TOMA (Turkish: Toplumsal Olaylara Müdahale Aracı, English: Intervention Vehicle against Social Incidents), is an armored water cannon designed for riot control, from Turkish companies Katmerciler, Moğol Makina and Nurol Makina. 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.
|Place of origin||Turkey|
|Designer||Katmerciler - Moğol Makina - Nurol Machine|
|Manufacturer||Katmerciler - Moğol Makina - Nurol Machine|
|Mass||5 t (4.9 long tons; 5.5 short tons)|
|Length||7.45 m (24 ft 5 in)|
|Width||2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)|
|Height||3.6 m (11 ft 10 in)|
|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.
- 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.
- 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:
- Watering seedlings in areas where there is no water installation in accordance with Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (Turkey)
- Help with washing CBRN vehicles.
- Fire extinguishing in emergency situations
Toma in Taksim Gezi Park
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- Makina, Nurol. "Nurol Makina - Ejder Toma". Nurol Makina. Retrieved 2021-01-25.
- "ejder toma chile".
- "Kuwait toma".
- "senegal toma".
- "TOMA'lar bu kez ağaç suladı". www.trthaber.com (in Turkish). Retrieved 2021-01-25.
- "Diyarbakır'da evde çıkan yangın, TOMA ve zırhlı araçla söndürüldü". Haberler.com (in Turkish). 2020-09-26. Retrieved 2021-01-25.
- "AVM'de yangın... TOMA'larla söndürüldü!". Tele1 (in Turkish). 2020-06-26. Retrieved 2021-01-25.
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