T-83

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T-83
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T-83A
Type Main battle tank
Place of origin Husseinarti
Service history
In service 1988-Present
Used by Sieuxerr
Production history
Designed 1982
Produced 1988-current
Number built 1,500
Variants 83A
83B
Specifications (T-83B)
Weight 48 tonnes (Basic)

51 tonnes (Combat)

Length 6.86 m (w/o gun)
9.5 m (w/ gun)
Width 3.5 m
Height 2.1 m
Crew 3 (Commander, gunner, driver)

Armor Laminated steel/ceramic along with ERA
Main
armament
D-81 125mm cannon
(44 rounds)
Secondary
armament
Type 50 Anti-Aircraft MG
(700 rounds)
Type 69K coaxial
(2,000 rounds)
Engine 12-cylinder diesel engine
950 horsepower (736 kW)
Power/weight 18.6 hp/t (14.4 kW/t)
Transmission Automatic
Suspension torsion bar
Fuel capacity 1,300 ℓ (1,600 ℓ with fuel drums)
Operational
range
500 km (650 km with fuel drums)
Speed 67 km/h

The T-83 is a Husseinartian-designed main battle tank. It was developed off experience garnered with the T-81, along with imported models of the Anikatian Type 73 Seungli-ho. While of similar design to the Type 73, the T-83 is marked to be much heavier, which the first series of T-83s being almost 10 tonnes heavier than the base model Type 73s, this is attributed to the larger engine and thicker armor, which was done to balance the initially low-quality steel used in its construction.

Overall, the first models of the T-83 were considered on par with the Seungli-ho IE and IIE models. In the mid-1990s the tanks received an overhaul which included an improved FCS, which at the time was superior to the FCS found the Seungli-ho series, additional and improved armor arrays, better tracks and a engine as well. Into the 21st century, the tanks have been observed with armored turrets for the commander's anti-aircraft machine gun and westernized steel and rubber tank tracks which improve the overall mobility of the tank. Newer model tanks are considered capable and overall effective main battle tanks due to a tightening of production quality.