T-84 Main Battle Tank

Last updated on February 19th, 2019 at 10:34 pm

The T-84 main battle tank is a Ukrainian main battle tank.

After the Soviet Union broke up, Ukraine inherited factories that had been set up to produce Soviet T-80 main battle tanks. Therefore, Ukraine based its T-84 main battle tank on the T-80.

Unlike the T-80, the T-84 MBT has a welded rather than a cast turret.

The T-84 main battle tank has explosive reactive armor on the front of the hull and the front and sides of the turret.

A Shtora-1 optical active protection suite, which disrupts laser target designators and laser rangefinders, is usually fitted to the T-84 main battle tank.

The T-84 has night vision equipment and NBC protection.
T-84 main battle tank. Source: Christopher F Foss, Jane's Tanks and Combat Vehicles Recognition Guide
There are six road wheels on each side of the tank. The idler is in the front and the drive sprocket is in the rear.  A skirt covers the upper part of the torsion bar suspension.  There is additional armor on the front of the skirt.

Main armament on the T-84 main battle tank is a 4.92 inch (125mm) smoothbore main gun that was designed in the Ukraine.  The gun an be elevated from -5 to +13 degrees and  can fire a laser-guided missile as well as HE-FRAG (FS), HEAT-FS and APFSDS-T rounds.

Secondary armament includes a 0.3 inch (7.62 mm) coaxial machine gun and a 0.5 inch (12.7mm) anti-aircraft machine gun, which is mounted on the right side of the turret roof. There are six pairs of smoke grenade launchers.

A three man crew – driver, commander and gunner – operates the T-84.

There is an automatic loader, so a human loader is not needed.

The driver sits in the front.  The commander and gunner sit in the turret – commander on the right and gunner on the left.

The commander operates the anti-aircraft gun

An armored recovered vehicle that uses the chassis of the T-84 MBT has been designated the BREM-84.

The T-84 main battle tank is used by Ukraine and Pakistan.


T-84 MBT

Active: 1999
Crew: 3
Weight: 45 tons (46,000kg)
Length: 23ft 2in (7.09m), 31ft 10in (9.72m) with gun forwards
Height: 7ft 3in (2.22m), 9ft (2.76m) with anti-aircraft gun
Width: 12ft 4in (3.77m) with skirts
Weapons: Main – 4.92 in (125mm) smoothbore gun/missile launcher, Secondary – 1 x coaxial 0.3in (7.62mm) machine gun, 1 x 0.5 inch (12.7mm) anti-aircraft gun
Armor Classified
Engine: Karkhov Morozov Design Model 6TD-2 6-cylinder diesel, 1200hp
Speed: 40 mph (65kmh)
Range: 336 miles (540 km)