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Syrians have upgraded the T-55 "to the last word"

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In Eastern Gute, Syrian troops used a modernized medium tank T-55, in the construction of which there are a number of technical solutions, which today are found only on the latest combat vehicles, reports Rossiyskaya Gazeta.


Syrians have upgraded the T-55 "to the last word"


“So, on the upper frontal part of the case you can see a small detail in the shape of a box. It is hidden night video camera, which broadcasts the image on the monitor of the driver, located in the office of management. Something similar has been applied to Armata - of course, here everything is done more technologically, but the principle of work is very similar, ”the article says.

A thermal imaging camera of the Viper-100 night sighting system (instead of the Luna-55 infrared searchlight) was mounted above the 2-gun barrel. The author notes that “this is a significant achievement in comparison with the night sight of the TPN-50 developed in 1-ies, which has long been morally and technically obsolete and could see in the dark without illumination only on 500 m”.

A complex of optoelectronic countermeasures of the second generation Sarab-2 (“Mirage-2”) is installed on the roof of the tower. Thanks to this device, the vehicle became invulnerable to most of the guided anti-tank missiles, including the TOW-2.



The publication reminds that 8 may be 60 years of adoption of the T-55 into service with the Soviet Army. However, despite its age, the tank continues to serve, and even improved.
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  1. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 22 March 2018 13: 37
    +2
    This is certainly good, but the gun is outdated ...
    1. vorobey
      vorobey 22 March 2018 13: 41
      +12
      Quote: Sands Career General
      This is certainly good, but the gun is outdated ...


      To fight the barmaley it is enough .. long arm, sniper rifle .. rifled barrel more precisely ..
      1. novel66
        novel66 22 March 2018 13: 52
        +10
        and from around the corner to watch over - and a modern tank can quite sniff
        1. vorobey
          vorobey 22 March 2018 14: 11
          +8
          Quote: novel xnumx
          and from around the corner to watch over - and a modern tank can quite sniff


          There are cumulative shells for these guns in the state .. by the way, the problem of rotation was solved brilliantly in Russian .. the obturating belt was made mobile .. laughing
          1. Alex_Rarog
            Alex_Rarog 22 March 2018 14: 50
            0
            The British also have an external gun. And also with the search. Everything ingenious is simple.
      2. Sands Careers General
        Sands Careers General 22 March 2018 15: 42
        +3
        To fight the barmaley it is enough .. long arm, sniper rifle ..

        This is good, the main thing is that the T-55, like all Soviet weapons, has exceptional reliability and unpretentiousness)
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    3. Incvizitor
      Incvizitor 22 March 2018 13: 51
      +2
      Suppress the positions of snipers, machine-gun points ...
    4. chingachguc
      chingachguc 22 March 2018 14: 23
      +2
      for barmaleys it’s not necessary anymore ... it’s not in vain that we decided to leave these tanks in storage ..
    5. chingachguc
      chingachguc 22 March 2018 14: 54
      0
      This is if we consider it as an anti-tank weapon. Yes, that's just tank battles in our time - a rarity. And to support the infantry in the field, in the mountains and in the city, this caliber is enough. And by the way, inseparable shell detonates much harder ..
  2. vorobey
    vorobey 22 March 2018 13: 38
    +7
    T55 recognized as a reference for its time .. so what else will serve ..

    and T62 early to write off. as practice shows .. their vitality is higher.

    He raked a hole with a rag, the crew changed and again into battle .. laughing
    1. Incvizitor
      Incvizitor 22 March 2018 13: 51
      +2
      Yes there and t 34 85 are still fighting.
      1. vorobey
        vorobey 22 March 2018 14: 04
        +3
        Quote: Incvizitor
        Yes there and t 34 85 are still fighting.


        This is mine in Yemen .. there is such
        1. chingachguc
          chingachguc 22 March 2018 14: 45
          +1
          Well, what else is needed? erase - shoots, hit - hits))
    2. san4es
      san4es 22 March 2018 14: 16
      +4
      Quote: vorobey
      T55 recognized as a reference for its time ..
      soldier

      Barmalei tried to hit the T-55AM tank
      4 May 2017 g
    3. chingachguc
      chingachguc 22 March 2018 14: 24
      +1
      I saw several times how modern PTRs burned the T-55 through and through, because of this, this very excessive pressure was not created inside and the tank remained combat ready.
  3. konstantin68
    konstantin68 22 March 2018 13: 41
    +8
    What a backlog left the Soviet designers! Honor and praise!
    1. Denis Obukhov
      Denis Obukhov 22 March 2018 13: 46
      +4
      What can I say? Made in USSR!
    2. askort154
      askort154 22 March 2018 13: 49
      0
      Syrians have upgraded the T-55 "to the last word"


      Yes, everything is clear. Our "Ros Tech" is testing its achievements in real conditions. Cheap and cheerful. good
  4. Denis Obukhov
    Denis Obukhov 22 March 2018 13: 44
    0
    Glory to Russian weapons! good
  5. avdkrd
    avdkrd 22 March 2018 13: 45
    +9
    Well done Syrians! Not standing still, by and large penny modernization, gives the old tank new qualities. The camera solution is the obvious way to upgrade. For the driver, this is just a gift. I can’t understand why such a solution is not applied on our armored vehicles? The advantages over triplex are obvious. That in battle, that in the convoy, the cameras can give much more complete awareness, the more their number can be any and give a circular view (like in a car), and the image is broadcast to all crew members (if necessary). The price of such a device, even in the factory version, is essentially cheap and I would like the MO to pay attention to such military upgrades.
    1. Essex62
      Essex62 23 March 2018 09: 13
      0
      Only the Syrians, are they so big-headed and arm-shaped?
  6. Denis Obukhov
    Denis Obukhov 22 March 2018 13: 45
    0
    The Chinese once took it as the basis for copying and their further tank building.
  7. Herculesic
    Herculesic 22 March 2018 14: 01
    0
    Previously, a couple of years earlier it was necessary to fight as it should, and modernize the equipment. And now, when the cat wept, they act on the principle of “a rush on inventions of a cunning” —and they could have protected equipment a couple of years ago.
    1. chingachguc
      chingachguc 22 March 2018 14: 43
      0
      so, after all, the technique begins to be appreciated when her cat cried)) in the book "At War Like At War", the driver dreamed that in the first battle his self-propelled guns would hit the engine and they would go to the rear with the whole crew to get a new car))
  8. hohol95
    hohol95 22 March 2018 14: 08
    +4
    A frontal projection to strengthen their strength is not enough? At least "Assad Eyebrows."

    Or fully hope for Sarab-2 (Mirage-2)?
  9. Lesorub
    Lesorub 22 March 2018 14: 09
    +4
    On t 55 a dynamic body kit, "Moon 2", a pair of sensors about radiation - it would be Hood! A weapon for suppressing firing points is quite suitable.
  10. Forever so
    Forever so 22 March 2018 14: 22
    +2
    Well, a very successful machine))
  11. Zubr
    Zubr 22 March 2018 14: 28
    +5
    Quote: hohol95
    A frontal projection to strengthen their strength is not enough? At least "Assad Eyebrows."

    Or fully hope for Sarab-2 (Mirage-2)?

    I’m asking you not to confuse it, it’s “BROWN EYEBROWS" =))
  12. san4es
    san4es 22 March 2018 14: 29
    +1
    Syrians have upgraded the T-55 "to the last word"

    Some T-55MV tanks also received a mysterious device mounted above the rangefinder. This device is most likely a type of camera. A similar device was also seen on the modernized BMP-1 offered by Ukraine.
    Syrian T-55MV tanks also have the 9M117M Bastion anti-tank missile, fired through a 100-mm tank barrel. Although nothing was known about the 9M117M before (whether it was in service with the Syrian army), the rebels captured dozens of missiles in the Tel Ahmar garrison, Kuneitra province. Kuneitra has traditionally been the base for the T-55MV tank fleet, and these missiles would be an unpleasant surprise for Israeli armored vehicles in the event of a war. hi
  13. Altona
    Altona 22 March 2018 14: 32
    +1
    Gelendvagen or "Niva" among the tanks. I mean, an old model that is constantly in demand.
  14. chingachguc
    chingachguc 22 March 2018 14: 36
    +2
    T-55, I think it’s too early to write off. It is simple and reliable, ammunition stocks are simply huge, in local conflicts it can be used quite well after a small modernization (thermal imaging sights and dynamic protection). In addition, on its basis you can create a lot of special equipment, from bulldozers and tow trucks to heavy infantry fighting vehicles, mine clearing vehicles and anti-personnel brooms. A great option to put on the T-55 head from the "terminator" or quad ZU-23. In special cases, it can be used as a radio-controlled martyr’s car.
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 22 March 2018 19: 04
      0
      In a local conflict, x this tank without protection systems, just scrap metal for distribution - from RPGs and ATGMs.
      1. chingachguc
        chingachguc 22 March 2018 19: 15
        0
        Well, it’s necessary to make a normal body kit, but what about .. love is cheaper than letting the T-90 go. It has already been said more than once that a tank heaped up with bells and whistles is going against a dushman with a penny RPG, which he can spoil from the caches - just spit. Have you seen how Abramsov and Leoparov rip off Bosko?
        1. Vadim237
          Vadim237 23 March 2018 00: 37
          0
          Yes, that's just the militants in Syria, far from penny anti-tank systems.
          1. chingachguc
            chingachguc 31 March 2018 13: 14
            0
            they have all kinds of ATGMs and RPGs there ... but mostly old ones. The Americans merge what they themselves do not need, that is, decommissioned weapons from the Cold War. However, they are enough for the eyes to confidently hit not only the T-55, but also more modern tanks. I believe that the T-55 has a lot of work in local conflicts. And the resource of this tank is simply unique ... where are its contemporaries Pershing and Centurions? Museums have been gathering dust for a long time. And this old man is fighting ... the war of the USSR in Afghanistan confirmed his relevance. He eventually supplanted the "seventy-second"
      2. chingachguc
        chingachguc 22 March 2018 19: 26
        +1
        And one moment. Any technique without a man is nothing. We must be able to use the strengths of technology, not substitute in a dull way. T-55 can be used efficiently and competently, despite its reduced characteristics. You can squeeze 110%. Technology with unspent resources is simply a criminal offense. Such a tank stood on conservation for 60 years, but essentially a completely new one. And by the way, his advantage is in the absence of electronics. That the enemy will throw an electronic bomb - and then it turns out that only the 55th on the move. )))
    2. Incvizitor
      Incvizitor 30 March 2018 22: 47
      0
      It must be given or sold to allies like Syria, and not to fight on this coffin themselves ...
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  16. Essex62
    Essex62 23 March 2018 09: 19
    0
    Quote: chingachguc
    so after all, technology begins to be appreciated when its cat cried)) in the book "At War Like at War" the driver dreamed that in the first battle his self-propelled guns
    into the engine and they would all go to the rear with the crew to get a new car))

    Man dreamed of surviving, so that he wouldn’t fly into the fighting compartment.