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Taiwan received a new version of Smoky Leopard

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Constantly threatened by attacks from mainland China, Taiwan continues to rearm at an accelerated pace. Amid previously approved U.S. shipments to island 108 tanks M1A2T Abrams special modifications, there was information about the start of deliveries to the Taiwanese army of new armored personnel carriers CM-34 Yunpao own production.


Taiwan received a new version of Smoky Leopard

The combat module of the armored personnel carrier CM-34 Yunpao


As the "Warspot" citing the portal janes.com, the Ministry of Defense of Taiwan announced the start of deliveries to the troops of new armored personnel carriers CM-34 Yunpao ("Smoky Leopard"). In total, by the end of this year it is planned to supply 32 new armored personnel carriers to the armed forces, while the military department expects to supply 284 armored personnel carriers by 2023.

According to the publication, the new armored personnel carrier almost completely repeats the previously adopted BTR CM-32 Yunpao, which has been mass-produced since the 2007 of the year. The main difference from its predecessor is the installation of a new more powerful engine on 450 hp. and a new combat module. The CM-34 is equipped with a two-manned combat module with the 30-mm Orbital ATK Mk 44 Bushmaster II gun. A combat module with an 32-mm gun or an 20-mm automatic grenade launcher was installed on the SM-40. The new car began to weigh 2 tons more.


BTR CM-32 Yunpao


BTR SM-32 created by the classical scheme with a front-mounted propulsion system, located to the right in the direction of travel. On the left is the driver mechanic. It was stated that armor in frontal protection provided protection against 12,7-mm armor-piercing bullets, and in other projections - from 7,62-mm armor-piercing bullets. In reality, the 12,7 armor - mm shot "does not hold." The bottom is made taking into account mine protection and has a V-shape. Taiwanese BTR manufacturers claim that mine protection ensures crew survivability when undermining up to 12 kg of TNT under any wheel. Landing - 6-8 people depending on the configuration of the machine.

Earlier it was reported that based on the SM-32 Yunpao armored personnel carrier it was planned to create a whole series of various machines, including a medical one. command, fire support vehicle with 105-mm gun, etc.
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  1. bouncyhunter
    bouncyhunter 21 August 2019 18: 17
    +5
    Constantly threatened by attacks from mainland China, Taiwan

    There is no point in commenting: Taiwan has been threatened for so many years, but China still hasn’t attacked ... I’ve seen something like this somewhere ... Exactly! To / in Ukraine ...
    1. Mixanchik
      Mixanchik 21 August 2019 18: 39
      -6
      Quote: bouncyhunter
      Constantly threatened by attacks from mainland China, Taiwan

      There is no point in commenting: Taiwan has been threatened for so many years, but China still hasn’t attacked ... I’ve seen something like this somewhere ... Exactly! To / in Ukraine ...

      But really Pasha .. The more they whine about the seizure, the more money! Who benefits from all this has long been known to everyone! the more hot spots around Russia, China, the calmer the USA ..
      One day they will wait for the impudent I and that all sorts of Maidan and other revolutions flare up around their territory. God sees that Russia and China and other BV countries, etc. do not want this. But patience is the limit .. hi Is it quiet in your place on the American continent and everyone is directly satisfied? negative
      1. bouncyhunter
        bouncyhunter 21 August 2019 18: 42
        +2
        Quote: Mixanchik
        all sorts of Maidan and other revolution flames around their territory

        Better right in the heart of this serpentine pseudo-democracy. soldier
        1. Katanikotael
          Katanikotael 22 August 2019 04: 54
          0
          They quickly disperse these Maidans by the army, they can because they are the democracy
      2. Honest Citizen
        Honest Citizen 21 August 2019 18: 51
        -3
        Wait someday arrogant I n to and that around their territory all sorts of Maidan and other revolutions flare up

        Your words to God in the ears. The USA has the south - there is only Mexico, the north - there is Canada ..
        so that they did not eat inside, then a hundred pounds outside will not "swell" or "flare up"
        1. Mixanchik
          Mixanchik 21 August 2019 19: 09
          -1
          Quote: Honest Citizen
          Your words to God in the ears. The USA has the south - there is only Mexico, the north - there is Canada ..
          so they didn’t eat inside

          From the inside, the very thing .. "Uncle Tom's Cabin", "Chinganchguk" I hope everyone read ..
          In Cuba, they checked it, they still stand and do not give up ..
          Well, here is the old and current caricature of the times of the USSR .. What has changed?
      3. Valerik1337
        Valerik1337 21 August 2019 18: 54
        -2
        Maduro has long wanted a c400, but hesitates to ask, can we take the initiative?
  2. Chaldon48
    Chaldon48 21 August 2019 18: 19
    0
    Little Taiwan holds only thanks to the support of the United States.
  3. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 21 August 2019 18: 29
    +6
    The island is not very big. There are a lot of people. Hundreds of tanks, armored personnel carriers, fighters and other machinery. Infrastructure for weapons. Where are they going to push everything? All this "wealth" should not be kept on one or two spots. The Israeli experience will be applied, such as parking tanks in the front gardens?
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 21 August 2019 18: 40
      +2
      Quote: Vasyan1971
      tanks in the front gardens to park?

      This, of course, is an option. And if you just don’t listen to meager mentors? wink
      1. Vasyan1971
        Vasyan1971 21 August 2019 18: 54
        -1
        Quote: bouncyhunter
        And if you just don’t listen to meager mentors?

        Hard. Well, where - snake, and where - with soap. There, even leaked to Mongolia ...
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 21 August 2019 18: 56
          -2
          Quote: Vasyan1971
          where - with soap

          The impression that they are already without soap, rapists, pah ... stop
          1. Vasyan1971
            Vasyan1971 21 August 2019 19: 38
            -2
            Quote: bouncyhunter
            rapists, pooh ...

            I support. Ugh again.
            1. bouncyhunter
              bouncyhunter 21 August 2019 20: 08
              -1
              Judging by the minuses, some people disagree with our opinion. So ugh and on them, Basil! drinks
              1. Vasyan1971
                Vasyan1971 21 August 2019 20: 16
                0
                Quote: bouncyhunter
                So ugh and on them, Basil!

                Oh, again, again, many more many times! good
                1. bouncyhunter
                  bouncyhunter 21 August 2019 20: 19
                  +1
                  Quote: Vasyan1971
                  Oh, again, again, many more many times!

                  Vladimir Semenych has long known what lies ahead. wink
  4. shubin
    shubin 21 August 2019 18: 41
    +2
    On a fig to them, in general, armored vehicles on the island? In theory, they need coastal defense and air defense to be strengthened.
    Although, it can only be more visible to me from the sofa! laughing
    1. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 21 August 2019 19: 40
      +1
      Quote: shubin
      In theory, they need coastal defense and air defense to be strengthened.

      Fleet, again ... And then - tanks, armored personnel carriers ... Where to turn on them? Do not dig into the ground ...
    2. Corn
      Corn 21 August 2019 20: 02
      0
      On a fig to them, in general, armored vehicles on the island
      you ask why the country needs a military army? For example, in order to roll out the landing on caterpillars, or to be able to “defend national interests” in various hot spots ... and in general, the army is a useful thing, with its presence it sleeps more easily.
      In theory, they need coastal defense and air defense to be strengthened.
      Already done, in addition to armored vehicles, Taiwan buys 66 f-16s.
  5. Mixanchik
    Mixanchik 21 August 2019 18: 43
    -1
    Quote: Vasyan1971
    Israeli experience will apply, such as tanks in the front gardens to park?

    The iron dome will be bought from the Jews, to the joy of the PRC! laughing And then the final takeover will begin! wink
  6. APASUS
    APASUS 21 August 2019 18: 57
    +1
    It is not clear the purpose of such a machine, with such a controversial performance characteristics.
    The Taiwanese newspaper Apple Daily, citing military sources, reported problems with the Taiwanese wheeled armored personnel carrier CM-32 "Cloud Leopard." According to the terms of reference, the “Cloud Leopard” with an 8 × 8 wheel arrangement and a 22-tonne combat weight was supposed to protect its crew from ammunition with a 12,7 mm caliber steel core. In practice, ammunition of this caliber penetrates not only the external armor of the vehicle, but, after it, also the internal armored partition (obviously separating the MTO located in front of the fighting compartment). The distance from which the shooting was fired is not given.

    And considering that this car already had problems
    In 2008, the production of CM-32 was suspended due to problems with the armored hull (the appearance of cracks).

    It is not clear why Taiwan has not finalized the system of additional protection or has not time .............
  7. Well done
    Well done 21 August 2019 19: 31
    0
    In the photo, Yunpao is so tall! How many tons of small Taiwanese can be rammed? Rota? winked I'm blind, but this one is strong! ... A good target.