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Arma 8x8

Background

Arma Tactical Wheeled Armored Vehicle is highly modular, amphibious, wheeled armored fighting vehicle family designed and developed by Otokar. Development of Arma fighting vehicle family started in 2007 as a private venture of Otokar. First Arma was revealed in 2010 in 6x6 configuration. In 2011, first Arma with 8x8 configuration was revealed to public. Both 6x6 and 8x8 configurations found success in export market and 8x8 version is expected to be selected by Turkish Army for Special Purpose Tactical Wheeled Armoured Vehicle project, no information about contract yet. This version with KORHAN Turret System is also competes in New Generation Armored Combat Vehicle Projects against FNSS’s Pars IV 8x8 and BMC’s Altuğ 8x8.

Arma 8x8

Otokar is no stranger of 8x8 platforms, with BTRs closing to end of their service life Otokar initiated Yavuz 8x8 project at 2001 in an effort to fill the ranks of retired BTRs. Since Otokar had no experience in this field, decided cooperate with Singaporean firm Singapore Technologies Kinetics to develop their own localised version. Yavuz project received no interest and eventually scrapped. Otokar, with the experiences and expertise gained from this project developed Arma family.

Arma 8x8 is a highly modular tactical wheeled vehicle. Thanks to its high modularity, it can be fitted with variety of turret and weapon systems and fulfil different operational roles, such as:

• Fire Support Vehicle
• Command Post Vehicle
• Reconnaissance Vehicle
• Armored Combat Vehicle
• Armored Personal Carrier
• Armored Recovery Vehicle
• Self-Propelled Mortar Carrier
• Armored Engineering Vehicle
• CBRN Reconnaissance Vehicle
• Armored Medical Evacuation Vehicle

Arma 8x8 (CT-CV 105HP)

Arma 8x8 is one of the most modular platforms offered by Otokar fitted with variety of different weapon platform ranging from 25mm auto-cannons to ATGM Launchers to 105mm tank cannons.
This specific Arma 8x8 was Otokar’s private venture to create a mobile fire support vehicle, mainly focused on export market. It is armed with Cockerill’s state-of-the-art CT-CV 105HP. Arma still has ability to carry troops, albeit limited to 4, alongside three-man crew. There was no interest neither in domestic nor export market and it seems this platform is discontinued since it was last shown in IDEF 2013.

Arma platform comes with different power packs, early Arma 8x8, such as this one, were powered by 450 horsepower engine later amphibious version fitted with 600 horsepower engine and the latest version is powered by 750 horsepower engine. Although there is no official designation for those vehicles, I’ll differentiate them by calling First, Second and Third Generation.

General Specifications

Firepower

This specific Arma 8x8 is armed with Cockerill’s state-of-the-art CT-CV 105HP two-man, lightweight turret system. CT-CV 105HP is armed with CV-HP 105mm rifled cannon with secondary armament of co-axial either 7.62mm or 12.7mm machine-gun.

CT-CV 105HP

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CT-CV 105HP is a two-man, lightweight, stabilised turret system designed and developed by Otokar Cockerill. It is armed with CV-HP 105mm rifled cannon and co-axial 7.62mm or 12.7mm machine-gun. Gunner has access to Thermal and Night Sight to identify and engage threats. Commander also has Thermal and Night Sight with Commander’s Independent Thermal Viewer (CITV) and further enhances lethality of the vehicle with Hunter-Killer Capacity (Commander’s Override). Turret system also has Laser Range Finder, Laser Warning Receiver and Bustle-Autoloader as well as ability to fire Falarick 105 GL-ATGM.

Main Features
• CITV
• Night Imager
• Thermal Imager
• Bustle-Autoloader
• Laser Range Finder
• Dual-Axis Stabilisation
• Laser Warning Receiver
• Hunter-Killer Capacity (Commander’s Override)

CT-CV 105HP

  • Crew: 2
  • Dimensions and Weight
    • Mass: ? kg
    • Length: 5586 mm
    • Width:
      • 1750 kg (Main Gun)
      • 4000 kg (Turret System)
    • Height: ? mm
  • Armament
    • Main Armament:
      • Cockerill CV-HP 105mm L/51 Rifled Cannon
    • Secondary Armament:
      • Co-Axial 7.62mm Machine Gun
      Or
      • Co-Axial 12.7mm Machine Gun
    • Ammunition Capacity
      ∙ 10 Ready-to-Fire Cannon Rounds
      ∙ ? Total Auto-Cannon Rounds
      ∙ ? Ready-to-Fire Machine-Gun Rounds
      ∙ ? Total Machine-Gun Rounds
  • Accessories
    • Night Sight
      ∙ Gunner
      ∙ Commander
    • Thermal Sight
      ∙ Gunner
      ∙ Commander
      • CITV
      • Bustle-Autoloader
      • Laser Range Finder
      • Dual-Axis Stabilisation
      • Laser Warning Receiver
      • Hunter-Killer Capacity (Commander’s Override)

CV-HP 105mm

CV-HP 105mm Specifications

  • Dimensions and Weight
    • Mass: 1750 kg
    • Length: 5546 mm
    • Width: ? mm
    • Height: ? mm
  • Operational Details
    • Caliber: 105mm
    • Shell: 105×617mm, NATO Standard
    • Feed System:
      ∙ Bustle-Autoloader
    • Muzzle Velocity:
      ∙ 1620 m/s (M1060CV APFSDS-T)
    • Rate of Fire
      ∙6 - 8 Rounds Per Minute

Falarick 105

Falarick 105 Specifications

  • Dimensions and Weight
    • Missile Length: 1015 mm
    • Missile Diameter: 105 mm
    • Missile Weight: 25.2 kg
  • Operational Details
    • Missile Caliber: 105mm
    • Maximum Range: 5000 m
    • Guidance System
      ∙Semi-Automatic Laser Seeker
    • Firing Mode:
      ∙Laser Guided
    • Attack Modes: Direct Attack
  • Warhead
    • Type: Tandem Hollow-Charge
    • Penetration: Not Less Than 550mm RHA Behind ERA (550mm As Represented In-Game)

Mobility

Arma 8x8 is powered by 450 horsepower Caterpillar C9 turbocharged diesel engine, coupled with unspecified 7-speed automatic gearbox. Arma has approximate power to weight ratio of 16 hp/t - 18.7 hp/t with a top seed of 105 km/h. Arma 8x8 comes with two different suspension options: Independent Telescopic Shock Absorber & Helical Spring Suspension System or Hydro-Pneumatic Suspension System depending on customer’s needs.

Protection

Arma 8x8 with its monocoque steel hull offers high level of ballistic protection against KE projectiles, mine protection and IED threats. Modular structure of armor allows composite modules to be replaced in need of repair or operational requirements, even in battlefield environment. From the looks of it, this specific Arma 8x8 is fitted with additional armor units. Base Arma models comes with STANAG 4569 Level II but it could be fitted with additional armor up Level IV depending on operational needs.

Otokar’s Arma 8x8 Brochure

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Specifications

  • Crew:
    • 3 Driver, Commander Gunner
    • 9 Personnel
  • Dimensions and Weight
    • Mass: 24 - 28 Tons ˀ
    • Length: 7.8 m
    • Width: 2.7 m
    • Height: +2.2 m
  • Armament
    • Main Armament:
      • Cockerill CV-HP 105mm L/51 Rifled Cannon
    • Secondary Armament:
      • Co-Axial 7.62mm Machine Gun
      Or
      • Co-Axial 12.7mm Machine Gun
    • Ammunition Capacity
      ∙ 10 Ready-to-Fire Auto-Cannon Rounds
      ∙ ? Total Auto-Cannon Rounds
      ∙ ? Ready-to-Fire Machine-Gun Rounds
      ∙ ? Total Machine-Gun Rounds
  • Mobility
    • Engine: Unspecified Diesel Engine, Possibly Caterpillar C9, 550 Horsepower
    • Transmission: Unspecified Allison 7-Speed Automatic Gearbox
    • Suspension:
      ∙Fully Independent Hydro-Pneumatic Suspension
      Or
      ∙Fully Independent Telescopic Shock Absorber & Helical Spring Suspension
    • Maximum Speed: 105 km/h
    • Power to Weight: 16 hp/t - 18.7 hp/t ˀ
  • Protection
    • Armor:
      ∙ Base: STANAG 4569 Level II
      ∙ Up to: STANAG 4569 Level IV
    • Turret Armor: STANAG 4569 Level IV
    • Active/Passive Protection System: None
    • Smoke Grenades: 16x
  • Accessories
    • Night Sight
      ∙ Gunner
      ∙ Commander
      ∙ Driver
    • Thermal Sight
      ∙ Gunner
      ∙ Commander
      • CITV
      • Bustle-Autoloader
      • Laser Range Finder
      • Dual-Axis Stabilisation
      • Laser Warning Receiver
      • Hunter-Killer Capacity (Commander’s Override)

Implementation to War Thunder

Arma Tactical Wheeled Vehicle family should be reserved for future Turkish Ground Forces Tech Tree. This specific Arma would be excellent light vehicle for high tiers with decent mobility and high firepower. Arma 8x8 in this configuration would more or less same play style with CT-CV 105HP and similar play style with Stryker, Radkampfwagen and Centauro. R-Wise it would fit around somewhere between 9.7 - 10.0 Battle Rating.

Additional Photos

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Videos

Otokar Arma 8x8 Video - 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJmuhd7FS_Y

Otokar Arma 8x8 Video - 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7hkPVahomc

Arma 8x8 Fire Support Vehicle at IDEF'13

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDKDPHNLMM4

Sources

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https://www.military-today.com/apc/arma_8x8.htm

https://www.military-today.com/apc/rabdan.htm

Arma 8x8 Zırhlı Muharebe Aracı | DefenceTurk

Otokar Arma - Wikipedia

https://defense.otokar.com.tr/OtokarSavunma/media/Otokar-Savunma/arac-brosur/ARMA8X8-EN-BR-(AZ66EJ-21)-onizleme.pdf

https://forum.ge/?act=Attach&type=post&id=41552513

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