SU-100 L Gun
1967 - Soviet T-64 MBT
Armament 1 - 125mm (2A46)
D81TM smooth bore gun
1 - 7.62mm MG coaxial
1 - 12.7mm (NSV)AA MG
10 cyl. opposed piston Model 5DTF multi-fuel diesel
750 hp, coupled to power-assisted transmission
Retains low silhouette of the T55/62. Has greater mobility than the T-62. Main
gun is stabilized in 2 planes but does not have "on the move" firing
capability of the Western MBTs. Gun can fire fin stabilized APFSDS, HE and HEAT
ammunition as well as the Songster AT-8 missile and is equipped with an
auto-loader. Hull is covered with steel/ceramic inserts called Combination K.
Sides of hull are covered with gill type armor panels which spring outwards to
reduce effectiveness of HEAT projectiles. A toothed shovel/dozer blade is
attached to the front of the hull, and there are attachment points for a mine
clearing plow. Snorkel, night vision, fire detection and suppression, and an NBC
system are standard equipment.
This tank was not exported but was produced solely for the USSR. More than 8000
were produced. Improvements led to the T-80 model tank.