BT-16

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BT-16
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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.
Main
armament
152 mm (4.92 in) smoothbore gun with ATGM capability (40 rounds, 11 RPM)
Secondary
armament
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)
Operational
range
>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.

Variants[edit]

  • 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.

Export[edit]

Operators[edit]

  •  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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