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MT-LB Russian Amphibious Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)

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"Infantry Vehicles"
"Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs)"
"Amphibious Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)"
"Russia (RUS)"
"PRO_Angola"
"PRO_Armenia"
"PRO_Azerbaijan"
"PRO_Bangladesh"
"PRO_Bulgaria"
"PRO_CFE Treaty"
"PRO_Eritrea"
"PRO_Finland"
"PRO_Georgia"
"PRO_Iraq"
"PRO_Kazakhstan"
"PRO_Lithuania"
"PRO_Macedonia"
"PRO_Moldova"
"PRO_Montenegro"
"PRO_Myanmar"
"PRO_Nigeria"
"PRO_North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea)"
"PRO_Poland"
"PRO_Russian Federation"
"PRO_Serbia"
"PRO_Sweden"
"PRO_Syria"
"PRO_Ukraine"
"PRO_Uruguay"
"Land"
"Tier4"
notes"The MT-LB is a Soviet multi-purpose fully amphibious auxiliary armored tracked vehicle, which was first introduced in the 1950s. It is also produced in Poland, where (starting mid-1990s) its YaMZ engine was replaced by a Polish one. In the 1950s, the Soviet Central Auto and Tractor Directorate began a development program to replace the AT-P series of artillery tractors (which were based on the ASU-57 airborne self-propelled gun) with a new generation of vehicles. The MT-L was developed to meet this requirement based on the PT-76 amphibious light tank chassis. The MT-LB is the armored variant of the MT-L. Entering production in the early 1970s, it was cheap to build, is based on many existing components, e.g. the engine, which was originally developed for trucks. It is built at the Kharkiv Tractor Plant and under license in Poland by Huta Stalowa Wola and Bulgaria. The crew, a driver, and a commander/gunner sit in a compartment at the front of the vehicle, with the engine behind them. A compartment at the rear enables up to 11 infantry to be carried or a cargo of up to 2,000 kg. A load of 6,500 kg can be towed. The vehicle is fully amphibious, being propelled by its tracks in the water. A small turret at the front of the vehicle fits a 7.62 mm PKT machine gun with a 360-degree manual traverse and an elevation of −5 to +30 degrees. The vehicle is lightly armored against small arms and shell splinters with a thickness of 3 to 10 mm of steel with a maximum of 14 mm for the turret front. The infantry compartment has two hatches over the top, which open forwards. There are four firing ports—one on either side of the hull, the other two in the rear twin doors of the infantry compartment. The driver is provided with a TVN-2 infra-red periscope, which in combination with the OU-3GK infra-red/white light searchlight provides a range of about 40 m. All vehicles include an NBC system."
dateOfIntroduction1966
countryOfOrigin"Russia (RUS)"
proliferation"Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, CFE Treaty, Eritrea, Finland, Georgia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nigeria, North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea), Poland, Russian Federation, Serbia, Sweden, Syria, Ukraine, Uruguay"
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"Angola"
"Armenia"
"Azerbaijan"
"Bangladesh"
"Bulgaria"
"CFE Treaty"
"Eritrea"
"Finland"
"Georgia"
"Iraq"
"Kazakhstan"
"Lithuania"
"Macedonia"
"Moldova"
"Montenegro"
"Myanmar"
"Nigeria"
"North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea)"
"Poland"
"Russian Federation"
"Serbia"
"Sweden"
"Syria"
"Ukraine"
"Uruguay"
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name"APC MTLB TRKD CLASS"
string"01.01.222.002.007.000.000"
images
"MTLB_Oblique.jpeg"
"MTLB_Left_Oblique.jpg"
"MTLB_AAA.jpeg"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"MT-LB"
name"Type"
value"Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Kharkiv Tractor Plant"
name"Crew"
value"2"
units"ea"
name"Passenger Capacity"
value"11"
units"ea"
name"Payload Capacity"
value"2,000 kg"
name"Tow Capacity"
value"6,500 kg"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length, Overall"
value"6.454 m"
name"Length, Hull"
value"6.454 m"
name"Width"
value"2.86 m"
name"Height"
value"1.865 m"
name"Track Width"
value"350 mm"
name"Track Length"
value"3.7 m"
name"Weight, Standard"
value"9,700 kg"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"11,900 kg"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"YaMZ 238 V"
name"Engine Type"
value"V-8, diesel"
name"Engine Power"
value"240 hp at 2,100 rpm"
name"Power-to-Weight Ratio"
value"20.16 hp/t"
name"Fuel Capacity"
value"450 liters"
name"Gearbox"
value"Manual, Fwd: 6, Rev: 1"
name"Electrical System"
value"24 V"
name"Steering"
value"clutch and brake"
name"Suspension"
value"torsion bar"
name"Maximum Land Speed"
value"61.5 km/h"
name"Maximum Water Speed"
value"4.5 km/h"
name"Range"
value"500 km"
name"Gradient"
value"60%"
name"Side Slope"
value"30%"
name"Vertical Obstacle"
value"0.61 m"
name"Trench"
value"2.41 m"
name"Communications"
sections
name"R-173"
properties
name"Frequency Range"
value"30.00 - 75.99 MHz"
name"HF Output"
value"30"
units"W"
name"Mudulation"
value"FM"
name"Display"
value"Digital"
name"Entry of Frequency"
value"Touchpad"
name"Preset Channels"
value"10"
name"Digital Transmission"
value"INA"
name"Sensitivity"
value"1.5 uV"
name"Range"
value"50"
units"K"
name"Operational Voltage"
value"27+-2v"
name"Weight"
value"43"
units"kg"
name"Dimensions"
value"428 × 222 × 238"
units"mm"
name"Main Weapon System"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"1 × Turret-mounted 7.62 mm PKT machine gun"
name"Type"
value"General-Purpose Machine Gun"
name"Caliber"
value"7.62 mm"
name"Length"
value"1,098 mm"
name"Barrel Length"
value"772 mm"
name"Weight"
value"7.5 kg"
name"Action"
value"Gas-operated, open bolt"
name"Rate of Fire"
value"700–800 rounds/min"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"825 m/s"
name"Maximum Firing Range"
value"4,000 m"
name"Effective Firing Range"
value"1,500 m"
name"Feed System"
value"Non-disintegrating metal 50 round belts in 100 and 200/250 round ammunition boxes"
name"Sights"
value"Iron Sights"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Type"
value"Rifle"
name"Caliber"
value"7.62 mm"
name"Cartridge"
value"7.62×54mmR"
name"Basic Load"
value"2,000 Rounds"
name"Fire Control"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Computerized FCS"
value"No"
name"Thermal Sight Vehicle Commander"
value"N/A"
name"Thermal Sight Gunner"
value"N/A"
name"Main Gun Stabilization"
value"N/A"
name"Range, Day Sight"
value"1,500"
units"m"
name"Range, Thermal Sight"
value"N/A"
name"Field of View"
value"23"
units"degrees"
name"Protection"
properties
name"Hull Armor"
value"The MT-LB is armored according to its role, which means that it is capable of withstanding small arms fire and shell splinters but not much more. The hull has been adapted for high-intensity combat under different variants, but this has not included additional protection. In its basic configuration, the MT-LB is built from welded steel, which is thought to be a maximum of 14 mm thick and a minimum of 7 mm."
name"Turret Armor"
value"14"
units"mm"
name"Applique Armor"
value"Available"
name"Explosive Reactive Armor"
value"No"
name"Active Protection System"
value"No"
name"Mine Clearing"
value"No"
name"Self-Entrenching Blade"
value"Optional"
name"NBC Protection"
value"Yes"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"No"
name"Night Vision Device Capable"
value"Yes. Some versions have spot lights."
name"CVI: HATS"
properties
name"Hull"
value"Long rectangular box shaped hull with a low silhouette. Distinct 'frog' face front slope. Twin eyelet windshields for vehicle commander and driver. Engine exhaust located mid-top left side."
name"Armament"
value"Usually features a long barrel heavy machine gun."
name"Turret"
value"Front right side of vehicle. R2D2-shaped. Rotates 360 degrees."
name"Suspension"
value"6 evenly-space road wheels. Road wheels resemble trash can lids. Unsupported track appears to sag from drive and return sprockets."
variants
name"MT-LBM (izdeliye 6M)"
notes"MT-LB modernization developed by Muromteplovoz in the 1990s. It can be fitted with several different turrets."
name"MT-LBM (izdeliye 6MA)"
notes"MT-LBM fitted with a turret from BTR-80, with a KPVT 14.5mm machine gun and co-axial PKT 7.62mm machine gun."
name"MT-LBM (izdeliye 6MA1)"
notes"MA armed with additional AGS-17 30 mm automatic grenade launcher."
name"MT-LBM (izdeliye 6MA4)"
notes"MA1 armed with KPVB 23x115 mm instead of KPVT 14.5 mm heavy machine gun."
name"MT-LBM (izdeliye 6MA2)"
notes"MA armed with KPVB 23x115 mm instead of KPVT 14.5 mm heavy machine gun."
name"MT-LBM (izdeliye 6MA3)"
notes"MT-LBM armed with four 9M133 Kornet ATGM launchers, 7.62 mm PKTM tank machine gun and an AGS-30 30 mm automatic grenade launcher."
name"MT-LBM (izdeliye 6 MB)"
notes"MT-LBM fitted with a turret from BTR-80A, using a 2A72 30 mm autocannon and co-axial PKT 7.62mm machine gun."
name"MT-LBM (izdeliye 6MB2)"
notes"MB armed with AGS-17 30 mm."
name"MT-LBM (izdeliye 6MB3)"
notes"MT-LBM armed with GSh-23V 23 mm, AGS-30 30 mm and "Kord" 12.7 mm."
name"MT-LBM (izdeliye 6MB4)"
notes"MT-LBM armed with GSh-30K 30 mm, AGS-30 30 mm and "Kord" 12.7 mm."
name"MT-LBM (izdeliye 6MB5)"
notes"MT-LBM armed with twin gun 23 or 30 mm, "Igla" SAM and equipped with improved sights."
name"MT-LBM1 (izdeliye 6M1)"
notes"MT-LBM fitted with 300-310 hp engine."
name"MT-LBM2"
notes"MT-LBM upgrade package developed by Kurganmashzavod with new engine and transmission, improved suspension, BMP style side skirts etc. Prototype."
name"2S24"
notes"Mortar carrier with 2B24 (or 2B14 "Podnos") 82 mm mortar and 83 rounds. The system designator for the carrier vehicle, mortar, and ammunition is 2K32 "Deva". The 2S24 was designed by TsNII "Burevestnik" and has a crew of five. In service with RF Interior Ministry."
name"MT-LBVMK"
notes"A modification of MT-LBVM with "Kord" 12.7 mm machine gun instead of NSVT 12.7 mm."
name"MTP-LB"
notes"Technical support version with no turret, an A-frame and stowage on the roof."
name"Note:"
notes"There are more than 50 additional variants to the MT-LB. The variants above were chosen because they are linked to the Russian Federation and will likely be the most modern / upgraded."
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