Hungarian KFOR contingent, April 2018


As you can see, the Hungarians have modernized their uniforms and equipment (now introduced), and in the near future it is possible that they will start the licensed production of 5.56mm BREN 2 carbines from the Czech Republic.
On 22 April 2018, the opening ceremony of the Danube Passenger Cruise took place, which began, inter alia, with the port of Újpest Honvéd Hadihajó Fleet. Over 20 ships - warships, firemen, passengers, icebreakers - participated in the spring program on the Budapest section of the largest river in Hungary.

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the main gun it´s like a TCM-20?
MS-25-Duna tassi zsilipjénél-dr. Daruka Norbert százados1000x750@3.jpg

It is a PAT turret with four M75 20mm cannons produced in Yugoslavia.

The Hungarian Danube Flotilla received six Neštin-class minesweepers in 1981 from Yugoslavia. In Hungarian service, they were designated as MS-25. Today three, Óbuda, Dunaújváros, and Dunaföldvár are still operated.

Hungarian MS-25 minesweepers:

  • AM-11 Újpest
  • AM-12 Baja
  • AM-21 Százhalombatta
  • AM-22 Óbuda
  • AM-31 Dunaújváros
  • AM-32 Dunaföldvár
The ship's weaponry consists of a four-barrel PAT turret with 20mm M-75 guns, two PA single-bar positions with M-71 20mm caliber guns and one 4-station Strela-2M rocket launcher.
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I saw the information about the armament of the minesweeper and I remembered that the cannon was sold as an antiaircraft weapon tracted in other places, I even had the good fortune to see one in Guatemala with 3 tubes and called M55
In 1951, the Federal Secretariat of People's Defense of Yugoslavia purchased the manufacturing licence of the single-barrel Hispano-Suiza HS.804 20mm L/70 anti-aircraft autocannon mounted on the HSS.630-3 towed gun carriage.
The HS.804 entered production by the Crvena Zastava Company in 1955 as the Zastava 20/1mm M55 and the Company's engineers began working in the development of a triple-barrelled version. In 1971 the first prototype of the triple-barrelled Zastava 20/3mm M55 was completed, which entered production that same year.

20 mm M71 weapon is fitted with an automatic 20/1mm M55 gun fed with ammunition from easily replaceable drums with the capacity of 60 rounds. Automatic 20/1mm M55 gun has been adapted to enable installation onboard ship:
The cannon and the ammunition feeding drum are turned (the drum is on the bottom side) and are protected with the cradle and case collector against water splashing (sea or river);
Hydraulic shock-absorber is adapted so as to enable smooth automatic operation of the gun
The gun is triggered by the right hand forefinger. The firing bar has a reliable effect at all elevation angles, and accidental triggering is prevented with a brake located on the weapon cradle.
The gun is fitted with a firing stop which profiles the action zone in accordance with the allowed action sectors (bearing in mind protection of the ship superstructure).

20 mm M75 is a quadruplely coupled M71, equipped with devices to synchronize fire. So You @TIGREDELAIRE have a lot of reasons to claiming that this is a family of weapons similar to M55.

Envío saludos cordiales desde Polonia.
The Hungarian land forces have a total of 691 of BTR-80 wheeled armored personnel carriers:
- 513 with a BPU-1 turret, armed with a 14,5 mm heavy machine gun KPWT and 7,62 mm PKT machine gun,
- 178 with unmanned turret BPPU-1, armed with 30 mm automatic cannon 2A72 and 7,62 mm PKT machine gun.
Hungarians received these transporters from the Russians as part of the liquidation of debts in 1996 and are now their second largest user in the world. They replaced Hungarian made FUG and PSzH wheeled reconnaissance transporters in the first line.

Hungarian Military Explosive Ordnance Disposal team works on Danube River to lift a 100-kilogram World War II bomb from the riverbed in Budapest, Hungary, July 5, 2018. (Xinhua/Csaba Domotor)

A 100-kilogram World War II bomb is seen on a ship on Danube River in Budapest, Hungary, July 5, 2018. The bomb, which was discovered in the riverbed on July 2, was defused and shipped to the port of Ujpest in northern Budapest. (Xinhua/Csaba Domotor)

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