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KMT-5M attached to T-54/55
KMT-5M attachments to T-54/55

The KMT-5M is a Soviet tank mounted mechanical mine clearing device in the KMT series that is designed to disable anti-tank mines by plowing up or mechanically breaking them from the lines in front of tank tracks. It was first introduced in the 1960s.[1] The device can be mounted to T-54/55, T-62 and T-64 tanks. The plow has nowadays been mostly replaced by the modern version KMT-7 that can be installed to T-72, T-80 and T-90 series of tanks.[2] It was however recently copied by the Romanians in there D-5M mine clearing system.

Technical specifications[2][edit]

  • Operating speed:6–12 km/h
  • Cleared lane width: 0.81 m X 2
  • Depth of clearance: 0.1 m
  • Install time: 30-45 min
  • Removal time: 8-13 min
  • Weight: 7.5 t(m)