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M-84 MBT

The Yugoslavian M-84 main battle tank is essentially the license-produced T-72

Country of origin Yugoslavia
Entered service 1984
Crew 3 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 42 t
Length (gun forward) 9.53 m
Hull length 6.86 m
Width 3.57 m
Height 2.19 m
Main gun 125 mm smoothbore
Machine guns 1 x 7.62 mm, 1 x 12.7 mm
Elevation range - 6 to + 13 degrees
Traverse range 360 degrees
Ammunition load
Main gun 42 rounds
Machine guns 2 000 x 7.62 mm, 300 x 12.7 mm
Engine V-46TK diesel
Engine power 780 hp
Maximum road speed 65 km/h
Range 700 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.85 m
Trench 2.8 m
Fording 1.2 m
Fording (with preparation) 5 m


   The M-84 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.

   Secondary armament consists of coaxial 7.62 mm machine gun and another 12.7 mm machine gun mounted on top of the roof.

   Vehicle is 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.

   M-84AB export version for Kuwait.

   M-84ABK command tank for Kuwait.

   M-84ABI 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.

   M-90 Vihor, a prototype main battle tank developed in the late 1980s.

   M-84AB1, 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).

   M-84AS1 is a comprehensive Serbian upgrade of the M-84 tanks. It was first publicly revealed in 2020. The M-84AS1 is fitted with explosive reactive armor kit of new design. A rear of the hull is covered with cage armor. It is fitted with new fire control system, which includes a panoramic commander's sight and a new ballistic computer. There is also a remotely-controlled 7.62 mm machine gun, mounted on the roof. Some sources report that mass modernization of older Serbian M-84 tanks to this standard was approved.

   M-84A4 "Sniper", developed in Croatia and featuring some improvements.

   M-84D or M-95 Degman, developed in Croatia.




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