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BMO-T

Heavy armored personnel carrier

BMO-T heavy APC

The BMO-T is a dedicated armored transporter for specialized flamethrower squads

 
 
Country of origin Russia
Entered service 2001
Crew 2 men
Personnel 7 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 43.9 t
Length ~ 6.8 m
Width ~ 3.6 m
Height ~ 2.1 m
Armament
Machine guns 1 x 12.7-mm (1 000 rounds)
Mobility
Engine V-46 diesel
Engine power 780 hp
Maximum road speed ~ 60 km/h
Range ~ 500 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step 0.85 m
Trench 2.8 m
Fording 1.2 m

 

   The BMO-T specialized heavy armored personnel carrier is a Russian development. It is a dedicated transporter for specialized flamethrower squads, armed with RPO-A series portable infantry flamethrowers. Vehicle is intended to support infantry and tank formations and its primary targets are heavy fortifications. The BMO-T was adopted by the Russian Army in 2001, however it is not produced in quantity. Only a small number of these vehicles have been built to date.

   The BMO-T is based on the T-72 main battle tank. Tank turret has been removed replaced with a superstructure. The BMO-T has similar protection as the main battle tank. Vehicle has composite front armor and is fitted with built-in explosive reactive armor panels. Interior of the BMO-T is lined with Kevlar liner, that prevents spalling once the armor is penetrated. Vehicle is also fitted with NBC protection and automatic fire suppression systems.

   This heavy armored personnel carrier is armed with remotely controlled 12.7-mm machine gun. A total of 32 shoulder-launcher disposable RPO-A Shmel series flamethrowers are carried inside the vehicle.

   The BMO-T has a crew of two, including commander and driver and provides accommodation for a section of seven soldiers. Troops dismount through the roof or rear hatches.

   The BMO-T is based on a chassis of the T-72 main battle tank. It is powered by the V-46 diesel engine, developing 780 horsepower. Some sources claim that this heavy APC is fitted with newer V-84-1 or V-84M diesel engines, developing 840 hp. The BMO-T is fitted with a self-entrenching blade.

 

 
BMO-T heavy APC

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BMO-T heavy APC

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BMO-T heavy APC

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BMO-T heavy APC

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