|Country of Origin||CIS (formerly USSR)|
|Role||Light reconnaissance tank|
|Date Of Introduction||1952|
|Combat Weight||15.4 tons (14 mt)|
|Ground Pressure||6.54 psi (0.46 kg/cm²)|
||25.02 ft (7.625 m)|
||22.67 ft (6.91 m)|
||10.3 ft (3.14 m)|
||Early Model: 7.2 ft (2.195 m). Late Model: 7.4 ft (2.255 m)|
|Ground Clearance||14.6 in (370 mm)|
|Engine||240 hp (179 kw) diesel|
|Range||162 miles (260 km)|
|Road Speed||27 mph (44 km/h)|
|Cross Country Speed||16 mph (25 km/h)|
|Swim Speed||6.2 mph (10 km/h)|
|Armor||Homogenous, cold rolled steel. Turret front: 0.8 in (20 mm).|
|Explosive Reactive Armor||N/A|
|Active Protective System||N/A|
|NBC Protection System||N/A|
|Smoke Equipment||Vehicle engine exhaust smoke system|
||Typical Ammo Load
|76mm D-56B rifled gun
||Turret; manual loading
HVAP, AP-T, API-T, HEAT, Frag-HE
|7.62mm PKT machine gun
||Coaxial to main gun
|Fire Control System||?|
|Main Gun Stabilization||2-plane|
- The suspension of the PT-76 consists of six large, evenly spaced road wheels with no track return rollers. The drive sprocket is at the rear.
- There is a small, thin, horizontal skirt over each track.
- The turret is circular and has flat sloping sides. The turret is equipped with a very large oval shaped, forward opening vehicle commander's hatch.
- The gun tube has a multi-baffle or double baffle muzzle brake.
- The gun fires the same ammunition as the 76mm divisional gun M-1942 (ZIS-3).
- In the water, the PT-76 is propelled by hydrojets which shoot water through ports in the rear of the tank.
- Some PT-76s are augmented with 12.7mm AA machine guns.
Israel offers an upgrade package with a 90mm gun, laser range finder fire control and a 300 hp engine.
- Produced in limited numbers with a non-stabilized main gun.
- Added a main gun stabilization system. See data above.
- Polish PT-76
- Variant with a separate commander's hatch and 12.7mm machine gun.
- Type 63
- Chinese variant with a new turret, 85mm gun, and 12.7mm AA machine gun.