The development of this unique sighting complex, was engaged in the Central Design Bureau (CDB) "Sokol", which conducts a full range of research and development work on the design of specialized products.
This was reported to our correspondent in the press service of the TsKB Sokol.
For many years, Sokol Central Design Bureau has been the main unit in Ukraine, which has been developing design documentation for sophisticated high-tech optical-electronic and optical-mechanical military products for installations on various armored vehicles, helicopters and self-propelled guns.
PNK-6 - Ukrainian tank panoramic sight is not inferior to foreign analogues (placement on the commander's tank)
Tank panoramic sighting system (PNK-6) is primarily intended for detecting and recognizing ground and air targets in day and night conditions from the tank commander’s position and measuring the distance to the target with a laser rangefinder, which allows firing from a gun and a machine gun coupled to the gun from the commander's position in the mode of duplicated control of armament and in the semi-automatic autonomous mode of duplicated control (in case of failure of the main control mode from the gunner's position)
Tank panoramic sighting system (PNK-6)
Main technical characteristics:
Guidance angles of the stabilized line of sight, city:
down no less than 17
up, at least 65
in the horizontal plane 360хn
via 5500 visual channel
through the thermal channel in the wide field of view 4000
PNK-6 consists of a sight-rangefinder with a thermal imaging camera, an electrical unit, a head control unit, a parallelogram-driven gun position sensor and a switching unit designed to interface the complex with a tank fire control system.
The PNK-6 complex can be used in the T-84 Oplot-M tank fire control system. It is possible to use when upgrading tanks T-64B, T-72, T-80.