Serbia delivered a batch of modernized T-55 tanks to Pakistan

Serbia delivered a batch of modernized T-55 tanks to Pakistan

Serbia delivered first batch to Pakistan tanks T-55, modernized at Yugoimport SDPR. It is reported by the Serbian defense news portal Borbeni Effektiv.


It is reported that at this stage, the Pakistani military received 100 upgraded T-55N tanks out of 282 ordered. According to the plans of the Ministry of Defense of Pakistan, the tanks received will immediately be placed on the western border with Afghanistan.

During the modernization, the Serbs equipped the Soviet T-55 tank with an improved engine, modern hull protection and a full range of the latest electronic equipment and optics. In particular, the modernization package includes updated dynamic armor protection, reinforced with reactive panels, the installation of a more powerful modernized engine (780 hp), a modern fire control system and RFB protection. Replaced communications.

The tank is equipped with panoramic optoelectronic devices with day and night channels for the commander and driver. The gun remained the same, but the ammunition was replenished with new shells. Installed PU smoke grenades. It is possible to install a clearance system.

The tanks were withdrawn from the arsenal of the Serbian army in the early 2000s, about 700 tanks were decommissioned in total.

According to the Chinese edition of Sohu, the entire batch of 282 T-55 tanks cost the Pakistani budget an amount comparable to the cost of 14 Chinese-made VT-4 MBTs.

Currently, Pakistan is armed with 320 Ukrainian-supplied T-80UD tanks, as well as more than 300 Type-85-II tanks and about 400 Type-90-II (Al-Khalid) assembled under a Chinese license.
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  1. Mountain shooter April 7 2020 18: 12 New
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    That's an immortal model! True, there is a loader laughing However, a tank is a tank ... A powerful and accurate cannon. High mobility. The rogue is excellent ...
    1. Thrifty April 7 2020 18: 20 New
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      Mountain shooter - the word "rogue" to the tank is unacceptable! negative All-terrain vehicle, it is closer to the truth !! good
    2. Nikolaevich I April 7 2020 23: 54 New
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      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      True, there is a loader

      Well, right! Somehow they showed a film where a young American (English?) Officer is appointed to serve as a gunboat in China ... And he discovers that a group of Chinese are constantly living on the gunboat, who do all the rough work on the "ship"! Once he decided to shave, but the Chinese man was offended that they didn’t instruct him to shave ... one of the "experienced" gunboarding officers interceded for the Chinese, saying: " don't deprive the Chinese of a cup of rice! ".
      1. Alexey RA April 8 2020 16: 10 New
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        Quote: Nikolaevich I
        Somehow they showed a film where a young American (English?) Officer is assigned to serve as a gunboat in China ... And he discovers that a group of Chinese are constantly living on the gunboat, who do all the rough work on the "ship"!

        The US Navy was generally distinguished by peculiar habits. Pomnitsa, in Tsushima wrote that at one time officers protested against the transfer of the main Pacific Fleet forces to Pearl Harbor, because there were too few white women in Hawaii. laughing
    3. Andrew 447 April 8 2020 22: 29 New
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      They will kill the “packs” in the mountains of the “immortal model” if the Serbs did not install a block on their engine’s reverse start.
  2. Thrifty April 7 2020 18: 18 New
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    Dynamic protection is understandable, but what else is there for "reactive panels" ??? This is now not a tank, but a "reactive panel truck" ??? belay belay
    1. Grigory_45 April 7 2020 21: 06 New
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      Quote: Thrifty
      and what else is there for "reactive panels" ???

      the same dynamic protection. Written by clumsy misunderstanding people)
      Islamabad received the former Serbian T-55A and T-55AK, modernized vehicles received the name T-55N. As part of the modernization, the tanks received a new sight and a modern fire control system (the 100-mm rifled gun remained the same), a 780-horsepower engine similar to that installed on the Serbian special engineering armored vehicle VIU-55 "Lightning", a mounted complex of dynamic armor, covering the front of the hull, turret and side projections. In addition, communication facilities have been updated in the vehicle.
      1. Shurik70 April 7 2020 21: 18 New
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        wassat reactive panels = active armor + dynamic protection + explosive containers on the armor + counter-explosion panels + online auto-translator
        laughing
      2. Dreamboat April 7 2020 21: 36 New
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        Good tanks for the reserve type "nats. Guards" turned out. Simple, effective enough for poorly trained crews and cheap. To push 280 such old men to block the zone of any counter-terrorist operation is much more promising than 14 new MBTs.
  3. gabonskijfront April 7 2020 18: 19 New
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    Everything turns upside down, the Indians buy NATO, Pakistan, Russian and Chinese. In general, the Chinese consider the Indian regime to be aggressive nationalistic and almost fascist. And it’s really impossible to think of a more bloodthirsty and obscene than the caste system. And Indian deities are just some kind of bloody hooligans.
    1. Free wind April 7 2020 18: 39 New
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      Pakistan has long been buying and buying Chinese, for example AKMs, some kind of, and then passed them to the Mujahideen when ours fought there. T-55 is not Russian, and not even Soviet, the Serbs had their own production. And the deities in India, yes there are certainly entertainers and entertainers .........
    2. orionvitt April 7 2020 20: 15 New
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      Quote: gabonskijfront
      Everything turns upside down; Indians buy NATO, Pakistan Russian and Chinese

      Hindus buy everything that turns up (I almost said everything that glitters laughing ) I read the title of the article, at first I was surprised, but I read it until the moment
      received tanks will immediately be placed on the western border with Afghanistan.
      all staor in its place. Hindus at one time bought the T-90 from Russia, and now they are just standing on the border with Pakistan. Well, the T-55 (albeit modernized) against the T-90, as it is not very. But against the Afghan mujahideen, probably come down.
    3. Grigory_45 April 7 2020 21: 07 New
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      Quote: gabonskijfront
      Indians buy NATO, Pakistan

      Pakistan is cheaper
    4. Tycoon April 7 2020 22: 48 New
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      strange - but where does it say that Pakistan buys Russian ???
    5. Alexey RA April 8 2020 16: 19 New
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      Quote: gabonskijfront
      Everything turns upside down; Indians buy NATO, Pakistan Russian and Chinese.

      Pakistan has been an ally of China since Chairman Mao. Fortunately, they have one opponent - India. And Pakistan perfectly understands that in one person, without China, nothing shines against India.
      And the packs made close friends with the Americans, EMNIP, in times socialist choice of Afghanistan - but without stopping the friendship with China. Fortunately, the PRC then drifted toward the United States. So the spirits in Afghanistan were armed with both American and Chinese weapons.
      The same air forces of Pakistan are more than half armed with Chinese and joint aircraft with China. And before, the Chinese clones of Soviet aircraft made up the bulk of the combat aircraft fleet.
    6. Nikolaevich I April 9 2020 00: 50 New
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      Quote: gabonskijfront
      Really more bloodthirsty and obscurantist than the caste system is impossible to come up with.And Indian deities are just some kind of bloody hooligans

      Well, yes ... and the Chinese are “white and fluffy” (!) ... and those are also “democrats” (!) (Tiananmen 1989 .... suppression of the liberation movement in Tibet ...)!
      1. Alexey RA April 9 2020 14: 31 New
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        Quote: Nikolaevich I
        Well, yes ... and the Chinese are “white and fluffy” (!) ... and those are also “democrats” (!) (Tiananmen 1989 .... suppression of the liberation movement in Tibet ...)!

        Everything is complicated with Tibet - both sides are good there. The “national liberation movement” there is the struggle of the llamas against secularization and, in general, for the return of the old order.
        If China didn’t enter there, we would read today about the slave-owning theocracy of Tibet. smile
        1. Nikolaevich I April 10 2020 01: 05 New
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          Quote: Alexey RA
          If China didn’t enter there, we would read today about the slave-owning theocracy of Tibet.

          But we won’t know this .... would read ... or not read ... request
  4. Sergey Averchenkov April 7 2020 18: 28 New
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    They are Pakistan, and we are India. Funny situation. :)
    1. Lopatov April 7 2020 18: 34 New
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      Quote: Sergey Averchenkov
      They are Pakistan, and we are India. Funny situation. :)

      Looking for someone ... For Ukraine, not really.
  5. knn54 April 7 2020 18: 30 New
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    Made in USSR,
  6. svp67 April 7 2020 18: 43 New
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    In direct combat with the T-90 of India, the T-55 has few chances, with the exception of the highlands, which are abundant in the disputed states. So that such a purchase is still beneficial to Pakistan.
    1. Mytholog April 7 2020 19: 45 New
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      Against Afghanistan is what we need. And the released T-80UD will move against India.
      Moreover, the T-55 was almost completely for nothing.
  7. Stalllker April 7 2020 18: 45 New
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    And what can he oppose to the Indian T-90?
    1. Piramidon April 7 2020 21: 32 New
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      Quote: Stalllker
      And what can he oppose to the Indian T-90?

      According to the plans of the Ministry of Defense of Pakistan, the received tanks will immediately be placed on the western border with Afghanistan.

      And Afghanistan has the T-62 and the same T-55
      1. Andrew 447 April 8 2020 22: 35 New
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        [quote = Piramidon] [/ quote]
        And Afghanistan has the T-62 and the same T-55 [/ quote]
        The T-55 in the mountains will give the T-62 a head start in terms of traction and maneuverability, especially after Serbian modernization. And because there will definitely not be tank battles with the Afghans. The 100 mm T-55 cannon has an elegant shrapnel projectile for fighting infantry.
  8. Red Alert April 7 2020 18: 52 New
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    Quote: gabonskijfront
    Everything turns upside down, the Indians buy NATO, Pakistan, Russian and Chinese. In general, the Chinese consider the Indian regime to be aggressive nationalistic and almost fascist. And it’s really impossible to think of a more bloodthirsty and obscene than the caste system. And Indian deities are just some kind of bloody hooligans.

    In India, as well as around the world, the right has come to power. In the USA, France, Great Britain, Turkey, Brazil the same
    1. PalBor April 8 2020 09: 38 New
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      In India, not just right-wingers came to power, but also xenophobes and religious extremists. Before Muslims spread rot, now, they write, they also took up Christians. They burn the church, beat, rape ... No wonder Buddhism in its homeland did not take root.
  9. Viktor Sergeev April 7 2020 18: 53 New
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    A T34 would be even cheaper. T55 has exhausted itself, but do not upgrade it. Indian T90s will eat this for breakfast, as will Chinese Wonder Yudo.
    1. Lopatov April 7 2020 19: 01 New
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      Quote: Victor Sergeev
      T55 has exhausted itself, but do not upgrade it.


      T-55AGM
      1. Viktor Sergeev April 7 2020 19: 20 New
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        We did the same craftsmen from Zaporozhets limousine. The cost of such modernization (in 2009 almost $ 3 million) is greater than or equal to the new T90 type tank. Unviable mutant. Tank dimensions and weight restrictions limit the ability to upgrade.
      2. I also consider the most perfect model T 55. The price of such modernization, of course, is too big ...
  10. Reserve buildbat April 7 2020 18: 54 New
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    That's for sure - cheap and cheerful. laughing
    Only the T-62M has more opportunities for modernization (this is in a comparable price category)
  11. Retvizan 8 April 7 2020 19: 07 New
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    Everything rests on finances, if there was money from free, they could buy Leopards, and 90 tons, and if there is tension with finances, then the modernized “fifty-five” will come down.
  12. Pavel57 April 7 2020 19: 20 New
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    Profitable bargain.
  13. 75 Sergey April 7 2020 19: 24 New
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    Interestingly, how do the T-80s behave in Pakistan, are they with gas turbine engines or oposites?
    1. Lopatov April 7 2020 20: 39 New
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      Quote: 75Sergey
      Interestingly, how do the T-80s behave in Pakistan, are they with gas turbine engines or oposites?

      There T-80UD
  14. Mavrikiy April 7 2020 19: 58 New
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    282 T-55 tanks. Currently, Pakistan is armed with 320 Ukrainian-supplied T-80UD tanks, as well as more than 300 Type-85-II tanks and about 400 Type-90-II tanks assembled under a Chinese license.
    Serious cam, albeit first-class cars. But must enter under the Indian umbrella.
  15. Lord of the Sith April 7 2020 21: 11 New
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    Another old man runs))
  16. Maxwrx April 7 2020 21: 50 New
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    The T-55 is lighter than the T-90 by 10 tons, less by half a meter and a length, and most importantly by width. For mountainous areas, weight and dimensions can be decisive
  17. Kerensky April 7 2020 22: 03 New
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    the entire batch of 282 T-55 tanks cost the Pakistani budget an amount comparable to the cost of 14 Chinese-made VT-4 MBTs.

    Mountainous areas. To paraphrase the classics: a tank is good for someone who has it on the right pass. It’s bad for someone in the next gorge ...
    So here the quantity is more important than supercharacteristics ..
  18. awdrgy April 7 2020 23: 11 New
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    This mutant turned out) When he tears off all this tops from him, then it will be possible to say what he can do.
  19. cat Rusich April 7 2020 23: 46 New
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    The "Old Horse" (T-55) will not spoil the furrow, but it will not plow deeply ...
  20. Tarasios April 8 2020 01: 15 New
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    So soon they will reach the modernization of the T-34. It would be interesting to see this legendary tank with a reinforced engine, dynamic protection, new fire control systems with LCD screens, and other "body kit"))
  21. Sarkazm April 8 2020 01: 55 New
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    Modernization is not the most difficult of the possible. A good option for a section of the border where there are no modern ATGMs on the other side, only outdated ones, but mostly RPGs and heavy machine guns.
    This is no longer even a tank, but a self-propelled gun of direct support. Small budget solved a big problem.
    By the way, we also have a note - we also have enough T-55 for storage, there were plans for either a heavy armored personnel carrier or an BMPT, but somehow everything died out.
  22. sustav75 April 8 2020 02: 55 New
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    It turns out that the Serbs at one time could demolish the Croats and Kosovars, a tank armada ?! But they didn’t. Good Serbian people. For which he paid ...
    1. Doliva63 April 8 2020 20: 34 New
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      Quote: sustav75
      It turns out that the Serbs at one time could demolish the Croats and Kosovars, a tank armada ?! But they didn’t. Good Serbian people. For which he paid ...

      And what does the people have to do with it? It is not the people who decide, but those for whom the people vote. Well, such as ours laughing
  23. ZaharoFF April 8 2020 08: 52 New
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    Eternal, trouble-free technology, will serve another 50 years. For mountainous, rough terrain - it can make a rustle.
  24. universe1 April 8 2020 10: 15 New
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    They set a party of expensive targets for Indian troops.
  25. Evil 55 April 8 2020 13: 20 New
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    A good, reliable and unpretentious car .. Once the Basmachis drive the Basmachi ..
  26. Sarkazm April 9 2020 00: 22 New
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    Quote: universe1
    They set a party of expensive targets for Indian troops.
    They are for another direction, you hastened to scribble a comment without even reading the article. Just out of curiosity - why write something just for the sake of writing?