PT 76 Reconnaissance armored vehicle

PT 76 7 DOW TBiU 12

PT-76 (rus. Plavayushchiy Tank - an amphibious tank) Soviet light amphibious tanks developed immediately after World War II. During production, which lasted from 1950 until the late 1960s we had around 12,000 copies.

Map of PT-76 operators in blue with former operators in red

The main purpose is reconnaissance, forcing the water barriers and fire support for infantry amphibious assault. Despite his age and poor shielding for modern conditions of warfare, and today is a part of many armed forces.

Polish PT-76

The interior of the tank is divided into three parts: the front of the seated driver, fighting position in the middle and rear motor. The crew consists of a driver, fillers, and commanders who also acts as a gunner and radio operator. On the dome, there is a large oval lid that opens to the front. The driver other than the standard input in the tank and dispose of the opening at the bottom that is used in emergencies and it can be used by all crew members. During night driving, the driver uses a device TVN-28, which allows it to look forward position for 60 meters.

Two PT-76 during the navigation

The main armament PT-76 makes 76.2 mm D-56T series tank guns with an effective range of about 1,500 m and speed stuffed 6:00 to 8:00 projectiles per minute. In combat kit consisting of 40 missiles, usually carries 24 high-explosive fragmentation, 4 sub-caliber piercing, penetrating 4 standard and 8 cumulative. As a secondary weapon used 7.62 mm machine gun SGMT with 1,000 rounds and a maximum range of 2000 m, 15 hand grenades F-1, one AK-47 with 300 pieces of ammunition and supporting the singlani gun with 20 rounds of ammo.

US soldiers observe destroyed PT-76 in Vietnam

Commander/bombardier is located on the left side of the dome and is equipped with an observation device TPKU-2B, two daily TNP periscopes and telescopic sight TshK-66 [4]. To his right, the packer is provided with a periscope MK-2 [4]. Later modernized PT-76 were obtained by the stabilizing device STF-2P.



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