T-84 oplot M Possibly the new war horse of Pakistan Army

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  1. Zarvan

    Zarvan Regular Member

    Apr 21, 2014
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    T-84 oplot M Possibly the new war horse of Pakistan Army !

    The oplot M has been considerd over the MBT 3000. It is official that Pakistan will not pursue the MB-3000 Pakistan Army was evaluating the Oplot-M along with Vt-04 in Bahawalpur Firing range,and Pakistan have opted Oplot-M instead of VT-04/MBT-3000 of Norinco industries,China. Reports suggests that Pakistan would produce Oplot-M under TOT amd with 60% local parts production. Pakistan Army might select more advanced engine 6td-3 over the standard 6td-2e6.

    Certain change will be made.Allow me to further explain. The Ukrainians have offered the latest version of tank with new 1500 bhp engine which will increase it's agility and power to weight ratio and mobility ..

    The Oplot-M main battle tank is a further development of the previous Oplot, which is based on the T-84. This MBT was revealed in 2008. It is an improved version, rather than entirely new design. This main battle tank completed Ukrainian Army trials. Thailand ordered 49 of these tanks. All of these machines were planned to be delivered by 2014. Sometimes these tanks are referred as Oplot-T.

    The Oplot-M MBT is fitted with Duplet (Nozh-2) built-in explosive reactive armor of new generation, that protects against tandem warheads. It is claimed to be superior to the Russian Kontakt 5 ERA armor. Protection of hull sides was also improved. Vehicle is fitted with Shtora countermeasures system, which reduced hit probability of enemy ATGW with semi-automatic guidance. This MBT can also be fitted with Zaslon active protection system.

    The Oplot-M main battle tank is armed with a 125-mm fully-stabilized smoothbore gun, fitted with a carousel-type autoloader. Vehicle is capable of firing 9K119M Reflex (NATO Designation AT-11 Sniper-B) gun-launched anti-tank guided missiles. These missiles are launched in the same manner as ordinary munitions. Maximum range of fire is 5 000 m. A total of 40 rounds are carried inside the hull.

    Secondary armament consists of coaxial 7.62-mm machine gun and remotely controlled 12.7-mm machine gun, mounted on top of the roof.

    The Oplot-M has improved sights, aiming and observation systems.

    Vehicle is powered by Ukrainian 6TD-2E turbocharged diesel engine, developing 1 200 hp. It is improved and more environmentally friendly version of the previous 6TD-2 diesel engine, used on the T-84 MBT. Another engine, the 6TD-3 is currently under development. It will have a power output of 1500 hp. This main battle tank is also fitted with auxiliary power unit, which powers all systems, when the main engine is shut down. The Oplot-M is fitted with a deep wading kit and can ford water obstacles up to 5 m deep.

    Specifications :


    The BM Oplot is a further development of the previous Oplot, which is based on the T-84 main battle tank. The tank has a conventional layout with the driver's compartment at the front, fighting compartment in the middle and engine at the rear, accommodating a crew of three members.

    The driver sitting in the centre is provided with a single-piece hatch cover that opens to the right. The commander on the right and the gunner on the left have single-piece hatches.

    Tank has a length of 9.7 m (including the forward-facing gun), a width of 3.4 m without removable side skirts, and a height of 2.8 m. The combat weight of the tank is 51 tons.


    The Oplot MBT is armed with a 125 mm smoothbore KBA-3 cannon, a KT-7.62 (PKT) Coaxial machine gun and a KT-12.7 anti-aircraft machine gun. The main gun is fed by a loading system equipped with conveyor, automatic loader and control system. The ammunition includes high explosive fragmentation (HE-FRAG), armour-piercing fin-stabilised discarding-sabot (APFSDS), high explosive anti tank (HEAT) and gun mount (GM) rounds.

    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 missile can be fired on the move against travelling targets. The tandem warhead fitted on the missile can defeat targets equipped with explosive reactive armour and advanced spaced armour.

    The Oplot has 46 rounds of ammunition for the main gun, of which 28 rounds are placed in the automatic loader. Other ammunition types carried are 1,250 rounds for KT-7.62 machine gun, 450 rounds for KT-12.7 machine gun and 450 rounds for AKS submachine gun.

    Fire Control:

    The vehicle has three forward-facing periscopes in front of the driver's cupola. The centre periscope can be replaced with a night driving device.

    The fire control system includes a gunner's day sight, PNK-6 commander's panoramic sighting system, PTT-2 thermal imaging sight, anti-aircraft sight and anti-aircraft machine gun control system. Detection range of targets for thermal sighting system is up to 8 km.

    The tank is also equipped with LIO-V ballistic computer, armament stabiliser and other systems.

    The advanced fire-control system enables the gunner or commander to lay and fire the main armament on the move. The stationary and moving targets can be hit with a high first round hit probability.


    The protection system includes multilayer passive armour, Nozh-2 explosive reactive armour, Zaslon active protection system, Varta optronic countermeasures system and other tank protection means.

    Built-in new generation Nozh-2 anti-tandem-warhead explosive reactive armour protects against APFSDS, (HESH) or high-explosive plastic (HEP) and HEAT-type projectiles.

    Nozh-2 ensures protection against:

    hand anti-tank grenades, hand-held and stationary grenade launchers and recoilless guns (including ammunition with tandem warheads)
    anti-tank missiles of TOW-2, MILAN and Shturm-S type
    HEAT projectiles fired by 125 mm tank smoothbore guns
    APFSDS projectiles fire by 125 mm and 120 mm tank guns
    Both sides of the driver's compartment are fitted with explosive reactive armour panels for extended protection. The hull sides are hinged with large rubber skirts to withstand the attacks of man-portable anti-tank weapons. The modular explosive reactive armour package can be easily replaced or upgraded according to the future requirements.

    Oplot features a Varta optronic countermeasures system for deceiving incoming missiles and anti-tank guided weapons. The system integrates laser warning sensors, infra-red jammer and smoke / aerosol screen laying system. The optronic countermeasure system provides:

    confusing of the guidance systems of ATGM by putting out laser jamming covering the horizontal plane of ±18° relative to the main gun tube and ±2° in the vertical plane
    jamming of the ATGM guidance systems that use laser illumination of targets, semi-automatic laser guided homing projectiles as well as artillery systems equipped with laser range-finders by activating the remote fast-deploying aerosol screens in a sector of ±45° relative to the main gun tube
    Crew's collective protection system ensures protection of the crew and interior equipment against effects of nuclear explosions, radioactive substances, toxic agents and biological warfare agents, as well as detection and suppression of fires in the crew compartment and power pack compartment.

    The Oplot tank can withstand an explosion of up to 10 kg trinitrotoluene (TNT) under the tank track and up to 4 kg TNT under the driver's compartment. The vehicle has overpressure-type NBC protection system and can be fitted with track mine-clearing systems.


    BM Oplot is powered by a 6TD-2E 6-cylinder turbocharged liquid-cooled engine, which delivers 1,200 hp (882 kW). It is improved and more environmentally friendly version of the previous 6TD-2 diesel engine, used on the T-84 MBT. Also tank would be powered by a more powerful 6TD-3 diesel, developing 1,500 hp. Both engines could use diesel, jet engine fuel, petrol or any mixtures of them.

    The engine provides a maximum speed of 70 km/h and a range of 500 km with additional fuel tanks. The battle tank is also equipped with a diesel-electric auxiliary power unit (10kW) to supply power to onboard systems when the main engine is turned off.

    BM Oplot is equipped with torsion bar type suspension. Either side of the six dual rubber-tyred road wheels are provided with idler at forward, drive sprocket at the rear, and track support rollers.

    The first, second and sixth road wheel stations are fitted with hydraulic shock absorbers. The tank can negotiate a gradient of 320 and side slope of 250. Equally, the tank can ford a water depth of 5m using deep water fording equipment.

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  3. sob

    sob Moderator Moderator

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    I am not familiar with the details of the specs.

    @sayareakd @ersakthivel and some others if you could throw some light on the specs.

    No need to trouble @Blackwater paaji, he is omnipresent in all Pakistan related threads.He will drop in automatically
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  4. Zarvan

    Zarvan Regular Member

    Apr 21, 2014
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    I have used the word probably because apparently two more Tanks will come in few months for testing one of them is T-90 MS.
    The other Tank I think would be T-99 A2
    These Tanks will be tested along with T-84 Oplot M and than final decision will be taken. But as for T-90 MS even on paper it doesn't come close to beating T-84 Oplot M not sure about T-99A2. T-84 Oplot M has passed the tests it would be most likely option for us
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