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ROCA M48 & CM11 MBT
« on: January 29, 2019, 02:02:23 AM »

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Taiwanese M48 Domestic Variant - CM-11 'Brave Tiger'. Photos taken from  militarywatchmagazine.com
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Re: ROCA M48 & CM11 MBT
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2019, 02:05:55 AM »
Confirm ERA fit on Taiwan's CM11 tanks
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TAIPEI, -- Recent photographs have confirmed that at least part of the Republic of China Army (RoCA) fleet of CM11 main battle banks (MBT) have been upgraded with the installation of explosive reactive armour (ERA).

The CM11 MBT is essentially a brand new US-supplied General Dynamics Land Systems M60 hull fitted with a modified turret from the older M48 MBT. The CM11 is also referred to as the M48H 'Brave Tiger'.

The ERA, shown in photographs taken during exercises earlier in January, is fitted on the glacis plate as well as the front and turret sides to provide a higher level of protection against weapons fitted with a high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead.

This ERA is not normally fitted during peacetime training as there is no threat.

The exact origins of the ERA fitted to the CM11 MBT has not been confirmed, but it is very similar to that developed by France some years ago rather than the Blazer ERA fielded by the Israel Defense Forces.

The CM11's main armament comprises a 105 mm M68 rifled gun with a 7.62 mm co-axial machine gun (MG) and banks of grenade launchers.

The gun is fitted with a fume extractor and thermal sleeve but not a muzzle reference system.

http://www.aseanmildef.com/2015/01/confirm-era-fit-on-taiwans-cm11-tanks.html


Photo taken from aseanmildef.com

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