TZM-T transport-charging vehicle observed in Syria

The TOS-1A flamethrower became the hero of many publications about the Syrian war, however, few people recalled that the "Sunpinek" has a faithful squire - the TZM-T transport-charging vehicle, made on the T-72 chassis, writes Messenger of Mordovia.

TZM-T transport-charging vehicle observed in Syria

Earlier TZM-T practically did not get into the lenses of cameras and camcorders.

According to the publication, "the uniqueness of this machine gives not only its ability to transport and load missiles BM-1, but also the fact that it is an armored tanker."

During the stay of the Soviet troops in Afghanistan, when the flame-throwing systems debuted in this “hot spot”, the KrAZ-255B vehicles played the role of transport-charging vehicles.

Later preference was given tank base - for the Russian army, vehicles were based on the T-72. Then, flamethrower units and TZM going for export were already made on the basis of the T-90S.

TTH TZM-T: weight - 39 t, the number of projectiles transported - 24, maximum speed - 60 km / h, power reserve - 600 km, crew - 3 person.
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  1. +1
    19 October 2017 12: 50
    TZM-T transports 400 liters of fuel for refueling "Solntsepeka".
    1. 0
      19 October 2017 16: 05
      Then it is not clear why she has a power reserve of all 600km, she can not fill herself? And if it can, then it would be possible to declare a power reserve of 1100-1200km?
  2. 0
    19 October 2017 13: 23
    Still, why armored TZM? After all, the principle of operation of such an installation as Pinocchio or Solntsepek shot and ran, and even on the spot where he escaped, there may wait for a TZM easier, but with a large number of shells. With serious databases and armor will not help reload under fire.
    1. Sly
      19 October 2017 13: 35
      Quote: Aaleks1974
      Still, why armored TZM?

      apparently the experience of Afghanistan showed that it is necessary, IMHO
    2. +1
      19 October 2017 13: 35
      Quote: Aaleks1974
      why armored TZM?

      Duc there probably is not protivosnaryadny armor. Only bulletproof, but it is needed in any other way, any fragment can make a hole in the rocket, and they (fragments) even from ordinary 120 mm mines fly hundreds of meters, something bad can happen with a hole in the barrel when you try to launch this rockets.
      Quote: Aaleks1974
      But with a large number of shells

      A larger supply is not needed TZM will reload the launcher and go to the warehouse for shells and the launcher to a new position.
      Quote: Aaleks1974
      TZM is simpler

      TMZ and launcher on the same base and this is good because their cross-country ability and mobility are equal, and it’s easier to maintain one type of running, rather than a whole zoo.
      In general, I like the machine.
      1. +1
        19 October 2017 16: 34
        I’ll support the unification of the platform is one way to reduce maintenance time. Crew training costs are reduced.
    3. 0
      19 October 2017 16: 35
      Quote: Aaleks1974
      Still, why armored TZM?

      So that they are not destroyed on the march, as Russian-Syrian-Iranian generals.
    4. 0
      20 October 2017 19: 29
      Range MLRS "Sun! To 6 km, Work on the leading edge imposes certain requirements for TZM.
  3. +1
    19 October 2017 16: 26
    For me, the car is quite illogical. First, the stock of missiles for one launch. And considering that it is on the same base as Solntsepek itself, it would be logical to make another flamethrower and not reload, but simply to launch these missiles on purpose. The unit price I think is not very different.