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Patriot Park Restores 787's Unique Experienced Object, The Viper

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Patriot Park carried out a complete restoration of a unique experimental support combat vehicle tanks - Object 787 "Viper".


The 787 Object, also known as the Viper, was developed in the second half of 90 and became the second known to the general public prototype BMPT. The first copy of the machine "Object 787" was embodied in metal in 1996 year in the design office of the Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant. The T-72АВ tank was taken as a basis - its main weapon was dismantled, after which the tower was upgraded, on which sides the launchers of unguided missiles and 30-mm automatic cannons were located. The guns were designed for a large angle of ascent, which made it possible to destroy both ground light-armored vehicles and helicopters.

Patriot Park Restores 787's Unique Experienced Object, The Viper

"787 object" after recovery.


5 April 1997, The Viper went to 38 Research Institute BT in Kubinka for testing. The conclusion of the institute staff confirmed the high efficiency of twin 30-mm automatic guns, while unguided missiles proved to be ineffective. According to the results of tests, the combat vehicle development was banned, after which the “787 Object” was transferred to the Central Museum of Armored Weapons and Equipment, now a branch of Patriot Park.

After almost twenty years, the leadership of the Patriot Park made a decision to restore the “787 Object”.

Tactical and technical characteristics of BMPT object 787 "Viper"

Machine length - 6,7 m, width - 3,5 m, height - no more than 2,2 m.
Tank weight - 42 - 43 tons.
Maximum speed - 65 km / h.
Type of armor - counterbalance.
Dynamic protection - "Contact - 1".
Type of gun - automatic.
Caliber and brand of gun - 2 x 30-mm 2А72
Combat gun 30 mm gun was 500 shells on each.
It is equipped with grenade launchers of a smoke curtain, B8V20 blocks with aviation NUR S-8 with 6 launchers in each.

Photos used:
patriotp.ru
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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 17 November 2017 11: 44 New
    +9
    ... and in truth, the machine has a predatory appearance ... goodand the guys from the "Patriot" - well done!
    1. Alex_Rarog
      Alex_Rarog 17 November 2017 11: 53 New
      +2
      Beautiful device)
      1. Separ DNR
        Separ DNR 17 November 2017 11: 56 New
        +7
        Quote: aszzz888
        ... and in truth, the machine has a predatory appearance ...

        Apparently, partly this impression is due to the presence of a tower, which it was decided to refuse at the BMPT Terminator.
        1. aszzz888
          aszzz888 17 November 2017 11: 58 New
          +2
          Separ DPR Today, 11:56 ↑ Apparently, this impression is partially formed due to the presence of a tower, which it was decided to refuse from the BMPT Terminator.

          ... yes, the way it is, but from this the view of the "object" became beautiful ...
    2. Jedi
      Jedi 17 November 2017 12: 07 New
      +7
      It’s good that they didn’t completely rust this integral part of the history of armored vehicles!
    3. ID90
      ID90 17 November 2017 12: 22 New
      +2
      Quote: aszzz888
      ... and in truth, the machine has a predatory appearance ... goodand the guys from the "Patriot" - well done!

      probably.
      but for me it is urgent to restore FREE circles and sections. pay teachers a decent salary.
      marching in a system does not develop intelligence.
    4. NEXUS
      NEXUS 17 November 2017 13: 59 New
      +2
      Quote: aszzz888
      ... and in truth, the machine has a predatory appearance ...

      I look the Viper is not inferior to the Terminator in its arsenal and looks very protected.
  2. ydjin
    ydjin 17 November 2017 11: 54 New
    +5
    It is gratifying that they saved the car, which became another step in creating a new type of BBT. hi
  3. Magic archer
    Magic archer 17 November 2017 11: 59 New
    0
    An interesting car! For the first time I hear about it. The composition of the weapons is of course rather weak. But they all started from somewhere!
  4. san4es
    san4es 17 November 2017 12: 31 New
    +4
    Object 787, also known as the Viper, was developed in the second half of the 90s and became the second prototype of the BMPT known to the general public.
    soldier
  5. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 17 November 2017 13: 42 New
    +1
    An interesting design idea, of course. Well, a separate respect for the restoration of the machine. Such copies should occupy a place in the museum)))
  6. Forever so
    Forever so 17 November 2017 13: 50 New
    +2
    Yo Mai !! how many T-55 were in Transbaikalia in long-term storage warehouses !! But of them, with a flick of the wrist, it was possible to make vipers and snakes and other living creatures and heavy armor plates for infantry. In the same Afghan, such a technique would be a bang!
  7. Bare
    Bare 17 November 2017 22: 50 New
    0
    Class! To develop camouflage under the adder, or even somewhat in relation to the terrain. You don’t actually see the viper right away in your coloring in nature, you notice when it starts to hiss or when it got hit.