The company "Special mechanical engineering and metallurgy" suggested upgrading the floating tank. Tank receive the latest quick-firing gun, missiles and antisnayperskoe optical equipment.
PT-76 since the Russian Union have adopted some 40 countries. It was released about three thousand amphibious tanks of the series. More than two thirds of all the tanks were exported over the limit.
Longer just a PT-76 is used in service in the Russian Federation, in the Interior Troops. Because the internal forces do not fall into the zone of the acts of articles CFE, the movement of armored and mechanized infantry units in the Ministry troops of army units allowed to significantly increase the power of the Russian armed forces. By the way, since there were not only in the Russian Union, and after, and in Russia, and in Spain, France, Italy and other countries.
PT-76 in the Ministry troops took part in both Chechen military campaigns.
Despite the obvious moral and technical obsolescence tank production from 51 to 67 years old, the PT-76 so far is in service.
Russian proposal of "Special mechanical engineering and metallurgy" to modernize the light amphibious tank, will give him, in fact, a second life. From the tank is not actually a modified body only.
Modernization of the Russian PT-76:
— complete replacement of the tower solutions. The tower will be made according to the latest design;
— Automatic gun 57 mm caliber. Powered by a shot of energy production;
— four containers of anti-tank guided missiles, "Cornet";
— mnogokaliberny gun "Kord" 12.7 mm caliber;
— automatic grenade launcher acts "AH-30";
— automatic FCS;
— possibility of installation of optical detection;
— possibility of substitution of the engine on a new and more powerful engine to 420 hp
MSA contains the optical-television operator-gunner sight and panoramic sight of the tank commander. With the automatic FCS PT-76 will be able to find and kill enemy targets at any time of day or in different weather conditions, even in the presence of artificial and natural interference.
Automatic FCS equipped and teplotelevizionnym automatic object tracking for the enemy, which is largely simplify the work of the crew of the tank. Also automatic teplotelevizionny provide autoguider missiles of "Cornet", target tracking accuracy will increase by 5 times.
The designers also report to the ability of the installation of equipment for the detection of optical devices. This solution will enable antisnayperskoe PT-76 do puzzles to sweep the territories from enemy personnel applying sniper weapons.
The gun is equipped for automatic loading. Rate of automatic gun — 120 rds / min. Full Ammo 70 shots in armor-piercing tracer and high-tracer versions.
The effective range of acts gun on the enemy tank technology — 1000 meters, BTR and BMP -2500 meters. Range of introducing the Air enemy targets up to 4000 meters.
Range missiles of the act "Cornet" — 5000 meters. Armor penetration — up to 120 cm
Not paid attention to the properties of mobility. On the PT-76 can establish a strong propulsion to 420 hp This will raise the main characteristics perfectly speed PT-76. Speed to overcome the obstacles aqua grow up to 14 km per hour.
Touches modernization and chassis.
It was reported about a certain interest in the Navy Russian Federation, namely the part of the Marine Corps, to the development of the PT-76. On this day, the Marines actually left without a decent amphibious tank, tanks T-80 and T-72 is also gone from the marine units. This development is PT-76 on this day and not yet found a Russian customer.
There was a project of floating tank "Sptrut-SD" with a gun, 125 mm. He had to come to the replacement of the PT-76. But the project is not intrigued by the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation.