RENK France to promote new transmission for T-72 & T-90 MBTs 71711161

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RENK France to promote new transmission for T-72 & T-90 MBTs
RENK France (former SESM) is planning to promote its newest engine compartment intended for Soviet- and Russian-originated T-72 and T-90 main battle tanks (MBT) on the global market, according to a source in the company.
     
The RENK France (former SESM) is planning to promote its newest engine compartment intended for Soviet- and Russian-originated T-72 and T-90 main battle tanks (MBT) on the global market, according to a source in the company. RENK France's Powerpack 350S
(Credit: RENK France)
     
"The company is planning to launch a 'revolution' in the area of T-72/T-90 engine compartments. RENK France offers the replacement of engine and transmission. It should be noted that these components are incorporated in the unified node designated as Powerpack 350S. It includes the DI16 diesel engine by Scania and the ESM350 transmission by RENK. The engine has a nominal output of 1,200 h.p. The aforementioned powerpack provides the maximum road speed of 60-70 km/h and a backing up at a speed of 4-33 km/h. The clutch and transmission brake control valve linkage has been replaced by a steering wheel, while the control system has retained both pedals. These nodes and components drastically increase the cross-country capability of T-72 and T-90 tanks. The required to replace the engine compartment is significantly reduced. It takes about 45 minutes to install the [Powerpack 350S] unit. At present, the replacement of the existing T-72 engines compartments requires about 3 days," the source said.

He added that the Powerpack 350S had already been integrated with the Polish-originated PT-91M Twardy MBTs and PT-91M-based armoured recovery vehicles (ARV) of the Malaysian Armed Forces.
     
RENK France to promote new transmission for T-72 T-90 MBTs 002 RENK France's Powerpack 350S
(Credit: RENK France)
     
According to the official specifications, the Powerpack 350S system is intended for T-72, T-90, M-84, and PT-91 MBTs, as well as for the vehicles that have a combat weight of 40-55 t. It features a powershift transmission with eight speeds forward and four speeds reverse, an electronically controlled gearbox that can be used in either manual or fully automatic control mode, a generator drive, an air compressor drive, and a fan drive with fully digital speed control. The transmission of Powerpack 350S has a dry weight of 1,800 kg, while the DI16 engine has a dry weight of 1,340 kg.

Russia`s T-90S MBT offered to the potential foreign customers features a V-92S2 or V-84MS diesel engine developed by the Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant (Russian acronym: ChTZ, Chelyabinskiy Traktorniy Zavod). According to the official specifications, the V-92S2 V12 multi-fuel diesel engine has a power output of 1,000 h.p., a weight of 1,020 kg, a specific fuel consumption of 156 g/h.p./hour, and a power-to-weight ratio of 0.98 h.p./kg. The V-84MS V12 multi-fuel diesel engine has a power output of 840 h.p., a weight of 1,020 kg, a specific fuel consumption of 182 g/h.p./hour, and a power-to-weight ratio of 0.82 h.p./kg.
     
The RENK France (former SESM) is planning to promote its newest engine compartment intended for Soviet- and Russian-originated T-72 and T-90 main battle tanks (MBT) on the global market, according to a source in the company. Exchange powerpack on a PT-91M
(Credit: RENK France)
     
The PT-91 tank is powered by the S-12U diesel engine developed by the PZL-Wola S.A. Mechanical Works company. The V12 engine has a power output of 820 h.p. and a weight of 980 kg. The PT-91M tank, an upgraded variant of PT-91, features an S-1000 V12 diesel engine also developed by PZL-Wola. S-1000 has a power output of 1,000 h.p., a rated speed of 2,000 rpm, and a weight of 1,100 kg.

The M-84 MBT developed by the Yugoslav defense industry features the V-46TK diesel engine that has a power output of 1,000 h.p.
     
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