light tank was designed for the airborne forces and naval infantry
Dimensions and weight
Length (gun forward)
~ 6.5 m
~ 2.2 m
1 x 7.62-mm
- 5 to + 15 degrees
2 000 rounds
Maximum road speed
Amphibious speed on water
~ 0.9 m
~ 1.8 m
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
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.
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.
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.
armament consists of a single coaxial 7.62-mm machine gun.
a crew of three, including commander, gunner and driver.
Sprut-SD uses modified chassis of the
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.
is an improved version that uses some technology of the new
airborne combat vehicle and
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
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.