Otaman 6x6

Summary

The Otaman 6x6 is an armoured fighting vehicle produced by the Ukrainian manufacturer NGO Practika and presented for the first time at the Indian Defexpo in 2016, followed by the Otaman 8x8 in the Arms and Security Exhibition held in Kyiv in 2017. This armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) can also be used as an armoured personnel carrier (APC), an infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), and as an ambulance.

Otaman 6x6
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Ukrainian Otaman 6x6 APC
TypeArmored Personnel Carrier
Place of originUkraine
Production history
ManufacturerNGO Practika
VariantsOtaman 4x4,6x6,8x8
Specifications
Mass16,000 kg (35,000 lb)[1]
Length6,700 mm (260 in)
Width2,660 mm (105 in)
Height2,450 mm (96 in)
Passengers12 soldiers(crew members included)

DescriptionEdit

The Otaman 6x6 is based on the BTR-60 APC. It is powered by a single 320 hp engine and has a torque of 1250 N⋅m. It has a length of 6.7 metres (22 ft) and it weighs 16 tons. It can carry three members of the crew (commander, driver and gunner) and ten army personnel. The 6x6 is mainly produced for the Ukrainian army, but is also exported.

It is an agile APC, like the BTR-80 but with more firepower, because of the 122 mm howitzer that it has as the primary armament. This gun has an operational range of about 10–15 km (6.2–9.3 mi) and can also heavily damage tanks while moving with precision, allowing it to be used as a tank destroyer.

ArmamentEdit

The Otaman 6x6 is armed with a Soviet 122 mm self-propelled 2A18 howitzer as the primary weapon. As the secondary weapon, it has a 30mm ZTM-1 (2A72) cannon with 400 rounds or a 14.5 mm heavy machine gun. The primary weapon can also be used as a remotely controlled gun.

NoteEdit

  1. ^ "Armored Fighting Vehicle Otaman 6X6, Otaman 8X8". Retrieved 13 December 2019.