Algerian "tank killer"
“Of course, outwardly, this car may be somewhat disappointing, since the old Soviet BTR-60 was taken as the basis. But, according to some sources, the Algerians finalized the "veteran", replacing gasoline engines with diesel ones. Also, additional hatches were cut through the hull sides, which made it easier to board and disembark. But, the most important thing is that a tower with a sight and containers of the Kornet-E anti-tank complex is installed on the roof, ”writes the author of the article, Roman Katkov.
He notes that “the installation is very similar to the Russian development of Quartet-M, which, as you know, is designed for mounting on various wheeled and tracked carriers of domestic and foreign production.” For example, an option based on the BTR-2015 was shown at the "Army-80" exhibition.
Then it was reported that "the launcher due to the presence of Kornet missiles (range to 5,5 km and armor penetration to 1200 mm) ensures the defeat of modern and promising tanks equipped with dynamic protection." There is also the possibility of shooting two missiles at the same time.
“However, judging by the images on the Algerian version, the automatic AG-30 grenade launcher, which is able to effectively deal with manpower, is not yet installed,” Katkov notes. Although, perhaps, in the near future it will appear.
In addition to the upgraded BTR-60, the Algerian military department purchased a batch of Kornet-E ATGMs in the Russian Federation, based on the Tigr-M armored vehicles, which would greatly enhance the anti-tank capabilities of the ground forces.
- defense-blog.com, Courage2004
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