The Toughness Of APC Altug Turkey VS BTR-4MV1 Ukraine, Who's More Tough?

The Toughness Of APC Altug Turkey VS BTR-4MV1 Ukraine, Who's More Tough?
The Toughness Of APC Altug Turkey VS BTR-4MV1 Ukraine

International Military - Altug 8×8 BMC is Turkey's newest armored personnel carrier (APC). This armored vehicle was first demonstrated to the public just a few months ago. Turkey's Altug APC is positioned as the top solution of Ankara's defense industry in the field of wheeled armored vehicles and is said to have absorbed most of the technological developments.

Quoted from Bulgarian Military, said that during the SAHA exhibition in Istanbul, he had the opportunity to see Altug in detail. And compare it to the latest Ukrainian series armored vehicles. Yes, sources say that Ukraine has the latest APC series, the BTR-4MV1.

The first thing that catches your eye is the Turkish Altug dimension. The Turkish Altug APC is 2.65 meters high on the ship, and with a combat module almost 4 meters. For comparison, the height of the BTR-4 is 2.8 meters, which is mainly due to the desire to make the car less visible on the battlefield.

And, at first glance, it seems that inside the much larger Altug has more space. Then how is the comparison between the Turkish Altug APC and the Ukrainian BTR-4MV1, consider the following.

APC Altug Turkey

The Bulgarian Military report says that in general, Altug has good trajectory capabilities. This includes tackling trenches over 2 meters wide. And all the wheels of the armored personnel carrier rotate, which makes the car quite maneuverable.

At the SAHA exhibition, the Altug was demonstrated with combat modules for the 12.7x99 mm and 7.62x51 mm machine guns. This is the so-called version of the APC (armored personnel carrier), which in NATO countries is an armored personnel carrier, in the sense of a combat vehicle, the main task of which is to safely deliver fighters to the battlefield.

At the same time, there is a version with a combat module for 35 mm automatic weapons. This module from Aselsan is a modified version of the module from Korhan's promising BMP crawler. The more armed version of the Altug is designated as an armored infantry vehicle IFV.

Another interesting feature of the Altug design is the maximum use of ceramic shields. The engine in all projections is additionally protected by panels, which in the event of a breakdown can be easily replaced in the field. But this is not the only way Turkish developers protect their cars to the maximum extent possible.

Quoted from Military Today, it is explained that the Altug is Turkey's new armored fighting vehicle. This armored vehicle was developed by BMC, the company specializes in the production of trucks and buses, as well as military vehicles.

Altug was designed from the start to have a modular ceiling. So one basic design can be used to manufacture different vehicles with different weapons and mission systems.

Altug was demonstrated in two versions. The Altug 8x8 ZPT is an armored personnel carrier, while the Altug 8x8 ZMA is an infantry fighting vehicle. Developers report that the Altug can even support a 105mm turret.

NBC protection system installed. There is a fire suppression and explosion suppression system. Other defense systems include laser detection and warning systems, as well as fire detection systems.

Ukrainian BTR-4MV1

The BTR-4MV1 is the Ukrainian Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) which is a further development of the BTR-4MV which previously never reached production and is only a prototype.

The goal was to develop a more modern and better protected version of the BTR-4. The BTR-4MV1 was first revealed to the public in 2017. It is an upgraded and upgraded version of the BTR-4.

It could even be seen as a next-generation version of the BTR-4. The BTR-4MV1 is being offered for export, but has so far received no export orders.

Quoted from military-today, it was explained that during the 2014 Ukrainian military conflict with Russia, BTR-4 APCs were widely used by the Ukrainian armed forces. Over 900 improvements were made to the basic BTR-4 design in half a year. Some of these improvements carry over to the BTR-4MV1.

The front end of the BTR-4MV was redesigned for increased armor protection. The vehicle has a larger wedge-shaped front hull. Additional armor plates are bolted around the hull above the base guard.

Comprehensive basic armor protection against 7.62x51 mm NATO armor-piercing shells. Ballistic protection complies with STANAG 4569 Level 3. The front bow withstands blows from at least 12.7 mm of rotation.

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