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Vietnamese modernized Soviet "boat with a gun"

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The Soviet light amphibious tank PT-76 is currently actively used by the armed forces of Vietnam. Moreover, the military engineers of this country modernized the old Soviet tank. Judging by the video frames that appeared in December 2017, they decided to improve the capabilities tank on firing at night and improve accuracy, equipping it with a modern sight.


The sight is mounted above the 76-mm tool. Information from him comes to a special monitor mounted in the fighting compartment.
At present, the modernized tank, named in the plot of Vietnamese television "PT-16", is being tested at the site.

Vietnamese modernized Soviet "boat with a gun"


The legendary "peteshka" or, as it was also called in the troops "a boat with a gun", was adopted by the Soviet army 66 years ago. Vietnam began receiving this technique in 1960.

Beginning with the 1968, these tanks were actively used in battles against the American troops and the army of southern Vietnam. PT-76 have proven to be simple and reliable machines with extremely high traffic. As it turned out, they were perfectly capable of hitting the most massive anti-tank weapons in the then theater of war - disposable RPG M72.

It was reported that the Vietnamese People’s Army still has a relatively large fleet of light amphibious tanks for vehicles of this class. In total, in the land forces and marines there are about 300 such combat vehicles.
Of course, according to all characteristics, the PT-76 has long been hopelessly outdated. Specialists from various countries, including Russia, have repeatedly created various options for modernization: from relatively budgetary to so radical that only the body remained from the initial version. These proposals were oriented, among other things, to Vietnam. However, the command of the VNA for a long time considered the development of the air force, navy and air defense as priority areas. Ground forces, in particular the purchase of armored vehicles, in the opinion of many military experts, were funded on a residual basis. Therefore, it is not surprising that the armored vehicles of this country are overwhelmingly the samples of 50-60. And there is not only the Soviet, but even the captured American, like the M113 armored personnel carriers.

Apparently, it has now been decided to take up the armament of the ground forces. The most significant and qualitative breakthrough was the acquisition of Russian main tanks T-90С. Of course, no one will immediately refuse obsolete equipment. It will be modernized and will continue to be maintained in combat readiness. New sights for the PT-76 - an example of ongoing work in this direction, reports RG-Force

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  1. svp67
    svp67 18 December 2017 17: 52 New
    +7
    The sight is mounted over a 76 mm gun
    The most stupid decision that could only be made ... there are such dynamic overloads during firing that not every electronics will last long.
    1. 210ox
      210ox 18 December 2017 17: 58 New
      +4
      And the fact that the case often withstood a hit from a grenade launcher .. Let it be a one-time one ... I don’t believe it.
      Quote: svp67
      The sight is mounted over a 76 mm gun
      The most stupid decision that could only be made ... there are such dynamic overloads during firing that not every electronics will last long.
      1. svp67
        svp67 18 December 2017 18: 02 New
        30
        Quote: 210ox
        And the fact that the case often withstood a hit from a grenade launcher .. Let it be a one-time one ... I don’t believe it.

        Why? These grenades have a bad property, go to the rebound, at certain angles of meeting with the armor. So that may be. And do not forget that the internal volume of the PT-76 is LARGE than that of the T-62, so even breaking through an RPG does not guarantee the death of the crew and the destruction of the tank itself. But the fact that he runs along their swamps and rivers, like on a highway, cannot be taken away from him.
        1. 210ox
          210ox 18 December 2017 18: 52 New
          +5
          I agree. There still have to be internal cavities, the tank is floating. So it's kind of a screen.
          Quote: svp67
          Quote: 210ox
          And the fact that the case often withstood a hit from a grenade launcher .. Let it be a one-time one ... I don’t believe it.

          Why? These grenades have a poor tendency to ricochet at certain angles of encounter with the armor. So that may be. And do not forget that the internal volume of the PT-76 is LARGE than that of the T-62, so even breaking through an RPG does not guarantee the death of the crew and the destruction of the tank itself. But the fact that he runs along their swamps and rivers, like on a highway, cannot be taken away from him.
    2. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 18 December 2017 18: 09 New
      10
      Quote: svp67
      The most stupid decision that could only be made ... there are such dynamic overloads during firing that not every electronics will last long.

      There is such a tank - T-62M. So he has a laser range finder above the barrel.
      1. svp67
        svp67 18 December 2017 18: 17 New
        10
        Quote: Alexey RA
        There is such a tank - T-62M. So he has a laser range finder above the barrel.

        There is exactly the same and T-55M

        So I am sharing my PERSONAL experience, as the range finder is not tuned and verified, all this is enough for a couple of shots, and then everything goes wrong.
        1. Alexey RA
          Alexey RA 18 December 2017 18: 21 New
          +7
          Quote: svp67
          So I am sharing my PERSONAL experience, as the range finder is not tuned and verified, all this is enough for a couple of shots, and then everything goes wrong.

          Clear. That is, as always: it was smooth on paper, but in fact it turned out crew - love technology around the clock.
          It resembles an opupe with a mount of optics on the PTR: the optical sight withstood 2-3 shots. smile
          1. svp67
            svp67 18 December 2017 18: 22 New
            +3
            Quote: Alexey RA
            the crew turned out - love the equipment around the clock.

            And when without it ...
            1. Alexey RA
              Alexey RA 18 December 2017 18: 23 New
              +3
              Quote: svp67
              And when without it ...

              There are no goals, no capture -
              Worked until sunset
              There are goals, there is no capture -
              Worked until dawn.
              © smile
        2. loft79
          loft79 18 December 2017 19: 47 New
          +1
          Welcome. hi But what do you think, where you can screw the rangefinder, without redesigning the tower?
          1. svp67
            svp67 18 December 2017 19: 50 New
            +1
            Quote: loft79
            But what do you think, where you can screw the rangefinder, without redesigning the tower?

            Here you don’t have to think for a long time, there are already ready-made solutions - change the night sight to a more advanced one with a built-in range finder
            1. loft79
              loft79 18 December 2017 20: 01 New
              0
              Interesting. expensive? and if not why not.
              1. svp67
                svp67 18 December 2017 20: 04 New
                +1
                Quote: loft79
                Interesting. expensive? and if not why not.

                It is necessary to ask the Vietnamese
                1. loft79
                  loft79 18 December 2017 20: 55 New
                  +1
                  Thank. The text of my gratitude for the answer is too short and does not carry useful information. )
                  1. svp67
                    svp67 18 December 2017 21: 01 New
                    +1
                    Quote: loft79
                    The text of my gratitude for the answer is too short and does not carry useful information

                    And what else can I tell you. I don’t know what is in the heads of the Vietnamese, but what I told you has been used with great success by Russia and many other countries, operators of Soviet and Russian equipment, during modernization. There is plenty of room in the tower, not to mention the hull. But what they did also requires the establishment of a counterweight on the breech, in order to restore the balance of the gun, otherwise it cannot be handled manually.

                    Fighting compartment (view from the stern):
                    1 - the rotation mechanism of the tower; 2 - electric motor for turning the tower; 3 - controller; 4 - signal console; 5 - monitoring device TPKU-2; 6 - type monitoring device; 7 - sight TShK-66; B - level lighting; 9 - stopper of the hatch cover of the tower; 10 - gun electric relay; 11 - gun; 12, 18 - laying cartridge boxes; 13 - observation device MK-4; 14 - machine gun SGMT; 15 - machine gun electrical relay; 16 - crank headlight drive handle; 17 - tower stopper; 19 - loader seat; 20 - laying box TVN-2B; 21 - ammunition; 22 - rotating floor; 23 - seat of the tank commander; 24 - gun lifting mechanism; 25 - button electric trigger gun; 26 - radio station; 27- antenna tuning unit; 28 - apparatus TPU A-1; 29 - machine gun power button
                    1. loft79
                      loft79 18 December 2017 21: 06 New
                      +2
                      This is not a complaint to you. I wrote "Thank you", the system did not miss and issued the text below (a complaint to the site engine). Thank you again. hi
                    2. Lexa-149
                      Lexa-149 19 December 2017 09: 45 New
                      0
                      Why are there counterweights, if there is a balancing mechanism?! Once it was adjusted and the whole business.
                      1. svp67
                        svp67 19 December 2017 09: 47 New
                        0
                        Quote: Lexa-149
                        Why are there balances if there is a balancing mechanism?

                        Are you sure that it will be enough to compensate for the severity of this "garbage"?
      2. Dead duck
        Dead duck 18 December 2017 19: 54 New
        +8
        Quote: Alexey RA
        There is such a tank - T-62M. So he has a laser range finder above the barrel.

        Quote: svp67
        There is exactly the same and T-55M

        Shhhhhh! ... it's a military secret! belay
        There really is a hyperboloid winked
  2. Simon
    Simon 18 December 2017 19: 18 New
    0
    Well done Vietnamese, do not lose heart, modernize Soviet military equipment! good wink
  3. Fidel
    Fidel 18 December 2017 21: 02 New
    0
    We had such a post-post in front of the unit. Can anyone remember which one? 1989 year ...
    1. faterdom
      faterdom 18 December 2017 21: 45 New
      +1
      On a pedestal ... We were armed with such in the late 80s. And firing afloat carried out. And also I received BTR-50PU into two divisions from the base of LenVO at the end of the 86th.
  4. Olegovi4
    Olegovi4 19 December 2017 02: 59 New
    0
    vieth store a lot of things. not long ago came across photos from the su-100 and asu-85 in storage.
  5. sivuch
    sivuch 19 December 2017 09: 12 New
    +1
    Yes, it turned out (if at all) very budgetary. Now it’s clear why they refused the Petrel’s offer - to put a new tower with 57mm