Algeria Constructed Own Tank Support Vehicle on T-62 Chassis

russia's BMPT Terminator / Illustrative photo from open sources
russia's BMPT Terminator / Illustrative photo from open sources

The Kremlin imperceptibly lost a large contract for its "one-of-a-kind" weapon for an important ally in Africa

During one of the parades, the Armed Forces of Algeria demonstrated a kind of hybrid: T-62 tanks armed with BMP-2 turrets and Berezhok combat modules. Basically, this is how Algeria created its cheap analogue of the russian Terminator BMPT tank support vehicle, writes the Polish portal Defense24.

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Algerian tank support vehicle on T-62 chassis / Photo credit: Oryx

According to The Military Balance for 2021, the Algerian army has about 300 T-62 tanks at its disposal. The Algerian military came up with a variant with the dismantling of the "native" turret and the installation of the turret from the BMP-2 with the Berezhok module.

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Military parade in Algeria / Photo credit: KAD-GHANI

Before that, Algeria was considering the option of ordering Terminator tank support vehicles from the russian federation, which should operate in cooperation with more than 600 T-90S tanks. But instead, the Algerians chose a cheap palliative option.

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