Publicly available Soviet Union Tank Manuals and drawings Thread - T-34, IS, T-54, T-62, T-64, T-72, and T-80 tanks including Tank chasis and guns

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In this thread I would post the public available soviet tank manuals,
The thread will include: Soviet T-34, IS, T-54, T-62, T-64, T-72, and T-80 tank public-available manuals, adding English compatible retired Chieftain and retired Challenger 1 tank 1980s unclassified manuals for reference, adding Soviet early BMP1 public manuals, plus Support equipment-- public 1960s D20 Artillery and early version of 2S3 manuals including public range tables, public 1970s 2S1 and D30 manuals, and 1960s ZSU23 anti-aircraft gun public manuals
Public Soviet Armour addon manuals are in this folder:
alternate link:
or here:

another alternate link with access code 1234

Firstly, Soviet Tank T-34-76 and T-34-85 manuals, including 57mm gun manual.
T-34-76:
T-34-85:

SU122 etc. addon manuals in this folder:

alternate link with access code 1234

There're 2 files:

alternate link with access code 1234
 
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Secondly, WWII IS Stalin tanks 6 manuals(IS-1 service and repair public manual in detail, IS-3 and IS-4 manuals for reference)(IS-1 uses T-34-85 turrent, added T-34 and IS-1 chassis drawing):
 

Attachments

  • Russian-IS-1-Heavy-Tank.pdf
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  • Soviet-IS-3-Heavy-Tank-manual.pdf
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  • IS-3.pdf
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  • tankist.pdf
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  • IS-4-Soviet-Heavy-Tank-technical-manual-and-description.pdf
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  • Tanks-Atlas-Drawings-of-Chassis.pdf
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Thirdly, publicly-available 5 T-55/T-54 tank manuals, including Soviet AT-10 antitank missle manuals.(Added a M47 tank unclassified manual for reference).
 

Attachments

  • Танк-T-54Б-Руководство-по-материальной-части-и-эксплуатации.pdf
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  • TM_9-718_Printed2.pdf
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  • T-55-Technikal-Manual-and-Description_Printed.pdf
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  • T-54-Technic-Manual-and-Instruktion.pdf
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  • 100mm-Shot-3UBK10-With-Guided-Missile_Printed.pdf
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Soviet Union 1960s T-62 publicly available manual, including 115mm main gun manual, and unclassified u.s. army written T-62's operator's manual, as well as Soviet T-62 repair manual.
 

Attachments

  • 115mm-Tankovaya-Pushka-U5T_Printed.pdf
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  • t-62-medium-tank-operators-manual.pdf
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  • Т-62-Technic-manual.pdf
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Some Soviet T64 manuals addon in this folder:
alternate link:
or here:

another alternate link with access code 1234

Addon manuals include:
Public125mm2A46 4 manuals:

alternate link with access code 1234

Public T64 manual addon:

alternate link with access code 1234

Soviet Union 1960s T-64 tank 9 public technical analysis and manuals, including T-64's ammunition manual, as well as T-64A repair manual and T-64B repair manuals are here:
 

Attachments

  • TankBM-BULAT.pdf
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  • T-64-Technical-Description_Printed.pdf
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  • T-64A-Russian-Main-Battle-Tank-Technical-manual.pdf
    5.9 MB · Views: 154
  • T-64Amainbattletank.pdf
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  • MainbattletankT-64B.pdf
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  • DynamicprotectiontanksContactandRelic.pdf
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  • Dynamicprotection.TheIsraelishieldwasforgedintheUSSR_.pdf
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  • 125mm-Tanks-Gun-2A46-ammunition_Printed.pdf
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  • Tanks-T-64B-and-T-64B1-Technikal-Manual-and-Description.pdf
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Some Soviet T72 manuals addon in this folder:
alternate link:
or here:

another alternate link with access code 1234

Addon manuals include:
Public125mm2A46 4 manuals:

alternate link with access code 1234

Public T72 3 manuals addon:

alternate link with access code 1234

Public T72S simplified export version illustrated parts catalogue 1970s (IPC):

alternate link with access code 1234

There're basic Soviet Union 1970s 12 T-72 Tank unclassified manuals, including T-72A drive and repair manuals and T-72B public drawings and schemes manuals:
 

Attachments

  • T-72TANKCHASSIS-UNIVERSALPLATFORMFORCOMBATSPECIALANDENGINEERINGVEHICLES.pdf
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  • T-72-Upustvo-Za-Upotrebu-i-Odrzavanje.pdf
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  • T-72b-public-drawing_PRINTED.pdf
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  • Танк-Т-72А-Техническое-описание-и-инструкция-по-эксплуатации-Книга-1.pdf
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  • Танк-Т-72А-Техническое-описание-и-инструкция-по-эксплуатации-Книга-2.pdf
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  • T-72B-Russian-Main-Battle-Tank-Technical-manual.pdf
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  • T-72B_Slingshot_.pdf
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  • T-72A-10drive-manual.pdf
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  • BMPT_Frame-99_.pdf
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  • armor-manuals-Танк-Т-72Б-Комплекс-управляемого-вооружения-9К120.pdf
    19.9 MB · Views: 158
  • armor-manuals-Т-72Б-Инструкция-по-эксплуатации.pdf
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  • 125mm-Shot-3VBM13.pdf
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Addon: Public T80 manual addon: a more complete T80 driver's manual:

alternate link with access code 1234

There's only T-80 1980s incomplete drive manual publicly available in the attachments, adding English compatible retired Chieftain and retired Challenger 1 tank 1980s 6 unclassified manuals for reference ...
 

Attachments

  • Tank-Combat-120-mm-GUN-Challenger-Part-2-Fighting-Systems.pdf
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  • Tank-Combat-120mm-Challenger-Part-1-Automotive-System.pdf
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  • Firing-Trials-With-the-120MM-Tank-Gun-in-Conqueror-Using-APDS-T-Shot-and-HES-Shell.pdf
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  • Chieftain-Volume-3-Pamphlet-33.pdf
    27.9 MB · Views: 146
  • Chieftain-Tank-Servicing-Instruction-Booklet-FREE.pdf
    3.6 MB · Views: 144
  • Challenger-Stowage-Illustrations.pdf
    3.3 MB · Views: 125
  • T-80-Russian-Main-Battle-Tank-Technical-manual_PRINTED.pdf
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For unclassified Anti-tank missles manuals, refer to: Defensive Missile Public Historical Manuals Index Thread:
For Anti-aircraft gun manuals, refer to: Anti-Aircraft Guns Manuals Index Thread:
For main gun synchonize system in marching, refer to:WWII Automatically Aimed 127mm Anti-aircraft gun manuals with WWII era fire control computers controllled turrent:



Autofrettage is used to build tank barrel tubes, there're public 1950s autofrettage reports in this folder:
alternate link:
or here:

another alternate link with access code 1234

There're 22 public autofrettage public tech reports:

alternate link with access code 1234

SABOTs are used as tank's ammunition, public SABOT manual here:
alternate link:

alternate link with access code 1234

Public WWII US tank Div manual:
alternate link:

another alternate link with access code 1234

Public WWII Soviet steel for tanks material manuals:

alternate link with access code 1234

There're 3 public free books of Soviet Union on the basis of tanks in the cold war era:
 

Attachments

  • Tank_movement_Theory.pdf
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  • Soviet_Rear_Technical_Support_Maintenance_Vehicles_PRINTED.pdf
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  • Soviet_Tank_design_Manual.pdf
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2S9 uses 120mm gun 2A51.
Public 3 2A51 manuals here:

alternate link with access code 1234

Soviet 1960s 2S9 Light Self-propelled gun 3 manuals:
 

Attachments

  • 2S9_DRIVER.pdf
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  • armor-manuals-120мм-самоходное-артиллерийское-орудие-2С9-Техническое-описание-и-инструкция-по-...pdf
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  • armor-manuals-120мм-самоходное-орудие-2С9-Альбом-рисунков.pdf
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Three things distract me, aircraft, armor vehicles, and you know the third. 😎
 
2S1 was the first Soviet amphibious self-propelled gun, using a 122mm-main gun developed from D30 howitzer.
Public 2S1 manuals in this folder:
alternate link:
or here:

another alternate link with access code 1234

public 2S1 2 general manuals:

alternate link with access code 1234

2S1 uses 2A31 developed from D30 gun, public D30 and 2A31 7 manuals here:

alternate link with access code 1234

Similar 122-mm gun M1938 that Soviet wanted to be replaced by D30 6 public manuals:

alternate link with access code 1234
 
2S3 was the first Soviet Post-WWII 152mm self-propelled gun in large quantities of service. It was based on D20 gun developed in 1950s.
Public 2S3 manuals are in this folder:
alternate link:
or here:

another alternate link with access code 1234

Public 2S3 7 basic chassis manuals:

alternate link with access code 1234

D20 general characteristics are in Wikipedia:
Public 3 D20 manuals:

alternate link with access code 1234

Public WWII and post-WWII publicly-released 12 field manuals and tech manuals on guns:

alternate link:

Public ammunition manuals here:
alternate link:
or here:
another alternate link with access code 1234

There're general ammunition manuals:

alternate link with access code 1234

Medium range gun should use a comprehensive set of fire control equipment.
Public WWII fire control equip manuals here in these folders:
alternate links:
or here two folders:

another alternate links with access code 1234

Public Fire-control 31 theory manuals:

alternate link with access code 1234

public fire control 17 instrument manuals:

alternate link with access code 1234

public optical/field fire-control 31 equip manuals:

alternate link with access code 1234
 
M46 is a good choice to support tanks fighting many miles away.
M46 is a long-range 130mm gun with long tube and a range up to 23km, which is very strong in 1950s, when they're used to defeat the enemy's artillery.
Some media said its tube life were only 800 times, which is much shorter than D20 and 2S3.
Furthermore, M46 is more expensive than D20 because of its much longer tube.
Public M46 manuals in this folder:
alternate link:
or here:

another alternate link with access code 1234

There're mainly 3 manuals:

alternate link with access code 1234
 
ZSU23 in 1960s are used to protect tanks from being destroyed in close-air-support(CAS).
Public ZSU23 manuals are in this folder:
alternate link:
or here:

alternate link with access code 1234

There're mainly 9 public zsu23 manuals:

alternate link with access code 1234

The anti-aircraft artillery is a complex work.
There're WWII anti-aircraft artillery manuals in this folder:
alternate link:
or here:

another alternate link with access code 1234

There're 4 mainly WWII anti-aircraft field manuals:

alternate link with access code 1234
 
BMPs are used to assist tanks to carry soldiers on them.
Public BMP1 and related system manuals are in this folder:
alternate link:
or here:

another alternate link with access code 1234

2A28 is the main gun of BMP1. The gun was developed from SPG9.
There're 4 main manuals:

alternate link with access code 1234

Public APC manual:

There're mainly 7 BMP1 public manuals including illustrated parts catalogue:

alternate link with access code 1234

There're mainly 4 BMP2 public manuals:

another alternate link with access code 1234
 

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