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Bridge Tank MT-55A

This system is mounted on the adapted chassis of a medium tank T-55A, where a special launching unit replaces a combat turret.

The armoured vehicle can easily launch its bridge span over antitank entrenchments, ditches or other obstacles in order to facilitate their passage by mechanised and armoured units. Launching machinery is driven by a set of hydraulic cylinders. The distributor of hydraulic oil is operated from inside the tank by levers and electric apparatuses and with closed tank covers. When launched, the bridge span overturns to the front and opens at the same time.

Basic Technical Data

  • Weight: 36,000 kg
  • Length of the tank with span: 9,880 mm
  • Length of the tank without span: 8,450 mm
  • Width of the tank with span: 3,300 mm
  • Width of the tank without span: 3,270 mm
  • Height of the tank with span: 3,350 mm
  • Height of the tank without span: 2,800 mm
  • Ride height of the tank with span: 425 mm
  • Ride height of the tank without span: 460 mm
  • Road speed: up to 50 km per hour
  • Range of operation on roads: up to 750 km
  • Off-road range of operation: up to 500 km
  • Maximum length of the span: 18,000 mm
  • Maximum width of the span: 3,300 mm
  • Loading capacity of the bridge: up to 50 tons
  • Crew: 2

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