PTS (amphibious vehicle)


PTS (amphibious vehicle)

Infobox Automobile


name =PTS amphibian
manufacturer = Soviet State Factories
parent_company =
aka =
production = begun 1965
assembly = Soviet Union
predecessor =
successor =
class = tracked amphibious transport
body_style = waterproofed hull
layout = front engine (under floor), front drive sprocket [Hogg, Ian V., and Weeks, John. "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Military Vehicles". (London: Hamblyn Publishing Group Limited, 1980), p.309, "PTS Tracked Amphibian".]
platform =
engine=A-712P V12 water-cooled diesel
engine_power= 250 hp (186 kW)
transmission =

water: PTO propeller drive
suspension=wheeled 6×6
front - 2 leaf springs and hydraulic shock absorbers.
rear - equalizing type with 2 leaf springs and torsion bars.
wheelbase =
length=11.52 m (37 ft 48in) [Hogg & Weeks, p.309, "PTS Tracked Amphibian".]
width=3.32 m (10 ft 9 in)
height= 2.65 m (8 ft 8 in)
ground_clearance = front_track =
rear_track =
weight = 17,700 kg (39,000 lb)
payload = 5,000 kg (11,000 lb) land; 10,000 kg (22,000 lb)
top_speed = 40 km/h (25 mph) (road)
(water)
range = 300 km (186 mi)
related =
similar =
designer =

The PTS is a Soviet tracked amphibious transport, similar to the DUKW.

Introduced in 1965, [Hogg & Weeks, p.309, "PTS Tracked Amphibian".] it is large, with a substantial payload, two to four times the capacity of the BAV 485, and better cross-country performance, at the cost of greater complexity, because it is tracked.

It resembles its antecedents, the BAV 485 and ultimately DUKW, having a boxy, open watertight hull, with six road wheels "per" side, [Hogg & Weeks, p.309, "PTS Tracked Amphibian".] front drive sprocket, [Hogg & Weeks, p.309, "PTS Tracked Amphibian".] rear idler sprocket, and no return rollers. Like the BAV 485, and unlike the DUKW, it has a rear loading ramp. The crew is seated at the front, leaving the rear of the vehicle open for a vehicle, which can be driven (or backed) in, rather than lifted over the side (as in the DUKW). To aid in facilitating this, the engine is under the floor. [Hogg & Weeks, p.309, "PTS Tracked Amphibian".]

Propulsion in water is by means of twin propellers, in tunnels to protect them from damage during land operations. [Hogg & Weeks, p.309, "PTS Tracked Amphibian".]

The PTS was adopted by the Red Army and Warsaw Pact forces, [Hogg & Weeks, p.309, "PTS Tracked Amphibian".] has been supplied to Egypt, [Hogg & Weeks, p.309, "PTS Tracked Amphibian".] and may have been provided to other nations. [Hogg & Weeks, p.309, "PTS Tracked Amphibian".]

The PTS also has a companion vehicle, a boat-like amphibious two-wheeled trailer, with fold-out sponsons providing stability on water; [Hogg & Weeks, p.309, "PTS Tracked Amphibian".] the combination allows the PTS to accommodate an artillery tractor, field gun (up to medium caliber), [Hogg & Weeks, p.309, "PTS Tracked Amphibian".] its crew, and a quantity of ammunition, all in one load. [Hogg & Weeks, p.309, "PTS Tracked Amphibian".]

pecification

*Rear axle clearance:
*Ground clearance:
*Front track:
*Rear track:
*Turning radius:
*Maximum speed (loaded, highway): Auto km/h|40|0
*Tyres:
*Fuel tank capacity:
*Fuel consumption:
*Top speed: 40 km/h (25 mph) (road)
(water)
*Range: 300 km (186 mi)

References

Notes

ources

*Hogg, Ian V., and Weeks, John. "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Military Vehicles", p.309, "PTS Tracked Amphibian". London: Hamblyn Publishing Group Limited, 1980.

ee also

*GAZ 46
*DUKW
*"Landwasserschlepper"
*Amphibious vehicle

* [http://www.amw.com.pl/rsm_product_info.php?cRsmPath=&rsm_products_id=60 AMW - Agencja Mienia Wojskowego]


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