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Support combat vehicles in Syria

Caterpillar equipment called the Russian media as combat support vehicles tanks (BMPT), appeared in Syria last year and aroused great interest of military experts, writes Messenger of Mordovia.

Support combat vehicles in Syria

These vehicles were spotted in the workshops of the Kurdish YPG militia. As experts then noted, the basis for the armored vehicles, apparently, was not the Soviet T-55 medium tanks, but the tractors made on their chassis.

“The machines received an additional reservation in the bow as an additional module, which probably has a spaced construction. This should increase resistance to cumulative ammunition. Additional boxes appeared in the rear part of the fences, ”the author of the material Lev Romanov writes.

The first version is a tower with a Chinese 12,7-mm machine gun W85. The second version, which appeared a little later, already had an increased firepower - two KPVT machine guns were mounted in the turret. Side projections reinforced with steel screens.

And recently, a new car on a tank chassis hit the lens. “Its main difference from the previous models was the turret from the BMP-1 with the 73-mm cannon, with which the 7,62-mm PKT machine gun was paired,” the author notes.

In the front of the case, there is a slightly modified protection module, covering the now tracked belts.

Kurdish craftsmen were forced to improve this technique, experiencing an acute shortage of conventional tanks and armored personnel carriers, "but in the end they managed to create combat vehicles that look good even compared to some models produced by serial factories," the publication concludes.
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    HEATHER 22 November 2017 14: 49 New
    The gimmick is cunning. And from fat, it concocts honey if it impinges.
    1. san4es
      san4es 22 November 2017 15: 00 New
      ... Four more "Frankenstein" from those parts soldier

      1. artwin
        artwin 22 November 2017 22: 47 New
        fourth of hohland
  2. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 22 November 2017 15: 34 New
    "a car on a tank chassis." Its main difference from previous models was the turret from the BMP-1 with a 73-mm gun "////

    Just what is needed there is optimal for fighting. The chassis of the T-55 and the tower from the BMP.
    1. HEATHER
      HEATHER 22 November 2017 15: 43 New
      Caterpillars from the T-40.
    2. raif
      raif 22 November 2017 19: 38 New
      what is it that suddenly the 73-mm gun "Thunder" suddenly became optimal? Yes, she’s been harassed by all since Afghanistan. Neither against buildings, nor against armored vehicles, nor against manpower, it is ineffective due to its design and ammunition obsolete 40 years ago. a full-time tank turret will obviously be better - stupidly even a larger caliber gun. and if only against the infantry of barmaley and "carts" - then here then from the BMP-2 tower or ZU-23-2
  3. demiurg
    demiurg 23 November 2017 04: 52 New
    Quote: voyaka uh

    Just what is needed there is optimal for fighting. The chassis of the T-55 and the tower from the BMP.

    Yeah, why isn’t Israel massively purchasing LNG-9 for arming the Akhzarites?
    25-35mm + ATGM seems to be considered the very thing. I would also add the AGS for mounted shooting.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 23 November 2017 12: 23 New
      Akhzarits write off little by little, worked out as the Namers arrived.
      But they want to reinforce Namer with a gun turret (either 25, or 30 mm) instead
      machine gun. And on the new wheeled BMP there will be a gun.