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MPG company has completed the delivery of all M4K 8×8 Rescue Vehicles to Turkish Land Forces

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Armoured recovery vehicles come to the fore as very critical platforms thanks to their ability to pull the destroyed/knocked-out or evacuated vehicles even under fire when necessary, and move them away to the safe zone.

Deliveries of M4K (Mayına Karşı Kısmi Korumalı Kurtarıcı / Partially Mine-Protected Recovery), developed within the scope of the requirements of the Turkish Armed Forces, have been completed. The Presidency of Defence Industries announced the news from its social media accounts with the "We have successfully concluded another project. We have delivered all of the Partially Mine-Protected Recovery Vehicle # M4Ks produced locally by MPG in order to use and recovery of tactical wheeled vehicles in the Turkish Army inventory." Thus, a total of 29 platforms were entered to the Turkish Army's inventory within the scope of the process, with a total cost of 13,312 million USD.

The platforms produced at MPG facilities operating in Konya were integrated on the Seyit 8x8 truck chassis. The four-crew cabin is resistant to small arms ammunition and shrapnel, as well as mines and IEDs that explode under the body, the M4K has an automatic fire extinguisher and explosion suppression system and shock-absorbing seats. The telescopic main crane with three rope drums of the platform, has a 25,000 kilograms lifting capacity from 7 metres distance. Vehicles reaching superior off-road capability thanks to the central tire inflation system; can continue its movement even in difficult situations thanks to the run-flat tires. The M4K is driven by an automatic gearbox with torque converter integrated into the 600 HP diesel engine. In addition to them, platform equipped with ASELSAN Sarp RCWS for self-defence.




P.S: In March, Tatra won a contract to deliver 29 chassis to Turkey. Negotiations were also held on supplies of radars and specific information systems for different combat vehicles.
https://www.info.cz/czech-news/dlouhy-cr-and-turkey-interested-in-cooperation-in-defence-industry
 

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Turkey has really started to place RCWS' on everything. I don't see why it makes sense to have a fairly expensive RCWS on such a non-combat vehicle. Besides these vehicles will always be escorted by other military vehicles when operating in areas of hostility.

Wasteful use of resources, unfortunately.
 

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Turkey has really started to place RCWS' on everything. I don't see why it makes sense to have a fairly expensive RCWS on such a non-combat vehicle. Besides these vehicles will always be escorted by other military vehicles when operating in areas of hostility.

Wasteful use of resources, unfortunately.
I also recommend that you look at it from such an angle. You can send this vehicle instead of another support vehicle, both a rescuer and an armed support vehicle. I think the resources will be used more economically. No other vehicle needs to be escorted to protect this vehicle.
 

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I also recommend that you look at it from such an angle. You can send this vehicle instead of another support vehicle, both a rescuer and an armed support vehicle. I think the resources will be used more economically. No other vehicle needs to be escorted to protect this vehicle.
But normally you would also need a troop carrier to take the soldiers in the vehicle that needed to be recovered. So an APC can act as both a troop carrier and a armed support vehicle.
 

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I also recommend that you look at it from such an angle. You can send this vehicle instead of another support vehicle, both a rescuer and an armed support vehicle. I think the resources will be used more economically. No other vehicle needs to be escorted to protect this vehicle.
In any case, you would need to send infantry in armoured vehicles with the recovery vehicle to secure the area, provide transport to the soldiers from the disabled vehicles etc.

However, I agree with you that the RCWS may add some value to the platform. But does the added value really surpass the added costs? I am at least not convinced.
 

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But normally you would also need a troop carrier to take the soldiers in the vehicle that needed to be recovered. So an APC can act as both a troop carrier and a armed support vehicle.
In a combat situation,the recovery is the last thing you do,the troops are already recovered by then.
Depends on the situation,if you are moving forward,you leave the vehicle for the recovery unit coming after the troops.
In a losing situation,you destroy the vehicle when retreating,no need for recovery.
However,in modern warfare you never know who or where the enemy is,there can be pockets everywhere(Syria,Ukraine,Libya,Somalia,Yemen etc),in these situations such a vehicle would be safer and cheaper(less personel involved)for the soldiers.
Since most platforms are export oriented,it is interesting for the market.
 

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