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DT-30 Vityaz

All-terrain articulated tracked carrier

DT-30P Vityaz

The DT-30P Vityaz tracked carrier was designed to transport loads in the arctic conditions

 
 
DT-30P
Country of origin Soviet Union
Entered service 1986
Configuration Tracked
Cab seating 1 + 4 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 28 t
Maximum load 30 t
Length ~ 16.3 m
Width ~ 3.1 m
Height ~ 3.3 m
Mobility
Engine V-46-5 diesel
Engine power 710 hp
Maximum road speed 50 km/h
Amphibious speed on water 5 km/h
Range 500 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 1.5 m
Trench 4 m
Fording Amphibious

 

   The DT-30 Vityaz (knight) all-terrain tracked carrier was designed to carry heavy loads over all off-road terrain, including swamps, sand and snow. First vehicle was built in 1981 and small scale production commenced in 1982. It is also used for a number of civilian applications in rough terrain. The original DT-30 is no longer produced. This vehicle has never been exported outside the former Soviet republics.

   The DT-30 Vityaz has articulated configuration. The original DT-30 has a single flatbed cargo body. Vehicle weights 30 tons and has equal payload capacity. The DT-30P is a more usual variant with two cargo areas.

   Vityaz has a fully enclosed forward control cab, which provides seating for driver and four passengers. Engine compartment is located behind the cab. The rear unit can accommodate a variety of bodies. In some cases the rear unit can vary considerably from the front.

   Vehicle is powered by a V-46-5 multi-fuel diesel engine, developing 710 hp. This engine was developed from that, used on the T-72 main battle tank. Engine is fitted with a pre-heater and can be started at -50C. Tracks of the Vityaz are 1.1 m wide. The DT-30P has a very low ground pressure. Even a person develops more ground pressure. It is claimed that this vehicle can even run over an anti-tank mine without causing detonation. All four rubber tracks are driven. This vehicle can easily travel where there are no roads. It can go over difficult terrain, including snow, sand and marshlands. Furthermore this vehicle is fully amphibious. On water it is propelled by its tracks.

   This vehicle has no armor and carries no defensive armament.

 

Variants

 

   DT-30P Vityaz. It is produced since 1986. It has two load carrying areas, one on the front section and other and other on the second articulated unit. Vehicle is fully amphibious.

   DT-30PM Vezdesusciy, improved variant of the DT-30P. It is used by the Russian Army. It is fitted with a more powerful YaMZ-847-10 diesel engine, developing 800 hp and has a greater range of up to 700 km. Its load carrying capability is similar to the previous version. This improved version has a 3-piece windscreen. In 2017 Russia displayed two new variants of the DT-30PM with integrated Pantsyr-SA and Tor-M2DT air defense missile systems. Both of these air defense systems were specially designed to operate in arctic conditions. A first batch of the Tor-M2DT was delivered to the Russian Army in 2018.

   DT-10P Vityaz, smaller articulated tracked carrier. It has a payload capacity of 10 t or 10 passengers, including the crew of 5. This vehicle also has narrower tracks.

 

 

 

 
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