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    Egyptian Ground Forces

    Post  Vladimir79 on Sat Jul 25, 2009 3:38 pm

    Egypt receives tanks «Abrams» M1A1
    23.07.2009

    Command avtobronetankovoy equipment and weapons the U.S. Army (TACOM) has entered into with General Dynamics Land Systems, part of the Corporation General Dynamics, a contract worth 45 million dollars, the program co-production of tanks to Egypt (Egyptian tank co-production program).

    According to DefPro, under a contract the company will need to provide technical support in the production of tanks «Abrams» M1A1 tank at the Egyptian plant, and put the necessary hardware components, including instruments, gauges, valves and other equipment.

    Since 1992, General Dynamics has supplied components used in the joint venture. The equipment was sent to Egypt for the production facility in the district of Cairo, where the tanks for the Army of Egypt.

    M1 Abrams, the U.S. main battle tank. Serially produced since 1979. It should be armed with the Army and Marine Corps United States, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Australia. Named after General Creighton Abrams.

    Modifications

    • M1 (1980) - the base model. 105-mm threaded gun, 55 rounds ammunition.

    • IPM1 (1984) - reinforced by the frontal hull and turret reservation (standard M1A1), modernizirovanna suspension and transmission, introduced elektrospusk LSD.

    • M1A1 (1985) - 120-mm smoothbore gun, 40 rounds ammunition, the new system of collective protection against NBC with a built-conditioner.

    • M1A1HA (1988) - increased bookings tower.

    • M1A1HC (1990) - Revised in accordance with the requirements of the Commission, ammunition increased to 42 artillery rounds.

    • M1A1NA   (1991) - similar to M1A1HC, but efforts booking forehead tower.

    • M1A1D (2000) - combat information and control system FBCB2.

    • M1A1AIM - modernization of the early built tanks. Thermal generation for the second gunner, safe for eye laser rangefinder, thermal sensors for the driver, control system forces FBCB2, phone for communication with the infantry.

    • M1A2 (1992) - Independent thermal panoramic commander's sight, the new gunner's sight stabilized in two planes and safe for the eyes range, the new commander's cupola with a periscope 8 (instead of 6), thermal sensors for the driver, the combat information and control system IVIS. The increased bookings. Ammunition 42 rounds to the guns.

    • M1A2SEP (2000) - to the commander and gunner sights introduced thermal camera 2nd generation (technology SADA II), a system of forces FBCB2. Enhanced booking. Put conditioner.

    The tank is made of the classical scheme of arrangement with the office in front of the car, fighting compartment in the middle part and the motor-transmission in the rear. The crew consists of commander, gunner, charged and the driver.

    The body and tower - welded. They used the front of the multilayer passive reservation, like the British armor «chobhem», used in tanks «Challenger». Characteristic of «Abrams» is a great angle of the upper front plate body with respect to the vertical plane (82 °) and a large gap between the turret and hull. When closed lyuke driver took a position polulezha.

    Armament

    Several modifications of tank, armed with 105-mm M68A1 rifled cannon (modernized version of the British L7), stabilized in two planes. As ammunition is composed of 55 unitary projectiles with a metal shell 5 types: armor plumose podkalibernye from seceding tray M735, M774, M833, M900, M456A1, and the shaped projectiles M456A2, M393A2 high-explosive armor-with ready arrowy affecting elements of M494 and M416 smoke (based on white phosphorus).

    The bulk of ammunition to the gun (44 shots from the unitary 55) placed in an isolated compartment aft turret. The rest of the shots stored in an isolated compartment in the tank corps (8 pieces) and in armored container on the turret front loader Policom (three).

    Beginning in 1985 the first tanks «Abrams» installed 120-mm smoothbore gun M256 (a licensed version of the German gun Rheinmetall 120) is also stabilized in two planes. As ammunition is composed of unitary shells partially flammable shell: plumose armor podkalibernye from seceding tray M829, M829A1, M828A2, M829A3, M830 cumulative, podkaliberny cumulatively, splinter M830A1, podkaliberny Concrete-M908 high-explosive, with the ball ready to killing agent M1028.

    Due to the large diameter sleeve 120 mm ammunition rounds reduced to 40 (42 per M1A1NS and M1A2): 34 in a recess towers (36 to M1A1NS M1A2) and 6 in the tank corps; laying on Policom towers canceled.

    Support weapons represented 7.62-mm M240 machine gun, a pair of gun, the second in the same machine gun, installed in front of the hatch load, and 12.7-mm M2 machine gun mounted on the commander's cupola. Ammunition 11,400 rounds of ammunition caliber 7.62-mm and 1000 rounds of ammunition caliber 12,7 mm. On board the tower are two 66-mm grenade launchers shestistvolnyh M250 (M257 grenade launcher, four chetyrehstvolnyh M1A1 tanks and M1A1NS Marine Corps) for the delivery of smoke haze.
    22.07.2009

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    egyptian army training...video

    Post  ahmedfire on Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:01 am




    what's your opinion???
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    Re: Egyptian Ground Forces

    Post  GarryB on Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:26 am

    Interesting range of US, Soviet, and French hardware on display.

    Hard to tell from such a short video, but everyone seems well equipped and disciplined.
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    Re: Egyptian Ground Forces

    Post  IronsightSniper on Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:30 am

    To be quite honest with you, as long as your C4ISTAR is good, you can do almost anything.

    Love the artillery too.
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    Re: Egyptian Ground Forces

    Post  Vladimir79 on Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:40 am

    Egypt is the best Arab military by far. I would rank it up there with Turkey, equipment is a few years behind but the training is just as good. It might not get the flashy weapons of UAE or Saudis, but they have the personnel who can actually use it. If Turkey and Egypt allied to take out Israel, it could probably do it if US didn't intervene.
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    Re: Egyptian Ground Forces

    Post  ahmedfire on Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:50 am

    IronsightSniper wrote:To be quite honest with you, as long as your C4ISTAR is good, you can do almost anything.

    Love the artillery too.

    yeah ,,there are also egyptian hardware(self products)...
    because of the high secrets about egy. army > there is no long videos, althought the army make many trainings in one year !!,, take this video about egyptian seal team trainings....



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    Re: Egyptian Ground Forces

    Post  ahmedfire on Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:07 pm

    IronsightSniper wrote:To be quite honest with you, as long as your C4ISTAR is good, you can do almost anything.

    Love the artillery too.
    you are right,, we have agood c4istar..
    about artillery ,the army self product most of them
    also we manufacture the finlnd's artillery 155 GH 52 APU (is considered to be one of most modern field artillery cannons to date)



    and last news said that we will get licence from south korea to manfacture the howtizer K9 thunder( i name it the hell attack )



    the rest of artillery we design and manufacture it indigiously...
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    Re: Egyptian Ground Forces

    Post  ahmedfire on Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:20 pm

    Vladimir79 wrote:Egypt is the best Arab military by far. I would rank it up there with Turkey, equipment is a few years behind but the training is just as good. It might not get the flashy weapons of UAE or Saudis, but they have the personnel who can actually use it. If Turkey and Egypt allied to take out Israel, it could probably do it if US didn't intervene.
    thanx for your feelings...
    in the last 20 years ,we made ahigh jump to modernizethe army..
    gulf countries get weapons from america and west with no problems ,america give them anything they want,, it's not amoney issue, we also have money but not every thing we want> they will give it to us because we have borders with israel,, as exampel america give saudi and israel f15 and amraam, and refuse to give us the both ,they give us f16 without amraam !!,, but we are going to solve these problems....
    remember in 1973 we take israel down in few days although usa helped her with aircrafts and tanks and ammunation..we can face israel any where any time and we will show her what is the hell mean .. thumbsup
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    EGYPT: RISING PHOENIX IN THE MIDDLE EAST

    Post  ahmedfire on Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:47 pm

    By Shawn M. Pine


    In September 1996, Egypt held its largest strategic maneuvers ever. Theexercise was code ----d Badr-96 and involved over 35,000 soldiers,including a canal crossing and liberating of a "besieged city." (1) The"enemy" in this exercise was Israel.(2) It is routine for majormilitarily exercises to have code ----s and to involve fictitiousenemies. However, it is most unusual for a country to conduct such anexercise in which the "enemy" is one that the country is presumably atpeace with. Egypt, regardless of its intentions, sent a disturbingmessage to Israel by naming the exercise in honor of its last war withIsrael, and by identifying Israel as the enemy. These events take oneven more significant meaning when one looks at the transformation ofthe Egyptian military forces over the past decade.
    Egypt, since 1985, has undertaken serious efforts to achieveconventional military parity with Israel and currently fields the 13thlargest military in the world.(3) Relying on $2.1 billion of annual aidfrom the US, $1.3 billion in military assistance, is currentlymodernizing and building-up its military forces to such an extent thatit is approaching the quantitative and qualitative levels of theIsraeli Defense Forces. In 1994, Egypt surpassed the United States tobecome the second largest arms importer, behind Saudi Arabia, in theworld.(4) Egypt, in a region thatleads the world in the import ofweapons, is the only Middle East country to have increased its armspurchases yearly since 1990.(5)
    Since the early 1980's, Egypt has completed two five-year plans, andhas embarked on a third one, to buildup, modernize, and increase itsmilitary capabilities.(6) The first five-year plan, which started in1983, consisted of rebuilding Egypt's military infrastructure that wasdestroyed during the 1973 Arab - Israeli War. The primary focus ofthese efforts included construction of new bases and communicationssystems.(7) From 1988 to 1993, Egypt channeled funds into the air forceby purchasing American F-16s and upgrading its command and control andair-defense capabilities.(Cool

    In the current five-year plan, the air force continues to receivepriority. Egypt spends as much as 80 percent of US military aid on theair force. As part of the 'Peace Vector Program', the Egyptian airforce has made four orders of F-16s, totaling 190 planes. About 130F-16s have already arrived and the last batch, which will be assembledin Turkey, will start arriving around 1997.(9) Egypt has also obtainedapproval for the purchase of 21 F-16C aircraft.(10) Egypt's defensecapabilities were greatly enhanced by the acquisition of 180 Hawk and1,000 Hellfire II missile.(11) Additionally, Egypt has been cooperatingwith the US to develop an advanced C 3I system that will assimilatedata from air and ground sources into a single network so that aircraftand missile systems can engage multiple targets simultaneously.(12)
    Egypt has enhanced its airborne early warning capabilities by takingdelivery of five Grumman E-2C Hawkeyes.(13) Today, Egypt has thelargest air force in the Arab world, with over 550 airplanes, more thanhalf of which are of Western origin. The Egyptians are also acquiring amodern helicopter fleet. Egypt has already received delivery of 24Apaches (AH-64A), and is expected to take delivery of twelve more.(14)These helicopters posses state-of-the-art night-flying equipment andcarry up to 16 Hellfire antitank weapons and 38 rockets.(15) Theimprovement of the Egyptian air force is not limited to combat planes.The Egyptian air force, according to Israeli military analysts, haveadopted Western command and control, attack techniques, support andaerial combat roles as well as training, most of it at US facilities.The Egyptians have also purchased advance ordnance, avionics andaccessories.(16)

    In addition to its air force, Egypt has modernized its ground forces.Until the late 1970s, the Egyptian army comprised 10 divisions, onlyhalf of them either mechanized or armored. Today, the army has 12divisions, all but one of them is either mechanized or armored, andplans to field a total mechanized army by 2005.(17) The result is thatthe Egyptian army is now capable of fielding a modern mechanizedmilitary that can move with the speed and firepower equal to that ofmost modern armies. The mechanized divisions consist of 4,500 armoredpersonnel carriers, the core of which consists of 2,000 US M-113's.However, Egypt is in the process of taking delivery of 611 DutchYPR-765 armored infantry fighting vehicles to replace its BMPforces.(18)
    The armored corps has also undergone serious reform. In the 1970s, theEgyptian armored corps was comprised almost exclusively of Soviettanks, the best of which was the T-62. Today, Egypt's armored corps iscomprised of the most modern US tanks. First, Cairo acquired 850 M-60A3s, and formed two armored divisions. After the Gulf War, theEgyptians began to assemble the US-made M1A1, which is widely regardedas one of the finest tanks in the world, under the 'Factory 200'program. Egypt currently has 1,700 M-60's (1,100 M-60A3's), andapproximately 200 M1A1's in addition to approximately 1,600 Soviettanks.(19) Egypt also plans to upgrade all M60A1 tanks to A3standards.(20)
    Additionally, Egypt is expanding its own domestic production ofmilitary armaments. The M1A1 'Factory 200' program is a major milestonein Egyptian efforts to achieve limited military self-sufficiency. Egyptobtained US approval in 1984 to build a giant factory to produce newtanks. Under the agreement, the Egyptians will assemble 524 M1A1 tanksand officials hope that will eventually rise to 1,500 tanks.(21) Sixproduction cycles were established with each increment increasing thelevel of technology from General Dynamics Land Systems.(22) The cost isestimated at $3.2 billion. The Egyptians also will produce the 120-mmcannon as well as an increasing number of parts for the tank. Egyptianofficials say the goal is to make Cairo self-sufficient in tankproduction. Egypt has also substantially improved its anti-tankcapability with the acquisition of 500 TOW-2 missiles and its intentionto buy 540 TOW launchers.(23)
    Egypt has also taken steps to improve its navy. Egypt is focusing onupgrading the Egyptian fleet of eight submarines acquired from China.Egypt has leased two former US navy Knox class missile frigates and isexpected to receive 10 ex-US Navy Seasprite ASW helicopters upgraded toSH-2G(E) standards.(24) As part of its inculcation of Westerntechnology, the navy holds joint maneuvers with units of the American,French, British and Italian navies. Egypt is also modernizing fourChinese-built Romeo class submarines with improved weapon systemsincluding Harpoon missiles, fire control systems and sonars.(25)
    Egypt is bordered by Libya, Sudan, and Israel. While Sudan's Islamicregime is ideologically troublesome, its 300 main battle tanks (250 ofwhich are T-54/55's), and some 50 combat aircraft pose a negligiblemilitary threat to Egypt. On paper, Libya's military is far moreformidable than Sudan's. However, its forces hardly pose a militarythreat to Egypt. Some 1,600 of Libya's 2,200 tanks are old SovietT-54/5's. Moreover, a lack of manpower has forced Libya to place overhalf of these tanks, as well as many of its 400 aircraft, in storage,thereby making Libya little more than a massive arms depot.(26) It issignificant to note, that Libya's 80,000 man military is less thantwenty percent the size of Egypt's. Finally, despite the triangle oftension between Egypt, Sudan, and Libya, they have generallydemonstrated a willingness to support each other over perceivedpan-Islamic issues.(27) Consequently, there is little doubt that Israelis the target of Egypt's massive military buildup. Indeed, anexamination of Egyptian perspectives towards Israel leaves little doubtthat Egypt has not ruled out the prospect of a future conflict withIsrael.
    Former Egyptian President Sadat's support of expanded relations withIsrael never came to fruition as Egypt's intellectual, political, andeconomic elite continued to shun Israel as a regional actor.(28) Thepassage of time has not improved Egyptian perceptions toward, or itsacceptance of, Israel.(29) The Egyptian Bar Association continues toburn American and Israel flags on every anniversary of the signing ofthe 1979 peace treaty.(30) Nor has the Palestinian - Israeli peaceprocess resulted in a softening of Egypt's harsh rhetoric towardIsrael. In 1996, Egyptian criticisms of Israel reached such a crescendoas to provoke official complaints from the Israeli Foreign Ministry,Israeli President Ezer Weizman, and even from Israeli Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu.(31)

    A study of Egyptian university graduates, who were in college duringthe signing of the Egyptian - Israeli peace treaty, found that 92.8percent believed that Israeli was an expansionist, aggressive, stateheaded by terrorists.(32) However, Egyptian rejection of Israel is notconfined to Egypt's intellectual, political, and economic elite, butpermeates throughout the Egyptian population. An Egyptian publicopinion poll showed that 98 percent of the people opposed fullnormalization of relations with Israel. The same poll showed that 97percent opposed cultural ties, 96 percent opposed economic ties, andthat 92 percent opposed normal tourist ties.(33) The fact that thesepolls were taken well before the election of Benjamin Netanyahu makesMubarak's remark that "The Egyptian man in the street's feelingstowards Israel have worsened ever since Netanyahu came to power" seemrather vacuous.(34)
    It is important to note, that Egypt's hostility towards Israel is notonly ideological but also based upon pragmatic considerations. Egypt isin direct competition with Israel over American economic, military, andpolitical support. Israel and Egypt currently receive almost 42 percent($5.1 out of a total of $12.2 billion), of all US foreign militaryassistance. As the United States addresses its national social andeconomic problems, both countries will be targeted for reductions ofaid from the current levels. Additionally, Egypt hopes to replaceIsrael as the major US strategic ally in the region. Consequently,Egypt has a vested interest in preventing Israeli integration in theregion and maintaining an atmosphere of "controlled tension." Finally,Egypt, as with most of the countries in the region, fears that Israeliintegration will result in Israeli economic domination in the region.Given this reality, Israeli political leaders and strategic plannerswould be prudent to reassess the peace process and how it relates toIsrael's security. ENDNOTES



    1. Badr was the code ---- of the 1973 Egyptian attack against Israel.
    2. Egyptian Defense Minister Mohammed Hussein Tantawi reportedly statedthat the exercise was training in the event of a nuclear attack byIsrael.
    The Jerusalem Post, September 20, 1996.
    3. Egypt's intentions were stated by Egyptian Foreign Minister AmrMoussa. The Jerusalem Post, March 11, 1994. Data on the size of theEgyptian armed forces was taken from US Arms Control Defense Agency(ACDA), 95/13, November 1, 1995.
    4. ACDA, 95/13, November 1, 1995.
    5. Egypt's 1994 imports is approximately 70 percent higher than its 1990 totals. Ibid.
    6. The Jerusalem Post, March 11, 1994.
    7. Ibid.
    8. Ibid.
    9. Ibid.
    10. Jane's Defence Weekly, April 17, 1996, p. 3. Delivery of theseaircraft is expected to begin in 1999 and be completed by the year2000.
    11. Jane's Defence Weekly, May 1,1996, p. 8.
    12. Jane's Defence Weekly, February 28, 1996, p. 23.
    13. Ibid.
    14. Ibid.
    15. The Military Balance 1995-1996. Egypt was to take delivery of 24 AH-64's by the end of 1995.
    16. The Jerusalem Post, March 11, 1994.
    17. Jane's Defence Weekly, February 28, 1996. p. 22.
    18. Jane's Defence Weekly, March 6, 1996, p. 23. These AIFV's include304 YPR-765 PRI's mounted with a 25mm gun and coaxil 7.62mmmachine-gun, and 210 YPR-765 PRAT-TOW's.
    19. The Military Balance 1995-1996.
    20. Jane's Defence Weekly, February 28, 1996. p. 23.
    21. Ibid.
    22. Jane's Defence Weekly, February 21, 1996, p. 16.
    23. Jane's Defence Weekly, February 28, 1996. p. 23.
    24. Military and Arms Transfer News, November 1, 1995 and Jane's Defence Weekly, February 28, 1995.
    25. Ibid.
    26. Data for the Libyan and Sudanese militaries was taken from the IISS Military Balance for 1995.
    27. For example, notwithstanding the belief that Sudan was behind theJune 1995, assassination attempt on Mubarak's life, Egypt opposed USattempts to impose a military embargo on Sudan.
    28. Mosely Ann Lesch and Mark Tessler. Israel, Egypt and thePalestinians: From Camp David to Intifada, (Indiana : IndianaUniversity Press), p. 62.
    29. Hosni Mubarak stated that the intelligentsia and the professionalin Egypt were as fanatically opposed to the acceptance of Israel as arethe fundamentalist militants. The Jerusalem Post, September 7, 1995.
    30. The Jerusalem Post, January 1, 1996.
    31. The Jerusalem Post, September 20, 24, and October 8, 1996.
    32. The study was conducted by Dr. Ahmed Zaree of Al-Azhar university.His study also revealed that 63 percent of those polled viewed Egyptian- Israeli normalization as a national security threat. The JerusalemPost, March 3, 1996.
    33. The Jerusalem Post, May 3, 1995.
    34. Cairo Press Review, November 18, 1996.
    =============== Shawn M. Pine is a career military and intelligenceofficer who writes frequently on security affairs. He is currentlyresiding in San Antonio. He is a candidate for Doctor of PhilosophyDegree In International Relations (Ph.D.), The Hebrew University inJerusalem, Israel. Dissertation Subject: Offensive and defensiverealism. He is developing a model of expectations of state behaviorwithin the theoretical framework of offensive and defensive realism.These models of expectations will facilitate the identification ofaggressive tendencies in states which will enable status quo states toundertake efforts to ameliorate potential sources of conflict or takethe requisite precautions to deter aggressive intentions. The Arab -Israeli wars and current peace process will be used as case studies
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    Re: Egyptian Ground Forces

    Post  GarryB on Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:50 pm

    Interesting read.

    Perhaps if Egypt starts buying Russian weapons the Russians could benefit from Egyptian experience in adopting new battle management systems and some of the hidden problems and pitfalls there might be.
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    Re: Egyptian Ground Forces

    Post  Vladimir79 on Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:28 am

    That paper is rather dated. 1996 is the latest source.
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    Re: Egyptian Ground Forces

    Post  GarryB on Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:44 am

    Would be interesting to see what has changed since then.
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    Re: Egyptian Ground Forces

    Post  ahmedfire on Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:18 am

    welcome
    from 1996 we performed 2 plans(every plan=5 years)
    alot of things changet from that time
    i'll try to put anew post about these changes...
    thnx Wink
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    Re: Egyptian Ground Forces

    Post  ahmedfire on Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:18 pm


    i thimk this one is better but lower quality

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    egypt upgrading M60........

    Post  ahmedfire on Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:28 pm

    the upgraded version just showed in arecent egyptian video,,no more details !
    any opinions here
    .. Very Happy







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    Re: Egyptian Ground Forces

    Post  ahmedfire on Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:08 am

    reposted the pictures again... cry
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    Post  Russian Patriot on Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:57 pm

    Thank you for photos!
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    Re: Egyptian Ground Forces

    Post  ahmedfire on Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:14 pm

    welcome Patriot...
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    Re: Egyptian Ground Forces

    Post  Russian Patriot on Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:18 pm

    ahmedfire wrote:welcome Patriot...

    Honestly. But what are the noticable upgrades to Egypt's tanks? Can you explain?
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    Re: Egyptian Ground Forces

    Post  ahmedfire on Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:18 pm

    turret has some modifications from front and from behind ,adding some armor on sides and behind turret..

    it is stil 105 mm cannon..(we can change it with 120 mm one)
    no details about engine or electronics...

    older M60A3



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    Re: Egyptian Ground Forces

    Post  ahmedfire on Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:22 pm

    if i get more inf. i'll bring it..
    sorry but the army did not publish easily any new data about self modifications in our weapons .. Embarassed
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    Post  Russian Patriot on Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:17 pm

    ahmedfire wrote:if i get more inf. i'll bring it..
    sorry but the army did not publish easily any new data about self modifications in our weapons .. Embarassed

    Thank you, now I see it clearly.
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    Re: Egyptian Ground Forces

    Post  IronsightSniper on Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:10 am

    Apparently they've put a limited coverage of ERA on the Front Hull and Side Front Hulls. They've also sloped the Frontal Turret armor to an extreme, near-horizontal angle, kinda like that on the Merkava 4 and Leopard 2. I wouldn't know about it's armor composition though.
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    Post  nightcrawler on Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:13 pm

    ahmedfire wrote:if i get more inf. i'll bring it..
    sorry but the army did not publish easily any new data about self modifications in our weapons .. Embarassed

    Request your government if they can buy our AlKhalids Tanks which will surely meet your demands.
    http://defencedog.blogspot.com/2011/03/hit-al-khalid-main-battle-tank.html
    They have Ukrainian built engines & also come with a PUNCH like smooth-bore 120mm cannon instead of antiquated rifled ones.
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    Re: Egyptian Ground Forces

    Post  ahmedfire on Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:34 am

    IronsightSniper wrote:Apparently they've put a limited coverage of ERA on the Front Hull and Side Front Hulls. They've also sloped the Frontal Turret armor to an extreme, near-horizontal angle, kinda like that on the Merkava 4 and Leopard 2. I wouldn't know about it's armor composition though.

    spaced armor and,
    i think there are ERA in front of turret but coverage by someway,
    look carefully to back and front of turret ERA extended from front to back but it is covered from front not from back....



    also track guards and to protect suspension....

    aquestion ,in next pic:
    is number 2 is Periscope


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