2S25 SPRUT-SD self-propelled tank destroyer, light tank

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The 2S25 Sprut-SD (Russian: 2С25 «Спрут-СД»; 2S25 "Kraken-SD") is a self-propelled tank destroyer or light tank developed and manufactured by the Russian defence company, Volgograd tractor factory joint stock company, to meet the requirements of the VDV. In mid-2001, the Volgograd tractor plant revealed that the development of the 2S25 lasted several years.

The Sprut-SD is designed to defeat tanks, hard-skinned material and enemy manpower by airborne and amphibious landing forces, as well as by specially designated units of ground forces. Its main armament, the Sprut anti-tank gun, is capable of firing APFSDS, HE-Frag, HEATand ATGM ammunition.This allows the 2S25 to be as powerful as a main battle tank and as maneuverable and amphibious as airborne infantry combat vehicles. The 2S25 can be used by units of ground forces and naval infantry as a light amphibious tank. Currently, the only operators of the 2S25 are the Russian airborne troops with 24 of these vehicles in service. The Republic of Korea and the Indian military have expressed interest in acquiring the 2S25 Sprut-SD.
Specifications
Weight
18 t (20 short tons; 18 long tons)
Length 9.77 m (32 ft 1 in) (gun forward)
7.08 m (23 ft 3 in) (chassis)
Width 3.15 m (10 ft 4 in)
Height 2.72 m (8 ft 11 in)
Crew 3
Armor Turret – Welded steel
Hull – Aluminum alloy with composite skin
Main
armament

125 mm 2A75 smoothbore gun
Secondary
armament

7.62 mm PKT coaxial machine gun

Engine 2V-06-2S water cooled diesel engine
510 hp (380 kW)
Power/weight 28.3 hp/tonne (21.1 kW/tonne)
SuspensionHydropneumatic suspension with variable height control (190 mm−590 mm)
Operationalrange
500 km (310 mi)

Speed 70 km/h (43 mph) (road)

45 km/h (28 mph) (off-road)
10 km/h (6.2 mph) (water)




The 2S25 is a self-propelled anti-tank armoured vehicle developed and manufactured by the Russian Defense Company Volgograd Tractor Plant Joint Stock Company to meet the requirements of the Russian airborne troops. In mid-2001, Volgograd Tractor Plant started the development of the 2S25, this one lasted several years. The 2S25 is also known under the denomination of Sprut-SD. The 2S25 Sprut-SD is designed to defeat tanks, hard-skinned materiel and enemy manpower by airborne and amphibious landing forces, as well as by special-designate units of ground forces. The 2S25 is an armoured tracked amphibious vehicle as powerful as T-72 and T-80 tanks and as manoeuvrable and swim-capable as airborne infantry combat vehicles. The 2S25 Sprut-SD can be used by units of ground forces and naval infantry as a light amphibious tank. The 2S25 Sprut-SD is based on the BMD-3 chassis. According to Russian information, the Russian Army placed an initial contract for a total of 15 2S25 SPATG in three batches of five vehicles each in 2005. This was followed by a second batch of 45 units with the total requirement being for up to 85-110 units.
 
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