The delegation of the Armed Forces of Thailand visited the «Malyshev Plant» in Ukraine and have made the next acceptance of a batch of Oplot-T tanks, already the second time this year, – made within “the Thai contract”.
Next batch of tanks for the needs of the Armed Forces of Thailand is fully prepared for shipment.
The tanks were made in pursuance of a contract worth more than $ 240 million signed by GK “Ukrspetsexport” September 1, 2011 for the supply of 49 new Thai Army tanks BM and two armored recovery vehicles based on them, with the term of the contract is to the end of 2014.
Under the contract, the first five tanks were to be handed over to the customer in December 2012, then for a period putting the Thai side of the first five tanks called in May 2013. In reality, the first five tanks “Oplot-T” made under the contract, have been demonstrated in Kharkov only October 15, 2013, and delivered by sea to Thailand February 4, 2014. The second batch of five tanks “Oplot-T” was made “Plant Malyshev name “to the beginning of 2015 and delivered in Thailand May 31, 2015. The third batch of ten tanks, “Oplot-T” has been completed with the production of the end of 2015 to April 2016 and reached Thailand’s only now.
Main Battle Tank “Oplot” is a tracked combat vehicle of high firepower, reliable protection and high mobility.
The tank is intended to destroy all ground-based (surface) and low-flying at low speed air targets in condition of enemy countermeasures. “Oplot” can perform a wide range of combat tasks under various weather, meteorology and road conditions, under ambient temperature, ranging from -40 up to +55 °С, relative atmospheric humidity 98%.
The vehicle can operate under the temperature 25 °С and altitude of 3000 m, air dustiness encountered in actual operation
|Type||Main Battle Tank|
|power density||kW/t (hp/t) not less than||18,2 (24,7)|
|Ground pressure||МPа (kgf/сm2) not more than||0,097 (0,97)|
|Operating temperature||°С||-40 … +55|
|with gun forward||mm||9720|
|with gun backward||mm||9750|
|over detachable protective guards||mm||4176|
|Hight over commander sight||mm||2800|
|bearing surface length||mm||4290|
|clearance||mm||470 … 500|
|Operating figures (per tank under various road conditions)|
|average cross-country speed||km/hour||40 … 45|
|Maximum highway speed||km/hour||70|
|Reverse gear velocity:|
|Fuel use for 100 km:|
|on a dry soil road||liter, up to||325 … 370|
|on a paved road||liter, up to||300|
|Oil consumption for 100 km:|
|on a dry soil road||liter, up to||7 … 19|
|on a paved road||л, в||4 … 11|
|Fuel distance endurance:|
|on a dry soil road:|
|in the main fuel tanks||km||350|
|with additional barrels||km||450|
|on a paved road:|
|in the main fuel tanks||km||400|
|with additional barrels||km||500|
|Maximum side slope||degree||25|
|Vertical obstacle height||m||1,0|
|Fordable depth (without preliminary preparation)||m||1,8|
|Water obstacles with underwater driving equipment use:|
|(including rounds in loading machine)||unit||28|
|Machine-gun ammunitions type||unit||OFS, BPS, КS, UR|
|for КТ-7.62 machine-gun||unit||1250 (250х5)|
|for КТ12.7 machine-gun||unit||450 (150х3)|
|For automatic machine АКS||unit||450|
|Hand grenade F-1||unit||10|