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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 120 mm
Secondary armament Secondary:
  • 1× Remote RCWS 12.7 mm HMG

Coaxial:

  • 1× Coaxial MG 7.62 mm

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 in ArmA 3.

Overview

  • 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

Designed specifically for use in low-intensity conflicts and urban warfare, the Kuma is an improved variant of its original model that has enhanced protection against a wide range of threats.

Overall, it is less vulnerable to rocket-propelled grenades, anti-tank missiles, landmines, and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

Armament
It is armed with a smoothbore 120 mm cannon that can fire a mixture of armour-piercing and high-explosive shells. In addition, it has a coaxial 7.62 mm medium machine gun that can be used against enemy infantry in lieu of the main gun.

An externally mounted RWS armed with a 12.7 mm 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 20 rounds of armor-piercing fin-stabilized discarding sabot (APFSDS-T), 12 rounds of high-explosive (HE-T), and 12 high-explosive anti-tank multi-purpose (HEAT-MP-T) shells for the main gun.

The coaxial MG is loaded with a single 200-round and has a further 9 belts spare. Lastly, the externally mounted HMG comes pre-loaded with a 500-round belt box of 12.7 mm ammunition, with another box of 500 rounds left in reserve.

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Clearing out enemy threats in the "Ghost Hotel" at point blank range.

Features
The Kuma strikes a balance between survivability and manoeuvrability; it is not as well armoured as its NATO counterpart but is significantly faster and easier to handle.

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.

Mobility
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.

Notable Traits
Unlike the T-100, the Kuma does not compromise protection for speed.

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), the rear of the Kuma's hull can be covered with appliqué armour panels that can provide resistance against small rockets and explosives.

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

Camouflage

  • Digital Green: Digitised semi-fractal camouflage pattern used by all AAF vehicles and aircraft. Suited to forested and grassy environments, but otherwise useless in arid and desert terrain.
  • Digital Green (Desert Camo Net):* Identical to the standard Digital Green camouflage pattern but changes any applied camo nets to use a two-tone desert camouflage scheme.
  • Digital Green (Jungle Camo Net):* Also identical to the baseline Digital Green camouflage pattern, but changes any applied camo nets to use a two-tone woodland camouflage scheme instead.

(*) Changes are only visible if the Kuma has the Camo Net component attached to it.

Components

  • Extra Armour (Hull): Appliqué armour panels attached to the rear of the hull where the engine is located. Removing the armour exposes the engine and leaves a grille cage in its place.
  • Extra Armour (Turret): Identical to the Hull's appliqué armour panels but for the rear of the turret instead. Likewise, removing this component only leaves the grille cage.
  • Camo Net (Hull): Drapes most of the hull with camouflage netting. Note that the turret itself is not covered. Partially conceals covered sections from thermal sensors.
  • Camo Net (Turret): Identical to the Hull camo nets but for the turret only. Certain components such as the RWS and the commander's optics are not concealed.

Trivia

  • 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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See also

Vehicles of comparable role and configuration