main armament
Stabilizer
Yes, both axis
Secondary armament
Type
12.7mm DShKM heavy machine gun
Mount
Pintle mount on turret roof
Ammunition
50 rounds ready to fire
Traverse
Manual traverse and elevation
Stabilizer
No
Chassis
Chassis type
Tracked chassis, five roadwheels
Chassis layout
Idler front, drive sprocket rear
Suspension
Torsion bar
Tread
2.64 m
Ground pressure
0.89 kg/cm²
Automotive
Engine
V-55U V12 diesel
Power output
620 hp at 2.000 rpm
Transmission
Manual, 5 forward, 1 reverse
Fuel
960 L
Mobility
Speed
50 km/h on road
Range
400 km
Power to weight ratio
15.8 hp/t
Obstacle crossing
Ground clearance
0.43 m
Wall
0.8 m
Trench
2.7 m
Gradient
60 %
Fording
1.4 m unprepared
5 m with snorkel
Protection
Armor type
Steel plus ERA, rubber skirts
ERA
Kontakt-1 on glacis, hull sides and turret
NBC system
Yes
Smoke system
Optional Type 902B Tucha smoke grenade dischargers
Exhaust diesel injection
Equipment
Night vision
Yes
Laser range finder
KTD-2
Ballistic computer
BV-62
Radio
R-173