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MTU-72 Russian Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge (AVLB) System

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"PRO_Egypt"
"PRO_Georgia"
"PRO_India"
"PRO_Iraq"
"PRO_Israel"
"PRO_North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea)"
"PRO_Romania"
"PRO_Russian Federation"
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"PRO_Slovakia"
"PRO_Slovenia"
"PRO_Sri Lanka"
"PRO_Ukraine"
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notes"The MTU-72 armored bridge layer is a combat engineering vehicle, designed to launch an assault bridge for tanks and other military vehicles across trenches and water obstacles. It entered service with the Soviet Army in 1974. It replaced or supplemented the previous MTU-20 and MT-55 bridge layers, based on the T-55 medium tank. Production of the MTU-72 ceased in 1990. Its replacement - the MTU-90 was ready for production in the late 1990s. However due to funding problems it received no production orders. It appears that the Russian Army was never keen on investing in armored bridge layers. The MTU-72 bridge layer is based on a modified T-72 main battle tank chassis. A number of the Soviet T-72B or T-72M1 tanks were converted to an armored bridge layer by removing the turret and replacing it with a bridge-launching system. Some sources mention, that some bridge layers were produced utilizing newly-built T-72 chassis."
dateOfIntroduction1974
countryOfOrigin"Russia (RUS)"
proliferation"Belarus, CFE Treaty, Egypt, Georgia, India, Iraq, Israel, North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea), Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Ukraine"
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name"MTU 72"
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name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designations"
value"MTU-72"
name"Type"
value"Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge (AVLB) System"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Ural Transport Engineering Plant State Association (Uralvagonzavod)."
name"Chassis"
value"T-72S"
name"Crew"
value"2"
units"ea"
name"Emplacement Time"
value"3 minutes"
name"Displacement Time"
value"8 minutes"
name"Dozer Blade"
value"The vehicle is fitted with a hydraulically operated front-mounted stabiliser blade. This can also double as a dozer blade to clear obstacles or prepare bridging sites."
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"11.64 m"
name"Width"
value"3.46 m"
name"Height"
value"3.38 m"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"40,000 kg"
name"Track Length"
value"4.278m"
name"Track Width"
value"580 mm"
name"Ground Clearance"
value"0.492 m"
name"Ground Pressure"
value"0.808kg/cm² (79238Pa) (11.49psi)"
name"Bridging System"
properties
name"Name"
value"MTU-72 Bridge"
name"Length, Span"
value"18 m"
name"Length, Deployed"
value"20 m"
name"Length, Folded"
value"9.42 m"
name"Width, Bridge"
value"3.3 m"
name"Width, Trackway"
value"1.0 m"
name"Weight, Bridge"
value"6,400 kg"
name"Load Capacity"
value"50,000 kg"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"V-84–1"
name"Engine Type"
value"Multifuel"
name"Engine Power"
value"840 hp at 2,000 rpm"
name"Power-to-Weight Ratio"
value"21hp/t"
name"Fuel Capacity"
value"1,000 Liters"
name"Gearbox"
value"synchromesh, hydraulically assisted"
name"Electrical System"
value"24V"
name"Suspension"
value"torsion bar"
name"Maximum Speed"
value"60 km/h"
name"Range"
value"500 km"
name"Gradient"
value"60%"
name"Side Slope"
value"40%"
name"Vertical Obstacle"
value"0.85 m"
name"Trench"
value"2.8 m"
name"Fording, without Preparation"
value"1.0 m"
name"Fording, with Preparation"
value"4.5 m"
name"Main Weapon System"
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name"System"
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name"Name"
value"1 × roof mounted 7.62mm PKMB Machine Gun"
name"Type"
value"General-Purpose Machine Gun"
name"Caliber"
value"7.62 mm"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Degtyaryov plant"
name"Length"
value"1,203 mm"
name"Weight"
value"7.5 kg"
name"Action"
value"Gas-operated, open bolt"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"825 m/s"
name"Rate of Fire"
value"600-800 rounds per minute"
name"Effective Rate of Fire"
value"250 rounds per minute"
name"Sighting Range of Fire"
value"1,500 m"
name"Belt"
value"250 Rounds"
name"Sights"
value"Tangent iron sights (default); Optical, Night-vision, Thermal and Radar sights."
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Type"
value"Rifle"
name"Caliber"
value"7.62mm"
name"Cartridge"
value"7.62×54mmR"
name"Basic Load"
value"1,000 Rounds"
name"Protection"
properties
name"Hull Armor"
value"Steel and composite armor with ERA"
name"Applique Armor"
value"No"
name"Active Protection System"
value"None"
name"NBC Equipment"
value"Yes"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"Yes, a thermal smoke generation unit for screening."
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