T-84 Oplot at Arms and Security
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The tank is intended to be used during the day/night combat conditions. The 51-tonne tank is suitable for difficult geographic conditions with its 6TD-2 1200 Hp engine. The power to weight ratio hp/t is 23,5. It can reach a speed of up to 70 km/h and has a range of 500 km. The tank has three crew with an automatic loading system. The main gun calibre is a 125 mm smoothbore cannon. The tank is suitable for missions between -40 to +55 Centigrade degree.
The engine is multi-fuel. An auxiliary power unit supplies a tank when the engine is off. The tank has explosive reactive armour protection against tandem HEAT and APFSDS projectiles. It also has complex detection and optical-electronic suppression system of the enemy’s guidance and sighting devices. It is equipped with a thermal imager, digital ballistic computer, navigational support system. The main gun can also fire a laser-guided missile against battle tanks, armoured vehicles and hovering helicopters within the range of 5,000m.
The T-84 is a Ukrainian main battle tank (MBT), a development of the Soviet T-80 main battle tank introduced in 1976. The T-84 is the latest Ukrainian development of the T-80 series, designed by Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau. The main design objective was to make Ukraine’s arms industry independent of Russia’s, resulting in difficulties in fulfilling a contract to supply T-80UD tanks to Pakistan.