2T Stalker Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle

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A 2T Stalker on display.

  • Description :
    • The 2T Stalker, or BM-2T Stalker, is an armored reconnaissance vehicle developed by Minotor-Service, a Belarusian Company, to suite the needs of the Belarusian Army. Developed in the early to mid-1990’s, the 2T Stalker was designed to provide the Belarusian Army with a stealth-capable reconnaissance vehicle designed to operate up to 300km behind the front line. The 2T Stalker was a revolutionary design, especially being one of the first capable vehicles developed by the Belarusian Defense Industry. Built off of a modified 2S6M Tunguska hull, or the GM-352 Chassis, it is equipped with a V-46 super-charged diesel engine capable of producing 780hp to power critical systems and propel the vehicle, coupled with an Allison DDA X-1100-3B Automatic Transmission allowing for speeds of up to 95km/h. The vehicle is equipped with expanded fuel tanks to travel up to 1,000km for long endurance operations. The hull itself was designed to increase stealth capabilities by reducing IR and Radar cross-section as well as offering protection at the minimum against small to mid-caliber weapons. In terms of firepower, the 2T Stalker is equipped with a fully stabilized 30mm 2A42 autocannon with the capability of firing APDS-T, AP-T, HEF-I. and F-T rounds for different mission requirements. Complimenting the main gun is a 7.62mm PKT machine gun as well as an AGS-17 30mm automatic grenade launcher for self-defense purposes. The 2T Stalker also features 2x retractable missile launchers with standard loadout being one launcher is equipped with 2x anti-tank guided missiles, either the 9M114 Shturm or 9M120 Ataka, and the other being 2x 9K38 Igla anti-air missiles. Up to 12x anti-tank mines can be deployed from the vehicle as well. All the weapons are integrated into the vehicles Fire Control System (FCS) which features double channel day/night surveillance sights developed by Peleng for the Commander and Gunner that allows the crew to search, detect, and track in passive mode. The FCS also has an integrated laser rangefinder to assist in targeting. The Driver is equipped with a passive IR night vision sight as well as a rear TV camera to help in driving in day or night operations. Countermeasures include an integrated laser warning system and 12x 81mm smoke grenade launchers. All of weapon systems and electronics allows for the 2T Stalker to be a true multi-mission platform to engage multiple different targets whether they are land or air. The 2T Stalker was designed to operate independently or in small groups relying on its stealth capabilities to remain hidden. In 2001, a fully operational prototype was completed and presented at the IDEX 2001 exhibition in Abu Dhabi, show casing the capabilities of the 2T Stalker, including live fire testing as well as participating in a mobility course in an effort to garner export sales, however no customers purchased the vehicle. An estimated 30 vehicles were to be purchased by the Belarusian Army, however only 2 vehicles were built with no production orders. It is believed the 2x 2T Stalker prototypes are operated by the Belarusian Army.
    • Special thanks to @PenguinRed for being the original author of the 2T Stalker suggestion!
  • Role : Stealth Reconnaissance Vehicle
  • Origin :
    • Belarus
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 2A42 30mm Autocannon
      • Cartridge: 30x165
        • Ammunition:
          • 3UBR8 APDS-T (BP)
          • 3UBR6 AP-T (BT)
          • 3UOR6 HEF-I (OFZ)
          • 3UOF8 F-T (OT)
      • Feed System:
        • Dual-belt Fed
    • Coaxial:
      • PKT-7.62mm Machine Gun
      • AGS-17 30mm Automatic Grenade Launcher
    • Roof-Mounted:
      • Standard loadout:
        • 8x Anti-tank Guided Missiles
        • 2x Anti-aircraft Missiles
      • Retractable ATGM Dual-Launcher
        • Missile(s):
          • 9M114 Shturm
            • Warhead: HEAT
            • Penetration: ~560mm of RHA
            • Diameter: 130mm
            • Weight: 31.4kg
            • Propulsion: Single-Stage Solid Propellant Rocket Motor (and Booster)
            • Range: 5km
            • Guidance: Radio-guided
            • Speed:
              • Average: 345 m/s
              • Max: 400m/s
          • 9M114M1 Shturm
            • Warhead: Tandem HEAT
            • Penetration: ~650mm of RHA behind ERA
            • Diameter: 130mm
            • Weight: 33.5kg
            • Propulsion: Single-Stage Solid Propellant Rocket Motor (and Booster)
            • Range: 6km
            • Guidance: Radio-guided
            • Speed:
              • Average: 345 m/s
              • Max: 400m/s
          • 9M120 Ataka
            • Warhead: Tandem HEAT
            • Penetration: 800mm of RHA behind ERA
            • Diameter: 130mm
            • Weight: 42.5kg
            • Propulsion: Single-Stage Solid Propellant Rocket Motor (and Booster)
            • Range: out to 6km
            • Guidance: Radio-guided
            • Speed:
              • Average: 400m/s
              • Max: 500m/s
          • 9M120F-1 Ataka
            • Warhead: Thermobaric
            • Penetration: N/A
            • Diameter: 130mm
            • Weight: 42.5kg
            • Propulsion: Single-Stage Solid Propellant Rocket Motor (and Booster)
            • Range: 5.8km
            • Guidance: Radio-guided
            • Speed:
              • Average: 400m/s
              • Max: 500m/s
          • 9M220O Ataka
            • Warhead: Expanding Rod
            • Penetration: N/A
            • Diameter: 130mm
            • Weight: 42.5kg
            • Propulsion: Single-Stage Solid Propellant Rocket Motor (and Booster)
            • Range: 7km
            • Guidance: Radio-guided
            • Speed:
              • Average: 400m/s
              • Max: 500m/s
      • Retractable AAM Dual-Launcher
        • Missile(s):
          • 9K38 Igla
            • Warhead: High Explosive
            • Diameter: 72mm
            • Weight: 10.6kg
            • Propulsion: Single-Stage Solid Propellant Rocket Motor (and Booster)
            • Range: out to 5.2km
            • Guidance: Two-color IR Seeker
            • Speed:
              • Average: 360m/s
              • Max: 570m/s
  • Maneuverability :
    • Engine: 780hp - V-46 Supercharged Diesel Engine
    • Transmission: Allison DDA X-1100-3B Automatic Transmission (4-Forward, 2-Reverse)
    • Chassis: GM-352 Chassis, Hydropneumatic
      • 130mm to 570mm adjustable suspension/ground clearance.
    • Max Speed: 95km/h
  • Dimensions :
    • Length: 7.770m
    • Width: 3.386m
    • Height: 2.510m
    • Weight: 27.4t
  • Crew (5x):
    • Commander
    • Gunner
    • Driver
    • 2x Additional Personnel
  • Features :
    • Laser Rangefinder
    • Laser Warning System
    • 12x 81mm Smoke Grenade Launchers
    • Thermal/Radar Reduction Coating
    • Armor:
      • Varying:
        • Front Arc rated for 30mm armor piercing rounds or Front Arc rated at 14.5mm armor piercing rounds and small caliber side armor protection.
      • MBT-rated anti-mine protection.
    • NVD:
      • Driver: Night Vision Device
      • Gunner: Night Vision Device (Developed by Peleng)
      • Commander: Night Vision Device
  • In-game :
    • The 2T Stalker features a wide range of weaponry, a true multi-purpose platform capable of engaging main battle tanks, light vehicles, helicopters and even aircraft through long distance engagements. One key note, to increase stealth or prevent detonating the extended missile launchers, the launchers can be retracted into the vehicle. Not to mention it utilizes revolutionary stealth capabilities, decreasing the vehicle’s RADAR and Thermal signature which are critical to survive against higher ranked opponents. The 2T Stalker features decent armor, capable of withstanding some autocannon fire however is weak against armor piercing rounds above 30mm. It also equipped with a supercharged engine capable of high speeds. All these capabilities will allow the 2T Stalker to be able to ambush and flank vehicles, use its stealth and scouting ability to reveal potential targets, and push to capture points.
    • Estimated Battle Rating: 9.3
  • Sources :

Imagery

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2T Stalker equipped with camouflage netting on the turret.

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A 2T Stalker during a mobility test.

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The 2T Stalker.

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Multiple images of the 2T Stalker on display.

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Imagery from Minotor-Service, the designer/manufacturer of the 2T Stalker.

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Top of the turret showing additional smoke grenades, communication antennas, and the access hatches for the Gunner and Commander.

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Specifications from Minotor-Service.

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Article covering the 2T Stalker.

Tank 2T "Stalker" - YouTube

A video covering the 2T Stalker’s capabilities.

Belarusian 2T Stalker on the mobility course IDEX 2001 - YouTube

The 2T Stalker during IDEX 2001.

4 Likes

A do-anything vehicle that’d be super fun to play? Yes please! +1

Why so little attention to the topic. Guys, vote. A unique Belarusian development!

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Seeing the Vilkas, AGS, T-72M2 Moderna, etc. I think this is likely going to be an event vehicle/crafting or grinding reward at some point.

I’m really looking forward to it