The Tulpar light tank was developed by Turkish company Otokar as a private venture. The Tulpar tracked chassis is designed as a multi-purpose vehicle platform in regards to users’ needs of diverse missions. It is named after the Tulpar, a winged horse in Turkic mythology. The Light Tank offers effective solution for missions requiring high fire and destructive power. Thanks to its superior mobility, Tulpar light tank can operate in diverse terrains where main battle tanks cannot serve due to their weight and size; like bridge capacities or in built up areas. The Tulpar Light Tank was designed by the same team that developed Altay Main Battle Tank. Turkish military vehicles manufacturer, Otokar debuted its TULPAR Light Tank at Eurosatory 2018 exhibition in Paris, France.
The Otokar Tulpar Light Tank stands out with its mobility, fire power and protection. The vehicle is integrated with CMI Cockerill’s 3105 turret with autoloader, which is capable of firing all kinds of 105 mm NATO ammunition and the Falarick Gun Launched Anti-Tank Guided Missile (GLATGM) with its high pressure 105 mm tank gun. The Fire Control System (FCS) with fully stabilized day/night (thermal imaging) sights and coincidence firing logic provides high first-round hit probability against static or moving targets and Hunter-Killer Capability provides single and multiple target engagements. CMI Cockerill® 3105 turret has a two-man crew.
The Tulpar is designed as a multi-purpose vehicle platform in regards to users’ needs of diverse missions. The vehicle offers an ideal platform for the light tank. Tested in the toughest climate conditions and the most challenging terrains, Tulpar features a modular armor technology that can be configured and scaled according to threats, as well as the best mine protection in its class. The Tulpar can be integrated with active protection systems and has the capacity to accommodate three crew (commander, gunner and driver) plus two additional personnel. Its outstanding Integrated Logistic Support System provides low lifecycle support costs. TULPAR Light Tank offers effective solution for missions requiring high fire and destructive power.