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Vietnam modernizes Soviet T-54 / 55

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At an armored repair factory Z 153 of the Ministry of Defense of Vietnam, modernization work is being carried out tanks T-54 and T-55, reports bmpd.




Currently in Vietnam are about 1200 such tanks.



“Despite the recent order in Russia 64 new T-90С / СК, the upgraded T-54 / 55 in the near future will form the basis of the country's armored vehicle fleet. The modernization option under the designation T-54M3 was developed quite a long time ago together with Israel, which supplied the X-NUMX-mm M-105 gun to replace the X-NUMX-mm D-68T100C gun, meteorological sensors, modern telescopic sight with IR channel, sets of additional and dynamic booking ", - stated in the material.



However, later, the resource notes, the M-68 tank gun had to be abandoned due to its high cost. Nevertheless, the machines began to be equipped with an additional fence, minimizing the cumulative effect, and the electronic components of the tank were protected by special modules.
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  1. the most important
    the most important April 17 2018 14: 36
    +2
    At some points, Russia is worth learning from Vietnam. It is difficult to imagine that Vietnam will send to scrap what can be modernized. Of course, updating the tank fleet is necessary in any case, which is what Vietnam is doing, but a prudent attitude to what is worthy of respect.
    1. Vard
      Vard April 17 2018 14: 38
      +5
      Well, if you objectively approach this issue ... we need to learn from Israel ... our tanks ...
    2. The_X_Factor
      The_X_Factor April 17 2018 14: 39
      +5
      So Russia is modernizing the T-72. Doesn’t she play with 55-kami, right?
      1. demiurg
        demiurg April 17 2018 14: 43
        +1
        T-54/55 is the most popular and warring tank. There are 30000 of them riveted. It is possible and necessary to upgrade.
        1. The_X_Factor
          The_X_Factor April 17 2018 15: 07
          +5
          T-54/55 - old shit. Well, if so, honestly and in the forehead.
          T-34 also riveted a thuja heap. And if these tanks with a body kit come off to Bantustan, then Russia certainly shouldn’t leave a generation of combined armor for its aircraft - this is ridiculous.

          In Russia there is a serious misfortune - fools who constantly offer to learn from some banana republics.
          1. demiurg
            demiurg April 17 2018 15: 52
            +2
            For counterguerrilla operations, the T-54 is sufficient today. Even contact-5 saves from 90% of anti-tank weapons available to all barmale. The Jews have a dynamic defense, I doubt that it is much worse.
            In the world there are a lot of states that are poor, but want to have something against the partisans to support their infantry. They don’t need the T-90 or Abrams from the word at all, modern BMPs weighing 30-35 tons on wheels too. It remains either to take and upgrade the T-54/55/62 or buy their new CTs from the Chinese.
            1. The_X_Factor
              The_X_Factor April 17 2018 17: 54
              +2
              for counter-guerrilla operations, what Russia has today is more than enough. Present-day Russia is not the USSR since the time of Afghanistan.
              T-54/55/62, for the sake of some mythical states, no one will do or upgrade. Some companies made modern modifications of 55 - they didn’t need any fuck. What a surprise.
              Because it is junk in Africa and junk.
        2. winttry
          winttry April 17 2018 18: 17
          0
          If someone suggested the option of upgrading this tank for remote control?
      2. the most important
        the most important April 17 2018 14: 44
        0
        For export and 55 matches for many countries in joy at a reasonable price.
        1. jjj
          jjj April 17 2018 15: 01
          +1
          I think, now C-125 with all modifications is really in demand goods
        2. The_X_Factor
          The_X_Factor April 17 2018 15: 05
          0
          Some enterprises have already modernized them for export, but I don’t know how it ended. Probably nothing. Because no one cares, yes.
      3. Aaron Zawi
        Aaron Zawi April 17 2018 15: 27
        +2
        Quote: The_X_Factor
        So Russia is modernizing the T-72. Doesn’t she play with 55-kami, right?

        T-72B a great car.
    3. NIKNN
      NIKNN April 17 2018 14: 42
      +2
      However, later, the resource notes, the M-68 tank gun had to be abandoned.

      And what can be upgraded there? Suo, but the point is with such an instrument ..., you still need to shoot at point blank range ..., Dynamic defense? Judging by the photo in the frontal projection, cardboard ... I don’t know. It would be more expedient to turn it into firing points (the weapon is also doubtfully weak), it is more likely to create something on the basis of the chassis. Well, so pumping out the attendants ...
    4. Topotun
      Topotun April 17 2018 14: 48
      +3
      Does it make sense for us to upgrade such old cars? Well, they are in storage and well. At any moment they will be in the wings. Well, if time reaches them, then things are not at all very good. And then everything will go into the battle, right down to the bulldozers booked in hand ....
    5. Romka47
      Romka47 April 17 2018 14: 50
      +3
      Here the question is about the cost of modernization, and what will happen as a result, if the cost of the MBT, but at the exit, is the same good old 54 with an IR sight. It makes no sense in modernization, and these screens are never saved from modern cumulative grenades.
    6. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg April 17 2018 15: 20
      +3
      Quote: the most important
      At some points, Russia is worth learning from Vietnam. It is difficult to imagine that Vietnam will send to scrap what can be modernized. Of course, updating the tank fleet is necessary in any case, which is what Vietnam is doing, but a prudent attitude to what is worthy of respect.


      There is nothing to learn there. Banal frugality caused by total poverty.
  2. Herculesic
    Herculesic April 17 2018 14: 38
    +2
    At one time there were good tanks! But the main thing is the Soviet assembly, they have no demolition! So they still serve!
    1. Romka47
      Romka47 April 17 2018 14: 53
      +3
      Of course, I could be wrong, but in my opinion a good half of these tanks is type 59 / wz120, and the assembly there is Chinese.
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    1. Romka47
      Romka47 April 17 2018 14: 52
      +3
      Here I am about the same thing, a lot of money going nowhere. The tank did not become a competitor to modern MBTs. Vitality, too, did not become better, with the same success it was possible to weld gratings like a glove in Syria.
  4. Sars
    Sars April 17 2018 14: 45
    0
    Ukrainians have developed a good upgrade option for the T-54/55 - even with an automatic loader.
  5. Engineer
    Engineer April 17 2018 14: 50
    +1
    The M-68 cannon is a British rifled L7 - an excellent cannon, it is worth recognizing, significantly increasing the firepower of the tank. But against the background of 125mm, like the T-55AGM, it certainly doesn't look serious.
  6. Altona
    Altona April 17 2018 15: 15
    +1
    Quote: demiurg
    T-54/55 is the most popular and warring tank. There are 30000 of them riveted. It is possible and necessary to upgrade.

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    The tank is good, but morally obsolete. For Vietnam, with its forests and swamps, it is probably still relevant. But for our army is an archaic.
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 April 17 2018 17: 50
      +4
      Not just archaic, but simply idiocy, we should modernize 54, 55, 62, when 72 and 80 are in line for modernization laughing drinks
  7. Piramidon
    Piramidon April 17 2018 18: 42
    0
    The Jews, too, podsudilis with the modernization of Soviet technology. To whom the MiG-21s are redone, to whom the T-55. In the words of Vladimir Semenovich, “After all, there are a quarter of our former people”
  8. Hiller
    Hiller April 17 2018 23: 23
    0
    for sale in banana republics UNDER THE ORDER, we can also do restyling, but for ourselves in no case ..