GarryB wrote:The thing is though they'll still have their actual IFVs there, transporting infantry, and armed with the same 30mm cannons and Kornet ATGMs (I think they upgraded their BMP-1/2s already).
In that case the 115mm HE rounds as a sort of assault gun role might make more sense.
But the tanks they have will likely have 125mm guns anyway, when they said it would be for an IFV role I assumed they were not going to try to cram troops into it but were going to use it to support tanks, so it would be operating further forward than the IFVs would with its heavier armour.
Hard to know exactly how they intend to use it really... wonder what they are going to do with all those T-62 tank turrets... would be interesting to mount them in pill boxes for coastal defence if their was a naval threat. Would upgrade them for better main gun elevation though.
Soviet union/Russia used a lot of old tank turrets, T-34-85, T-54/55, PT-76 on ships, coastal protection, patrol vessels, and coast guard. If I remember correctly a patrol vessel shmel was armed with PT-76 turret, and many coast guard ships had T-55 turrets. With having a large coast I wonder if they have ships that could take a T-62 turret.
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