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Syrians in the area of ​​the Golan Heights involved tanks T-55МВ

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Lately Tanks T-55MV were rarely used by the Syrian army in hostilities. However, during the operation against terrorists in Beit Jin, in the Golan Heights region, the former “antiMerkavas” were put into operation again, writes Messenger of Mordovia.


Syrians in the area of ​​the Golan Heights involved tanks T-55МВ


“The 200 medium T-55MBs were purchased by Syria to counter the Israeli Merkava tanks in the Golan Heights. Machines had improved sighting systems that allowed the use of anti-tank guided missiles. On the tower and in the front of the case, the “Contact-1” anti-cumulative dynamic protection was mounted, a more powerful engine was installed, ”says the material by Lev Romanov.



The Israeli army was constantly improving its armored vehicles, and over time, the upgraded "fiftieth" began to yield significantly to the latest versions of the Merkav. Most likely, over time, the Syrians would replace these tanks with more modern ones, but civil war broke out in the country.



In general, T-55МВ showed themselves well in battles. “Thanks to the dynamic protection they were harder to beat than the earlier versions of the T-72,” the author notes.

Now outdated combat vehicles are mainly used for fire support of the advancing units. High-explosive fragmentation shells, as well as twin and anti-aircraft machine guns are used against terrorists.
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  1. Herculesic
    Herculesic 26 December 2017 12: 00 New
    +2
    It is a pity that the gun can not be more powerful installed in the tank tower! soldier
    1. Jedi
      Jedi 26 December 2017 12: 11 New
      +8
      Quote: Herkulesich
      It is a pity that the gun can not be more powerful installed in the tank tower!

      But why?
      Now outdated combat vehicles are mainly used for fire support of the advancing units. High-explosive fragmentation shells, as well as twin and anti-aircraft machine guns are used against terrorists.

      They cope with their task, just use it. You don’t have to choose much ...
    2. Per se.
      Per se. 26 December 2017 13: 11 New
      +2
      Quote: Herkulesich
      It is a pity that the gun can not be more powerful installed in the tank tower!
      Why it is impossible, in Kharkov a similar modernization was carried out, as T-55 AGM.
      The modernization of the fighting compartment allows, at the request of customers, to install 125-mm cannon KBM1 [7] or 120-mm KBM2 into the turret (which allows firing projectiles of NATO standard).
      The gun can fire all types of projectiles: guided missiles "Combat", high-explosive, fragmentation-shrapnel shells, armor-piercing and cumulative projectiles. The firing range of conventional shells ranges from 2000 to 3000 meters, with missiles - to 5000 meters (the probability of hitting 80%).
      By car at the rear of the turret, an automatic loader was installed in the armored compartment. Due to this, the number of crew members in the tank was reduced to 3 people. The automatic loader also made it possible to increase the rate of fire of the car to 8 shots per minute. Machine gun armament is standard, 7,62 mm coaxial machine gun and 12,7 mm - anti-aircraft, however, depending on the order of machine guns can be set our or NATO.
      1. Lexus
        Lexus 26 December 2017 14: 14 New
        +3
        The game is not worth the candle. Maybe there is some time gain, but as a rule, the most expensive components (LMS, guns, engine and transmission, life support systems, additional reservations) are suitable for replacement, which reach 80% in the price of the finished product.
        1. Per se.
          Per se. 26 December 2017 17: 21 New
          +1
          Quote: lexus
          The game is not worth the candle.
          Well, it depends on who and how the loot for this business will cut. In the whole world T-55 is being modernized or reworked, for example, very thrifty Israelis were not lazy, at one time, to remake the captured T-54 / T-55 in the Akhzarit BTR, and the skin of the manufacture cost. In the photo, the Slovenian modernization of the T-55, by the way, with the replacement of the gun on the 105 mm L7.
          1. Lexus
            Lexus 26 December 2017 20: 00 New
            +2
            A slightly different situation. Israel has so many “friends” around that all those who can independently cope with small needs (both men and women) are in reserve. Because nothing was lost. “Nagmakhon”, “Nagmashot”, “Nakpadon”, “Puma”, “Ahzarit” - all this was done from the “Centurions”, M-60 and T-54/55 that had lost their combat effectiveness for their intended purpose. Now, after the Merkav -1,2 has been withdrawn from the squad, all of the above-mentioned equipment is also being withdrawn from service, and the "Intent" and conversion equipment based on the previous Merkav will remain in service, they are definitely "fresh" from other bases. In the presence of nuclear and WTO, the need for excessive armored vehicles disappeared (Israel alone had M-113 more than 6 thousand).
            Slovenia took the path of least resistance, because there are almost no other tanks. And there is no money. Because the Slovenian version of modernization does not greatly add T-55 combat qualities. Rather, a fetish.
            But because of the remaining few pieces in the T-55 warehouses with a small remaining resource, it’s definitely not worthwhile to start a gimp with their modernization. Several thousand T-72s have already been sawed, and in warehouses it stands in the region of 12 thousand. Both the “fresh” equipment and the huge resource for modernization. And from other countries there are no orders for modernization / alteration of the T-54/55/62.
            1. Per se.
              Per se. 27 December 2017 05: 57 New
              +1
              I have no doubt that you know how the Germans during World War II used the base of obsolete tanks, making quite modern ACS on their chassis. In our case, with practically one remaining center of tank building, and, far from the Soviet pace of production, it is necessary to take more care of its reserves, despite the fact that Russia is being laid on all sides. On the basis of the same T-55 there is a variant of the BTR-T, you can do the same ACS, TOC or BMPT, especially since it concerns modernization or modifications based on T-72. The fact that they have already drank is not so big a mind, with such a policy of “effective menagers”, for which one criterion is money, they will reduce everything, removing “extra fingers” and “kidneys” from the body. Remembering Israel, it’s already time for us to become puzzled by the number of "friends" around Russia, to all, Russia is far from Israel in the territory and climatic zones, which is half the size of the Moscow region.
              1. Lexus
                Lexus 27 December 2017 13: 17 New
                +3
                You know what the paradox is. I agree with you, but the harsh reality, alas, is that. The climate in both Israel and Slovenia is very different from the Russian one. My slush is now in my city, the temperature is 0 C. Are the tanks stored in heated boxes with the necessary humidity? No! The big question is with their actual condition. There are activities such as regulated maintenance and regulated repairs, as applied to equipment stored and preserved. This is, when, among other things, hundreds of rubber products (gaskets, gaskets, hoses) are subject to replacement. Once every 5 years. Are they carried out properly? Question. Plus regular painting. Whether it is being held is also a question. Without this technique can not be saved. And further attempts to “bring her to her senses” may be unsuccessful.
                1. Per se.
                  Per se. 27 December 2017 13: 27 New
                  +1
                  Quote: lexus
                  Without this, the technique does not save.
                  It is undoubtedly, in childhood, tanks and self-propelled guns, mainly the EC-3 and ISU-152, stood in storage near our houses. Kept for a long time, now there is no such thing The problem is not in technology, and even not in the fact that there are ideal conditions for humidity and temperature somewhere. If capitalism is picked up from the garbage, if hundreds of billions of dollars are leaking from the country, and they save money on mobile storage, janitors and cleaners, what can I say ... The problem is in the system.
                  1. Lexus
                    Lexus 27 December 2017 13: 57 New
                    +2
                    Thanks for the discussion ... It is a pity that the circumstances are sad.
  2. Herculesic
    Herculesic 26 December 2017 12: 02 New
    +9
    The Golan Heights are nearby - now the Israelis are rushing to save their "pocket" militants, as always, firing at the positions of the Syrian army - a familiar song!
    1. Strips
      Strips 26 December 2017 12: 06 New
      +6
      Your unsubstantiated scribble is a familiar song.
      1. Puss in Boots
        Puss in Boots 26 December 2017 12: 14 New
        +8
        more than once they hit the SAA on the gollans, frankly covering the barmaley hi
        1. Mikhail Filippov
          Mikhail Filippov 26 December 2017 12: 24 New
          +1
          Assad contacts Hezbollah and supplies them with weapons. Therefore, Israel is not in its interests to have Asadites (and honor Hezbollah) on its border. It is more profitable for him that the borderland control not the SAA, but the SSA
          1. Varyag_0711
            Varyag_0711 26 December 2017 12: 32 New
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            Mikhail Filippov Today, 12:24 ↑ New
            Assad contacts Hezbollah and supplies them with weapons.
            And what of that? Israel contacts ISIS, treats their militants on its territory and supplies them not only with weapons, but with everything they need.
            Therefore, Israel is not in its interests to have Asadites (and honor Hezbollah) on its border.
            It is not in Syria’s interests to have Israel on its border, it will be more true. Anyway, Israel is an abscess on the body of the Middle East.
            It is more profitable for him that the borderland control not the SAA, but the SSA
            But it’s beneficial for us, such as you, to be controlled by doctors from a mental hospital.
            1. Strips
              Strips 26 December 2017 12: 59 New
              +3
              Quote: Varyag_0711
              And what of that? Israel contacts ISIS, treats their militants on its territory and supplies them not only with weapons, but with everything they need.


              This is your and Assad propaganda fiction.

              Quote: Varyag_0711
              It is not in Syria’s interests to have Israel on its border, it will be more true. Anyway, Israel is an abscess on the body of the Middle East.


              Yes, yes, Israel is to blame for everything laughing

              Quote: Varyag_0711
              And it’s beneficial for us, such as you, to be controlled by doctors from a mental hospital


              Who is this for you? I have suspicions that it’s clearly not Russia wink
            2. Mikhail Filippov
              Mikhail Filippov 26 December 2017 13: 27 New
              0
              Only in this "abscess" go to study, be treated and work
            3. Lex.
              Lex. 26 December 2017 19: 49 New
              0
              It is not in Syria’s interests to have Israel on its border, it will be more true. Anyway, Israel is an abscess in the body of the Middle East
              Not for you to judge
          2. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 26 December 2017 13: 38 New
            +1
            "It is more profitable for him that the borderland control not the SAA, but the SSA" ///

            You're right. But SSA is weak. And Nusra squeezed her. And in recent days, Shiites amicably:
            Hezbollah, the incoming Iraqi police and Syrian Shiites began to crush Nusra.
        2. Strips
          Strips 26 December 2017 12: 28 New
          +1
          Quote: Cat Racecourse
          more than once they hit the SAA on the gollans, frankly covering the barmaley


          Lies. They beat Assad when he did not follow the territory and his fighters and shells flew to Israel. Or when Assad helped Hezbollah’s terrorists store, transport, produce weapons or settle near the borders with Israel.

          Barmaleev never covered Israel; moreover, when they climbed on Israel, he hit them, as was the case with Nusra.
          1. Puss in Boots
            Puss in Boots 26 December 2017 13: 06 New
            +5
            something I don’t remember the loud statements and expressions of concern about the shelling ter. Israel by the SAA. But about the shelling of the SAA by Israel at the moment when they are fighting with ISIS just a lot! hi
            1. Strips
              Strips 26 December 2017 13: 27 New
              0
              Quote: Cat Racecourse
              something I don’t remember the loud statements and expressions of concern about the shelling ter. Israel by CAA


              Have not heard from Israel? Right?
              From the country with which Israel shells and Assad fly at war, which helps Hezbollah terrorists against Israel, what did you expect Israel’s reaction to?

              Israel makes it clear that it will not allow Hezbollah terrorists to settle near the borders and will not allow Assad to help them do this and allow shelling of Israeli territory. Both words and actions.





              Quote: Cat Racecourse
              But about the shelling of the SAA by Israel at the moment when they are fighting with ISIS just a lot!


              And all for some reason OBS Assad wink
            2. Mikhail Filippov
              Mikhail Filippov 26 December 2017 13: 28 New
              0
              ISIS or SSA? ISIS is not beneficial for Israel, but asadites are not profitable either - both of them are essentially against it
          2. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 26 December 2017 13: 34 New
            +1
            We now have a dilemma: Nusra and Hezbollah are fighting near the Golan.
            And, and then - the same drake. Who to wet? recourse
            1. Varyag_0711
              Varyag_0711 26 December 2017 14: 01 New
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              voyaka uh Today, 13: 34 ↑
              Who to wet? recourse
              Desirable themselves! And it is desirable in the outhouse, as befits the watering of real terrorists.
              1. Strips
                Strips 26 December 2017 14: 10 New
                +3
                What are you mean wassat
                1. Varyag_0711
                  Varyag_0711 26 December 2017 14: 15 New
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                  Yes, with such "warriors' ears", "professors", "atalefs" and other representatives of the state under the flag with a six-fingered star, you will become cruel here. So much vomit is poured on the site.
                  And in general, I consider the justification of Israeli terrorist actions to be meanness, however, as well as the actions of Israeli terrorists themselves.
                  1. voyaka uh
                    voyaka uh 26 December 2017 14: 54 New
                    +2
                    "and you will become mean." ///

                    Health is the main thing. And then - a heart attack and, like "Varyag", with a song to the bottom. stop
                    1. Varyag_0711
                      Varyag_0711 26 December 2017 15: 06 New
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                      voyaka uh Today, 14: 54 ↑
                      Health is the main thing. And then - a heart attack and, like "Varyag", with a song to the bottom. stop
                      Do not wait, do not wait! tongue
              2. Lex.
                Lex. 26 December 2017 19: 54 New
                0
                It is beautiful to yourself! And it is desirable in the outhouse, as befits the watering of real terrorists.
                Take valerian calm down
            2. A. Privalov
              A. Privalov 26 December 2017 17: 37 New
              0
              Quote: voyaka uh
              We now have a dilemma: Nusra and Hezbollah are fighting near the Golan.
              And, and then - the same drake. Who to wet? recourse

              We wish a full and final victory to both parties. wassat
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        1. Strips
          Strips 26 December 2017 12: 40 New
          +3
          Quote: Herkulesich
          Tiras- refute my statement, or you are simple b ******* l!


          There is nothing to refute, since your writings are not proven by anything.

          It. It’s all the same that you would write that a dove pumped up on you and it was sent by the Israelites and you would demand from me to refute your statement lol

          You are like the Syrian OBS that you reported about a downed Israeli plane, about allegedly caught / killed advisers, Israeli assistance to terrorists and at the same time not a single evidence, not a single confirmation. Some empty words.
  3. AlexVas44
    AlexVas44 26 December 2017 12: 20 New
    0
    The theme is animated. The only thing that was not mentioned about these 200 T-55MVs was that they were purchased in Ukraine.
    https://vpk.name/news/144811_siriiskie_modernizir
    ovannyie_t55mv_okazalis_luchshe_chem_nekotoryie_m
    odifikacii_t72.html
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 26 December 2017 13: 02 New
      0
      Yes, these tanks are there, anti-tank systems will smash to smithereens.
  4. BAI
    BAI 26 December 2017 17: 30 New
    0
    T-55MV were purchased by Syria to counter Israeli Merkava tanks

    What can one call an "anti-Merkava" tank, the detonation coefficient of the ammunition (the shelving for shells is a fuel tank) which is higher than that of the T-34, and the picture of the exploding T-55 prompted (if I'm not mistaken, some Israeli general) to create the "Merkava" "?
  5. Doliva63
    Doliva63 26 December 2017 18: 31 New
    +4
    "Now obsolete combat vehicles are mainly used for fire support of advancing units."
    Afiget! laughing And before - for tank duels, or what? belay So our tanks are designed to support infantry. laughing
  6. Doliva63
    Doliva63 26 December 2017 18: 35 New
    +5
    Quote: voyaka uh
    We now have a dilemma: Nusra and Hezbollah are fighting near the Golan.
    And, and then - the same drake. Who to wet? recourse

    How to whom? Israel! laughing
  7. gray
    gray 26 December 2017 22: 01 New
    0
    Quote: voyaka uh
    We now have a dilemma: Nusra and Hezbollah are fighting near the Golan.
    And, and then - the same drake. Who to wet? recourse

    Hello. I propose to monitor the situation and dunk the winner. If it’s no joke, then only Keeping the status quo means leaving everything as it is. As long as they wet each other (weakening themselves) they don’t touch you.