Tank T-72M4 CZ

The modernised tank is a battle, armoured, tracked vehicle with high cross-country manoeuverability. It is designed to destroy tanks and other armoured targets or enemy troops. It is equipped with a 125 mm cannon with a smooth barrel stabilised in two levels with a range of fire up to 8 rounds a minute with automated loading system.

In addition, it is equipped with 7.62 mm PKT machine gun which is coaxial with the cannon, and a 12.7 mm antiaircraft NSV machine gun, capable of attacking low-flying targets. It is also possible to mount a 7.62 mm type 95/98 machine gun on and to use both original ammunition and NATO ammunition. The tank protects the crew of three and the inner equippment against a pressure wave, radiation and chemical agents. Tank can cross water obstacles machine gun having the range of fire of 4,500 meters. With the use of a 12.7mm anti-aircraft machine gun, it is possible to attack low-flying targets. A 7.62 mm machine gun is coaxial with the cannon. Systems capable of protecting the crew against the effects of mass destruction weapons are incorporated within the tank.

Basic Technical Data

  • Combat weight: 48,000 kg
  • Crew: 3
  • Effective range of fire: 5.000 m in day, 4.000 m at night
  • Maximum road speed: 61 km per hour
  • Maximum off-road speed: 44 km per hour

The shingle-like cladding plates and the square boxes marking its dynamic protection system are the externally visible identification features of the upgraded tank.

Pictures courtesy of VOP 025 Nový Jičín