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Crew: 3.

Combat Weight: 14,600 kg.

Ground Pressure: 0.50 kg/cm2.

Engine: V-6B 6-cylinder in-line water-cooled diesel with 240hp at 1800 RPM.

Fuel Capacity: 250 litres.

Maximum Speed: 50km/h.

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A Russian Army PT-76 Amphibious Tank

Maximum Range: With long range fuel tanks; 250 km.

Electrical System: 24V.

Gradient: 70%.

Side Slope: 35%

Fording: Amphibious.

Trench Crossing: 2.8 metres.

Vertical Obstacle: 1.1 metres.

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Art work of a PT-76 Amphibious Tank

Armament: 1 x 76.2mm gun with 40 rounds
...............1 x 7.62mm coaxial machine gun with 1000 rounds.

Gun Elevation/Depression: +14º/-6º.

Smoke Grenade Launchers: 8.

Comments: This amphibious tank was used in the 1971 Indo-Pak war in the former East Pakistan (Bangladesh). The PT-76 MBTs were kept in reserve status until recently and have since been disposed of. They are now used in a variety of roles - from target practice by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to static memorials at various military establishments around the country.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2009 15:12  

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