|Type||Main battle tank|
|Place of origin||Gorbatov|
|Used by||see users|
|Unit cost||$8.5 million|
|Specifications (Main battle tank)|
|Length||11.3 m (37 ft)|
|Width||3.5 m (11 ft)|
|Height||3.3 m (10 ft)|
|Armor||Composite armour, Heavy ERA (or NERA) in addition to soft-kill and hard-kill anti-missile defense systems.|
|152 mm (4.92 in) smoothbore gun with ATGM capability (40 rounds, 11 RPM)|
|30 mm (1.18 in) autocannon RWS|
Coaxial 12.7 mm (0.50 in) CK-01
|Engine||12-cylinder X-shaped Diesel engine|
|Transmission||Hydraulic drive system|
|Fuel capacity||1300 liters (285 gal)|
|>500 km (310 mi)|
|Speed||70 km/h (43 mph) on road, 50 km/h (31 mph) off road|
The BT-16 is a Gorbatovic fifth-generation main battle tank that entered service in 2016, with the Proletarian Liberation Army Ground Force, and was developed by Voronezh Machine-Building Design Bureau, and produced by Voronezh Machine-Building Plant for the Proletarian Liberation Army. The BT-16 was designed to be an equivalent to the Stasnovan T-17 tank, and a replacement for the BT-82 and BT-67 tanks.
- Object 195 – Initial prototype version.
- BT-16A – Standard production variant in service with the Proletarian Liberation Army.
- An unmanned version of the BT-16 is planned and is currently in development.
- Gorbatov: The Proletarian Liberation Army have placed an order for around 500 BT-16As by 2024. The first batch of 100 tanks was delivered in early 2017 for active duty testing.