Heavy armored fighting vehicle made on the basis of the chassis of the tank T-55

After modernization of the tank T-55 (exchange of the original chassis of T-55 with the chassis of the tank T-64), we remain with the chassis of T-55.

What to do with this chassis?

We will make a heavy armored fighting vehicle on the basis of this chassis.

In order to do so, we will make following changes in chassis of T-55:

we take out the motor-transmission power pack from the chassis,

we take out the front and under turret metal plates,

new side, back and front armor plates should be welded to the body of the chassis in order to construct a new shape of the chassis with increased total height of the vehicle till 1950 mm.

design of the sides armor plates envisages installation of last generation Ukrainian made ERA protection elements,

new ramp door is made on the back side,

new roof is welded to the body,

machine gun turret is installed on the roof,

new, modified motor-transmission power pack from the tank T-64 is installed in the front part of the vehicle with necessary control elements,

additional support rollers is installed in suspension, because of increased speed of the new vehicle.

Heavy armored fighting vehicle
made on the basis of the chassis of the tank T-55

Heavy armored fighting vehicle
made on the basis of the chassis of the tank T-55

Technical characteristics of the vehicle

Mass (without armament)

28,5 ton

Length

6,2 m

Width

3,21 m

Height

1,95 m

Height of landing compartment

1,35 m

Speed

till 70 km/h

Distance without refueling

600 km

Engine/h/p

opposite, multi fuel diesel of the type  5TDF/ 700 h/p

Cooling system

ejector

Protection

Front

270 mm , plus ERA

Side

81 mm , plus ERA

Roof

30 mm

Back side

40 mm

Bottom

Combined anti mine protection

ERA

Equipped with last generation, Ukrainian made  ERA protection set (Noz)

Armament

Light, overhead, fully remote turret, with 12,7 mm machine gun. (see separate booklet of this turret). The armament system of the customer can be installed upon his request.

Video - Heavy armored fighting vehicle made on the basis of the chassis of the tank T-55

Options: additional equipment.

Mobile radio suppression System (MRSS) in the range of 20-2000MHz, for protection against radio controlled explosive devices.( In case of your interest,  more detailed description can be presented)

The optic electronic unit of the F-3 type for sending sham range signals in order deceive to enemy rangefinders ( In case of your interest, more detailed description can be presented)

Heavy armored fighting vehicle
made on the basis of the chassis of the tank T-55

Side view, all armament is mockup

Heavy armored fighting vehicle
made on the basis of the chassis of the tank T-55

Comfortable troop landing

Heavy armored fighting vehicle
made on the basis of the chassis of the tank T-55

Rear view.

Heavy armored fighting vehicle
made on the basis of the chassis of the tank T-55

Rather low profile with ERA on hull

Heavy armored fighting vehicle
made on the basis of the chassis of the tank T-55

Engine transmission block