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Prototype main battle tank

Yatagan MBT

The T-84 Yatagan prototype main battle tank is fitted with NATO compatible 120-mm gun

Entered service -
Crew 3 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 48 t
Length (gun forward) 9.66 m
Hull length 7.7 m
Width (with skirts) 3.77 m
Height (turret roof) 2.21 m
Main gun 120-mm smoothbore
Machine guns 1 x 7.62-mm, 1 x 12.7-mm
Elevation range ?
Traverse range 360 degrees
Ammunition load
Main gun 40 rounds
Machine guns 4 000 x 7.62, 450 x 12.7
Engine 6TD-2 diesel
Engine power 1 200 hp
Maximum road speed 65 km/h
Range 540 km
Gradient 63%
Side slope 36%
Vertical step 1 m
Trench 2.85 m
Fording 1.8 m
Fording (with preparation) 5 m


   The Yatagan (Turkish sword), sometimes referred as the T-84-120, is a prototype main battle tank aimed at the export market. It was developed in Ukraine to meet the Turkish Army requirement for a new MBT. Comparative evaluation trials took place in 2000, however the Yatagan was not selected.

   It is a further development of the Oplot MBT, fitted with NATO compatible 120-mm smoothbore gun and new bustle-mounted autoloader, fitted with blow-out panels. Its design features were tested in the improved T-72-120 main battle tank. The new gun was developed in Ukraine to meet requirements of possible export customers.

   Protection of the Yatagan is similar to that of the Oplot main battle tank. It has a welded steel hull and turret and is fitted with built-in explosive reactive armor.

   Its 120-mm gun is compatible with all standard NATO tank munitions. The Yatagan can also fire Ukrainian-made anti-tank guided missiles in the same manner as ordinary rounds. It is a special version of the Russian AT-11 Sniper ATGM. A total of 40 rounds are carried. Autoloader holds 22 of them. Further 16 are stowed in additional stowage places inside the combat compartment.

   Fire control system derived from the Oplot MBT.

   Secondary armament consists of coaxial 7.62-mm machine gun and remotely-controlled 12.7-mm anti-aircraft machine gun.

   Vehicle is powered by the 6TD-2 multi-fuel diesel engine, developing 1 200 horsepower. Mobility of the Yatagan is similar to that of the Oplot. It also has a deep wading kit and can ford water obstacles up to 5 m deep.


Video of the Yatagan prototype MBT

Yatagan MBT

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Yatagan MBT

Yatagan MBT

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