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Media: in Syria, have begun to modernize the T-55

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T-55 - the most massive tank of the Syrian army, according to various sources, by the beginning of the civil war there were from 1200 to 2000 units. The most modern versions at that time were considered T-55MB, writes Messenger of Mordovia.




On the Tanks establish the Contact-1 anti-cumulative dynamic protection, 100-mm rifled guns are equipped with a heat-shielding casing.



In addition, "the tank has a ballistic computer fire control system and the 9K116 armament complex, which allows the use of Russian-made guided missiles 9M117," writes the author of the article, Roman Katkov.

It is noted that "mobility characteristics have improved due to the use of new tracked belts, as well as the more powerful B-46-5М engine."



Also, tanks are equipped with anti-cumulative trellis screens, the design of which allows to neutralize the most massive anti-tank ammunition.



Armored shields are mounted on the turrets to protect fighters firing from large-caliber DShK.
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Brave2004
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  1. The black
    The black 5 December 2016 14: 39
    +12
    Not from a good life, of course. But there is no time for fat.
    1. St Petrov
      St Petrov 5 December 2016 15: 06
      +4
      ok they add BC

      no matter how healed when turning the tower



      1. Alex_Rarog
        Alex_Rarog 5 December 2016 18: 29
        +1
        Yeah, I have not seen such a trash! Damn bk open on the tower to carry this achtung
    2. parkello
      parkello 5 December 2016 15: 15
      +10
      and who is easy now? out there the Greeks also reanimated all the M-48 and M-60, well, those who could still be reanimated. By the way, the Romanians also modernize the same tanks, and quite modern T-54 \ 55 are obtained.
      1. Monarchist
        Monarchist 5 December 2016 16: 41
        +6
        There is a reason for this: if they have a lot of T55, it would be the height of stupidity not to use their "old horse will not spoil the furrow"
      2. PAM
        PAM 6 December 2016 21: 06
        +1
        Romanians are so sophisticated with this T-54 that it is not much more expensive to make a new one.
  2. Holoy
    Holoy 5 December 2016 14: 40
    +3
    Yeah ... Something is really bad there ...
    1. Monarchist
      Monarchist 5 December 2016 16: 50
      +4
      Holuay. What do you dislike the news: the Syrians, as zealous people, decided to use T55. Of course, the T90 is cooler, but there are few of them (by the way, what is heard about the lost T90), and the "artisanal" modernization is certainly inferior to the factory one
      1. drunkram
        drunkram 6 December 2016 06: 48
        0
        And what was the news for the T-90? I missed something ...
  3. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 5 December 2016 14: 45
    +18
    For any such tank, the BMP is much cooler. And his gun is not for children. He’s been adapted to deal with barmels on carts, but why not fight with tanks? And so, in the crate, you can’t take it with cumulative ammunition.
    1. venik
      venik 5 December 2016 22: 54
      +4
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Well, not him to fight with tanks?

      =====
      But why? If they clash with the Turks, then it’s quite against the M-48 .... Yes, and the barmalei also have enough old trash (unfortunately). So the old man may still come in handy ....
  4. svp67
    svp67 5 December 2016 14: 46
    +21
    He had experience in operating the T-55MV tank. I can say that this is a "rocket", a very fast and maneuverable tank. Of course, he is far from the T-72, and even more so from the T-80 and T-90, but not bad either. Especially his very accurate 100mm rifled cannon.
    1. parkello
      parkello 5 December 2016 15: 12
      +12
      that’s what’s true, that’s true, his weapon is simply super-duper. long-range and very accurate. yes
  5. kolkulon
    kolkulon 5 December 2016 14: 59
    +7
    "Curtain" would have him still a local spill.
    1. svp67
      svp67 5 December 2016 15: 08
      +13
      Quote: kolkulon
      "Curtain" would have him still a local spill.

      It would be better if "Drozd" was installed, especially since it was designed for it ...
  6. den-protector
    den-protector 5 December 2016 15: 09
    +3
    Well, at least so. Better than nothing.
  7. garnik
    garnik 5 December 2016 15: 11
    +9
    Rodnenkaya. I immediately remembered the service in the Soviet army. We assembled for Nicaragua at the tank repair plant. Normal apparatus.
  8. cap
    cap 5 December 2016 15: 13
    +6
    T-55 - the most massive tank of the Syrian army, according to various sources, by the beginning of the civil war, there were from 1200 to 2000 units. The most modern versions at that time were considered T-55MV

    That’s good that we were bothered. Yes, and ours fussed in time.
  9. Dekabrist
    Dekabrist 5 December 2016 15: 13
    +13
    The main advantages of the T-55 are still its simplicity and adaptability to maintenance and repair. Approximately 50 000 of such tanks were built in Soviet factories, and this is a very moderate estimate. Poland and Czechoslovakia collected thousands of such tanks at their enterprises. Chinese clones type 59 further increased their number.

    Along with the main version of the T-55, mine trawls, bridge layers, flamethrower tanks and repair and recovery vehicles were also manufactured. The Soviets used a tank chassis for the production of the ZSU-57-2 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun and the BTR-T heavy armored personnel carrier

    During the wars with its Arab neighbors in the 1960 and 1970 years, Israel captured hundreds of T-55. The Israeli military turned this tank, nicknamed the "Tyrant", against its former owners. Over time, the engineers replaced the Soviet cannon with a more advanced British-made L105 7-millimeter gun. After replacement in these Soviet tanks, it was already possible to use the ammunition of the Israeli armored forces.

    When the Israelis wrote off the Tyrants, they turned some of the corps into a base for heavy Achzarit armored personnel carriers (literally meaning “cruel”). Other countries added their own components of local production for domestic use and for export options. The Romanian TR-85M, for example, in the end is not much like the original version of the Soviet production.

    Russia also produced modernized T-55М and T-55AM machines with mounted dynamic protection in the front of the tower and on the sides. These tanks have advanced laser rangefinders, ballistic computers and sights.

    These upgraded T-55s, in addition to standard tank ammunition, can launch 9M117 “Bastion” laser-guided missiles, which increases their firing range and strike power. Moscow used these modernized tanks in the second Chechen war along with the advanced T-62M. The Russian commanders got the impression that in a fierce guerrilla war, these tanks are not so sorry to lose as the expensive T-72 or T-80.

    Thus, despite the shortcomings of the T-54 / 55 in battle, these machines are likely to remain popular for many more years. The adaptability of the design and the stable export market for the upgraded options give this tank a very long life.
  10. 52
    52 5 December 2016 15: 31
    +9
    A normal counter-guerrilla tank is obtained. The power of a 100 mm OFS is quite enough for these tasks, the main defense is against cumulative PSUs and a mine mine, barmaley, by definition, will not be able to use kinetic PSUs in large quantities. intricately are shells.
  11. Karaul73
    Karaul73 5 December 2016 15: 49
    +5
    Quote: Holoy
    Yeah ... Something is really bad there ...

    And where should they get new equipment in such a devastation in the country? So you have to get out. They would also have to remotely control the DShK from the tower, for the safe knocking of barmaley from the upper floors.
  12. Slon_on
    Slon_on 5 December 2016 16: 04
    +4
    That’s the best thing to fight against barmalei like a tank NPP, and OFs to throw on the very tomatoes and with the DShK to peel, so that to hide the spirit behind the wall.
  13. yanus
    yanus 5 December 2016 16: 21
    +1
    Quote: Dekabrist
    The Russian commanders got the impression that in a fierce guerrilla war, these tanks are not so sorry to lose as the expensive T-72 or T-80.

    What about the crew getting lost along with the tank?
    1. Dekabrist
      Dekabrist 5 December 2016 22: 00
      +1
      Is Russia waging a guerrilla war? If yes, where? If not, who cares about other people's crews?
  14. Captain Pushkin
    Captain Pushkin 5 December 2016 19: 10
    +2
    Quote: yanus

    1
    yanus Today, 16:21 New
    Quote: Dekabrist
    The Russian commanders got the impression that in a fierce guerrilla war, these tanks are not so sorry to lose as the expensive T-72 or T-80.

    What about the crew getting lost along with the tank?

    The crew is lost with the loss of any tank ....
    In the counter-guerrilla warfare, the T-55 is not only significantly cheaper, but, in my opinion, at least no less effective than the T-72 - a rifled gun for fire support of infantry is undoubtedly better than a smooth-bore.
    Plus, where else to use the T-55, if it is clearly weak against the tanks of Israel and Turkey (very likely opponents)?
    1. venik
      venik 5 December 2016 23: 15
      +2
      Quote: Captain Pushkin
      where else to use the T-55, if against the tanks of Israel and Turkey (very likely opponents) it is clearly weak?

      ====
      Well, given that 85% of Turkey’s tank fleet is M-48 and M-60 (M-48-62%), with which the T-55 is quite capable of fighting on an equal footing (and the M-48 is simply superior), then all does not so bad ...
      Against the Israeli "Merkav" - certainly weak.
  15. Viktor77
    Viktor77 5 December 2016 19: 35
    +2
    Quote: Captain Pushkin
    a rifled gun for fire support of infantry is undoubtedly better than a smoothbore.

    What if not a secret 100mm is better than 125mm?
  16. Guru
    Guru 5 December 2016 21: 29
    +1
    And in the first photo, the tank commander - WELL A PERFECT ARAB? Something we missed in this photo shoot. :)
    1. venik
      venik 5 December 2016 23: 25
      +1
      Quote: Guru
      And in the first photo, the tank commander - WELL A PERFECT ARAB? Something we missed in this photo shoot. :)

      ===
      And why does this not surprise me? Maybe because he himself is little like an Arab ....
  17. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 5 December 2016 21: 35
    +2
    "Old men" of this type have great potential and there are many examples of this. There was even an article about modernization options. So everything is quite natural.
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 5 December 2016 22: 37
      +1
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      "Old men" of this type have great potential and there are many examples of this. There was even an article about modernization options. So everything is quite natural.

      Maybe the Syrians really do something like "Akhzarit". He has already been taken apart to the bone that there is no secret. And the infantry vehicle is very good.
      1. venik
        venik 5 December 2016 23: 28
        0
        Quote: Aron Zaavi
        Maybe the Syrians really do something like "Akhzarit".

        ====
        The idea is not bad, but only they are now such cardinal alterations unlikely in strength and capabilities ... And the tank (just such) they are chronically lacking (too many barmaley divorced).
  18. Vadim237
    Vadim237 5 December 2016 22: 50
    0
    Over the 5 years of the war, from these 2000 T 55, only 200 pieces were left from the force, or even less - everything else was burnt or smashed to pieces from RPGs and ATGMs.
  19. Wolka
    Wolka 6 December 2016 06: 32
    0
    absurd at first glance, but if you want to live, you’ll not yet get so popular ...