Battle hardened Syrian tankman gives his opinion on T-72..

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    As India Army too operate these tanks, Its important to know feed back about tank straight from battlefield..
     
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    Re: Battle hardern Syrian tankman gives his opinion on T-72..

    Though i want point out certain things..

    1. These tanks are only against RPG-7, Against RPG-29 they are helpless..

    2. Tank commander never been inside other so its null what he believe about other tanks..
     
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    Re: Battle hardern Syrian tankman gives his opinion on T-72..

    Excellent find @Kunal Biswas. Really, we need first hand information like this. Also, consider that all T-72 tanks won't be the same. There will be minor differences or modifications. Still, this gives a very good understanding of the tank, which is more valuable than 'on paper' evaluation that we have done so often.
     
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    Re: Battle hardern Syrian tankman gives his opinion on T-72..



    ANNA reports this tanker was killed.
     
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    Re: Battle hardern Syrian tankman gives his opinion on T-72..

    What do you expect, obsolete armor protection, ineffective obsolete 4S20 "Kontakt-1" ERA, obsolete and dangerous idea of ammunition storage, which results with immediate ammunition cook off and death of whole crew.

    Funny thing is that most of crew casualties could be avoided if whole ammunition would be completely isolated from crew compartment, even i there would be armor perforation or ammunition cook off, whole or most of the crew, would have a chance to survive, even if their tank would be hit by RPG-29.

    Fact is that T-72, like all of soviet tanks (T-64, T-80, and their later modifications) were not a bad concept when they were inducted to service, and still their newer versions are good and dangerous tanks, however their survivability is low, and survivability of crew is non existing. Also battle experience with these tanks, prooves that concept of complete ammunition isolation, promoted by Americans, is a good concept, saving lives of crews, we can only wish that in future, more and more tank designs will follow this concept, and ammunition manufacturers will use more and more insensitive propelant charges.
     
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    Re: Battle hardern Syrian tankman gives his opinion on T-72..

    T-72 Main Battle Tank | Military-Today.com

    Variants
    Another good link here:
    http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/row/t72tank.htm
     
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    Re: Battle hardern Syrian tankman gives his opinion on T-72..

    OMFG....so many mistakes....
     
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    Re: Battle hardern Syrian tankman gives his opinion on T-72..

    Of course. The only real experts are on DFI.
     
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    Re: Battle hardern Syrian tankman gives his opinion on T-72..

    Well -those list have some serious mistakes, for example:

    T-72BM fitted with second generation explosive reactive armor; -wrong codename
    it was accepted to service with the Russian Army in 1993, -wrong year
    PT-91 Twardy improved Polish version of the T-72 there is no "T-72" as base for PT-91
    etc.

    This source is rubbish.
     
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    Re: Battle hardern Syrian tankman gives his opinion on T-72..

    FAS articles are probably not rigorously checked, I will admit.
     
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