Uralvagonzavod BMPT-72 Terminator 2

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I think that pic is of the Terminator 1. The Terminator 2 lost the grenade launchers.

http://defense-update.com/20130927_bmpt72-unveiled-at-rae-2013.html
 

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Hmm... I can see removing the hull positions - that makes a lot of sense - but I'm also not seeing any secondary armament on the turret (grenade launcher or machine gun).

I also wonder how hard it would be to outfit this design with anti-aircraft target acquisition equipment (unless its already there?)
 
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The original Terminator (with the hull gunners and AGLs) used a purpose-built hull. In contrast, the Terminator 2 is essentially an upgrade of existing T-72 hulls by adding armor and replacing the turret. From the link Firefly 2 posted:
Unlike the first generation BMPT that was produced as a new vehicles, rolling off the T-72 production line, BMPT72 is converted from the T-72 platforms that are withdrawn from service,thus offering a cost effective solution for military forces that are already operating over 20,000 T-72 platforms.

As for antiaircraft fire, this should be a secondary or even tertiary function, like the BMP-2. In this case, target acquisition would be through the existing sights.
 

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Well ... if every vehicle can deny access to aircraft within 3 km it gets very prickly - lots of approaches become dangerous (even in conditions that prohibit manpads) and it forces aircraft in to medium/long range same belts... The rpm of the 2a42 is a bit low (combined 1600 max). I wonder about dedicated radars for targeting incoming brimstones...
 
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Aren't we asking a lot of a system designed to fulfill an entirely different mission? Yes, under the right conditions it will be able to engage slow flying aircraft and helicopters, but only if they get past defending aircraft and a whole slew of dedicated air defense systems. Leave the Brimstone killing to the Tor and the Pantsir and let the BMPT do its real job.
 

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Published on Jun 1, 2014

At KADEX 2014, the International Exhibition of weapons systems and Military equipment in Astana (Kazakhstan), Russian Defense Company Uralvagonzavod unveils its new fire support armoured fighting vehicle BMPT-72 nicknamed Terminator 2. As the first production of BMP-T, the BMPT-72 is based on the chassis of the Russian-made main battle tank T-72. Read more about the BMPT-72 at this link http://www.armyrecognition.com/index....

http://youtu.be/Qk_k9kFbYRs
 

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