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MT-LB Multipurpose Armoured Vehicle

Specifications
Alternative Designations MT-LB-T
Date of Introduction 1970, modernized in 1995
Proliferation At least 9 countries
Description  
Crew 2
Troop Capacity 11 passengers
Combat Weight (mt) 11.9
Chassis Length Overall (m) 6.35
Height Overall (m) 1.87
Width Overall (m) 2.85
Ground Pressure (kg/cm 2 ) 0.46 standard track / 0.28 wide track
Automotive Performance  
Engine Type 290-hp Diesel
Cruising Range (km) 500
Speed (km/h)  
Max Road 61.5/70 modernized
Max Off-Road 30/45 modernized
Average Cross-Country INA
Max Swim 3-4
Fording Depth (m) Amphibious
Radio R-123 or upgrade to -123M/-173
Protection  
Armor, Turret Front (mm) 7-14
Applique Armor (mm) N/A
Explosive Reactive Armor (mm) INA
Active Protective System N/A
Mineclearing Equipment N/A
Self-Entrenching Blade Yes
NBC Protection System Collective
Smoke Equipment N/A
ARMAMENT  
Main Armament(s)  
Caliber, Type, Name 7.62-mm (7.62x 54R) machinegun, PKT
Rate of Fire (rd/min) 250 practical / 650 cyclic, 2-10 round bursts
Loader Type Belt-feed
Ready/Stowed Rounds INA
Elevation () -5/ +35
Fire on Move Yes
Auxiliary Weapon N/A
ATGM Launcher N/A
Firing Ports 1 on each side and 1 in each rear door.
FIRE CONTROL  
FCS Name INA
Main Gun Stabilization N/A
Rangefinder N/A
Infrared Searchlight N/A
Sights w/Magnification  
Gunner  
Day PP-61AM, 2.6x
Field of View () 23
Acquisition Range (m) 1,500 (est)
Night N/A
Commander Fire Main Gun No
MAIN ARMAMENT AMMUNITION  
Caliber, Type, Name 7.62-mm API, API-T
Maximum Aimed Range (m) 1,500
Max Effective Range (m)  
Day 1,000/400-500 on the move
Night INA
Tactical AA Range INA
Armor Penetration (mm) 8 (RHA) at 500 m
Other Ammunition Types Light Ball, Ball-T, Heavy Ball, Incendiary



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