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Another ultra-secure BMP in Syria

In the Eastern Guta, the so-called Serkhzashchischennaya BMP-1 was noticed in the Syrian army, reports Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

This armored vehicle is in service with the elite 105 brigade of the Republican Guard.

“Judging from the photograph, during the modernization, two major shortcomings of the BMP-1 were eliminated - weak security and insufficient firepower. The first problem has already been solved traditionally for the military equipment of this compound - by installing corner protection. The armored plates were welded at a certain angle in such a way as to create a multi-layer shielding effect, ”the author writes.

He recalls that at the beginning the Syrians tested this armor on tanks T-72M1: "combat use has shown that the" corners "significantly reduce the effectiveness of not only rocket-propelled grenades, but also ATGMs." A case was noted when "seventy-two" without damage suffered a hit from a Metis ATGM missile.

The BMP-1 and Shilka self-propelled self-propelled guns, which are used in ATS as fire support vehicles, were next in line to install such protection.

In addition, the machine depicted in the photo “instead of a single tower with an 73-mm smoothbore 2А28“ Thunder ”gun received an armored circular rotation box with a twin-speed 23-ZN-23 gun,” is noted in the publication.

According to military experts, the presented modernization is the best of those that were carried out by Syrian craftsmen. It is possible that it will become a truly mass.
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  1. Dezinto
    Dezinto 7 March 2018 13: 39
    Tank KV reminded .... but of course, far from it, unfortunately, he didn’t even ...

    1. andrewkor
      andrewkor 7 March 2018 13: 45
      Not just KV, but KV-2!
  2. Micfoster
    Micfoster 7 March 2018 13: 54
    "If you want to live, you’re not so heated"
    KVU-NSVD 7 March 2018 14: 01
    The need for inventions is cunning, and if necessary, to fight on obsolete equipment without the possibility of factory modernization of the cunning is doubly. I have no doubt that many notions of artisanal protection will later appear on factory products.
    1. Revolver
      Revolver 7 March 2018 20: 42
      Maybe some will appear, but not this one. With intensive shooting, people in the tower will suffocate from powder gases, and no fan will save, and no serious fan can be seen. And the gas mask will not save, unless insulating. No wonder in the self-propelled automatic anti-aircraft guns the towers were made with an open top.
  4. Glory1974
    Glory1974 7 March 2018 14: 26
    ZU-23 under the armor was hidden just fine.
  5. inkass_98
    inkass_98 7 March 2018 14: 39
    It looks funny, if only it helped the matter. But with a review there is not very.
  6. Strashila
    Strashila 7 March 2018 14: 44
    All these homemade products are a statement of fact ... reasoning about the dimensions and projection areas is not about anything when it comes to security in specific conditions.
  7. Laayoune
    Laayoune 7 March 2018 14: 53
    The number 6 in the tactical number on the armor in this spelling variant, kmk, is more typical for Iranians than for Arabs. It turns out that the pepelats can be of hezbollic origin)
  8. Brylevsky
    Brylevsky 7 March 2018 15: 29
    "Tank of the Apocalypse" ...
    APASUS 7 March 2018 16: 20
    Here is the idea of ​​what tormented?

    It’s not so easy to get into such a birdhouse even from an ATGM, but here’s a review and opportunities for such a shooter
  10. seregatara1969
    seregatara1969 7 March 2018 20: 49
    so that's where the gas pipes went!
  11. Evil 55
    Evil 55 8 March 2018 17: 20
    This is a basin on the lumps .. Well, it turned out great, and I hope it will save many lives of Arab soldiers ..
  12. Hiller
    Hiller 9 March 2018 23: 36
    Chassis - OK, ZUShka shoots ... so it solves combat missions ...