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Tank T-90MS Main Battle Tank

Tank T-90MS Main Battle Tank

The T-90MS is a New and the latest manufacturing in AFV (Armoured Fighting Vehicle) world by Russia. It is a modernized version of the T-90 main battle tank (MBT) built by Uralvagonzavod. It have very fast and quick mobility, quick fire response, heavy protection armour and it is equipped with powerful weapon systems, modern automatic fire control systems, robust and powerful engine, reliable transmission, and APU (auxiliary power unit).


Specification of MBT T-90MS

1. Crew                               :    3

2. Weight with ammo        :    48 t +3%

3. Engine                               :    1,130 hp

4. Power to weight ratio   :    23 hp/t

5. Top Road Speed            :    70 km/h

6. Cruising range              :    500 km

7. Main Armaments         :    125mm Canon Gun

8. Secondary Armaments:    7.62mm Anti Air Craft Machine Gun

9. Cross Country Capability

                    Gradient:    60%

                    Side slope: 40%

                    Vertical step: 0.8 m

                    Trench crossing: 2.85 m

                    Fording: 1.8 m

                    Fording (preparation): 5 m


Special Features

1. The T-90MS MBT is equipped with powerful weapon systems, modern automatic fire control systems, robust and powerful engine, reliable transmission, APU (auxiliary power unit).

2. The 125mm cannon allows to engage targets at long distances with high accuracy, and keeps the MBT from the enemy Anti-Tank Assets effective area.

3. Modern Machine Gun Mount is extremely efficient against various light targets due to a stabilizer.

4. The Fire Control System provides sustained target search, detection, identification and tracking under any weather conditions, day and night, from a halt position or on the move. The Т-90MS MBT offers comprehensive protection against conventional ammunition, precision guided weapons (guided artillery projectiles, ATGMs) and anti-tank rockets.


Armament of the T-90MS MBT

The main armament of the tank is a 125mm Canon 2A46M-5 high accuracy gun. The cannon can fire different types of ammunition like APFSDS, Heat and HE. The tank has the capacity to carry up to 40 rounds of 125mm ammunition.

The MBT is also armed with a 7.62mm anti-aircraft machine gun on a remotely controlled weapon station mounted on top of the turret to destroy stationary and moving targets. It can carry 2,000 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition and 800 cartridges. Six smoke-grenade dischargers are also fitted on each side of the turret.


Modular explosive reactive armour (ERA) panels are installed on rear and side projections. The ERA panels protect the tank from small weapons and shell splinters. The forward hull and turret can be equipped with RELIKT ERA for protection against anti-tank missiles. The tank includes a collective PKUZ-1A NBC (nuclear, biological and chemical) protection system, and is also fitted with opto-electronic screening system, electromagnetic protection system and quick-action fighting equipment.

Engine and mobility

The tank is powered by a 12-cylinder V-92S2F diesel engine producing a maximum power output of 1,130hp. The engine is coupled to an automatic transmission with seven forward gears and one reverse gear.

The T-90MS main battle tank features torsion bar suspension integrating six hydraulic vane-type shock absorbers, as well as six road wheel and three track support rollers (top roller) per side. It can accomplish a speed of 60km/h and a range of 550km. It can ford at a depth of 1.8m, while its maximum fording depth with USCE (under steam control equipment) is 5m.

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