T-72B2 "Slingshot" goes to the Russian troops

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  1. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    In a recent interview with Chief of Land Forces, Colonel-General Vladimir Chirkin, said that "in the combined arms and armored units arrive armored vehicles - tanks T-72B1 (2), representing a deep modernization of T-72 tanks to the level of T-90"

    The interview:
    Время качественных преобразований


    T-72BA on parade
    It is known that the T-72B1 - a simplified and cheaper version of the machine, which went into service in 1985 and differs from the modification of the "B" because it is not mounted on a set of guided weapons. This tank has long been considered obsolete, and to improve its characteristics are already trying years that way ten. As for the T-72B2 "Slingshot", then this is probably the best modification "semdesyatdvoyki." This war machine was tested and was, according to some reports, even recommended to the adoption, but the army preferred to buy new T-90A, and upgrades to a very simple level, known as T-72BA.


    Work on upgrading the level of asthma initially more like a major overhaul, because the changes were very minor, and apparently this tank can be distinguished from earlier only due to the emergence of new track tapes.Since 2003, the T-72BA was introduced a unified logistics from 1000-horsepower diesel V-92S2, a similar setup to the MTO tank T-90A units to equip the Russian army. In addition to the engine is installed enhanced transmission, aluminum radiators with high emissivity, improved air cleaning. Were introduced by means of infrared camouflage. Chassis improved increasing the dynamic course of rollers. It also incorporates a new system of fire fighting equipment, an improved suite of communication. The driver was a night instrument TVN-5, the same as the T-90.However, the modernization of the means of observation and sighting was only to the level of the most recent version is released the T-72, production of which was completed in 1992. The main drawback of the T-72BA - this is a very limited opportunities to work at night. For this indicator, the T-72BA lags far behind the same T-90A with an eye teplovizionnnym Essa.
    Since last year, the troops went to a new version of the tank, which received the designation in the media as the T-72BM. This tank is different from the usual "beshki" that was one of the best sights in the world - "Pine-U", all other characteristics, including the power of the engine (840 hp), remained at the beginning of the 90s . If the troops in the machine will actually brought to the level of T-72B2, then we can talk about a real breakthrough in equipping our armored divisions.


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