TOMA (vehicle)

TOMA (Turkish: Toplumsal Olaylara Müdahale Aracı, English: Intervention Vehicle against Social Incidents), is an armored water cannon designed for riot control,[1] from Turkish companies Katmerciler,[2] Moğol Makina[3] and Nurol Makina.[4] It is used by the Turkish National Police and Turkish Gendarmerie, and has been exported to countries such as Azerbaijan, Albania, Chile, Kuwait, Libya, Zimbabwe, Georgia, Senegal, Kazakhstan and Vietnam.[1][5][6][7]

TOMA
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Moğol Makina made Smart Panzer
TypeWater cannon
Place of origin Turkey
Production history
DesignerKatmerciler - Moğol Makina - Nurol Machine
ManufacturerKatmerciler - Moğol Makina - Nurol Machine
Specifications
Mass5 t (4.9 long tons; 5.5 short tons)
Length7.45 m (24 ft 5 in)
Width2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)
Height3.6 m (11 ft 10 in)

Main
armament
Water cannon
Secondary
armament
Side and Rear Gas Sprays

TOMA can be integrated on to different type of chassis such as 4x4, 4x2, 6x4, 6x2 and 6x6. TOMA can reach up to 100 km/h maximum speed and 30% gradient climbing capability. The critical sub-systems of the TOMA vehicles are also protected against ballistic threats.[1]

Technical specificationsEdit

Water Dye/Gas System Features[1]Edit

  • Computer controlled water cannon system
  • 5.000–10.000 liter water tank capacity
  • 60 liter gas tank
  • 60 liter dye tank
  • 80 liter foam tank
  • Three different water cannon operation modes: Short pulse, Long pulse, Continuous pulse
  • Can use different combinations of water, dye, gas and foam mixtures.
  • The ability of re-filling (self-prime) the water tank from lakes, water wells, etc.

Self Protection Systems[1]Edit

  • Side and Rear Gas Sprays
  • Armored Cabin
  • Window and equipment Protection with Cages
  • Fire Extinguisher Systems (special extinguishers systems individually for road)
  • Positive Cabin Pressurization System against tear gas

Use Outside of Production PurposeEdit

The main production purpose of TOMA's is to suppress riots. Besides, it has different uses. Examples of these:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "TOMA, Riot Control Vehicle". Retrieved 2013-06-03.
  2. ^ "Products ___ Katmerciler". www.katmerciler.com.tr. Retrieved 2021-01-25.
  3. ^ "mogol makina".
  4. ^ Makina, Nurol. "Nurol Makina - Ejder Toma". Nurol Makina. Retrieved 2021-01-25.
  5. ^ "ejder toma chile".
  6. ^ "Kuwait toma".
  7. ^ "senegal toma".
  8. ^ "TOMA'lar bu kez ağaç suladı". www.trthaber.com (in Turkish). Retrieved 2021-01-25.
  9. ^ "Diyarbakır'da evde çıkan yangın, TOMA ve zırhlı araçla söndürüldü". Haberler.com (in Turkish). 2020-09-26. Retrieved 2021-01-25.
  10. ^ "AVM'de yangın... TOMA'larla söndürüldü!". Tele1 (in Turkish). 2020-06-26. Retrieved 2021-01-25.
  11. ^ "MOĞOL MAKİNA - SU PANZERİ". web.archive.org. 2016-08-05. Retrieved 2021-01-25.