The Russian MTU-72 Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge

The Russian MTU-72 Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge is Manufactured by Uralvagonzavod who also build the T-90 Main Battle Tank. The single-span bridge is made of an aluminium alloy and can cover a 30m span by laying a second bridge from the first one. The hydraulically controlled outrigger-dozer is mounted on the front of the T-90 hull to stabilise the vehicle as it deploys its bridge. It takes 3 minutes to deploy and 8 minutes to retract the bridge.

The Russian MTU-72 Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge
The Russian MTU-72 Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge

The Russian MTU-72 Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge

Crew – 2
Weight – 40 ton
Engine – 840hp diesel V-84MS
Length of the bridge – 11.64m
Width – 3.46m
Height of the bridge – 3.38m
Maximum road speed – 60km/h
Maximum cruising range on the highway – 500km
Fording – 4.5m

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