An unusually large hole in the Turkish BMP corps is being discussed on the Web

An unusually large hole in the Turkish BMP corps is being discussed on the Web

The operation of the Turkish Armed Forces "Spring Shield" is completed, and the parties to the conflict vied with each other to report on their successes. So, Ankara announced the elimination of more than 3000 Syrian troops, the failure of 150 units of various armored vehicles, the destruction of three aircraft, as well as many mortars, self-propelled guns and pickups.


The Syrians, in turn, announced the destruction of 12 UAVs and 53 military personnel of the Ministry of Defense of Turkey. Losses supported by the Turks fighters in the province of Idlib are thousands.

Meanwhile, after the liberation of the city of Serakib, a lot of trophies fell into the hands of the Syrian army. Basically, these are weapons of American and European production, in particular, anti-tank systems, mortars and various ammunition. Along with this, the Syrians gained access to the military technology (both destroyed and partially damaged) left by the militants.

So, a heated discussion on the Web was caused by a photograph of a Turkish armored vehicle M113 (American-made). In the frontal part of the body there is a hole with a diameter of about one meter. Obviously, the shot from the portable anti-tank complex, which are armed with terrorists, could not leave such a “mark”.

Users suggest that the enemy’s armored vehicle most likely hit an artillery shell of 152 mm caliber, and given the enviable accuracy of the hit, it could be a Krasnopol corrected artillery ammunition. Information has repeatedly appeared in the media about the active use of this type of projectile by the Syrian army.

The maximum range of the Krasnopol shot is about 25 km.
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  1. Arkharov Offline
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 9 March 2020 16: 38
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    High-explosive shell hit. Perhaps 152 mm, but rather the destruction should be greater. And it is unlikely that you will surprise anyone there with Krasnopol. Turkey has its own excellent

    T-155 Firtina self-propelled howitzers are a licensed version in Turkey, according to most experts, of the world's best South Korean self-propelled artillery K9 Thunder. The firing range of a conventional projectile exceeds 30 kilometers, and that of an active-reactive one - 40.
    1. Kristallovich Offline
      Kristallovich (Ruslan) 9 March 2020 16: 53
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      PzH 2000 seems to be called the best in the world ... Active-reactive at 56 km.
      1. Arkharov Offline
        Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 9 March 2020 16: 55
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        They may have been called, but there are a lot of rave reviews about Thunder.
  2. Igor Degtyarev Offline
    Igor Degtyarev (Igor Degtyarev) 9 March 2020 17: 17
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    For the Pontorez, we were surprised at the conversation in the article than we could, but with nothing.
    1. Nick Offline
      Nick (Nikolai) 9 March 2020 21: 19
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      Quote: Igor Degtyarev
      For the Pontorez, we were surprised at the conversation in the article than we could, but with nothing.

      Tooting! Moreover, both are wrong. The best 2S35 howitzer self-propelled gun is the "Coalition SV" with a firing range of up to 80 km. yes hi
      1. Arkharov Offline
        Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 10 March 2020 06: 53
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        Yes, released since the start of production in 2013, 12 pieces, that's cool ...

        https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/2С35
        1. Nick Offline
          Nick (Nikolai) 10 March 2020 21: 05
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          If you have not noticed, then I will explain, the conversation was not about the number of guns, but about their qualitative characteristics.
          1. Arkharov Offline
            Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 11 March 2020 06: 25
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            Do you think there are no developments and new designs there? And 12 pieces in 7 years can hardly be called mass production.
            1. Nick Offline
              Nick (Nikolai) 11 March 2020 06: 44
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              Quote: Arkharov
              Do you think there are no developments and new designs there?

              You about Thomas, and you strive about Yeryoma.
  3. kig Offline
    kig 10 March 2020 03: 54
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    Who will be planted from a 150-mm gun on BMP? This is a random hit. And this does not happen.
    1. S.V.YU Offline
      S.V.YU 11 March 2020 15: 42
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      If they had planted from 150 mm, then from the armored car there would have remained a piece in the palm of the size!
  4. Panting Offline
    Panting (Vyacheslav) 10 March 2020 08: 06
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    For the M113 armored personnel carrier, 100 mm ammunition for such a hole is enough. This is not a tank for you.
  5. Mstiv Offline
    Mstiv (Dmitriy) 10 March 2020 11: 07
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    Behind the frontal plate is the engine and fuel tanks.
    We’ve got anything, it’s not even important, although RPG-7 - the main thing is that there was a fire and the aluminum armor simply melted. From below you can see the frozen smudges of the “armor”.
    1. Arkharov Offline
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 11 March 2020 06: 28
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      And there is generally only a windshield in the photo, there is nothing behind. In general, we are discussing it is not clear that, only to throw some nonsense. Also, Krasnopol dragged from some side.
  6. 69 Offline
    69 10 March 2020 16: 17
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    Such a hole will be in the stern of every Turk, if they do not leave Syria.
  7. gnollmen Offline
    gnollmen (Dmitry Shevko) 11 March 2020 09: 22
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    Such a hole can leave a shot from RPO Bumblebee.
  8. Regis Offline
    Regis (Sergey Kopan) 11 March 2020 15: 55
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    Why not 125 mm?