Arma 8x8 (MIZRAK-30 & L-UMTAS) - Combined Arms

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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 (MIZRAK-30 & L-UMTAS) First Generation

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 is most widely known and one of first armed configurations, armed with early generation Otokar’s own MIZRAK-30 unmanned turret system. This specific variant has access to L-UMTAS laser guided anti-tank missile. Similarly, being one of the earliest variants, this Arma 8x8 platform is missing some novelty features of newer generations has and is powered by the weakest power pack among them.

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 Otokar’s own MIZRAK-30 unmanned turret system. MIZRAK-30’s main armament consists of 30mm dual-feed auto-cannon supplemented with two L-UMTAS laser guided anti-tank missile. Secondary armament consists of a single 7.62mm Co-Axial Machine-Gun.

MIZRAK-30 Old Generation

This is Old Generation MIZRAK-30 New Generation MIZRAK-30 Received Complete Redesign

MIZRAK-30 is an unmanned, dual-axis stabilised turret system designed and developed by Otokar. It is armed with Mk44 Bushmaster II 30mm auto-cannon, L-UMTAS laser guided anti-tank missile and co-axial 7.62mm machine-gun. Gunner has access to Thermal and Night Sight as well as CCD Camera to identify and engage threats. Optionally, MIZRAK-30 can be fitted with Commander’s Independent Thermal Viewer (CITV) to further increase situational awareness and first hit capability of Arma. MIZRAK-30 can be controlled by both Gunner and Commander through their own stations. Turret system also has Laser Range Finder, Automatic Target Tracking System and Hunter-Killer capability (Commander’s Override).

MIZRAK-30 with L-UMTAS and Commander’s Independent Thermal Viewer (CITV)

Main Features
• CITV
• Dual Control
• Night Imager
• Thermal Imager
• Laser Range Finder
• Dual-Axis Stabilisation
• Laser Guided Anti-Tank Missile
• Automatic Target Tracking System
• Hunter-Killer Capacity (Commander’s Override)

MIZRAK-30

  • Crew: Unmanned
  • Dimensions and Weight
    • Mass: ? kg
    • Length: ? mm
    • Width: ? mm
    • Height: ? mm
  • Armament
    • Main Armament:
      • Mk44 Bushmaster II 30mm Dual-Feed Autocannon
    • Secondary Armament:
      • Co-Axial 7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Anti-Tank Guided Missile:
      • L-UMTAS
    • Ammunition Capacity
      ∙ ? Ready-to-Fire Auto-Cannon Rounds
      ∙ ? Total Auto-Cannon Rounds
      ∙ ? Ready-to-Fire Machine-Gun Rounds
      ∙ ? Total Machine-Gun Rounds
      ∙ 2 Ready-to-Fire ATGM
      ∙ ? Total ATGM
  • Accessories
    • Night Sight
      ∙ Gunner
      ∙ Commander
    • Thermal Sight
      ∙ Gunner
      ∙ Commander
      • CITV
      • Dual Control
      • Laser Range Finder
      • Dual-Axis Stabilisation
      • Laser Guided Anti-Tank Missile
      • Automatic Target Tracking System
      • Hunter-Killer Capacity (Commander’s Override)

Bushmaster Mk.II

Bushmaster Mk.II Specifications

  • Dimensions and Weight
    • Mass: 160 kg
    • Length: 3405 mm
    • Width: 340 mm
    • Height: 392 mm
  • Operational Details
    • Caliber: 30mm
    • Shell: 30x173mm, NATO Standard
    • Feed System:
      ∙ Dual-Feed
      ∙ Belt-Fed
    • Muzzle Velocity:
      ∙ 1080m/s
    • Rate of Fire
      ∙Single Shot
      ∙100 rpm
      ∙300 rpm

L-UMTAS

L-UMTAS Specifications

  • Dimensions and Weight
    • Missile Length: 1800 mm
    • Missile Diameter: 160 mm
    • Missile Weight: 14 kg
  • Operational Details
    • Missile Caliber: 160mm
    • Maximum Range: 8000 m
    • Guidance System
      ∙Semi-Active Laser Seeker
    • Firing Mode:
      ∙Laser Guided
    • Attack Modes: Direct Attack
  • Warhead
    • Type: Tandem Charge HEAT
      ∙Tandem High Explosive Anti-Tank
      ∙Thermobaric
    • Penetration: Not Less Than 1000mm RHA Behind ERA (1100mm 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 17.3 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 - 26 Tons ˀ
    • Length: 7.8 m
    • Width: 2.7 m
    • Height: + 2.2 m
  • Armament
    • Main Armament:
      • Mk44 Bushmaster II 30mm Dual-Feed Auto-Cannon
    • Secondary Armament:
      • Co-Axial 7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Anti-Tank Guided Missile:
      • L-UMTAS
    • Ammunition Capacity
      ∙ ? Ready-to-Fire Auto-Cannon Rounds
      ∙ ? Total Auto-Cannon Rounds
      ∙ ? Ready-to-Fire Machine-Gun Rounds
      ∙ ? Total Machine-Gun Rounds
      ∙ 2 Ready-to-Fire ATGM
      ∙ ? Total ATGM
  • Mobility
    • Engine: Unspecified Diesel Engine, Possibly Caterpillar C9, 450 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: 17.3 hp/t - 18.7 hp/t ˀ
  • Protection
    • Armor:
      ∙ Base: STANAG 4569 Level II
      ∙ Up to: STANAG 4569 Level IV
    • Active/Passive Protection System: None
    • Smoke Grenades: 4x ˀ
  • Accessories
    • Night Sight
      ∙ Gunner
      ∙ Commander
    • Thermal Sight
      ∙ Gunner
      ∙ Commander
      • CITV
      • Dual Control
      • Laser Range Finder
      • Dual-Axis Stabilisation
      • Automatic Target Tracking
      • 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. Arma 8x8 in this configuration would be somewhat similar to Freccia. BR-Wise it would fit around somewhere between 8.7 - 9.3 Battle Rating.

Additional Photos

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Videos

Otokar Arma 8x8 Video

https://youtu.be/SJmuhd7FS_Y?si=GaoXUJeWQrmb7xqO

Arma 8x8 Mobility and Firing Tests

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Sources

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

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

Otokar Arma 8x8 Taktik Tekerlekli Zırhlı Araç (TTZA) | SavunmaSanayiST

Arma 8x8 Zırhlı Muharebe Aracı | DefenceTurk

ARMA 8x8 Deneysel Askeri Kullanım (DAK) Testlerini Başarıyla Tamamladı! - Defence Turkey Magazine

Kazakhistan is testing Otokar’s 8X8 Arma armoured Vehicle

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

Otokar Arma - Wikipedia

https://www.army-technology.com/projects/arma-8x8-armoured-tactical-vehicle/

ARMA 8x8 Otokar wheeled armored vehicle technical data

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4nadrXwR9o

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This is gonna be the top IFV in my tech tree project. Thanks for the detailed info! +1

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I would reserve the top spot, there is even better version of.

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Oh? Will it get a suggestion too?