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MMWT / Kaplan MT

The Modern Medium Weight Tank (MMWT), also known as Kaplan-MT, is a light/medium tank program co-developed by Turkey and Indonesia.

In Turkey is manufactured by FNSS and is known as Kaplan-MT, while in Indonesia is known as Harimau (Tiger), being manufactured by PT Pindad (Persero) for the Indonesian Army.

The Modern Medium Weight Tank (MMWT), or KAPLAN MT was jointly designed by the FNSS of Turkey and PT Pindad of Indonesia.

Author: PT Pindad of the Government of Indonesia
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The design works started in 2015, and since 2017 two prototypes and one test hull have been produced.

With a mass between 32 and 35 tonnes, Kaplan MT position itself between a light and medium tank.

The hull has a length of 6.952 m (22.8 ft), while the overall length including the gun reaches 9.105 m (29.9 ft).

It has a width of 3.360 m (11 ft), and a total height to the top of the turret of 2.456 m (8.06 ft).

The crew is made of three (3) persons including the commander, the gunner, and the driver.

The Kaplan MT's V-shaped hull offers a protection of STANAG 4569 level 4, reaching STANAG 4569 Level 5 with modular add-on armour.

As main armament, Kaplan-MT uses a 105 mm Cockerill high-pressure rifled gun, and as secondary armament is fitted with a 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun.

The Modern Medium Weight Tank (MMWT) is powered by a 711 hp Caterpillar C13 diesel engine and has a power-to-weight ratio of 22.2 hp/t.

The Caterpillar C13 engine is coupled to an Allison/Caterpillar X300 full automatic transmission.

Kaplan MT / MMWT uses a torsion bar suspension and can reach a maximum speed on road of 78 km/h.

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