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Indonesia showed off its new "medium" tank Harimau

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At the 8-th International Exhibition of Arms and Military Equipment Indo Defense 2018, held in Indonesia's capital Jakarta, the Indonesian military demonstrated some of the achievements of the domestic defense industry, among which the Harimau medium tank was represented, bmpd reports.


Indonesia showed off its new "medium" tank Harimau


Indonesian military said tests of a new middle tankdeveloped jointly with the Turkish side, completed and it is preparing for serial production. The contribution of the Indonesian side to the implementation of this project is not entirely clear, since the hull and chassis of the tank are completely created by the Turks, and the tank tower is Belgian. The tank is equipped with a 105-mm rifled gun manufactured in Belgium with a coaxial 7,62-mm machine gun. A drum-type automatic loader was installed for 12 shots, another 30 shots are placed in the machine body.

Crew 3 man. The body is welded, made of steel armor, providing all-round protection against 14,5-mm armor-piercing bullets. With the use of additional reservations, protection against 25-mm projectiles (in frontal projection 30-mm) is provided. The bottom is reinforced and provides mine protection against 10-kg charge.

It is not known which engine will be installed on serial machines, but on prototypes the Caterpillar C13 diesel engine of HP 711 power is installed. with automatic transmission, providing maximum speed on the highway 76 km / h and cruising range to 450 km. According to the developers, the tank is able to overcome a ford with a depth of 1,2 m, a ditch with a width of 2 m and a wall with a height of 0,9 m

At the first stage, the Ministry of Defense of Indonesia plans to purchase an 44 tank with an installation series in 20-25 tanks by the end of 2018. In total, it is planned to put in the armed forces 400 medium tanks Harimau.
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  1. fa2998
    fa2998 12 November 2018 11: 24
    +3
    And what are the criteria for a "medium" tank? Back in WW2, similar armor characteristics are a light tank! Medium T34 already had anti-cannon armor. hi
    1. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 12 November 2018 11: 39
      -1
      I agree with you. As for the classification, the Indonesians got involved. I wonder what type of loading drum they used.
      1. Andrei Nikolaevich
        Andrei Nikolaevich 12 November 2018 11: 42
        +1
        ,, Indesian ,, - two small Indonesians serve one shell.
        1. Machito
          Machito 12 November 2018 11: 59
          0
          Why do island states need tanks?
          Tank biathlon? Scare tigers in the jungle?
          1. bessmertniy
            bessmertniy 12 November 2018 12: 22
            0
            And why not pretend to Australia, and there is just room for tanks. wassat
            1. Shurik70
              Shurik70 12 November 2018 13: 13
              +1
              The body is welded, made of steel armor, providing all-round protection against 14,5 mm armor-piercing bullets

              This is even abruptly Russian BMP, where the 12,7 caliber holds only the forehead! soldier
              But it will probably be light tanks
          2. just exp
            just exp 12 November 2018 14: 13
            0
            but even this island and not very developed state makes tanks that at least look like assembled well, which cannot be said about Ukrainian crafts that cannot be looked at without tears.
            and most importantly in Ukraine, just the tank school was one of the strongest in the world, and who says that about Indonesia?
            1. aglet
              aglet 12 November 2018 14: 49
              0
              Quote: just explo
              you can not say about Ukrainian crafts

              and where does Ukraine?
              1. just exp
                just exp 12 November 2018 14: 57
                -1
                for contrast
                1. aglet
                  aglet 12 November 2018 15: 01
                  0
                  Quote: just explo
                  for contrast

                  the article was about turkey and indonesia. how is Ukraine sideways? or do you no longer have topics other than Ukraine? "however, Carthage must be destroyed"
                  1. just exp
                    just exp 12 November 2018 21: 04
                    0
                    try looking at photos of indonesian technique, and turkish by the way too.
                    and then you can look at Ukrainian equipment and understand what a breakthrough did other countries that have never been famous for their BTT.
  2. svp67
    svp67 12 November 2018 11: 32
    +2
    The contribution of the Indonesian side to the implementation of this project is not entirely clear,
    She is the one who paid for all this ...
    And judging by the hull, the tank was being altered from something "waterfowl"
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 12 November 2018 11: 44
      +4
      Quote: svp67
      judging by the hull, the tank was made of something "waterfowl"

      Judging by what is available - the hull and chassis from the Turkish BMP FNSS Kaplan 30.
      Quote: svp67
      She is the one who paid for all this ...

      Not only, all this "constructor" is planned to be assembled at the facilities of the Indonesian PT Pindad.
  3. Fedorov
    Fedorov 12 November 2018 11: 33
    0
    I did not understand. Is it a TANK or a heavy armored personnel carrier for three people?
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 12 November 2018 11: 39
      +3
      This is a tank for island countries with poor infrastructure. And it’s quite good - a good SLA, a pretty good gun (again, based on the specifics, not all Abrams / Armats are there to stab in tank battles, but to oppress the local Babakhs - as the maximum of other neighbors with 60-70x equipment).

      The main criteria in mobility, mobility (including shipping by sea). Plus an advanced SLA - which gives an advantage over any competitor’s stuff for a couple of generations older.

      The Turks, by the way, offer BMPs on the same chassis - 9 people. But Indonesia has a BMP-2 / 3 + M-113 + Marine Corps LVTP7. Therefore, this is for other likely buyers in this niche.

      The Turks are planning an active marketing company until 20 year among all sorts of bandurstanov in Asia / LA.
  4. snake
    snake 12 November 2018 11: 38
    -1
    To replace the AMX-13 is visible. Strange ... most countries have somehow decided on tanks and selected MBT. The functions of light and medium tanks can currently be performed by BMP or BMW type Stryker M1128.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 12 November 2018 11: 45
      0
      Well, Indonesia is not an ordinary country. They have advanced Leopards (more advanced only in Qatar) - but they can only be used in limited areas. For the rest - these cars.
  5. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 12 November 2018 11: 42
    +1
    Strange Frankenstein. Prefabricated hodgepodge. And the gun is rather weak. Why is this at all and against whom?
  6. san4es
    san4es 12 November 2018 12: 05
    +1
    Indonesia showed off its new "medium" tank Harimau
  7. Graz
    Graz 12 November 2018 12: 20
    +1
    It looks like an improved version of the PT-76, and only, the T-54 is a medium tank, and it’s light
    1. loki565
      loki565 12 November 2018 14: 41
      +1
      Fat octopus sd
  8. Forever so
    Forever so 12 November 2018 13: 34
    -2
    The contribution of the Indonesian side to the implementation of this project is not entirely clear, since the hull and chassis of the tank are completely created by the Turks, and the tank tower is Belgian.

    What is there not to understand)) the Indians again stole a little bit from everyone, and now he is a NEW INDIAN TUK TUK, Something he very reminds PT-76))) Although, of course, the MONSTER is on reservation))) KPVT does not take it))) Abrams already surpassed))
    1. Sands Careers General
      Sands Careers General 12 November 2018 13: 43
      0
      Umm, Indonesian, not Indian. Absolutely different countries.
    2. URAL72
      URAL72 12 November 2018 15: 36
      0
      A person who does not understand the difference between India and Indonesia, on this site, is a passer-by. Come on, comrade!
  9. pomegranate
    pomegranate 12 November 2018 15: 04
    0
    Well, for their area and in general position, it seems to me.
  10. wicked pinnochio
    wicked pinnochio 12 November 2018 17: 25
    0
    tell me why he needs a muzzle brake and at the same time an injector
    1. Maksus
      Maksus 13 November 2018 20: 16
      0
      Dulnik - to extinguish the return of a fairly large gun for such a tower. Ejector - to remove powder gases from the tower. It does not interfere.
  11. ashnajder
    ashnajder 12 November 2018 17: 57
    0
    looks very worthy