The main battle tank
The main battle tank

The BM Oplot main battle tank is a tracked fighting vehicle that features high firepower, reliable protection, and high mobility.

The tank is intended to destroy all types of ground (floating) and low-flying low-speed air targets under the conditions when the enemy fires back.

The vehicle can fulfill a wide range of combat missions under various climatic, weather and terrain conditions in the ambient temperature range of -40 to +55 degrees Centigrade, air humidity of up to 98% at a temperature of +25 degrees Centigrade, height above sea level of up to 3000 m and with ambient air dust content available in real terrain conditions.

The key parts of the tank that determine its capabilities are as follows:





  • KBA-3 125 mm tank gun 
  • KT-7.62 (PKT) coaxial machine gun with removing powder gas
  • KT-12.7 remote-controlled anti-aircraft machine gun system 

Loading system:

  • conveyor
  • automatic loader
  • control system
  • Integrated gun-and-fire control system:

Sighting systems:

  • gunner’s day sight
  • gunner’s thermal sight
  • commander’s panoramic sighting system
  • main armament stabilizer
  • guided weapon system
  • tank ballistic computer
  • input sensors of tank ballistic computer
  • muzzle reference system
  • anti-aircraft machine gun control system




Ballistic protection:

  • main passive armor protection
  • built-in anti-tandem-warhead explosive reactive armor
  • anti-mine protection
  • Special defensive aids:

Optronic countermeasures system:

  • optronic suppression station
  • aerosol screen laying system
  • collective crew protection system:
  • NBC protection system
  • fire/explosion suppression system

Signature reduction aids:

  • dazzle painting
  • natural camouflage fixing devices
  • thermal insulation
  • engine smoke generator
  • set of camouflage nets
  • Self-entrenching device
  • Mine-clearing system attachments (attachments available on the vehicle hull and intended for installation of any type of track-width mine clearing system)




  • 6ТD-2 engine – multifuel, 6-cylinder, double-stroke liquid cooled diesel engine, 1200 hp
  • engine operation support systems:
  • fuel supply system
  • air supply system
  • lubrication system
  • cooling system
  • engine exhaust gas outlet system
  • engine pre-heating and crew compartment heating system
  • engine start system

Multiple reverse speed transmission:

  • gearboxes
  • multiple reverse speed final drives
  • Complex movement control system

Running gear:

  • track system
  • cushioning system
  • Deep Water fording equipment





Observation and orientation devices:

  • day vision devices
  • driver’s night vision device
  • orientation device (directional gyro)
  • hydro-pneumatic system for cleaning the vision devices of the hull and turret
  • Satellite navigation support system

Communications devices:

  • VHF radio set
  • commander’s HF radio set
  • crew intercom system
  • Auxiliary power unit
  • Vehicle’s electrical system
  • Driver’s digital instrumentation panel
  • Air conditioning system (optional)
Main gun
125 mm
Coaxial machine gun
7,62 mm
Anti-aircraft machine gun
12,7 mm
9720 x 4176 x 2285 mm
Maximum range
450 km
Operating temperature range
from -40°C to + 55°C
Total weight
51 t
Maximum speed (on hard-surface road)
70 km/h
6TD-2 (1200 hp)