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    Post  GarryB on Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:27 am

    Tanks are good to pin the enemy in one spot, but helos certainly have the mobility in their favour.

    I think both types have an important future and can evolve as the threat and their purpose evolves.

    A good example is that with the new light, medium, and heavy structure that the Russians will have four different MBT types including two tracked and two wheeled with different levels of mobility and protection. If you add the BMPT type vehicles they really could have 8 "gun/missile" platforms that can engage a range of ground and air targets.
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    Post  collegeboy16 on Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:29 am

    Question:
    Where is the thermal sight Catherine FC placed on T-90?
    Is it behind the mirrors on top of the turret or inside the Gunner's sight panel(under turret)?
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    Post  medo on Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:42 am

    collegeboy16 wrote:Question:
    Where is the thermal sight Catherine FC placed on T-90?
    Is it behind the mirrors on top of the turret or inside the Gunner's sight panel(under turret)?

    Outside turret is only window and mirror with elevating mechanism. Thermal camera is inside turret.
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    Post  Austin on Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:40 am

    In 1995 after chechnia campaign with K-5 ERA made a visual demonstration where properly geared up T-72 was shot at point blank 5 times in a row with different 125mm shaped/heat rounds without any penetration, it's a same tank just with ERA completely blown off and it came back on his own.

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    Post  Zivo on Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:25 am

    That's impressive. Any idea what causes the big fireball at the 30 second mark?
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    Post  Viktor on Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:36 am

    Zivo wrote:That's impressive. Any idea what causes the big fireball at the 30 second mark?

    I believe that was a fuel tank. One of many.
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    Post  ali.a.r on Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:04 pm

    According to wikipedia, there are some 970 or so T-90's in Russian service. The source given is warfare.ru, but it appears the site has moved. So, the question is, is the number of 970 T-90's correct?
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    Post  Viktor on Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:05 pm

    ali.a.r wrote:According to wikipedia, there are some 970 or so T-90's in Russian service. The source given is warfare.ru, but it appears the site has moved. So, the question is, is the number of 970 T-90's correct?

    Here it is.

    http://warfare.be/
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    Post  Zivo on Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:23 pm

    Viktor wrote:
    Zivo wrote:That's impressive. Any idea what causes the big fireball at the 30 second mark?

    I believe that was a fuel tank. One of many.

    Ah, seems you are correct.

    You can even see the hole in the blown out fuel tank during the lecture towards the end of the video.
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    Post  ali.a.r on Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:39 pm

    Here it is.

    http://warfare.be/

    Aah. Thank you.

    Anything about the numbers?
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    Post  TR1 on Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:48 pm

    ali.a.r wrote:According to wikipedia, there are some 970 or so T-90's in Russian service. The source given is warfare.ru, but it appears the site has moved. So, the question is, is the number of 970 T-90's correct?

    Less than half that number in reality.
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    Post  GarryB on Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:27 am

    Quite a number have been written off because of neglect and misuse... unfortunately a natural consequence of lack of funds for maintainence and training. Sad
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    Post  ali.a.r on Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:46 am

    Why would T-90's of all things be neglected? I would expect that even in the hardest of times, the best tanks Russia has would go to their best (and in this case, the most funded) units, and they would be taken care of.
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    Post  GarryB on Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:11 pm

    No money, means no money. Lack of money for repairs and maintainence effects the Ferrari more than the cheap simple Lada.

    And if you don't get to use something often then you are more likely to have problems mastering its use when you do start using it again.
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    Post  ali.a.r on Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:00 pm

    Hmm. Guess I underestimated how bad things were in the 90's.

    And if you don't get to use something often then you are more likely to have problems mastering its use when you do start using it again.

    When did Russia stop using T-90's and start using them again? scratch I even heard that Russia used T-90's in the second Chechen campaign (the most famous story being the one tank vs ~ RPG's). So its not like they were mothballed up, and then came out in the 2000's like th Tu-160's and some naval vessels.
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    Post  GarryB on Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:07 am

    T-90s were not used in the first Chechen conflict, and there were almost no exercises for a very long period. I rather suspect that training was minimal and ammo and fuel stocks were seriously limited...

    The vast majority of T-90s were not based in the Caucasus and saw very little combat use.
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    Post  TR1 on Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:56 am

    No T-90s were used in Chechnya, ever.

    The story about them being worn out I think was a bit over the top, as the tanks just needed major maintenance to return to service. Did they recieve it? Not sure, but for sure some are gone.
    There were original T-90s, delivered in early 90s, and were mostly flogged in training units.
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    Post  GarryB on Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:05 am

    No T-90s were used in Chechnya, ever.

    Technically true because the second "Chechen" conflict also included conflict outside Chechnia... T-90s were used in Dagestan during the second chechen conflict. Also T-72s were much better used, and were found to be much safer when the only main gun ammo carried was in the autoloader and not loose in the crew compartment.
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    Post  TR1 on Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:10 am

    You sure about that Gary?
    I have not seen any footage of T-90 in Dagestan or Chechnya, in fact the first T-90s I saw in Kavkaz were the T-90As delivered in late 2000s.
    There were T-72Bs with Kontakt-5, that some confused with T-90s, but I doubt you would fall for that!
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    Post  TR1 on Mon May 13, 2013 4:00 am

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/519541.html

    T-90C delivered to Peru, for trials and demonstration.

    Hope they give Peru come credit or long term deal!
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    Post  TR1 on Mon May 13, 2013 7:57 am

    http://s42.radikal.ru/i097/1303/83/b4b37d1da079.jpg

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    Post  Austin on Mon May 13, 2013 9:21 am

    When did this happened ?
    Did he managed to drive out on own power or had to be pulled out.
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    Post  Cyberspec on Mon May 13, 2013 10:08 am

    TR1 wrote:No T-90s were used in Chechnya, ever.

    Years ago, there was some talk about a unit equipped with the original T-90's (small number- a company or battalion at most) and BMP-3's having taken part in the first Chechen war. Not sure if it's ever been confirmed.

    There is a pic of a destroyed BMP-3 from 1994 or 95. But I've never seen a T-90
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    Post  TR1 on Mon May 13, 2013 8:36 pm

    Austin wrote:When did this happened ?
    Did he managed to drive out on own power or had to be pulled out.

    No idea, but looks stuck to me Smile !
    Looks like a BREM is about to pull it out.
    Tank is T-90A, location is Abkhazia if I had to guess.
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    Post  Austin on Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:06 am

    Indian T-90 Upgrade ( pg 23 , 28,29 )

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