PcKTr-62

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PcKTr-62 Jaguar
Pc69S2TF.jpeg
PcKTr-62S2TF of the 1. Gardosztaly.
Type Main Battle Tank
Place of origin  Granzery
Service history
Used by see users
Production history
Designed 1976 - 1983
Manufacturer Fegyver És Motor Csoport
Unit cost $1.5 million (Jaguar I)
$5 million (Jaguar II)
$9 million (Jaguar III)
Produced 1984
Number built 3,400 (another 400 ordered) of various variants
Variants See Variants
Specifications (Main Battle Tank)
Weight 62 tonnes (Jaguar I)
69 tonnes (Jaguar II)
75 tonnes Jaguar III basic model
72 tonnes (Jaguar III Titán model)
Length 11.5 m (Jaguar I)
13.5 m (Jaguar II)
13.7 m (Jaguar II EVO, Jaguar III)
Width 3.51 m (Jaguar I)
4.2 m (Jaguar II+)
Height 2.95 m (Jaguar I)
2.49 m (Jaguar II+)
Crew 4

Armor Generation 1 TEKNŐ Composite Armour (Jaguar I)
Generation 2 TEKNŐ Composite Armour (Jaguar II, Jaguar III basic model)
Generation 3 TEKNŐ Composite Armour (Jaguar III Titán model)
Main
armament
Karpatlőszer PL 110M 125mm smoothbore gun (Jaguar I)
Karpatlőszer PL 112M 125mm smoothbore gun (Jaguar II)
Karpatlőszer PL 113M 128mm smoothbore gun (Jaguar III)
Secondary
armament
1 × 12.7mm NSV Heavy Machinegun (Remote Weapon System)
7.35mm GP63 General Purpose Machinegun (Coaxial)
VIPER anti tank missile launchers
Engine 12-cylinder GAW 234 Diesel engine
1,200 hp (Jaguar I)
1,500 hp (Jaguar II)
1,600 hp (Jaguar II EVO, Jaguar III)
Payload capacity x49 main gun rounds
x4 ATGM rounds (Jaguar II+)
Suspension Hydropneumatic
Operational
range
550 km
Speed 60 km/h (road speed) 50km/h (offroad)

The PcKTr-62 Jaguár (abbreviation of Páncél Katonai Traktor 62 tonna, Jaguár, "Armoured Military Tractor 62 tonnes, Jaguar") commonly called the Pancel 62 or Jaguar is a third-generation main battle tank in service with the Granzery Ground Forces. Designed and manufactured by Fegyver És Motor Csoport as a replacement for the older Stasnovan era Grozyar tanks, it is currently in the process of replacing it's predecessors, but high cost has caused the project to proceed slowly. The Jaguar is optimized for fast-paced manoeuvre warfare, and specialises in ambush tactics and the standard Granzerian Armoured Military Doctrine. It was hoped to be a powerful locally built counter to the Stasnovan T-82 Medved.

The Jaguar was the first from-scratch domestic tank design in Granzery since the second Great War. As a result, the tank shares very few interchangeable parts with its predecessors. The Jaguar, as a result of its exhaustive testing and focus in design, is widely considered to be one of the most reliable main battle tank in the world, and also boasts advanced active protection systems, Classified TEKNŐ composite armour and explosive and non-explosive reactive armour. Standard armament includes various examples of the Granzerian Karpatlőszer 125mm smoothbore tank gun, which is designed to fire a wide variety of munitions, high-explosive-fragmentation (HE-FRAG) and armour-piercing fin-stabilized discarding sabot (APFSDS) rounds. Secondary armament includes a coaxial 7.35mm GP63 general purpose machine gun and a remote weapon system mounting a 12.7 mm NSV machine gun. In an earlier model, the PcKTr-69S1A, instead of the remote weapon system the NSV is crew-served. On either side of the turret there are four red phosphorus grenade launchers used in smoke-screening. A fully loaded Jaguar usually carries forty eight main gun rounds, 2,000 7.35mm rounds.

Development[edit]

The PcKTr-62 Jaguar was first conceived as the VG091.1, and was intended to be an expensive, effective tank that the RDF could use in a new era of warfare and $50 million was given to Fegyver És Motor Csoport for the venture. In 1979, intelligence reports suggested a new classified Stasnovan tank which would surpass the equipment offered by the current Grozyar Ground Forces (at the time the PcKTr-38 and early variants of the T-74S1M), and an extra $50 million was granted to Fegyver És Motor Csoport for the project. In 1981 an $82.4 million prototype vehicle was presented to the Department of Defence after five years of development. The earliest prototype was fraught with reliability issues, but it's overall design was found to be sound, and it represented a revolutionary leap in tank design as opposed to the old doctrine of constantly upgrading the aged T-57 series of Stasnovan tanks. The final prototype was completed in 1984, with all reliability issues addressed, and two years later an initial order of 1000 Jaguar I tanks to replace the nation's PcKTr-38s was placed, worth over $4 billion, with expectations to have all the units built within twelve years.

In 1996 the order was completed as the last unit arrived in November. In 1997 another order was placed for a further 1,000 of the tanks, this time of the new Jaguar II MBTs to fully equip the RDF, the order was fulfilled in late 2010. The Jaguar I models throughout this period, due to the incompatibility between the Jaguar I and two models, were steadily upgraded to modern standards, eventually the last active service PcKTr-62S1 tank was upgraded to PcKTr-62S1SK in 2016. In 2016 a further 500 orders were placed for the new Jaguar II EVO tanks, as of 2019 200 of the Jaguar II EVO tanks have been delivered with the order expected to be fully completely in early 2022. A concurrent order for 300 Jaguar III tanks was made in 2018, with the order expected to be completed in 2021.

Variants[edit]

  • PcKTr 62KGV – The initial production variant with standard glacis laminate composite armour and offered since 1980.
  • PcKTr 62M – The main variant of the PcKTr-62 Jaguar. Generation 3, produced since 1984.
    • PcKTr 62K – The Export variant of the PcKTr-62, without reactive armour, has standard composite armour rather than TEKNO armour and downgraded optics.
      • PcKTr 62MB – A vartiant of the PcKTr-62S1M armed with a PL 111M 120mm gun.
    • PcKTr 62HMP - Introduced in 1995, the PcKTr-62S1HMP is upgraded to Lethality Modernization Program standard, features a remote weapons system for the top NSV, as well as upgraded optics and fire control systems.
      • PcKTr 62SK - Introduced in 2007 as an interim upgrade prior to existing Jaguar-Is being upgraded to Jaguar-II. the PcKTr-62HMP is further upgraded to Service Extension Program standard. Features advanced RVRP Pajzs-V ERA covering side skirts, the front of the hull and sides of the turret to facilitate the TEKNO armour. Also replaces the subpar 1,200hp engine with a 1,500hp engine with 3rd generation Hydrogas, Improved Air filtration, cooling and transmission.
  • PcKTr 65M – The main variant of the PcKTr-62 Jaguar-II, also known occasionally as the PcKTr-69S1. Generation 3 main battle tank produced since 1997. Over 200 minor differences between the baseline PcKTr-69S1A and the 69S2A, major changes to the turret include an upgraded FCS with independent commander's sight and better gun stabilization, the TMTR (Thermal Observation and Gunnery System) has been replaced by the TMTR-2 with second generation thermal imager; it's location has moved from the right side of the turret onto the gun shield, the turret has a conventional gun mantlet/shield, unlike the Jaguar 1 with it's mantlet-less design, the PL 110M 125mm smoothbore gun has been replaced by the higher pressure PL 112M 125mm smoothbore gun tank gun, altered ammunition storage which allows storing slightly longer projectiles and somewhat improved roof armor. Also includes a more powerful 1,500hp engine with 3rd generation Hydrogas, Improved Air filtration, cooling and transmission.
    • PcKTr 65TK – Introduced in 2004 the "Firepower Extension" version of the Jaguar II includes, advanced RVRP Pajzs-V ERA, advanced surveillance and target acquisition, heavily upgraded FCS with 24 hour hunter-killer capability and updated modern electronic architecture, some TK models have partial camouflage coverage.
      • PcKTr 65MVTK – Introduced in 2007 the MVTK version of the Jaguar II includes the modern urban survival kit with advanced RVRP Pajzs-V ERA covering side skirts, the front of the hull and sides of the turret to facilitate the TEKNO armour. Also includes the SÖRÉT active defence system which uses a shotgun-like blast to intercept incoming enemy projectiles such as ATGMs and RPGs. Majority of MVTK tanks include all-covering camouflage.
        • PcKTr 66F – The Jaguar F modification of the MVTK hull has the turret of the Jaguar-II completely redesigned to accommodate the new PL 112M2 125mm Smoothbore gun with increased firepower compared to its contemporaries, heavier armour, as well as upgraded optics, sensors and FCS, the 1,500hp engine has been retrofitted in favour of a 1,600hp engine to support the increased load Introduced in late 2016 as an interim upgrade package to bring the PcKTr-62 up to modern standards before being eventually replaced with Jaguar-III tanks. Often referred to as Jaguar 2 EVO.
      • PcKTr-66F2 – Next Generation modification introduced in early 2018 as an extensive modernisation program for the Jaguar to match Stasnovan and Gorbatovic tanks such as the T-17 Volk and BT-16, as well as Chazicarian tanks such as the Pzr-4a1 Dragoner. The Jaguar-III features a modernised electronic and video architecture system enabling the commander to transfer tasks to other crew members, the electronic architecture has a large emphasis on functionality and user-friendliness. The Jaguar-III also includes a highly effective KARTÁCS Hard-kill ADS capable of intercepting both KE penetrators and modern anti tank missiles such as the Stasnovan Metis. In addition the tank also an updated 128mm 114M smoothbore cannon with the capability to fire VIPER ATGMs, the 114M compared to other contemporary tank guns has superior muzzle velocity, and is accompanied by superior FCS and gun stabilisers allowing for faster targeting and greater hit probability, including updated thermal optics. Most of the upgrades such as ADS and Jammers are fully modular and capable of being removed or added within a short timespan, the 1,500hp engine has been retrofitted in favour of a 1,600hp engine to support the increased load. Unveiled in 2017 and entered service early 2018.
        • PcKTr-66F2 Titán – The Titán modification of the Jaguar-III utilizes Titanium Carbide armour modules rather than Depleted Uranium.
    • PclGépj-62 - The PclGépj-62 is an engineering vehicle based off the PcKTr-62S2A, in place of the turret it has a large hydraulic excavator arm, which can be used to excavate areas, move obstacles, and deposit the fascine that the vehicle carries at its rear. The vehicle is usually also fitted with a plough on the front, which enables it to clear mines, either detonating them on contact, or pushing them out of the way to clear a safe channel for following vehicles.
    • HídHk-62 - The HídHk-62 is an armoured bridge laying vehicle based off the chassis of the PcKTr-62S2A. It can carry a single 26-metre-long bridge or two 12-metre-long bridges. It can also be fitted with a bulldozer blade.
  • PcKTr-62SN1 - Next Generation proposal with a prototype completed in early 2019. Features an unmanned turret and higher calibre PL 114M 128mm smoothbore cannon, along with all the other features of a Jaguar 2 with S2K2 package. Project abandoned in late 2019.

Operators[edit]

Current operators[edit]

See also[edit]

Template:Third generation main battle tanks in Atlas

Tanks of comparable role, performance and era[edit]