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BTM-3 Russian Trenching Machine

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"WEG"
"Engineer Systems"
"Counter-Mobility"
"Earthmovers and Bulldozers"
"Russia (RUS)"
"PRO_CFE Treaty"
"PRO_Cambodia"
"PRO_Russian Federation"
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notes"The fast trench-digging vehicle BTM-3 is designed to dig defensive and communication trenches in soils of up to IV type. The BTM consists of the basis vehicle and digging equipment. A heavy artillery prime-mover was used as the vehicle basis. When the vehicle is moving in transport mode, the gear box provides five gears for forward movement and one for backward. As soon as the vehicle starts digging trenches speed is decreased. The BTM can dig trenches in curves with a minimum radius of 25 m. The vehicle can switch from transport mode to operating (digging) mode in 10 minutes. When digging at 3rd gear, the BTM can approximately dig an 800 meter long man-sized trench in one hour."
dateOfIntroduction1957
countryOfOrigin"Russia (RUS)"
proliferation"CFE Treaty, Cambodia, Russian Federation"
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name"DITCH BTM 3 TRKD"
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"BTM_(C).jpg"
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name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"BTM-3"
name"Type"
value"Trenching machine"
name"Family"
value"BTM"
name"Crew"
value"2"
units"ea"
name"Troop Compartment Capacity"
value"INA"
name"Chassis"
value"Russian T-54 medium tank, however their ends were swapped in order to make an engine compartment at the front. So the AT-T and BTM-3 are essentially driving backwards comparing with the T-54 tank."
name"Bulldozer Blade"
value"Available"
name"Crane"
value"No"
name"Ground Penetrating Radar"
value"No"
name"Mine Clearing"
value"No"
name"Proofing Roller"
value"No"
name"Bucket Loader"
value"No"
name"Back-hoe Excavator"
value"No"
name"Scatterable Mine Dispenser"
value"No"
name"Ditch Trencher"
value"Yes"
name"Note"
value"The BTM-3 could dig straight, zigzag, or curved trenches. The rotor unloads the soil next to the trench, creating front and rear parapet of the trench which is around 0.5 m tall and provides additional protection."
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"7.0"
units"m"
name"Width"
value"3.17"
units"m"
name"Height"
value"4.32"
units"m"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"27.5 - 27.7 tons"
name"Trenching System"
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name"System"
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name"Type"
value""High-Speed Trenching Machine""
name"Dig Depth"
value"up to 1.5 m"
name"Earth working capacity (trench depth 0.4 - 0.5 m)"
value"1 200 - 1 400 m/h"
name"Earth working capacity (trench depth 1.1 m)"
value"270 - 810 m/h"
name"Earth working capacity (trench depth 1.5 m)"
value"270 - 560 m/h"
name"Emplacement"
value"5-7"
units"min"
name"Displacement"
value"INA"
name"Basic Trench"
value"1.1 m deep and 0.9 m wide"
name"Full-Size Trench"
value"0.5 m deep and 1.1 m wide"
name"Note #1"
value"This machine was used by motorized and mechanized infantry units. Each Soviet motorized or mechanized division (10 000~13 000 soldiers) had 3 of these trenching machines."
name"Note #2"
value"This trench-digging machine has a large rotor with buckets at the rear. There are a total of 8 buckets, with 160 l capacity each. The rotor is lowered behind the vehicle and digs trenches."
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"A-401"
name"Engine Type"
value"Diesel"
name"Engine Power"
value"305"
units"hp"
name"Maximum Range"
value"450-500"
units"km"
name"Speed, Maximum Road"
value"36"
units"km/h"
name"Speed, Average Cross"
value"INA"
name"Speed Maximum Swim"
value"Not Amphibious"
units"km/h"
name"Fording Depth"
value"1.1"
units"m"
name"Trench"
value"up to 1.8 m"
name"Communications"
properties
name"Tactical Radio"
value"R-113 standard tank radio."
name"Protection"
properties
name"Hull Armor"
value"Protection from small arms fire and projectile Splinters."
name"Applique Armor"
value"Available"
name"Mine Clearing"
value"Yes"
name"Self-Entrenching Blade"
value"Yes"
name"NBC Protection"
value"Yes"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"INA"
type"WEG"
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