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Indonesia upgrades its fleet of light tanks AMX-13


Indonesian Government Approves PT Pindad Support Plan for Modernizing Aging Lung Park tanks AMX-13 manufactured by the French company Nexter.

26 was told by the Deputy Defense Minister of Indonesia, Shamsuddin, during a visit to PT Pindad's facilities in Bandung, West Java, before the AMN-400 13 tanks will be upgraded in 2015-2019, depending on the budget.

According to the state news agency Antara, the AMN-23 13 tank is currently being upgraded as part of the early program. PT Pindad received a contract to upgrade the first 12 tanks in the 2011 year, although subsequent government deals did not approve.

The modernization program includes the installation of an 105-mm gun with an electronic fire control system; replacing a gasoline engine with a diesel one; new communication system; new transmission and clutch systems; strengthen body armor; interior renovation. Much of the work will be performed by local companies PT Pindad and PT Len (specializing in electronics) with the participation of foreign partners.

The number of tanks, mentioned by Shamsuddin, increases their estimated number, operated by the Armed Forces of Indonesia, by almost 100 vehicles. They were purchased in 1970-1980-ies from France and the Netherlands in several batches. Probably today only half of these tanks remain combat-ready.

Some AMX-13 aircraft in Indonesia have already been upgraded to AMX-13SM1 standard under a contract worth $ 113 million, signed in 2004 with ST Kinetics, a ground division of Singapore Technologies Engineering.
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  1. ShturmKGB
    ShturmKGB April 7 2014 13: 32
    I thought that these tanks only remained in the game)
    1. postman
      postman April 7 2014 15: 40
      only left in the game)

      Char 13T-75 MODELE 51 exported to 25 (!) Countries, 14 operators now.

      Austria, in my opinion, to this day uses SK-105 Kürassier ("head" and the principle are the same)

    2. serega.fedotov
      serega.fedotov April 7 2014 18: 39
      I thought that these tanks only remained in the game)

      We still use BMP 1 until now! And these tanks are the same BMP only without the troop compartment! And the gun is better than the "thunder" - in a common grave!
  2. tchack
    tchack April 7 2014 13: 35
  3. Smiles to you
    Smiles to you April 7 2014 13: 43
    The Indonesian government has approved a plan to support PT Pindad in modernizing the aging fleet of light tanks AMX-13 manufactured by Nexter, France.
    Wargaming them nerfil, Hindus-upayat ...
    1. Apollo
      Apollo April 7 2014 13: 52
      Quote Indonesia Government Approves PT Pindad Support Plan in modernization the aging fleet of light tanks AMX-13 manufactured by the French company Nexter.

      Yes, it’s not necessary to modernize, but to utilize it by looking at these video frames. laughing
      1. Ulairy
        Ulairy April 7 2014 14: 05
        lol I already thought that this tractor fragments of the engine with the exhaust will spit out now ... poor thing ...
        Probably, only half of these tanks remain operational today.
        And so, why do tractors need fighting efficiency? Upgrade the gun to the blade and quarry.
      2. PROXOR
        PROXOR April 7 2014 15: 23
        Quote: Apollon
        Quotation: The Government of Indonesia has approved a plan to support PT Pindad in modernizing the aging fleet of light tanks AMX-13 manufactured by the French company Nexter. Yes, it is not necessary to modernize but utilize it by looking at these video footage.

        Looking at these shots and recalling that in the USSR at that time there was already a decent fleet of T-54 tanks, T-55 it seems to me that our tank columns would have passed along the roads of France in marching columns. How were they going to fight on this?
  4. Giant thought
    Giant thought April 7 2014 13: 55
    Well, let the flag in their hands, let them upgrade their health. It is advisable that there be no combat use in the future. May there be world peace.
  5. Nester
    Nester April 7 2014 14: 01
    I'm interested in their combat use. If I’m not mistaken, they were used in the Arab-Israeli war (some in a row), and it seems that they were not particularly praised. Who owns the information, please share.
    1. Quarian
      Quarian April 7 2014 14: 31
      If my memory serves me, they participated in the Six Day War. And they did not praise them because in an open clash with T-54 and Pattons-2, especially in a bare desert, this miracle of technology is useless from the word "absolutely".
      Not for that, a machine was created, and even outdated [the earliest version with a 75 mm cannon] by that time.
  6. Afinogen
    Afinogen April 7 2014 14: 07
    Interestingly, the KPVT machine gun on an armored personnel carrier will break through this tank? laughing
    1. Smiles to you
      Smiles to you April 7 2014 14: 17
      On departure and several at once. This is cardboard ...
    2. mrDimkaP
      mrDimkaP April 7 2014 14: 19
      YES! Penetration of KPVT from 500 meters 32 mm, and the AMX has 13 sides of only 25 mm! And the ass is generally 15! Even DShK will pierce him!
      1. tlauicol
        tlauicol April 7 2014 14: 26
        it remains to go up to 500-800m. This BTR 105mm cannon will crash for several kilometers before. No place for armored personnel carriers in tank disassembly
  7. starhina01
    starhina01 April 7 2014 14: 25
    instead of modernization, Ukraine could take the composition from Crimea according to the deshovka laughing
  8. vomag
    vomag April 7 2014 14: 34
    Yes, their trunk and the museum .....
    1. thrower
      thrower April 7 2014 17: 13
      You can also give them to developers from Wargaming, well, or exchange them for a premium account.
  9. inkass_98
    inkass_98 April 7 2014 14: 39
    This rubbish had to be sold somewhere in Bantustan, to drive ostriches. And they have money for Drying, but no for normal tanks. The mystery of nature, however. How many of these veterans can be exploited, their place on the podium.
  10. wanderer_032
    wanderer_032 April 7 2014 14: 46
    The Indonesians need to strengthen the protection of the chassis and put not a 105mm gun, but a turret with an automatic or semi-automatic small-caliber gun (30,40 or 57 mm).
    To supplement all this with a machine gun cal.12.7mm + AG + ATGM and a good infantry fire support vehicle will come out.
    To put a good diesel engine with automatic transmission under the chassis on this chassis.
    And so only for scrap.
  11. Ulyan
    Ulyan April 7 2014 14: 48
    Some kind of armored LUAZ, on such a jungle is not naked, they will trample. belay
  12. kodxnumx
    kodxnumx April 7 2014 16: 19
  13. sv68
    sv68 April 7 2014 17: 25
    interesting, the Indonesians are modernizing them from poverty or is it their joke.
  14. Everest2014
    Everest2014 April 8 2014 07: 04
    Though filthy but a tank. T-34 won in the Yugoslav jokes, took off the pedestal, flooded the solarium and rushed.