T-72M4CZ

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The T-72M4 CZ is an upgraded Czech version of the Soviet-made main battle tank T-72. The only user of this tank is the Czech Army. Between 2003 and 2006, 30 tanks were produced. The main armament is a 125 mm gun 2A46M. The crew comprises a gunner, driver and commander. Maximum speed on the road is 61 km/h, and in terrain 44 km/h. This tank is comparable with third generation MBT.[1] All tanks are still in active service.

Upgrade[edit]

The upgrade was a joint venture between Nimda, Finmeccanica - Selex Galileo of Italy and Vop Cz (VOP25). The upgrade consist of a new powerpack in the form of Perkins Condor CV 12, Allison XTG-411-6N automatic transmission and Selex Galileo TURMS/T Fire Control System. The navigation system was upgraded with NBV-97, which was developed by Letecké Přístroje Praha SRO and a new communications suite has been added.

For protection, a new ERA is called DYNA, meaning DYNamic Armour developed in Czech was added along with full NBC protection and a fire detection and suppression system by German company Kidde Deugra.

Variants[edit]

  • VT-72M4 CZ - recovery tank variant based on T-72M4 CZ for Czech Army.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "T-72M4 CZ". Retrieved 24 April 2015.

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