Iran unveils Tiam tank

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  1. Osmanovic

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    The Tiam's hull is that of a M47M, a variant of the US M47 that uses the engine from the M60A1 tank. The M47M was produced in Iran from the early 1970s and Iran unveiled a modified version called the Sabalan in April 2014. The Sabalan was armed with what looked like a 105 mm L7-type rifled gun instead of the original 90 mm.

    The Tiam also has a 105 mm, but it is mounted in what appears to be the turret from a Chinese Type 59/69 tank. Although based on the T-55, some versions of the Type 59 and Type 69 were armed with an L7-type 105 mm gun instead of the 100 mm fitted to the Soviet tank.

    The superstructure of the M47M hull appears to have been raised to accommodate the larger turret basket of the Type 59.

    http://www.janes.com/article/59551/iran-unveils-tiam-tank

     
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    Its just another Iranian update of the M47,nothing ''new''.
     
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    have you guys noticed the ZSU-57 in the first pic!

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    The turret was basically removed and mounted on a truck.
     
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    The turret looks to be remote though, I think they just used the gun with necessary turret components.

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    Liberals should take a lesson or two from Iran on recycling.
     
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