T-80UD tanks in Russian Land Forces ending their service.

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  1. Damian

    Damian Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    T-80UD tanks from Taman and Kantemirovskaya Divisions (currently Brigades) are ending their service:

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    Hull will be scrapped and turrets repaired, then placed in modernzied T-80BV hulls, such vehicles will be designated T-80UE-1 (Object 219AS), one seen below:

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    Send them to pakis. They badly need them. With the help of china they will repair them with new name al jawari bin laden MBT:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
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    Doubtfull, sooner Pakistan will buy Ukrainian BM Oplot (T-84M) than T-80UE-1.
     
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    what about Pakistani T 80 ud, are they coming to end of their life?
     
  6. Damian

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    No. You see, in Soviet Union, T-80, T-80B, T-80BV and T-80U were manufactured in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) and Omsk, both cities and factories are currently in Russia, so there is still some supply base for these variants. However T-80UD was manufactured in Kharkiv Ukraine, so supply base is in Ukraine these days.

    This is why because of lack of spare parts, T-80UD's in Russian service are retaired, while Ukraine is still hard working on T-84 series that are based on T-80UD.

    Pakistan purchased it's T-80UD tanks from Ukraine, so I'am 100% sure that they have spare parts for them and can maintain them for long time.
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    T-80 upgrades have been cancelled. Bulat was supposed to be the universal turret but T-72 is the only tank being modernised.
     
  8. Damian

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    ? I think You confused many things here.

    Bulat is name for T-64B/BV upgrade to T-64BM standard, it was never intended as universal turret something, and it's solely Ukrainians effort, Russians are scrapping their T-64's because they do not have proper logistic base for them, that logistic base was left in Ukrainie after the fall of Soviet Union.

    T-80 upgrades were not cancelled, they are upgraded but in less extensive way.

    Because the only factory that left in Russia is UVZ, producer of T-72/T-90 series, the T-72's are seen as backbone of army. However only T-72B variants see upgrades.

    Original T-90's are mostly intended for training, and many of them are in very bad shape, T-90A's are in good shape and are used in regular service as most advanced tanks.

    However T-90A have less and less in common with old T-72's, in fact some design solutions, like new welded turret, were taken from prototype known as Object 187, a highly advanced vehicle, that unfortunetly due to being more advanced, lost competition with Object 188, that becaome the original T-90.
     
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    No worries for spare parts untill china is alive.All pak has to do, give one tank to china, they will copy all parts. no worries
     
  10. Damian

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    As far as I know, Ukrainians sold to China their 6TD Diesels, that are also used in T-80UD.

    But if PRC is capable to copy the full tank? I highly doubt that, Russia somewhere in the 80's, maybe 90's sold for evalution (or only send there?) T-72 and T-80 tanks, but PRC did not copy them, just used some ideas from T-72 design, and designed it's own ZTZ-99 series, that are not very sucesfull design in many points (for example armor protection).
     
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    china can and has copied everything it gets. List is very long my friend, see their latest planes J10,11,13,14,15, babur cruise missle all are copies, list goes onnnnnnn
     
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    Still they didn't made copy of any Soviet, Russian or Ukrainian tank... BTW Chinese tried to sold Peru VT-1A tanks with 6TD engines without permission of Ukraine, Ukrainians were outraged, and blocked Chinese from solding tanks with their engines.
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Not Burlat... Burlak.
     
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    Burlak is dead now.

    There was serious problems whit "balancing" turret "Burlak", in fact new turret should be completed - it was to expensive, and breaking whole ammo storage indea in estern tanks. So it was canceled as I know.
     
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    Burlak was a universal turret upgrade to go on T-80 and T-72. Didn't fit on T-72 and T-80 was decided to scrap. so no purpose for it.
     
  16. Damian

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    Burlak turret, perfectly fit on T-72, as on T-90 (that use same hull design), nobody knows if Burlak would fit T-80 series hull. Well, at least there is not even single known photograph from Burlka turret tests on T-80 hull.

    Burlak turret desing is interesting, however also strange, it seems that composite armor array was reduced in it's volume (thickness), and protection rely's mostly on explosive reactive armor modules.
     
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    Firstly Burlak was deeply mod.of standard T-xx turret whit addon - bustle autoloader. Most important was low price.
    And as I wrote - it was faild.
    This about you are writing is "second" idea - universal turret. And this idea faild for price problem.
     
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    Hmmm, as far as I know this is Burlak turret:

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    And this is another concept of universal turret, based on Object 640 prototype tank turret:

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    It starts to be a bit confusing... as allways in case of tanks from Russia. ;)

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    Object 640 prototype (in last known most advanced configuration)
     
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    Any idea of its add-on armor?
    Is it ERA or just passive armor?
     
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    Almost the end of an era.
     
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    Zaid Al Jawari Bin Laden MBT

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