Object 785

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Object 785
Type Main battle tank
Place of origin  Soviet Union
Production history
Produced late 1970s
Weight 43 metric tons

Armour 700 mm (hull front)
600 mm (turret)
125 mm 2A82 smoothbore gun
130 mm rifled gun
Engine 2V-16 multifuel diesel engine
735 kW
Speed 75 km/h

Object 785 (Объект 785) was a Soviet experimental main battle tank built in the late 1970s.[1] It was an improved variant of the T-80B, with seven road wheels.[2]

The tank was testing the new generation 125 mm 2A82 smoothbore gun, carrying 50 rounds of ammunition, 30 of which in the loading mechanism.[3] It was also testing a 130 mm rifled gun, an improved variant of the M-65 gun used on tanks like Object 279.[4]

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