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Description

The Altay is the future third generation main battle tank (MBT) for the Turkish army. The first prototypes of Turkey’s main battle tank ALTAY designed and developed by OTOKAR, the biggest privately owned company of the Turkish Defence Industry was unveiled at OTOKAR facilities in Sakarya on November 15th, 2012. Held with the participation of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ERDOGAN, the “ALTAY FIRST PROTOTYPE” ceremony was hosted by Mustafa V. Koc, Chairman of Koc Holding. General Necdet OZEL, Chief of General Staff; Ismet YILMAZ, Minister of Defence; General Hayri KIVRIKOGLU, Commander of the Turkish Land Forces; Murad BAYAR, Defence Industry Undersecretary; Kudret ONEN, Head of Koc Holding Defence Industry Group and Chairman of the Board of OTOKAR; Halil UNVER, Vice Chairman of OTOKAR and Serdar GORGUC, OTOKAR General Manager attended the ceremony. The first ALTAY prototype had already covered more than 2.000 kilometers during tests up to now. Two prototypes exhibited a special show to the guests of the ceremony at the tank test track of OTOKAR. Including mobility performance like acceleration, maximum speed, side slope, suspension, stabilization track and off-road drive, this show made the impression that, when finished, ALTAY would be the most modern tank in the world. The Turkish Company Aselsan was assigned to design and manufacture the prototypes of electronic sub-systems like Tank Fire Control System and Tank C3I System. The ALTAY tank will be ready for mass production by 2015.

 
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Armament

The main armament of ALTAY is a 120 mm 55 caliber smoothbore gun suitable for various kinds of rounds. The Turkish Company MKE was assigned to manufacture the 120 mm 55 caliber Main Armament by technology transfer from Hyundai Rotem of South Korea. ALTAY is also able to shoot moving targets with a very high first round hit probability. A 7.62 mm caliber machine gun is mounted coaxially to the left of the main armament. A remote controlled weapon station is mounted on the top of the turret which can be armed with a 7.62mm or 12.7mm caliber machine gun. A range of eight smoke grenade dischargers are mounted to each rear top side of the turret.

Design and Protection
The design of ALTAY has been realized in order to fulfill all kinds of operational requirements derived from the technical and tactical demands of the Turkish Armed Forces. In this scope, ALTAY has been equipped with the latest technologies that are used in the modern tanks. With its superior fire power and hit rate, high mobility and survivability features, it’s anticipated that ALTAY will be one of the fundamental and deterrent assets of the Turkish Armed Forces. ALTAY’s crew consists of four personnel as a tank commander, gunner, driver and loader. The driver is seated at the center front of the hull and is provided with a single-piece hatch cover that opens to the right. The turret is in the center of the vehicle with the commander and gunner on the right and the loader on the left. The powerpack is mounted at the rear of the hull. ALTAY tank is equipped with modular composite armours in order to protect the tank against all kinds of threats. The Turkish Company Roketsan was assigned to develop the Modular Armour Package by technology transfer also through Hyundai Rotem. Roketsan has the responsibility of design and development of ALYAY Turkish main battle tank Armor System. Roketsan has established a completely new ballistic protection infrastructure which has up-to-date design, production and test technologies brought together for light and heavy armoured vehicle protection solutions.
Propulsion

In order to provide the tank with the intended performance in rough terrains, it’s equipped with a 1,500 horsepower high-tech engine and Renk transmission. The suspension consists each side of seven dual rubber-tyred roadwheels with the idler at the front, the drive sprocket at the rear. The ALTAY can run at a maximum road speed of 70 km. The vehicle can cross a depths of 4.1m in water.

Accessories
A new generation fire control system has been specially designed for ALTAY in order to control the main and secondary armaments. The Altay is equipped CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radioactive and Nuclear) protection system. Standard equipment on the Altay includes C3I (Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence) system, battlefield target identification system, life support system, auxiliary power unit, fire-extinguishing and explosion suppression system and 360 degrees situational awareness system.at the rear.
 
Specifications
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Armament
One 120mm 55 caliber, on remote weapon station with 7.62mm or 12.7 mm machine gun, one 7.62mm coaxial machine gun
Country users
Prototype
Designer Country
Turkey
Accessories
Fire control system, C3I system, laser warning system, battlefield target identification system, CBRN protection, fire-extinguishing and explosion suppression system, 360 degrees situational awareness system
Crew
4
Armor
Modular composite armour
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Weight
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Speed
70 km/h
Range
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Altay Turkish main battle tank vehicle technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos images video Turkey Otokar army vehicle defence industry military technology
 
Altay Turkish main battle tank vehicle technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos images video Turkey Otokar army vehicle defence industry military technology
Altay Turkish main battle tank vehicle technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos images video Turkey Otokar army vehicle defence industry military technology

 

Altay Turkish main battle tank vehicle technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos images video Turkey Otokar army vehicle defence industry military technology

Altay Turkish main battle tank vehicle technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos images video Turkey Otokar army vehicle defence industry military technology
 
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