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Armored tracklayer

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The BAT-2 armored tracklayer is a versatile engineering vehicle designed to fulfill many roles

 
 
Entered service ?
Crew 2 + 8 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 39.7 t
Length 9.64 m
Width 4.2 m
Height 3.69 m
Performance
Track laying speed (ordinary terrain) up to 6.8 km/h
Track laying speed (snow) 8.15 km/h
Track laying speed (trees) 2.3 km/h
Earth working capacity 200 - 250 m/h
Crane capacity 2 t
Winch capacity 25 t
Mobility
Engine V-64-4 diesel
Engine power 700 hp
Maximum road speed 60 km/h
Range 500 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step ~ 0.8
Trench ~ 2.7
Fording 1.3 m

 

   The BAT-2 armored tracklayer is used for road and track clearing and grading. It can drive graded tracks across various terrain and snow. Vehicle is also used to create earth barriers, dig ditches. It can be also used during disaster relief operation. The BAT-2 is also described as the combat engineering vehicle due to it's versatility. This vehicle was intended to supplement the previous unarmored BAT-M high-speed tracklayer. The BAT-2 fulfils a wider range of missions than the BAT-M. It seems that this vehicle is no longer produced. The BAT-2 is currently in service with Russia, Hungary and Ukraine.

   The BAT-2 engineering vehicle is based on the MT-T heavy tracked transporter, which in turn uses many automotive components, such as suspension and running gear, of the T-64 main battle tank.

  The BAT-2 is fitted with a large bulldozer blade, which is larger than on the previous BAT-M. The blade width is adjustable to suit the task. In bulldozer mode the blade is 4.5 m wide, for road or track clearing it is 4.2 m wide, for grading operations it has a variable width between 4.1 and 4.35 m. The blade can also follow terrain contours. The BAT-2 drives graded track across terrain at a speed up to 6.8 km/h, across snow at 8.15 km/h, terrain with trees at 2.3 km/h. Vehicle has an earth working capacity of 200 - 250 m/h when digging ditches.

   Vehicle also has a 2 t capacity crane at the rear of the cab. The crane has a maximum boom reach of 7.3 m and can be used to clear obstacles. This combat engineering vehicle is also fitted with a 25 t capacity winch with 100 m of cable.

   The BAT-2 is operated by a crew of two. Vehicle has a fully-enclosed forward control cab. The cab provides seating for the crew and for a combat engineer squad of eight men. The cab is fitted with NBC protection system. A variety of combat engineer stores are carried behind the cab.

   The BAT-2 carries no defensive armament.

   This engineering vehicle is powered by a V-64-4 multi-fuel diesel engine, developing 700 hp. This engine is derived from that, used on the T-72 main battle tank. It is also used on some other Soviet military vehicles. Many automotive components are from the T-64 MBT. The BAT-2 fords water obstacles up to 1.3 m deep. This vehicle can operate in temperature range from -45C to +45C.

 

Video of the BAT-2 armored tracklayer

 

 
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