The Yugoslavian M-84
main battle tank is essentially the license-produced T-72
Dimensions and weight
Length (gun forward)
1 x 7.62-mm, 1 x 12.7-mm
- 6 to + 13 degrees
2 000 x 7.62, 300 x 12.7
Maximum road speed
Fording (with preparation)
main battle tank is essentially the Soviet
T-72, produced under license.
However it has a number of Yugoslavian sub-systems. Production of
the M-84 MBT began in 1983 and first vehicles entered service in
1984. By 1992 over 600 of these MBTs have been built. Currently
it is operational with some countries of the former Yugoslavia and Kuwait.
The M-84 is
armed with a 125-mm smoothbore gun, fitted with an autoloader. This
MBT is completed with Yugoslavian fire control system.
armament consists of coaxial 7.62-mm machine gun and another 12.7-mm
MG mounted on top of the roof.
powered by a V-46TK supercharged diesel engine, developing 780 hp.
This MBT is fitted with a self-entrenching blade. It can ford water
obstacles up to 5 meters deep, using a deep wading kit.
M-84A MBT with improved armor, 1 000 hp engine and a number
of other improvements. It was in production between 1988 and 1991;
export version for Kuwait;
command tank for Kuwait;
armored recovery vehicle for Kuwait. It is a license-produced
version of the Polish WZT-3. A total of 15 units were built and
exported to Kuwait;
Vihor, a prototype main battle tank developed in the late 1980s;
also referred as the M-2001, developed in Serbia. It is broadly similar to Russian
T-90 in capabilities and appearance. It
uses Russian supplied Kontakt-5 explosive reactive armor, Shtora
countermeasures system and fire control system (compatible with the
AT-11 Sniper ATGMs);
"Sniper", developed in Croatia and featuring some improvements;