Designation:

Achzarit

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Manufacturer: Israeli Ordnance Corps Workshops  
Product type: Armoured Vehicles  
Name: Infantry fighting vehicle  

The Achzarit is a heavily armored armored personnel carrier manufactured by the IDF. It is based on the chassis of the T-54 and T-55 tank, beginning with those captured from Arab armies during the Arab-Israeli wars. The IDF took the old T-55 tank and removed its turret and the chassis was modified for troop carriage by adding a troop compartment and a rear door. The APC was created in 1988. The original Soviet-made water-cooled diesel engine was replaced with a more compact and powerful diesel engine, and other internal systems were upgraded.

Achzarit has 650 hp Detroit Diesel 8V-71TA or 850 hp 8V-92TA engines, and serve as ultra-heavy ambulances, or mount unmanned weapon turrets of various calibers on top to create heavy APC (Armored Personnel Carrier) or IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) variants.

ERA was installed over the original armor.

It is armed with three 7.62 mm machine guns, including one Rafael Overhead Weapons Station, a machine gun controlled from within the cabin, developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems As a lesson from the Second Intifada, a bulletproof glass turret was installed over one of the hatches to enable the commander to see outside without being exposed to small arms fire and shrapnel.

Several Achzarit have been upgraded with a 12.7mm Samson Remote Controlled Weapon Station in place of the standard 7.62mm Rafael Overhead Weapon Station.


Specifications:
Property Value
Crew
3
Troops
7
Weight (kg)
44000
Length (mm)
6450
Width (mm)
3640
Height (mm)
2000
Main weapon caliber (mm)
7.62
Engine power output (h.p.)
850
Vertical obstacle (mm)
800
Trench (mm)
2850


Has folowing part:
Total Amount
AFEDSS (Explosion suppression system)
1
CL-3030 (Self-screening system)
1

Achzarit quantities:
Country Qnt
ISRAEL ISRAEL
500
Qnt:
500

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