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Turkish MBT Leopard 2A4 significantly increased protection

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Turkish MBT Leopard 2A4 significantly increased protection

Turkey has developed a modernization option tanks Leopard 2A4, which are in service with the army, during which the protection of combat vehicles is significantly increased. Reported by "RG".


Turkish specialists from ROKETSAN have developed additional protection for the Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks. The upgraded tanks received blocks with multilayer filler installed on the turret of the tank and the front of the hull, reactive armor covering the sides, as well as lattice anti-cumulative screens.

According to the Turkish military, this protection will significantly increase the resistance to various anti-tank guided missiles and rocket-propelled grenades launched from hand-held and heavy grenade launchers.


The increase in protection, in turn, led to an increase in the mass of the tank from 55 tons to 62. However, the company emphasizes that the work carried out did not affect the characteristics of mobility and maneuverability. For this, special tests of the tank were carried out in various conditions.

Deliveries of the Leopard 2A4 MBT with improved protection to the troops are planned to begin in October this year, subsequently transferring to the troops two tanks a month. At the first stage, 40 tanks should receive new armor.

The decision to re-equip German tanks in Turkey was made following the results of hostilities in Syria, where in clashes with the Kurds, the Turkish military irrevocably lost about 10 Leopard 2A4 tanks.
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  1. zwlad
    zwlad 8 September 2020 16: 38 New
    17
    Increased the weight of the vehicle by more than 10% and this did not affect the characteristics of cross-country ability and mobility? Well, wizards!
    1. Albert1988
      Albert1988 8 September 2020 16: 53 New
      +6
      Quote: zwlad
      this did not affect the characteristics of cross-country ability and mobility?

      on solid desert soil it may not affect ... much ... Just think - for some 10 km / h the maximum speed has dropped and half of the bridges are now not suitable for transportation))))
      1. TermNachTer
        TermNachTer 8 September 2020 22: 38 New
        +2
        And on rough terrain at full speed? "Horns and legs" will fly from the hodovka. The Banderlog "Bulat" is 64 tons heavier than the base T-3,5. Crews prefer the basic version, for "Bulat" at maximum speed on rough terrain, the hodovka is killed "at once".
        1. Albert1988
          Albert1988 8 September 2020 23: 17 New
          +2
          Quote: TermNachTER
          And on rough terrain at full speed?

          There it is still necessary to find one ... But if they find it, they will "diligently go around")))
          1. TermNachTer
            TermNachTer 9 September 2020 14: 34 New
            +1
            In battle, when everything that can beat you? Nude - nude, I don't want success, well, maybe the funeral will be beautiful with an orchestra and fireworks, if everything in the tank does not burn?)))
    2. NEXUS
      NEXUS 8 September 2020 17: 20 New
      +2
      Quote: zwlad
      Well, wizards!

      STORYTELLERS, BROTHERS GRIMM!
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 8 September 2020 18: 00 New
        +5
        10 tons, for suspension, transmission and engine, which are not designed for this ??? but how does it get on the trawl?
        Will crawl across the plain until ...
        1. Alex_You
          Alex_You 8 September 2020 18: 23 New
          +5
          Why is it not calculated? Leopard 2A6 with the same 62 tons has exactly the same chassis and the same engine. So nothing supernatural. And if you still remember the A7 +, then there is a mass of over 70.
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 8 September 2020 18: 30 New
            +6
            It does not happen that without modernization, replacing the corresponding units, the weight can be increased by 10 tons. This is not rational.
            This is not a dump truck that was loaded / unloaded, this is a combat vehicle, where everyone is trying to optimize to improve performance characteristics.
            1. alpamys
              alpamys 8 September 2020 22: 56 New
              +2
              Quote: rocket757
              It does not happen that without modernization, replacing the corresponding units, the weight can be increased by 10 tons. This is not rational.
              This is not a dump truck that was loaded / unloaded, this is a combat vehicle, where everyone is trying to optimize to improve performance characteristics.

              it’s normal with us.
          2. Albert1988
            Albert1988 8 September 2020 23: 22 New
            +1
            Quote: Alex_You
            Leopard 2A6 with the same 62 tons has exactly the same chassis and the same engine. So nothing supernatural.

            There they also tightened up the engine, and it's not a fact that they didn't mess with the chassis.
            1. rocket757
              rocket757 9 September 2020 07: 05 New
              0
              You can't just hang 10 tons and expect it to go.
              Complex engineering / design work for modernization. The only way.
    3. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 9 September 2020 09: 00 New
      +1
      And in the Russian Federation, during the transition from the T-90A to the T90M, did they do the same? Or from T72 A to T72 B3?
      1. PROXOR
        PROXOR 9 September 2020 09: 55 New
        0
        This was done thanks to the pre-loading potential incorporated in the production. It was Koshkin who introduced this into Soviet tank building, when the A-32 project, with the addition of an equivalent additional armor, passed all state. tests.
        And the second thing. The good thing about the torsion bar is that the torsion bar changes in our tanks is relatively easy, even in the field. Nobody forbade replacing the torsion bar with a more powerful one.
        Thus, the T-72A is easily brought to the state of T72B, T72B to T72B3. A T90A to T90M.
        1. Zaurbek
          Zaurbek 9 September 2020 09: 57 New
          +2
          The Leo GP has even more ... it is larger in size and has a 7 roller chassis.
  2. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 8 September 2020 16: 38 New
    +6
    led to an increase in the mass of the tank from 55 tons to 62.
    Naturally. crying
    However, the company underlinethat the work carried out did not affect in any way the characteristics of mobility and cross-country ability. For this, special tests of the tank were carried out in various conditions.
    belay They are the masters. We could emphasize that they have grown. repeat
  3. John22
    John22 8 September 2020 16: 40 New
    +1
    It's good that they react quickly. Less than six months have passed. Apparently, work and tests were going on. The suspension allowed for an increase in mass. The Leopard's brilliance has faded a little after the combat losses. He seems to be a potential enemy, but there were many hopes for resilience.
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 8 September 2020 16: 53 New
      +4
      Quote: John22
      there were many hopes for endurance.

      Leopard 2A4? Tanks created 35 years ago and not modernized? No, there was no hope of endurance.
    2. Albert1988
      Albert1988 8 September 2020 16: 55 New
      0
      Quote: John22
      It's good that they react quickly. Less than six months have passed. Apparently, work and tests were going on.

      Rather, they just bought a simplified version of MBT Revolution developed long ago by the Deutsches for the modernization of the very Leo A5 and A4))))
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 9 September 2020 09: 04 New
        +1
        What for? They support their industry. They have contracts with the Koreans on the Altai MBT ... there are certain solutions for tank protection and control systems. Here the Turks are mastering the license and applying drugs to old armored vehicles.
        We will see them again with their modernization in the post-Soviet space ... with the modernization of our T-72 and T-90. Somewhere in Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan.
        1. Sefevi2020
          Sefevi2020 9 September 2020 12: 02 New
          0
          Quote: Zaurbek
          Altai ..

          The first buyer of Altai will be Azerbaijan, definitely.
          1. Zaurbek
            Zaurbek 9 September 2020 12: 27 New
            0
            If they decide the issue with Diesel. The Germans are slowing down the sale of howitzers and tanks. Only for the Turkish they supply.
  4. Graz
    Graz 8 September 2020 16: 46 New
    0
    it is strange why the Turks did not do this earlier, of course the question of the quality of Turkish protection remains
    1. Oquzyurd
      Oquzyurd 8 September 2020 18: 41 New
      +1
      Previously, they could not, because they themselves did not produce, others did not sell. The Turks have recently started producing armor as part of the BOR KARBÜR. This is a new generation of armor, which is much lighter than steel, but very hard. The shell breaks them, but does not pierce. Therefore, these the sheets are stirred between the steel leaves to create a cake. The Turks will soon become one of the leading countries in the creation of armor from BOR KARBÜR, since a large plant is being built for these purposes, having at hand in Turkey 72% of the boron deposits of all known reserves in the world.
  5. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 8 September 2020 16: 49 New
    +5
    The Turks promptly reacted to the combat experience, where the deficiencies in booking appeared.
    Enhanced armor.
    Adequate response.
    1. Albert1988
      Albert1988 8 September 2020 18: 21 New
      +2
      Quote: voyaka uh
      Enhanced armor.
      Adequate response.

      From a direct hit on the side of not the most ancient ATGM, this reinforcement will save them little, alas ...
      So it would be better to strengthen the tactics of using tanks ...
    2. aszzz888
      aszzz888 9 September 2020 01: 55 New
      -1

      voyaka uh (Alexey)
      Yesterday, 16: 49
      NEW
      +5
      The Turks promptly reacted to the combat experience, where the deficiencies in booking appeared. ...
      This is after more than 3,5 years "promptly"?!?
      Jan 15 2017 year... - For the first time in history, several tanks were lost during the battle of the Turkish armed forces in the area of ​​the Syrian city of El-Bab "...
      Turks are relatives eeeeestooooontstsam! lol laughing lol
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 9 September 2020 09: 04 New
        0
        Only the RF Ministry of Defense is faster. T-72 B3
      2. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 9 September 2020 09: 10 New
        +1
        "Turks are relatives eeeeestooooonzzstsam" ///
        ----
        This is a compliment for both Turks and Estonians.
        Both of these countries (despite many social differences) are developing very dynamically technically, have mastered modern military electronics and other technologies. Estonia produces and sells military tanked robots, Turkey is at the forefront in the development of drones (and other military equipment).
        1. Oquzyurd
          Oquzyurd 9 September 2020 12: 04 New
          -1
          Thank you for your objectivity.
          Alexey, how do you rate this system and what can it compare with? (Analogs)
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTnoNOF74f8
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 9 September 2020 12: 17 New
            0
            Pointing from a drone makes sense when you need to hit either moving targets, or frequently changing target positions. For example, howitzers or enemy MLRS. The information received before the launch of the missile in a combat situation quickly becomes outdated, and the drone allows you to clarify the situation in real time. Analogs? - does not come to mind ...
            1. Oquzyurd
              Oquzyurd 9 September 2020 12: 31 New
              -1
              I also looked for analogs, but have not found them yet. hi
        2. Zaurbek
          Zaurbek 9 September 2020 12: 28 New
          0
          Only the Turks have their own large army and their own order for equipment ... but the Balts do not.
    3. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 9 September 2020 12: 11 New
      0
      Quote: voyaka uh
      Turks reacted quickly

      laughing laughing laughing Yes, five years is just a moment by the standards of history. yes fellow
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 9 September 2020 12: 29 New
        -1
        Have you watched the video?
        3.5 years is fast. Including a full test cycle. And for armor penetration, and sea trials.
        1. Paranoid50
          Paranoid50 9 September 2020 13: 01 New
          -1
          Quote: voyaka uh
          3.5 years is fast.

          We will wait until the first barmaley - it will be immediately visible there. yes
  6. alien308
    alien308 8 September 2020 18: 28 New
    0
    Not to ride on Russian / Polish mud. Leo was designed for a different theater. We chose a stock.
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 9 September 2020 12: 29 New
      -1
      Is the dirt different in Europe? Or do the Germans have no memory of the Second World War? Whoever, and the tankers fought on our territory.
  7. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 8 September 2020 18: 54 New
    +1
    I remember I said that Leo the Turks now have the best of what they have, the rest is ancient rubbish, but Leo cardboard is unreal and they need to be strengthened, probably read laughing
    1. Oquzyurd
      Oquzyurd 8 September 2020 19: 09 New
      -1
      M-60 Sabra after the second modernization became a very worthy tank: armor, active protection (Pulat), engine, transmission, cannon and aiming (from Merkava), reinforced suspension, etc. new, which is not even relatively in many new tanks in the world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7pupycbph4
      1. Incvizitor
        Incvizitor 8 September 2020 20: 45 New
        0
        Are these the ones that have been from the 60s? If the old ones are still trying to make candy out of shit, and I doubt which is newer ...
        Against all sorts of slippers, it's okay, but if they have modern ATGMs and RPGs, then it's sad all the videos were where they were burned at once.
        1. Grazdanin
          Grazdanin 8 September 2020 21: 07 New
          0
          The Turks have a very good modernization of the M60, recently they installed KAZ on all these tanks. These M60s are definitely better than the 2A4.
          1. Oquzyurd
            Oquzyurd 10 September 2020 16: 41 New
            -1
            Anka-Aksungur UAV today dropped a bomb on a target for the first time. There is a jamb, but acceptable for the first time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUsHs-66pJo
            1. Grazdanin
              Grazdanin 10 September 2020 16: 55 New
              0
              The main thing hit the target. And so cool TAI and Baikar are competing at the same time, but different segments of the UAV have occupied and both will have orders.
              1. Oquzyurd
                Oquzyurd 10 September 2020 17: 10 New
                -1
                They don't talk about the drop heights. But on the video, you can guess by the scale that the height was somewhere 6-7 km. The dimensions of the target are 7,5x7,5 m.
              2. Oquzyurd
                Oquzyurd 12 September 2020 15: 55 New
                0
                8 miniature bombs with guide wings (Aselsan) Penetration power 1 m reinforced concrete at a distance of 65 km Maximum range 100 km. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgEhJrttJGA
                1. Grazdanin
                  Grazdanin 12 September 2020 18: 53 New
                  0
                  Perfect for Akinchi and Aksungur. The weight of these bombs was not indicated?
                  1. Oquzyurd
                    Oquzyurd 12 September 2020 19: 21 New
                    0
                    They did not indicate there, but I learned from other sources that 145 kg.
                    1. Grazdanin
                      Grazdanin 12 September 2020 19: 23 New
                      0
                      4-8 pieces for one UAV is more than enough.
                      1. Oquzyurd
                        Oquzyurd 12 September 2020 19: 39 New
                        0
                        He clarified that the weight is 139 and 145 kg, in two versions, a land mine and a concrete head. First they are made for the F-16, then for Aksungur, then for Akinchi. As a result, they will equip another aircraft, the Hurjet, planned for 2023.
          2. Oquzyurd
            Oquzyurd 15 September 2020 22: 21 New
            0
            The first test flight of CEZERİ from the Baikar company https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAdoMLe_OHs
            1. Grazdanin
              Grazdanin 15 September 2020 22: 38 New
              0
              Cool) for Istanbul is very relevant)
              1. Oquzyurd
                Oquzyurd 17 September 2020 17: 06 New
                0
                Today we tested the flight of Aksungur. 12 pieces of MAM-L under the wings, at an altitude of about 7 km, the flight was 28 hours. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMtQ-sN12-A
      2. Albert1988
        Albert1988 8 September 2020 23: 20 New
        0
        Quote: Oquzyurd
        Pulat

        Is this a type of KAZ, created on the basis of a non-working Ukrainian "Barrier"?
        1. Grazdanin
          Grazdanin 8 September 2020 23: 28 New
          +1
          Yes. Ukrainian-Turkish development, Turks brought to mind. They are in the gums. Turkey has launched a rocket into space, Ukrainian roots are similar there.
      3. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 9 September 2020 09: 05 New
        +1
        Leo has more supply. He's Newer. It's like comparing T-62 and T-72.
  8. Lesorub
    Lesorub 8 September 2020 21: 03 New
    +6
    Turkish MBT Leopard 2A4 significantly increased protection

    The Turks are quite promptly carrying out modernization (after the leopards "showed" themselves in battles) - "Altayev" is not yet in the troops, and will begin to arrive only in 2022, and the Sultan has more than enough ambitions. I wonder why they don't put KAZ a clone of the Ukrainian "Barrier" - AKKOR PULAT?
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 8 September 2020 21: 13 New
      +1
      Quote: Lesorub
      I wonder why they don't put KAZ a clone of the Ukrainian "Barrier" - AKKOR PULAT?

      Unclear. Most likely a question of price, weight, necessity. If the hinged armor allows you to hold modern ATGMs, then there is no need for a KAZ because it is expensive and difficult.
  9. Gloomy skeptic
    Gloomy skeptic 8 September 2020 23: 09 New
    0
    The increase in protection, in turn, led to an increase in the mass of the tank from 55 tons to 62. However, the company emphasizes that the work done did not affect the characteristics of mobility and maneuverability.

    I don’t believe it !!! If the mass has increased, and even by 7 tons, then it is necessary to somehow increase the engine power, and if this has not happened, then this, well, very "protected" tank will go slower, which will greatly facilitate the task of the grenade launchers !!! Although this news will be a joy for training partisans !!!
    1. Albert1988
      Albert1988 8 September 2020 23: 18 New
      0
      The soil there is solid, deserted, so there will be no problems with pressure, but the speed will drop, yes, and bridges for crossing will now have to be chosen more carefully)
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 9 September 2020 09: 07 New
        -1
        Maybe it's a detachable kit. In the Russian Federation they are doing the same now. And Metal DZ are hung on the sides and in the tarpaulin.