TERA-71L

    Notes:  This is a Romanian modification of the TAB-71 APC, used as a recovery and repair vehicle for TAB-71 formations. This is a modification of the TAB-71; the TAB-71 was replaced by the TAB-77, but the TERA-71A was retained. Testing was done by Turkey, but the TERA-71L was ultimately rejected by the Turkish Army.

     This vehicle retains its turret, adding a crane in the center left of the vehicle with a capacity of 6.5 tons. The crane is swung forward when not in use. Also in the center is winch able to pull 5.5 tons, or double that with block and tackle, or quadruple that with a second set of block and tackle. This is normally led out the rear (though it can be led out the front); there is another identical winch in the front of the vehicle.  It carries a large selection of vehicle tools (basic tools, power hand tools, wheeled vehicle tools, small arms tools, electrical repair tools, and electronic repair tools) to repair the TAB-71 series, as well as spare parts.  Under the nose is a hydraulic stabilizer that is lowered when using the crane (though it is not a blade). The rear of the hull is also reworked, allowing for a rudder/waterjet, large doors on the center of the deck, and a large flat cargo area on the rear of the deck. In the center of the vehicle is a large open area that is the primary work area; this area also has a seat for the crane operator.  The front has an enclosed area which is armored on all sides, this contains seats for the two mechanics behind the driver facing the rear as well as the stand for the commander in the turret.  The driver is on the front left side, as on the TAB-71.  The enclosed area has NBC Overpressure and a heater.

     The vehicle has two Saviem 797-05 132-horsepower diesel engines with a manual transmission.  There is a small hatch between the second and third roadwheels; this is similar to a BTR-70s "suicide door," being a small door that is inadvisable to use when the vehicle is in motion.  On the front of the vehicle, near each fender, is a cluster of four smoke grenade launchers.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$515,234

D, A

5 tons

10.5 tons

4

9

Passive IR (D, C)

Shielded (Front Section Only)

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

203/102

57/29/8

290

98

CiH

W(4)

TF2  TS2  TR2  HF3  HS3  HR2

 

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

+1

Basic

PKMS (C)

3000x7.62mm

 

TERA-77L

     Notes:  This is a Romanian modification of the TAB-77, to make it into a recovery and repair vehicle.  Thusfar, few are used by Romania, and the only foreign sales have been to Libya.

     The TERA-77L has a crane in the center left of the vehicle with a capacity of 7.5 tons, and can lift an entire TAB-77 power pack (about 4 tons). It has a longer reach due to the size of the crane being enlarged. The crane is swung forward when not in use. Also in the center is winch able to pull 6.5 tons, or double that with block and tackle, or quadruple that with a second set of block and tackle. This is normally led out the rear (though it can be led out the front); there is another identical winch in the front of the vehicle.  It carries a large selection of vehicle tools (basic tools, power hand tools, wheeled vehicle tools, small arms tools, electrical repair tools, and electronic repair tools) to repair the TAB-71 series, as well as spare parts and a spare tire.  Under the nose is a dozer blade, primarily for stabilization when using the crane, though it can be used for recovery of vehicles, clearing obstacles, or digging major fighting positions.  The rear left contains the capstan for one winch; the other is in the front.  The middle section is a work area and is enclosed; on the roof is a hatch with all-around vision blocks for the crane operator.

     The vehicle has two Saviem 797-05 132-horsepower diesel engines with a manual transmission.  There is a small hatch between the second and third roadwheels; this is similar to a BTR-70s "suicide door," being a small door that is inadvisable to use when the vehicle is in motion.  On the front of the vehicle, near each fender, is a cluster of four smoke grenade launchers. The rear of the hull is also reworked, allowing for a rudder/waterjet. There are two large doors on the center of the deck, and a large flat cargo area on the rear of the deck. The commander has a hatch with no weapon mount, and the driver is in his usual place on the front left.  Hatches for the driver and commander open to the front.  The entire vehicle is NBC shielded and has an NBC Overpressure system and a heater.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$619,488

D, A

5 tons

12.25 tons

4

8

Passive IR (D)

Shielded

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

181/91

50/26/7

290

100

Stnd

W(4)

HF3  HS3  HR2