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A prototype of a modernized TAM tank is presented in Argentina

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At the end of May in Buenos Aires at the event dedicated to Army Day, the prototype of the modernized tank TAM 2IP, equipped with enhanced protection, reports the blog bmpd.




The contract for the modernization of 74 machines was signed by the Israeli company Elbit Systems in June 2015. The works will be carried out in Argentina, and the agreement provides for the transfer of technology to the Argentine side. Contract value $ 111 million

A prototype of a modernized TAM tank is presented in Argentina


“Within the framework of the signed agreement, Elbit Systems, together with Israeli enterprises Israel Military Industries (IMI) and Tadiran, upgraded one TAM tank in Israel to the TAM 2IP variant, which was delivered to Argentina upon completion. During the 29 events in May, representatives of the Argentine army were informed of the start of full-scale tests of this prototype, ”the publication says.



It is reported that "from the previous version of the modernization of TAM 2C (carried out under the auspices of the same Elbit Systems under the previous 2010 agreement of the year), the TAM 2IP tank differs in the installation of characteristic Israeli modules of the additional multilayer booking made by IMI on the hull and tower, which made TAM 2IP look like a smaller version Tank Merkava.



Reference bmpd: “The TAM tank was developed by order of Argentina in 1970-ies by the German group Thyssen Henschel using the German BMP Marder as a base chassis. Production was carried out in Argentina at the state-owned enterprise TAMSE from 1979 to 1995. In total, 256 serial units were produced, of which 218 machines are currently in service with the Argentine army. ”



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  1. avvg
    avvg 2 June 2016 12: 08
    +5
    In my opinion, after the change of power in Argentina, the Americans can seize the market and almost all weapons will be American.
    1. CORNET
      CORNET 2 June 2016 12: 14
      +13
      Israel is already full of arrows everywhere .....)))) A small country, but everywhere is in time.! Do not chase after them bully
      1. Maxom75
        Maxom75 2 June 2016 12: 28
        +13
        It's just that in Israel everything is focused on the result, and not on the coordination of processes. Especially when coordinators such as Serdyukov. (((
        1. CORNET
          CORNET 2 June 2016 13: 11
          +1
          Quote: Maxom75
          It's just that in Israel everything is focused on the result, and not on the coordination of processes. Especially when coordinators such as Serdyukov. (((

          Everything is true and everything was clearly distributed among the Germans .. But the Russians won the world wars with their booty and mysterious soul! hi We know how to create technology (God did not offend smart people and resources ..) We don’t know how to implement quickly, often our ideas just steal into the insolent .... But we are not offended in Russia! wink The main thing is not to let them into politics ... (they begin to steal a lot and shed blood.) No offense, purely my opinion gentlemen! soldier
          1. Andrey Yuryevich
            Andrey Yuryevich 2 June 2016 14: 05
            +6
            Quote: CORNET
            .And here the Russian wars win world wars with their booty and mysterious soul!

            price only ...
            1. MACCABI-TLV
              MACCABI-TLV 2 June 2016 15: 23
              -1
              "WE NEED ONE VICTORY, one for all, we will not stand the price!" (C)
              1. Maxom75
                Maxom75 2 June 2016 17: 04
                +1
                Not an appropriate quote from a great song. ((In vain you are so. By the way, your people who saved these songs also saved your people.
                1. MACCABI-TLV
                  MACCABI-TLV 3 June 2016 09: 03
                  +1
                  Quote: Maxom75
                  By the way, your people who saved these songs also saved your people.

                  but among my people, there was no one to sing this song ????
                2. Aaron Zawi
                  Aaron Zawi 3 June 2016 11: 14
                  +1
                  Quote: Maxom75
                  Not an appropriate quote from a great song. ((In vain you are so. By the way, your people who saved these songs also saved your people.

                  And here he is
                  http://www.warheroes.ru/hero/hero.asp?Hero_id=4308 what kind of people? This is a song about him and his comrades.
      2. GSH-18
        GSH-18 3 June 2016 11: 55
        0
        A prototype of a modernized TAM tank is presented in Argentina

        Modernization of modernization Leopard-2. And as was the "leopard" and remained. This is how our T-72s are also being modernized.
    2. vodolaz
      vodolaz 2 June 2016 12: 26
      +2
      2IP will ping?)
    3. Maxom75
      Maxom75 2 June 2016 12: 27
      +8
      Erroneous opinion. Americans don’t like to simply donate military equipment, they push away junk, and then earn on spare parts and kill two birds with one stone: they get rid of obsolete equipment, clean warehouses of spare parts for junk, bind the recipient’s country to themselves (Amer’s standards), plus they kill any development attempts military equipment by the recipient country. Some pluses are shorter. It’s a pity we don’t do that.
    4. Grandson of Veteran
      Grandson of Veteran 2 June 2016 12: 35
      0
      "avvg RU Today, 12:08 New
      In my opinion, after the change of power in Argentina, the Americans can take over the market and almost all weapons will be American. "

      There, even before the change of power, the Americans felt comfortable. I do not think that any radical changes have occurred. hi
    5. Lieutenant Izhe
      Lieutenant Izhe 2 June 2016 13: 29
      +1
      It would have long been captured, and without much work, BUT ...
      request "Pan Ataman NEM has a gold reserve!" crying
      1. Basarev
        Basarev 2 June 2016 15: 24
        0
        How do you understand a tank on a BMP chassis? They would have mounted a tank on a self-propelled chassis.
        1. aba
          aba 2 June 2016 23: 33
          0
          They would have mounted a tank on a self-propelled chassis.

          You can laugh, but they made 155mm self-propelled guns on this base.
  2. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 2 June 2016 12: 10
    +2
    Interestingly, the weight has risen?
    1. Professor
      Professor 2 June 2016 13: 30
      +4
      Quote: Zaurbek
      Interestingly, the weight has risen?

      No sank. Modules from antimatter were added and the weight decreased. wassat Did you want to hear that?
      1. Andrey Yuryevich
        Andrey Yuryevich 2 June 2016 14: 07
        +2
        Quote: Professor
        Quote: Zaurbek
        Interestingly, the weight has risen?

        No sank. Modules from antimatter were added and the weight decreased. wassat Did you want to hear that?

        sorry for the "button accordion", but it is too good ...)))))) hi
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      3. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 2 June 2016 15: 58
        0
        Then they will not travel long:
        The hull was originally designed for infantry fighting vehicles, and put a tank tower. Then they modernized. And now with all this garbage we’ll try to take off .... Fatigue cracks will go along the body, the suspension will begin to pour. And antimatter is good!
  3. newcomer
    newcomer 2 June 2016 12: 28
    +2
    there I will give for free. read about this one there in enz. armored vehicles. vobschem nothing and nothing to call him. after finishing the Israelis can rise to the middle ground.
  4. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 2 June 2016 12: 28
    0
    We would have climbed in with tanks long ago, but Argentina has no money and enemies with modern MBTs. When the time comes to change equipment, they will switch to armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles.
  5. Comrade Glebov
    Comrade Glebov 2 June 2016 12: 33
    +2
    Hmm ... a tank based on BMP. I read about the main characteristics and concluded that the additional protection is like a dead poultice to him because of the basic protection inferior to our grandfathers - T-55. Is that to protect against old RPGs will help. But the Israelites fellows - they handed in a contract for 111 lyamov for the dubious modernization of the dubious car.
  6. Cruorvult
    Cruorvult 2 June 2016 12: 34
    0
    Is there a copy-paste that the TTX, by the way which called it a tank, if they took an infantry fighting vehicle and put a 105mm babakh in it?

    Classification Medium Tank
    Combat weight, t 30,5
    The layout of the control and engine compartment in the front, rear combat
    Crew, pers. Xnumx
    History
    Years of production 1979 — 1985
    Years of operation with 1983
    The number of issued, pcs. Xnumx
    Key Operators Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina
    dimensions
    Body length, mm 6750
    Length with a gun forward, mm 8230
    Case width mm 3120
    Height, mm 2420
    Clearance, mm 440
    Reservation
    Type of armor steel
    weaponry
    Caliber and brand of gun 105 mm L7A3
    Type of gun cut
    Barrel length, calibers 62
    50 gun ammunition
    Panoramic sights
    TRP-2A, telescopic TZF, optical range finder
    Machine guns 2 × 7,62 mm FN MAG
    Mobility
    engine's type
    [show] MB 833 Ka 500
    Engine power, l with. Xnumx
    Highway speed, km / h 75
    Cross country speed, km / h 40
    Cruising on highway, km 500
    Specific Power, l s / t 23,6
    Type of suspension individual torsion bar
    Ground pressure, kg / cm² 0,78
    Gradeability, hail. 30 °
    The overcome wall, m 1,0
    The overcome ditch, m 2,5
    Overcoming ford, m 1,4 (4,0 with OPVT)
    Additionally
    Images on Wikimedia Commons? TAM (tank)
    1. avt
      avt 2 June 2016 12: 57
      +2
      Quote: CruorVult
      Is there a copy-paste that the TTX, by the way which called it a tank, if they took an infantry fighting vehicle and put a 105mm babakh in it?

      request laughing Proud tango dancers. Here are their opponents through the Cordillera, it seems, well, Chileans, because something more serious, "Leopards" were going to be stocked up, well, change from light American garbage to real tanks.
      Quote: Nix1986
      This is more like a self-propelled gun than a tank

      Well, yes. It is akin to the Octopus, but the tube is lower and the smoke is thinner - it doesn't float, they don't throw a parachute and the gun is 120mm narrower. wassat Tango dancers - what to take from them. You haven't read Pushkin - "you wouldn't be chasing cheapness in pop".
    2. Volga Cossack
      Volga Cossack 2 June 2016 13: 09
      0
      middle????? read a smaller wiki ..... it was lightweight and is - based on the German BMP - Marder ..... designed specifically for Argentina .... for which there was enough money ... and this kind of modernization is doubtful. but the Israelis fellows, they put it all the same)))))))
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  7. Nix1986
    Nix1986 2 June 2016 12: 49
    +1
    This is more like self-propelled guns than tanks. Security minimum.
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 2 June 2016 13: 00
      +3
      Quote: Nix1986
      This is more like self-propelled guns than tanks. Security minimum.

      Nevertheless, it is a light tank. Given that in addition to avionics and guns, all other components of modernization were made in Argentina, and modernization was 100% carried out at Argentinean enterprises, Argentina received not bad armored vehicles, practically of their own production.
      1. Volga Cossack
        Volga Cossack 2 June 2016 13: 11
        0
        base chassis, also of Argentinean production ???? not German ?????
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      3. avt
        avt 2 June 2016 13: 17
        -2
        Quote: Aron Zaavi
        Nevertheless, it is a light tank.

        laughing So straight ,, Centurion "and AMX-13 are also like both tanks.
        Quote: Aron Zaavi
        , then Argentina received not bad armored vehicles, almost their own production.

        I belittle you! Don't make people funny, as with those outstanding old Kefirs with missiles that Israel also vtyuhali them, Also a salmon. ? wassat
        1. Aaron Zawi
          Aaron Zawi 2 June 2016 13: 31
          +3
          Quote: avt
          th
          I belittle you! Don't make people funny, as with those outstanding old Kefirs with missiles that Israel also vtyuhali them, Also a salmon. ? wassat

          A lot of words about nothing. Argentina has minimal external threats. And tm do not need tank armada due to the standard of living of the population. And the machine turned out pretty decent.
      4. Nix1986
        Nix1986 2 June 2016 13: 46
        0
        With the advent of such a concept as MBT in all countries, the concept of light / medium / heavy tank disappeared. And how does this Argentinean pepelats differ from the same CV-90, which is called self-propelled guns ?! In general, there is a dispute about anything, you can put a recoilless pickup on a Toyota Tundra, call it a tank, but it will not be a tank.
      5. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 2 June 2016 16: 00
        0
        Mobile PT gun soon ...
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  8. Dulat
    Dulat 2 June 2016 13: 03
    0
    hatchback tank
  9. Professor
    Professor 2 June 2016 13: 28
    +4
    which made TAM 2IP look like a smaller version of the Merkava tank. ”

    He became like Mages, not Merkava.
  10. Wolka
    Wolka 2 June 2016 13: 34
    0
    and with whom will Argentina fight these tanks, otherwise with the British in a new way for the Malvinas Islands?
  11. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 2 June 2016 13: 39
    0
    Could Marder swim, retain buoyancy?
  12. Myth
    Myth 2 June 2016 17: 44
    +2
    Che do not, but Merkava turns laughing
  13. tatarin37
    tatarin37 2 June 2016 23: 57
    0
    In appearance, at least it became better