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M-95 Degman
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modified: Nov 10, 2012

M-95 Degman is a Croatian main battle tank prototype based on the Yugoslav M-84A tank. It is built by Duro Dakovic Specijalna Vozila. The first M-95 Degman developed for the Croatian Army was completed in 2003.

The M-95 Degman has a new turret of all-welded steel armor that is easier to manufacture and up armor. The turret is fitted with the Israeli RRAK explosive reactive armor. The frontal arc of the chassis including the nose, glacis, and side skirts are also fitted with ERA.

The M-95 Degman has a Fotona-type LIRD laser warning system for use in conjunction with two banks of three grenade launchers mounted on either side of the turret.

The main gun is a 125mm smoothbore fed by an automatic loader. The automatic loader can hold 22 rounds and 20 more are carried in reserve. A 7.62mm machine gun is mounted coaxially with the main armament. A 12.7mm machine gun is mounted on the roof. 2,000 rounds of 7.62mm and 360 rounds of 12.7mm ammunition are carried.

The tank is equipped with the new OMEGA-D fire-control system. The gunner has the SGS-D stabilized day/image intensification (II) sight with integrated Nd-Yag laser rangefinder. There is an option to replace the II system by a thermal camera.

The commander is equipped with a Fotona COMTOS day/night sight with DNKS-2 integration. The driver has a Fotona CODRIS-E day/night periscope system. In addition, the commander and driver are each provided with two standard TNPA-65 auxiliary periscopes.

The M-95 Degman has the RPV 2000 computer-based driver's control panel that integrates drivetrain monitoring with a navigation system and other functions. Thales provides the radio communications package which includes the PR4-G frequency operating radios.

References: JAA5
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