SK-105 A2S Kurassier

SK-105 Kurassier

CountryAustria
TypeLight tank
Period1971-now
Built700+

The SK-105 Kürassier is an Austrian light tank armed with a rifled 105 mm gun in an oscillating turret. It is estimated that over 700 have been produced. The SK-105 is based on a heavily modified Saurer APC. The hull of the SK 105 is welded steel and is divided into three compartments: driver’s at the front, fighting in the centre and the engine at the rear. Due to its low weight the SK-105 can be transported by C-130 Hercules transport aircraft. The turret of the SK-105 is developed from the French design used on the AMX-13. Its gun can penetrate 360 mm of armour. Front armour protects the crew from 20mm armour-piercing rounds over its frontal arc, while all-round protection is against small arms bullets only. Add-on armour on the front part of the chassis and turret is available as an option which provides protection against 35 mm APDS rounds at a flank arc. Some export vehicles were fitted with add-on armour.

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The SK-105 Kurassier is a light tank from Austria that was designed to combat enemy tanks in difficult terrain. It has a 105 mm rifled gun mounted on an oscillating turret that can fire various types of ammunition, including kinetic energy penetrators. The SK-105 Kurassier was first produced in 1971 and has been exported to several countries, such as Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Morocco.
The SK-105 Kurassier has a three-man crew and a diesel engine that gives it a maximum speed of 70 km/h. The SK-105 Kurassier has a low weight and can be airlifted by a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft. The SK-105 Kurassier has undergone several upgrades and modifications over the years, such as improved fire control systems, automatic loading mechanisms and additional armor protection.

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