TOMA (vehicle)

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TOMA
TOMA.JPG
Type Internal security vehicle
Place of origin  Turkey
Production history
Designer Nurol Machine
Manufacturer Nurol Machine
Specifications
Weight 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)

Main
armament
Water cannon
Secondary
armament
Side and Rear Gas Sprays
APC style TOMA.

TOMA (Turkish: Toplumsal Olaylara Müdahale Aracı, English: Intervention Vehicle to Social Events), is an armored water cannon designed for riot control,[1] from a Turkish company, Nurol Makina. It is used by the Turkish National Police and Turkish Gendarmerie, and has been exported to countries such as Azerbaijan, Libya, Zimbabwe, Georgia and Kazakhstan.[1]

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 threat.[1]

Technical Specifications[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "TOMA, Riot Control Vehicle". Retrieved 2013-06-03.