Unfinished secret military development in the USSR
• Incomplete secret military development in the USSR
Russian BMPT Terminator in exercises.
Recently came to light fire platform "Terminator" Russian production is actually not the first of its kind. BMPT tried to create more in the Soviet Union. But after the collapse of the USSR it was not until the development of promising new models of military equipment, but something in this direction in the last decade of the XX century had to do.
1. "Object 781"
The first development was made in the Soviet Union.
The first experimental Soviet fighting vehicle tank support or just BMPT. It was designed in KB Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant in the mid 80-ies of the last century. The device has powerful weapons mounted on two independent modules. He fired two helicopter 30-mm automatic cannon coupled with PKT machine gun 7.62 mm caliber, bore the installation of anti-tank systems with six ATGM "Kornet" and "Competition-M", as well as 40-mm grenade launcher "Cormorant". The crew of this machine was 7 people. At the end of the 80 devices have successfully passed the test and was to be adopted, but did not grow together.
2. "Object 782"
An attempt to create the heavyweight option.
Experienced combat vehicle, which designers have created on the base of the tank T-72 and was supposed to be a fire support vehicle with a high level of protection. In a 100 mm gun was used as the main battery. Since it was paired 30-mm automatic gun. Furthermore, the machine was found to PKT 5 and two automatic 40mm grenade launcher. Some sources slips name "Mountain Tank" on the "782-th". And indeed it is. The machine was developed in view of the fighting in Afghanistan, and could take the maximum possible angle arms lifting. By the way, initially in the base T-72 whatever they wanted designers - not climbed, but because it has undergone substantial changes.
3. "Object 787"
Variant 90s who reject guide.
"Object 787" project implemented at the Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant was in 1996. The car created on the basis of the T-72AV, the tower is lifted 125 mm gun. Instead BMPT received two 30-mm automatic gun, as well as launchers for unguided rockets latki. Subsequently, the trays were replaced by B8V20 with aviation NUR S-8, this was done to reduce the cost of construction. The car has received 4 machine gun 7.62 mm PKT machine gun and two 12.7-mm NSVT. Machine fared well on the tests, except for firing missiles. Ultimately, the project was closed.