Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Altay Turkey Main Battle Tank

Altay is the 3th generation main battle tank (MBT) of the Republic of Turkey and is being indigenously developed below the Milli Tank Üretim Projesi ALTAY (MITÜP ALTAY) programme (Altay National Tank Project). Altay re going to be the primary national MBT developed for the Turkish Land Forces Command (TLFC).

Altay have the stronger chassis characteristics of the K2 Black Panther MBT. it'll have a re-designed Turkish turret and heavier armour than the K2. it will {also have seven tracked wheels and a extended hull. a choice on the suspension system and different systems has yet to be finalised.

Altay will be equipped with a 120mm L/55 smoothbore gun. it'll be fitted with a muzzle reference system, a thermal sleeve and fume extractor. The ammunition will be stowed in the turret bustle with blow out panels on the roof. The tank will have a 7.62mm machine gun mounted in coaxial to the proper of the main armament. A 12.7mm heavy machine gun will be mounted on the right of the turret for commander operation.
Asian Defence News

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