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Blindado Caza Tanque A2 (BCT-A2)


Country of Origin/Used by: El Salvador
First Produced/Service Dates: 2012?
Manufactured by: Salvadoran Military Industries
Armament: (2) HS-404 20mm Cannon* (from Ouragan Jet Fighter) and (1) 7.62mm Machine Gun (M60 or M249)
Engine: 6-Cylinder Turbo-Diesel (Cummins 6BT)
Miscellaneous Info: The Blindado Caza Tanque A2 (BCT-A2) (In English, "Armored Tank Hunter Model 2"*) followed closely after the BCT-A1 was put into production.  The latter vehicle is of a more traditional design than the former, and is based upon the Dodge RAM 3500 pick-up truck.  Unofficially, the A2 is also called the "Garrabo", which translates to "Lizard" (Black Iguana) in English. Reportedly, four (4) vehicles are in operation with the anti-tank platoon of the Cavalry Regiment.

*The light 20mm cannon used has some capability to destroy enemy armor due to the use of armored piercing (AP) ammunition.
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BCT-A2 Photos Julio Montes - California, USA

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"Salvadorian Armed Forces Research and Development Center" by Julio Montes Small Arms Defense Journal


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