T-72

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T-72
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T-72B3
TeepMain battle tank
Place o oreeginSoviet Union
Service history
In service1973–present
Uised biSee Operators
WarsSee Combat History
Production history
DesignerLeonid Kartsev-Valeri Venediktov
Designed1967–1973
ManufacturerUralvagonzavod
Unit cost0.5-1.2 in 1994-1996,[1] 30,962,000–61,924,000 rubles (US$1–2 million) (in 2009)[2]
Produced1973–present
No. biggit25,000+
Specifications (T-72A[5][4])
Wecht41.5 tonnes (45.7 short tons)
Lenth9.53 m (31 ft 3 in) gun forward
6.95 m (22 ft 10 in) hull
Weenth3.59 m (11 ft 9 in)
Hicht2.23 m (7 ft 4 in)
Crew3

Airmoursteel an composite airmour
Main
airmament
125 mm 2A46M/2A46M-5[3] smoothbore gun
Seicontar
airmament
  • 7.62 mm PKT coax machine gun
  • 12.7 mm NSVT antiaircraft machine gun
IngineV-12 diesel
780 hp (582 kw)
Pouer/wecht18.8 hp/t
TransmissionSynchromesh, hydraulically assisted, wi 7 forward an 1 reverse gears.
SuspensionTorsion bar
Grund clearance0.49 m (19 in)
Fuel capacity1,200 L (320 U.S. gal; 260 imp gal)
Operational
range
460 km (290 mi), 700 km (430 mi) wi fuel drums
Speed60 km/h (37 mph)[4]

The T-72 is a Soviet seicont-generation main battle tank that entered production in 1971.[6]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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  2. "Venezuela could order T-72 tanks from Russia". RIA Novosti. 2009-08-06. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 
  3. "05.10.14 -723". Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Chris Foss, Jane's Armour and Artillery 2005-2006, Jane's Information Group, p. 101, ISBN 0-7106-2686-X 
  5. "Gary's Combat Vehicle Reference Guide". Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  6. "T72 Tank". Retrieved 15 November 2014.