Former Soviet Army
- This amphibious tank's strengths are its speed and amphibious capability. Without them, it would be totally outmatched on the modern battlefield. These are capable to fight at night. Its 76.2 mm gun is underpowered by modern standards. It's armor resists only small arms fire.
- The T-34 was the best Russian tank of WWII! This was heavily exported to Warsaw Pact nations after the war. If you see these in Russia, it would be in a museum, but it may very well be in the modern military of weaker countries.
- T-54 and T-55
- Its main gun is 100mm. Its machine guns are 12.7 mm AA MG, 7.62 mm coaxial MG, 7.62 mm bowmounted MG. These old Russian-built main battle tanks would be killed easily by today's modern tanks. These are capable to fight at night. Nevertheless, these medium tanks are still used by weaker militaries.
- Like the T-55, the T-62, medium tank, has a 580-hp, V-12, water-cooled diesel engine. The T-62 has the standard 7.62 mm PKT coaxial machine-gun with a range of 1000 meters. The T 62M also mounts a 12.7 mm antiaircraft DShK machine-gun. The DShK has a range of 1500 meters against ground targets and a slant range of 1000 meters against aircraft. The T-62A also has a stabilized 115mm main gun; it enables the gunner to track and fire on the move with improved accuracy.
- The T-64 was fielded in 1967. At the time it was fairly innovative design, incorporating both an autoloader and advanced armor. It had a very long production run and numerous variants were produced. T-64 is closely related to the T-72. The T-64 was produced solely for the USSR, while the T-72 was slightly less capable and exported world-wide. Its armed with 125mm main gun / missile launcher, 12.7mm AA MG, 7.62mm coaxial MG, smoke grenade dischargers. These tanks have been the basis for the new Russian tanks.
- This Russian made tank is a relative of the T-64. Its top speed is 60kph. It has a 125mm main gun, smoke grenade dischargers, and its equipped with 1 machine gun on the outside for killing infantry, and the commander of the tank has his own machine gun. These tanks have many, many, many, many varieties because it was exported to so many countries and was changed, like the M-84.
- An updated copy of the Russian T-72, its top speed is 70kph+, and is also equipped with a machine gun. It has great acceleration and improved power-to-weight ratio. Its an advanced T-72. This tank was made by the Yugoslavs.
- T-80 KOBRA
- Its armed with 125mm gun / missile launcher, 12.7mm AA MG, 7.62mm coaxial MG, smoke grenade dischargers. Its armour is classified, and is one of the best Russian tanks. Its better armed, armoured, faster, and more reliable than the T-64 and T-72.
- T-84 Black Eagle
- The T-84 Black Eagle is based on the T-80U but has a new turret. It is problably only intended for export and will not be part of the inventory of the Russian army. This is a new tank, armed with a 125mm smoothbore main gun, and a missile launcher.
- This tank has been tentatively approved for production and adoption as a standard tank, alongside the T-80U, for the Russian army. The T-90 uses the gun and 1G46 gunner sights from T-80U, a new engine and thermal sights. Protective measures include Kontakt-5 ERA, laser warning receivers and the SHTORA infrared ATGM jamming system. Its armed with 125mm gun or a missile launcher, 12.7mm AA MG, 7.62mm coaxial MG, smoke grenade dischargers. This design will be made into more production soon. Right now Russia's best tank that they have many of is the T-80. There are few T-84's and T-90's in the Russian military.
- Type 59
- This Chinese built, main battle tank is armed with 100 mm main gun, 7.62mm coaxial machine gun, 7.62mm machine gun (bow), 12.7mm AA MG, smoke dischargers (either side of the gun). This is one of China's top tanks, but can only go 40-50 kph. Its range for attack is 420-440 km. This has incredibly heavy armor(100mm of steel). It is equipped with infrared nightvision. However, light tanks can just go behind it and kill it. Speed is a major concern for this large tank.
- Type 83 SPG/H
- This is armed with 152 mm main gun, 12.7 mm AA MG. It can go as fast as 55kph. Its max range is 450km. Again the night vision is infrared. It has light 10mm steal armor.
Tracked Armored Personal Carriers and Infantry Fighting Vehicles
- BVP M80A
- These APCs can carry a 20mm cannon, a 7.62mm machine gun, eight troops, and two AT-3 anti-tank guided missiles.
- MT-LB Multi Purpose Tracked Vehicle
- This typical, ractangular APC is armed with 7.62mm machine gun. It can fight at night, and is well armored. Its top speed is 62kph.
- BMP-T Infantry Combat Vehicle
- This is a Infantry Fighting Vehicle
- BTR-50 Armoured Personel Carrier
- This APC is armed with a 7.62mm machine gun, is heavily armored, and night-vision capable. The chasis is based on the amphibious PT-76. It can carry 20 infantry men and some versions of this vehicle are amphibious.
- BMP-1 Infantry Fighting Vehicle
- Its armed with a 73mm cannon, 7.62mm coaxial MG, and an AT-3 Sagger ATGW launcher. This is heavily armored vehicle, not as much as a tank, but more than a typical APC. It can also destroy a tank with its anti-tank rockets. This amphibious IFV was the first true IFV in the Soviet military in 1967. This IFV has been exported to China, Czech republics, and other Balkan countries (not Yugoslavia though). This can carry 8 infantry soldiers.
- BMP-2 Infantry Fighting Vehicle
- The armor of this improved BMP-1 is classified (meaning its better). Its armed with 30 mm cannon, 7.62 mm coaxial MG, Spandrel ATGW launcher, & smoke grenade dischargers. It can carry 7 infantry men, and is also amphibious. On top of the turret is an ATGM launcher. This launcher can employ either AT-4 SPIGOT or AT-5 SPANDREL missiles. Due to the armament changes this can carry 1 soldier less than the BMP-1, but is more equipped for defense from tanks.
- BMP-3 Infantry Fighting Vehicle
- Main armament of the amphibious BMP-3 is a 100 mm rifled gun (2A70) which fires conventional high explosive ammunition at a maximum rate of fire of 8-10 rds/min, and the AT-10 STABBER laser-guided anti-tank guided missile. The AT-10 ATGM has a maximum range of 4000 m and is estimated as being able to penetrate a maximum of 500 mm of RHA. The BMP-3 is powered by a 500 hp diesel engine coupled to a fully automatic hydro-mechanical transmission.
- BMD-1 Airborn Combat Vehicle
- Its armed with 73mm cannon, AT-3 Sagger ATGW launcher, 7.62mm coaxial MG, 2x7.62mm bowmounted MG. Its well armored, not like the BMP's though, who are heavily armored. However, this combat vehicle is amphibious. This is smaller than the BMP's and its top speed is 70km/h. It can't transport as many units as BMP's or typical APC's though.
- BMD-2 Airborn Combat Vehicle
- This is basically a re-armed BMD-1 and is armed with 30 mm cannon, AT-4 or AT-5 ATGW launcher, 7.62 mm coaxial MG, 7.62 mm bowmounted MG.
- BMD-3 Airborn Combat Vehicle
- The BMD-3 is the successor to the BMD-1 and BMD-2 AIFVs. The BMD-3 features a brand new chassis fitted with the complete turret of the BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicle. This amphibious vehicle is armed with 30 mm cannon, AT-4 or AT-5 ATGW launcher, 7.62 mm coaxial MG, 40 mm bowmounted grenade launcher, 7.62 mm bowmounted MG, 5.45 mm bowmounted MG, smoke grenade dischargers. There can be 7 infantrymen carried in this and this can destroy a tank.
- OT-62 APC
- This Checkoslavakian APC can carry 18 soldiers. Its armed with 1 x 7.62 mm machine gun, 1 x 82mm recoiless rifle/AT gun. It can go as fast as 58km/h. Its amphibious, and light armored.
Wheeled Armored Personal Carriers and Reconaissance Vehicles
- These are tough, wheeled armored personnel carriers. It carries three AT-3 anti-tank guided missiles, or a machine gun, and six troops
- BRDM-1 Amphibious Scout Car
- This amphibious car is amphibious, max speed is 80 km/h, is armed with a 7.62 mm MG, and has 10mm maximum armor.
- BRDM-2 Amphibious Scout Car
- This is less armored than the BRDM-1, but is armed with 14.5 mm MG, 7.62 mm coaxial MG, can go 100km/h and is also amphibious. This reconnaissance vehicle can be equipped with many different weapons, including surface-to-air missiles.
- BTR-40 Armored Personel Carrier
- This light, steel armored APC is armed with a 7.62mm machine gun, and can go as fast a 80km/h. Its not amphibious.
- BTR-60 Armored Personel Carrier
- This amphibious, steel armored APC is armed with 14.5 mm MG, 7.62 mm coaxial MG. Many of these have been exported and changed, and are no threat to armored vehicles of today, but is better than the BTR-40.
- BTR-70 Armored Personel Carrier
- This amphibious APC is armed with 14.5 mm MG, 7.62 mm coaxial MG. Its steel armored, and is now used as a repair vehicle.
- BTR-80 Armored Personel Carrier
- This light, steel armored APC is armed with 14.5 mm MG, 7.62 mm coaxial MG, smoke grenade dischargers. Its amphibious, and now Russians use this as a medical support vehicle.
- BTR-152 Armored Personel Carrier
- This APC can transport 15 men, and is armed with 7.62 mm MG. It is not amphibious. In today's military, wheeled APC's are nearly obsolete, especially compared to IFV's.
- 2S1 Self-Propelled Gun
- This powerful piece of self-propelled artillery can fling a 122mm shell 23,000 yards at the rate of five to eight rounds per minute. Although, less armored and less powerful than the U.S. Howitzer, this is still a dangerous weapon. It is amphibious, and is as fast as 60km/h.
- 2S3 Self-Propelled Gun
- This artillery is armed with a 152 mm howitzer & 7.62 mm AA MG. Its not amphibious but more armored than the 2S1.
- 2S4 Mortar
- This mortar is armed with a 240 mm mortar and a 12.7 mm AA MG. It is steel armored, but not amphibious. However, its main gun is much larger than the 2S1 & 2S3.
- 2S5 Self-Propelled Gun
- This 152mm artillery piece is steel armored, yet its maneuverability is horrible, even for an artillery piece. Against IFVs or nearby tanks, this can do little damage.
- 2S7 Self-Propelled Gun
- This artillery piece is armed with a 203.2mm main gun. Its well armored, yet very slow-50km/h.
- 2S9 Self-Propelled Howitzer/Mortar
- Its armed with a 120mm mortar. Its top speed is 60km/h, and is amphibious.
- 2S19 Self-Propelled Gun
- This has highly advanced armor of steel. Its armed with 152mm main gun & a 12.7mm AA MG. Its rounds fire quickly and is one of the best Russian artillery used by Russians. Most others were exported.
- 2S23 Self-Propelled Mortar
- This amphibious artillery is armed with 120 mm mortar, 7.62 mm AA MG, smoke grenade dischargers.
- 2S25 New Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun
- The main armament comprises the 125 mm two-axis stabilized smoothbore tank gun with automatic loader and the coaxial 7.62mm machine gun. Nowadays, a trend has appeared in the development of world's armor materiel: to install powerful armament with highly effective sighting equipment on lightweight combat vehicles. The 2S25 self-propelled antitank gun, developed at the Volgograd Tractor Plant JSC, fully complies with this trend. It is intended for use by subunits of ground forces, airborne troops and amphibious landing parties to fight hard-skinned materiel and manpower of the enemy. The new gun can independently march over a distance of 500 km and be carried by military transport aircraft and amphibious ships, paradropped with the crew seated in the vehicle, negotiate water obstacles at sea state up to 3 with the delivery of gun fire when afloat within a sector of +35 degrees and climb on amphibious ships from water under its own power during the accomplishment of a combat mission. Possessing a high power-to-weight ratio, it can operate in high mountains and various climates, while the installed rubber-clad shoes or snow-riding tracks expand the vehicle capabilities. The main armament comprises the 125 mm two-axis stabilized smoothbore tank gun with automatic loader and the coaxial 7.62 mm machine gun.
- This artillery is armed with 85 mm gun, 12.7 mm AA MG, 7.62 mm coaxial MG. It is heavily armored, yet very slow.
- 105mm M56
- It can fire about 16 rounds per minute out to a maximum range of about 14,000 yards. However, compared to today's top military systems this is useless, and has been exported by the Russians to countries, like Yugoslavia.
Long Range Surface-to-Surface Missile Launchers
- FROG-7 launchers
- The FROG (Free Rocket Over Ground) is a Russian-made unguided missile with a range of about 44 miles. It can carry a 1,212-lb. high-explosive warhead. It is innaccurate, but it could easily be equipped with chemical weapons.
- Scud Launchers
- Scud launchers launch scud missiles very long distances. These missiles are chemical bombs that can kill people by germs and disease.
- V-2 Rockets
- The V-2 rocket is an old rocket which can destroy buildings and can be launched extremely long distances.
Anti-aircraft Artillery and Anti-aircraft Rockets
- The BOV-3 is an anti-aircraft artillery system that consists of three 20mm cannons mounted on a BOV-M armored personnel carrier. It can fire 750 rounds per minute per barrel out to a maximum range of 6,561 feet. It has a crew of four. A self-propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (SPAAG) on a BOV-M chassis with a triple mounted 20mm cannon in a turret.
- 2S6M Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun and Missile System
- This is armed with 2 x 30 mm twin barrel gun, launcher with 8 SA-19 SAMs. Its top speed is 65km/h. It has radar guided missiles.
- ZSU-23-4 Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun
- Its armed with 4 x 23 mm gun to attack the north. It has medium armor, made of steel.
- The ZSU-57 is an air defense vehicle that mounts two 57mm anti-aircraft guns on an armored chassis. It has no radar or computerized fire control. It fires about 70 rounds per minute per gun, with a maximum effective range of 13,123 feet. These were used greatly by the Iraqis in Desert Storm.
- SA-4 Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Missile System
- Its armed with a launcher with 2 SA-4 SAMs. It has medium steel armor, with large missiles.
- SA-6 Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Missile System
- Its armed with a launcher with 3 SA-6 SAMs. The SA-6 Gainful (ZRK-SD Kub 3M9) is a two stage, solid-fuel, low-altitude SAM. It has radio command guidance with semi-active radar terminal homing.
- SA-8 Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Missile System
- Its armed with Launcher with 6 SA-8 SAMs. This amphibious fast missile reloading vehicle attacks carrier-based aircraft.
- SA-9 Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Missile System
- This is armed with a launcher with 4 SA-9 SAMs. Its amphibious. The SA-9 GASKIN (9K31 Strela-1) is a short-range, low-altitude self-propelled SAM-carrying system based on the BRDM-2 chassis. The vehicle carries quadruple SA-9 SAM launchers on a revolving mount in place of the KPV/PK machine gun turret. The missiles are usually fired in pairs against each target to increase the kill probability, with an interval between rounds of about five seconds. Reloading is performed manually and takes about five minutes.
- The SA-11 GADFLY (9K37M1 BUK-1M) is a medium-range, semi-active, radar-guided missile using solid-rocket propulsion that provides defense against high-performance aircraft and cruise missiles. The SA-11 represents a considerable improvement over the earlier SA-6 GAINFUL system, and can engage six separate targets simultaneously, rather than the single target capability of the SA-6. Single-shot kill probability are claimed to be 60-90% against aircraft, 30-70% against helicopters, and 40% against cruise missiles, a significant improvement over the SA-6. The system is more mobile, taking only about 5 minutes to move from road march to engagement. The new system also offers significantly greater resistance to ECM than previous systems.
- SA-13 Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Missile System
- This is carried on a light armored, amphibious artillery. The SA-13 GOPHER (ZRK-BD Strela-10) is a short-range, low altitude SAM system. The SA-13 missile (9M37) is 2.2 m long, 0.12 m in diameter with a 0.4 m wingspan and has a maximum speed of Mach 2. It carries a 5 kg HE warhead and is fitted with either an improved passive lead sulfide all-aspect infra-red seeker unit, or a cryogenically cooled passive all-aspect infra-red seeker unit. The estimated minimum range of the SA-13 is 500 meters and the maximum effective range of 5000 m with altitude engagement limits of 10 to 3500 m.
- The SA-15 GAUNTLET (9K331 Tor) low-to-medium altitude SAM system is capable of engaging not only aircraft and helicopters but also RPVs, precision-guided weapons and various types of guided missiles. Although it is an autonomous system it can be interfaced into an integrated air defense network. SA-15b is designed to be a completely autonomous air defense system (at division level), capable of surveillance, command and control, missile launch and guidance functions from a single vehicle. It can launch 2 missiles of 8 at anytime of the day at any weather. This is one of the most advanced SA system for the Russian army.
- Shoulder-fired SA Rockets
- SA-7, SA-14, SA-16 are all shoulder launched rockets at air units. Don't think because they are shoulder launched that they suck. They can be heat sinking missiles, infrared seekers, and can go long ranges. The SA-16 hit a Harrier in Desert Storm. The soldiers that have these are known as rocket soldiers.