Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Russian firm develops MPCT multi-purpose crawler-transporter with electromechanical transmission

The Moscow-based “Special projects of mechanical engineering”  is developing a new MPCT multi-purpose crawler-transporter with electromechanical transmission.

The new MPCT  multi-purpose armoured tracked vehicle is intended to replace the aging Soviet MT-LB multi-purpose tracked carrier that is still in use by more than 20 countries.

The “Special projects of mechanical engineering” is currently working on the creation of a multi-purpose crawler-transporter (MPCT), fully capable to operate in the Arctic’s extreme conditions. For now, the company completed our calculations and mathematical modeling of the vehicle.

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MPCT is an innovative vehicle, which comprises:

  • hybrid power units;
  • electromechanical transmissions (EMTs);
  • intellectual on-board electronics and control systems;
  • remote control option;
  • rubber block tracks.

According to the company, key components of EMTs and hybrid power units (DVIT-110 traction motors, GVIT-210 traction generators, control systems) were developed by “Special projects of mechanical engineering”. MPCT has no components and assemblies of foreign manufacture. MPCT has no Russian counterparts.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Operational weight, 12 000 kg
  • Maximum load capacity, 4 000 kg
  • Maximum trailer weight, 6 500 kg
  • Total number of seats with driver’s one 18
  • Dimensions:
    length, 7 210 mm
    width, 2 850 mm
    height, 2 235 mm
  • Track, 2 500 mm
  • Wheelbase, 4 445 mm
  • Clearance, 400 mm
  • Speed:
    Ground, max., 65 kmph
    Swimming, max., 5 kmph
  • Maximum angle of gradient, 35°
  • Maximum banking angle, 25°
  • Engine YaMZ-536
  • Specific ground pressure, 0,485 kgf/sm2
  • Suspension: Individual, with torsion bar and hydraulic shock absorbers, mounted on the front and rear lower track rollers.

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