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Kuma
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Faction AAF
Type Main Battle Tank
Seats 3 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 1× Gunner
  • 1× Commander
Item capacity Max: 3000 kg
  • 12× Weapons
  • 128× Magazines
  • 12× Backpacks
Top speed 72 km/h
Fuel capacity 1885 L
Primary armament Main:
  • 1× Cannon 120mm
Secondary armament Secondary:
  • 1× Remote RCWS 12.7mm HMG

Coaxial:

  • 1× Coaxial MG 7.62mm

Defensive:

  • 1× Smoke Generator
Variants None
Games
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The MBT-52 Kuma is the primary Main Battle Tank used by the AAF.

OverviewEdit

  • Role:
    • Direct fire and maneuver
« The MBT-52 Kuma is the main battle tank used by Altian Armed Forces. A batch of a few dozen tanks and spare turrets were bought under-price from a South-European country facing economic collapse. Like similar MBTs of the era, the Kuma is armed with a 120mm cannon, 7.62mm coaxial machine gun and a remotely controlled 12.7mm HMG. The level of protection for the crew is also remarkable, thanks to additional armor layers.
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Design Edit

The Kuma is armed with a smoothbore 120mm cannon that can fire a mixture of armour-piercing and high-explosive shells. In addition, it has a coaxial 7.62mm medium machine gun that can be used against enemy infantry in lieu of the main gun. An externally mounted RWS armed with a 12.7mm heavy machine gun is also fitted to the turret, and can be used by the tank's commander to engage both soft targets and low-flying aircraft.

The standard loadout of the Kuma gives it 26 rounds of armor-piercing fin-stabilized discarding sabot (APFSDS-T) and 14 rounds of high-explosive (HE-T) shells for the main gun. The coaxial machine gun comes loaded with one linked belt of 2,000 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, and has a spare belt of another 2,000 rounds. Lastly, the externally mounted heavy machine gun comes pre-loaded with a 500 round belt box of 12.7mm ammunition, with another box of 500 rounds left in reserve.

The Kuma strikes a balance between survivability and manoeuvrability; it is not as well armoured as its NATO counterpart but is significantly faster and more manoeuvrable. Likewise, it is slightly slower and has a larger turret profile compared to its CSAT counterpart, but is better protected and has less exposed vital components.

It is able to perform pinpoint turns just as easily as the T-100, and has the fastest acceleration speed when driving on paved roads. Unlike the T-100, the Kuma does not compromise protection for speed however. As even though the engine is similarly located at the rear of the tank (which can render it vulnerable to being immobilised in a first strike as well), both the sides and rear of the Kuma's chassis are surrounded by slat armour cages that provide increased resistance against rockets and other light anti-tank munitions.

The Kuma has a seating capacity of three personnel for a crew consisting of the driver, gunner and commander.

TriviaEdit

  • The Kuma is based on the real-world "Leopard 2" MBT.
  • More specifically, it is based on the "Revolution" upgrade package made by Rheinmetall Defence AG that is designed to enhance the Leopard 2's capabilities in urban areas and low-intensity warfare.
  • The Kuma was not initially available on ArmA 3's release. It would not be included into the game until Game Update 1.08 was released where it was added as part of the AAF Reinforcements Pack.

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Vehicles of comparable role and configuration Edit

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