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Turkish "cardboard" BMP ACV-15 reinforced with sandbags

Operation Olive Branch demonstrates that Turkish armored vehicles are poorly adapted to anti-guerrilla fighting in Syria.

Military experts have repeatedly criticized the ACV-15 infantry fighting vehicle and the armored personnel carriers created on its basis for "cardboard" armor protection and very weak survivability.

Turkish "cardboard" BMP ACV-15 reinforced with sandbags

Last year, the country's military industry demonstrated a modernized version of the armored vehicle, which received airborne anti-cumulative screens and a machine-gun remote-controlled module. True, in the troops, this option, apparently, did not have time to get wide distribution.

Therefore, servicemen of mechanized units are forced to resort to the method, first tested in the years of the Second World War - sandbags were fastened to the sides of the armored vehicle. However, according to military experts, such measures are unlikely to help even when meeting with outdated anti-tank rocket grenades.

Turkish infantry fighting vehicles were created on the basis of the American M113 armored personnel carrier. The combat weight is about 14 t. The armored vehicle has an 25-mm cannon with a paired 7,62-mm machine gun as its main weapon. The armored personnel carrier is equipped with a 12,7-mm machine gun M2. Diesel engine power - 300 HP Maximum speed - 65 km / h. Power reserve - 490 km. Capacity - 11 man, reports "RG-Force"
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  1. san4es
    san4es 30 January 2018 12: 36 New
    Military experts have repeatedly criticized the ACV-15 infantry fighting vehicle and the armored personnel carriers created on its basis for "cardboard" armor protection and very weak survivability.

    1. Evil543
      Evil543 30 January 2018 13: 03 New
      Against obsolete ptura and our BMP can not resist
      1. Topotun
        Topotun 30 January 2018 13: 54 New
        Yes, and a RPG grenade also does any modern infantry fighting vehicle and armored personnel carrier. But not for this, these machines are made to withstand anti-tank means. Some crap.
    2. Dedall
      Dedall 30 January 2018 19: 46 New
      The training movement in the snow, probably for the Crimea was practiced. And the landing with the BDK clearly speaks about this. Well, the Janissaries cannot forget the old days.
  2. avt
    avt 30 January 2018 12: 40 New
    The classic of the genre is, “If you want to live, you’re not getting so excited.” Well, again from this modification of the BTR-a M113-BMP, like from a shit bullet.
    1. ul_vitalii
      ul_vitalii 30 January 2018 12: 56 New
      Yes, and nothing to expose. Accustomed to NATO in the pool of three tanks to fold.
  3. The Grubby
    The Grubby 30 January 2018 13: 06 New
    Gives means to light the Turks old man RPG-7. Made in CCCP!
  4. Strashila
    Strashila 30 January 2018 13: 28 New
    War, not a parade ... quickly shows the value of everything. At the same time, the equipment is not always used correctly ... the crew’s experience, the skill of interaction between units ... they will work and will fight this ... the Syrians are fighting the equipment of the 50-60s and normal.
  5. Aleks2048
    Aleks2048 30 January 2018 14: 53 New
    You might think that other armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles can somehow counterbalance anti-tank systems, or at least RPGs?
    1. would
      would 31 January 2018 04: 16 New
      Some are quite capable of at least outdated RPG grenades. BMP Puma with a mounted protection system, our BMP with DZ Cactus at least, even Bradley M2 in its latest versions. It is also worth remembering modifications with trellis screens, for example, I quote BTR-80 RE

      Protection against RPG grenades of the PG-9C type at any course angles of fire with a probability of at least 0,5.

      The probability of a break in armor when hit by RPG grenades is not more than 0,2.

      Increased protection from bullets caliber 7,62 and 12,7 mm.

      This is all I know, without taking into account promising infantry fighting vehicles which are not in the troops and heavy infantry fighting vehicles.
  6. Razvedka_Boem
    Razvedka_Boem 30 January 2018 17: 21 New
    What kind of hatred? ..
  7. Yujanin.
    Yujanin. 30 January 2018 18: 29 New
    It seems that the Turks also have cardboard tanks)
  8. Declarant
    Declarant 30 January 2018 23: 06 New
    Purely psychologically, the crew of the car will feel more confident. Like, they modernized it, hung screens + sandbags. But this until they get there ....
  9. would
    would 31 January 2018 03: 49 New
    "In a stranger's eye you will find a mote, but you will not even notice a log in yourself"

    Why am I doing this? Besides, our domestic infantry fighting vehicles, at least up to the BMP-3, to put it mildly, aren’t even holding ATGMs, or even outdated RPG grenades. Our infantry fighting vehicles are also criticized "for" cardboard "armor protection and very low survivability." But there are always people who say, “So what’s burning? So what’s everything inside when hit by RPGs are suicide bombers? But it’s swimming! 111”. One can only guess why they were not marked here.
  10. ljoha_d
    ljoha_d 31 January 2018 12: 54 New
    Turkish "cardboard" BMP ACV-15 reinforced with sandbags
    Our bmp1,2,3 are the same cardboard, and additional protection which is developed, but exists only in a few copies, or by tradition is in service with other countries. So whose would Mumu mumble