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Obiekt 483 Flame-Throwing Tank

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The Obiekt 483 was a specialised flamethrower version of the T-54, armed with an OM-250 flamethrower in the turret in place of the main armament. The prototype Obiekt 483 was developed at the KhBM bureau in Kharkov on the base of the T-54B under the direction of F.A. Mostovoi and built at ZTM in Omsk in 1959. The tank was field trialled over the period 1959-62, but was dropped as, although the flamethrower was useful, the lack of main armament was considered a serious drawback while the lack of armament made the tank obvious on the battlefield and therefore a specific target. No series production was therefore undertaken. The tank had a distinctive short flamethrower and a rear access hatch with a cylindrical wind sensor mounted above it.

Model Id:2514
Manufacture:Factory 75 Kharkov Locomotive Factory, Kharkov, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine (Design parent and sole manufacturer)

1) Kubinka NIIBT Research Collection - Soviet Vehicles, Kubinka, Russia

Number of Photos: 1
Sample Photo from Album Number 486

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Unique ID: 486
Serial Number:
Other Identification: Collection number 215 painted on left turret side.