Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Chaimite Project: The exotic Armada 90

During the 1970s, the Portuguese Marines received a batch of four Chaimite V-200 armoured vehicles - which were produced by Bravia-VM in Samora Correia. One of these vehicles was known as Armada 90 because it was armed with a special system with eight rocket tubes of 88,9mm. Actually, such system was developed by portuguese military and engineers. Besides that, the turret could be armed with one Browning 12,7mm and one MG42 7,62mm machine guns. Currently, this vehicle is conserved in Alfeite.

I would like to express my gratitude to the Marines who have received me during my visit as part of the research project about the Chaimite and the Bravia-VM which I am doing.

Pedro Monteiro

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

El Tirador Solitario

For those who are searching for news about defence one of the best sources is the spanish blog El Tirador Solitario (check the blog here). The blog, updated by Pedro Lucio several times a week, always brings great photos and brief news with further sources and links for reference.

A M60 A3 TTS tank from the Portuguese Army photographed during the last Army Day in Leiria.

I would like to thanks the kind reference that Pedro Lucio has made to me in a great post with photographs from our troops depliyed in Afghanistan.

Pedro Monteiro