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2S25 Sprut-SD

Amphibious light tank

2S25 Sprut-SD

The Sprut-SD light tank was designed for the airborne forces and naval infantry

Entered service 2005
Crew 3 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 18 t
Length (gun forward) 7.2 m
Hull length ~ 6.5 m
Width 3.2 m
Height ~ 2.2 m
Main gun 125-mm smoothbore
Machine guns 1 x 7.62-mm
Elevation range - 5 to + 15 degrees
Traverse range 360 degrees
Ammunition load
Main gun 40 rounds
Machine guns 2 000 rounds
Engine 2V-06-2S diesel
Engine power 510 hp
Maximum road speed 70 km/h
Amphibious speed on water 10 km/h
Range 500 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.9 m
Trench ~ 1.8 m
Fording Amphibious


   Despite that the 2S25 Sprut-SD is referred by Russians as the self-propelled anti-tank gun or tank destroyer, it is a light tank by its function. The Sprut-SD was designed for the airborne forces and naval infantry. It can be seen as a replacement for the out-dated PT-76 light tank. The 2S25 Sprut-SD has firepower comparable with modern MBTs and outperforms light tanks and tank destroyers in these terms. Officially it was accepted to service in 2005. Some sources claim that 50 to 75 Spruts are due to be delivered to Russian airborne units.

   Protection of the Sprut-SD has a very limited. Its front arc provides protection against 12.7-mm rounds. All-round protection is against small-arms fire and artillery shell splinters only. Despite that protection can be increased with add-on armor and various countermeasures system. Vehicle is fitted with an NBC protection and automatic fire extinguishing systems.

   The Sprut-SD is armed with a fully-stabilized 125-mm smoothbore gun, fitted with an autoloader. This gun is also used to launch anti-tank guided missies in the same manner as ordinary projectiles. This feature is common to all modern Russian MBTs. Laser-guided anti-tank missiles has a range of effective fire of up to 5 km. Missiles can also be used against low-flying helicopters. A total of 40 rounds including missiles are carried for the main gun. An autoloader holds 22 of them. The 2s25 Sprut SD has a rate of fire of 7 rounds per minute. Vehicle is fitted with a modern fire control system.

   Secondary armament consists of a single coaxial 7.62-mm machine gun.

   Vehicle has a crew of three, including commander, gunner and driver.

   The 2S25 Sprut-SD uses modified chassis of the BMD-3 airborne combat vehicle. It is powered by a 2V-06-2S diesel engine, developing 510 horsepower. Vehicle has a hydropneumatic suspension with adjustable ground clearance. The Sprut-SD is fully amphibious. On water it is propelled by two waterjets. Vehicle is sea worthy up to Sea State 3. It can also fire from the main gun in limited traverse range when afloat.  This light tank and can be airdropped with the crew on board.




   Sprut-SDM1 is an improved version that uses some technology of the new BMD-4M airborne combat vehicle and T-90MS main battle tank. The Sprut-SDM1 is fitted with new fire control system. It has new sights, from the T-90MS main battle tank. This light tank is powered by a UTD-29 engine, developing 500 hp. The same engine is also used on a BMP-3 IFV and BMD-4M airborne combat vehicle. It is more modern comparing with the original 2V-06-2S. Modifications were made to suspension. The Sprut-SDM1 is fitted with additional remotely controlled weapon station, armed with a 7.62-mm machine gun.


Video of the 2S25 Sprut-SD light tank

2S25 Sprut-SD

2S25 Sprut-SD

2S25 Sprut-SD

2S25 Sprut-SD

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