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Type Main battle tank
Place of origin  Gorbatov
Service history
Used by see users
Production history
Designer VKBM
Designed 1995
Manufacturer VMZ
Unit cost $8.5 million
Produced 2016
Number built ~100
Specifications (Main battle tank)
Weight 58 tonnes
Length 11.3 m (37 ft)
Width 3.5 m (11 ft)
Height 3.3 m (10 ft)
Crew 3

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
1650 hp
Power/weight 28 hp/t
Payload capacity Classified
Transmission Hydraulic drive system
Suspension Hydropneumatic suspension
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.

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