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    Re: T-72 ΜΒΤ: Μodernisation and Variants

    Post  franco on Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:55 pm

    Russian T-72B3's and T-90A's to receive further upgrading in their fire control system with Armata abilities being retrofitted,

    "Russian main battle tanks T-72 and T-90 will receive the latest electronic components of the fire control system of tank "Armata" automatic target tracking (ASC) and the computer unit (WB), allowing almost with absolute precision to destroy the enemy military equipment first shot even in conditions of zero visibility.
    ASC allows the gunner-operator simply point at an enemy tank sight and press the special button. Automatic accompaniment will independently monitor the enemy object, turning the tower after his movement and lifting-lowering the gun of the tank. In turn, the WB, analyzing the various options, ranging from the speed and direction of movement of the combat vehicle and ending with the weather conditions and the state of the gun barrel, calculates the optimum parameters of the shot so that the first shell is guaranteed to destroy the target."

    http://izvestia.ru/news/636502
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    Post  George1 on Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:35 am

    Shevchenko confirmed Uralvagonzavod’s announcement that it has delivered more than 1,000 T-72B3 tanks. He also indicated that the MOD will receive 300 improved T-72B3. The improved T-72B3, he says, will have a better engine and better defensive and targeting systems.

    Some number of Russian T-90 tanks nearing the end of their service lives will be modernized under the “Proryv-3” program, according to the GABTU chief. The resulting tank is supposed to be superior to the original T-90.

    https://russiandefpolicy.wordpress.com/2016/10/01/tanks-a-lot/


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    Re: T-72 ΜΒΤ: Μodernisation and Variants

    Post  Militarov on Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:25 pm



    Sosna-U on B3

    Seems auto tracking was solved by locking it on the highest contrast detail on targets hull, which could end up as an issue in some cases.

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    Re: T-72 ΜΒΤ: Μodernisation and Variants

    Post  George1 on Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:50 am

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The first batch of Russian T-72B3 battle tanks of the latest upgrade will enter service with the First Guards Tank Army divisions deployed in the Moscow Region, Col. Igor Muginov, a spokesman for the Western Military District, said Tuesday.

    Read more: https://sputniknews.com/military/201701101049444076-russia-tanks-modernization-upgrade/


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    Russian T-72B tank crews launched a training in Armenia

    Post  Benya on Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:29 pm

    Russian T-72B tank crews launched a training in Armenia

    T-72B tank crews of the Russian military base in Armenia have launched gunnery training in the harsh environment of the Alagyaz Training Area situated more than 2,000 m above sea level. Over 100 troops have taken part in the drills, according to the press office of the Southern Military District.


    Russian army T-72B Main battle tank

    The tankers are training to fire the T-72’s weapons at the halt and on the move on targets sitting 500-2,000 m away. The training involves unmanned aerial vehicles [UAV], which operators monitor the state of the targets, designate targets for the tank crews and adjust their fires," the press office says in a news release.

    In addition, the troops are to take physical fitness and combat vehicle proficiency tests. The gunnery involves more than 30 examples of materiel.

    Source: Arrow http://www.armyrecognition.com/february_2017_global_defense_security_army_news_industry/russian_t72-b_tank_crews_launched_a_training_in_armenia_tass_81302171.html
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    Re: T-72 ΜΒΤ: Μodernisation and Variants

    Post  George1 on Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:42 pm

    Tanks T-72B3 with additional protection in the troops

    The Reuters agency distributed a videotape showing the unloading on March 24, 2017 in Pokrovsky (Rostov region) north of Taganrog near the Ukrainian border with the Russian Army echelon with upgraded T-72B3 tanks in a new version ("with additional protection"), supplied to the Russian Defense Ministry in 2016.



    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2509153.html





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    Post  franco on Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:38 am

    http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=47.417141&lon=39.257927&z=17&m=b&tag=516

    Probably headed to this training range.
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    Post  George1 on Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:46 am

    T-72B3 tanks with additional protection will take part in the Victory Parade on May 9, 2017 in Moscow

    At the first rehearsal of the Moscow Victory Parade in 2017, held on April 5 in the Moscow region of Alabino, the upgraded T-72B3 tanks with additional protection, which will be publicly demonstrated for the first time at the Parade, took part. On the ceremonial tanks, a complete set of additional protection is installed. Vitaliy Kuzmin made the first photos of these tanks during the rehearsal of the parade in Alabino.





    According to the previously published tender documents, the modification of the T-727B3 with additional protection should include:

    Installation of the Sosna-U sight; The target tracking machine; Radio station R-168-25U-2 and a complex of software and hardware AVSKU; Guns of type 2А46М-5-01; Engine V-92S2F (1130 hp) with systems that ensure its operation; The display complex of the driver-mechanic and the rear-view television camera; Caterpillar belts with oblique grooves and driving wheels with improved cleanability; Onboard screens of the hull with integrated modules of dynamic protection of the "Relict" type and screened screens of the projection of the MTO hull; The recruitment of a single spare set of the kit's tank: additional dynamic protection modules in the "soft" casing, increasing the durability of the onboard projection of the hull to anti-tank cumulative means, with the possibility of their equipment and hinge under operating conditions; Dynamic protection modules and trellis screens of the tower, increasing its resistance to anti-tank cumulative means and installed instead of boxes of spare parts for the tower depending on the nature of the task; Refinement of the AZ providing use with products С-1 and С-2; Improvement of the Products in terms of providing anti-mine resistance, at which the specified activity is not performed.

    Let us recall that the main designer of the NPK Uralvagonzavod Andrei Terlikov announced in June 2015 at the forum "Army-2015" about the creation of the T-72B3 variant with enhanced protection. "A new set of additional protection has been prepared for the new modification of the T-72B3," Terlikov said. - In the near future, this modification is planned to be launched into batch production. " According to Terlikov, the new modification of the T-72B3 also received a tank diesel engine with a capacity of 1130 hp. "The driver-mechanic received an automated control system that independently warns about injuries and accidents, and the commander's workplace is equipped with a panoramic sight," the representative of Uralvagonzavod added [in fact, the installation of a panoramic sight is not implemented on mass-modernized tanks. - bmpd]. "This modification proved itself from the best side," Terlikov stressed.

    According to the information published in the open press, in 2015, NPK Uralvagonzavod received the first contract of the Russian Defense Ministry for major repairs with the modernization of 154 tanks of the T-72B type with reduction to the T-72BZ type with additional protection, with performance of works in 2015 -2017 years. The published documentation indicated that the contractor began to actually perform the work from October 1, 2015. According to the known information, the upgraded T-72BZ tanks with additional protection were started by surrender at the end of 2016.

    On March 24, 2017, Reuters released a videotape showing the unloading in Pokrovsky (Rostov region) north of Taganrog near the Ukrainian border with the Russian Army echelon with upgraded T-72B3 tanks with additional protection."

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2533332.html


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    Re: T-72 ΜΒΤ: Μodernisation and Variants

    Post  George1 on Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:02 am

    As the rehearsals for Russia’s Victory Day Parade at the Alabino training ground near Moscow comes full throttle, the newest modification of a Russian tank caught the attention of some.

    The latest modification of the T-72B3M tank is due to take part in the upcoming parade.

    https://sputniknews.com/military/201704061052370925-russian-modified-tank/


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    Post  miketheterrible on Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:21 pm

    On VPk.name, there was a lot of complaining about this tank. Essentially, because it is still using kontact 5 ERA instead if Relict. The main complaint behind that is that Kontact 5 is obsolete compared to Relict and that it costs about 75M rubles per tank while new T-90MS was slated at around 130M rubles per tank, which has Relict ERA.

    I understand the complaint. Why have they not added Relict?
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    Post  PapaDragon on Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:30 pm

    miketheterrible wrote:On VPk.name, there was a lot of complaining about this tank. Essentially, because it is still using kontact 5 ERA instead if Relict. The main complaint behind that is that Kontact 5 is obsolete compared to Relict and that it costs about 75M rubles per tank while new T-90MS was slated at around 130M rubles per tank, which has Relict ERA.

    I understand the complaint. Why have they not added Relict?

    It does have Relikt. Front ERA has the 2S23 explosive element.
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    Post  miketheterrible on Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:49 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    miketheterrible wrote:On VPk.name, there was a lot of complaining about this tank. Essentially, because it is still using kontact 5 ERA instead if Relict. The main complaint behind that is that Kontact 5 is obsolete compared to Relict and that it costs about 75M rubles per tank while new T-90MS was slated at around 130M rubles per tank, which has Relict ERA.

    I understand the complaint. Why have they not added Relict?

    It does have Relikt. Front ERA has the 2S23 explosive element.

    https://vpk.name/news/178591_modernizirovannyii_t72b3_razocharoval.html

    These guys don't think so. I guess the way the placement of ERA, is that it is strikingly similar to Kontact 5 while Reflects on T-90 looks different.
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    Post  Militarov on Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:41 pm

    miketheterrible wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:
    miketheterrible wrote:On VPk.name, there was a lot of complaining about this tank. Essentially, because it is still using kontact 5 ERA instead if Relict. The main complaint behind that is that Kontact 5 is obsolete compared to Relict and that it costs about 75M rubles per tank while new T-90MS was slated at around 130M rubles per tank, which has Relict ERA.

    I understand the complaint. Why have they not added Relict?

    It does have Relikt. Front ERA  has the 2S23 explosive element.

    https://vpk.name/news/178591_modernizirovannyii_t72b3_razocharoval.html

    These guys don't think so. I guess the way the placement of ERA, is that it is strikingly similar to Kontact 5 while Reflects on T-90 looks different.

    It was supposed to use Relikt from what i am aware.
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    Post  Cyberspec on Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:18 am

    It seems it has Relikt armour only at the rear of the turret.

    The sideskirts also look similar to the ones on the T-90AM...it also has some other improvements

    From its previous versions, this T-72 modification differs in many ways. First of all it has an enhanced protection system.

    The engine-transmission compartment and rear part of the tower are covered with anti-cumulative screen grids and additional blocks of dynamic protection called Relict.

    Moreover, the T-72B3M is equipped with a 1130 horsepower diesel engine. It also has an automated control system that informs the driver of any tank malfunctions.

    The improved model also has a new radio station, panoramic target viewer and an automatic target tracking device.

    If that isn’t enough, the new tank also boasts strengthened mine protection technology and an automatic loader has been modified for the newest ammunition.

    https://sputniknews.com/military/201704061052370925-russian-modified-tank/
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    Post  hoom on Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:21 pm

    Wasn't it supposed to be getting the T-90MS style panoramic commander sight/machinegun?
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    Re: T-72 ΜΒΤ: Μodernisation and Variants

    Post  0nillie0 on Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:43 pm

    hoom wrote:Wasn't it supposed to be getting the T-90MS style panoramic commander sight/machinegun?

    It would make more sense to equip it with the PK PAN panoramic sight used for the T-72B3M upgrade imho.



    Perhaps it is already part of the planned upgrade package, just not integrated with the current batch as of yet.
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    Post  hoom on Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:52 am

    Aren't these T-72B3M?
    Whatever they are there doesn't appear to be any Commander panoramic sight.
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    Re: T-72 ΜΒΤ: Μodernisation and Variants

    Post  0nillie0 on Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:47 am

    hoom wrote:Aren't these T-72B3M?
    Whatever they are there doesn't appear to be any Commander panoramic sight.

    Indeed, some sources refer to these up-armored T-72's as "T-72B3M" (including Sputnik). Though the lack of a panoramic sight, which was an essential part of the B3M upgrade package seems to contradict this.
    Note that some sources include the panoramic sight as a feature of the upgrade, though as you pointed out it is obviously missing here.

    I have seen other sources refer to them as T-72BZ. This is basically the name given to the export version showcased first in 2013 afaik. It should include the latest version of Shtora, which appears to be missing here.

    In conclusion, i think this is more of a universal upgrade package for specific missions, rather than a new T-72 variant that requires its own designation. Elements of the package can be omitted depending on the equipment already present.
    As i read, the new armor is pretty much a simple bolt on with the relikt at the rear replacing tool boxes etc.

    Having said that, in the future the package might very well include the panoramic sight (and probably a simplified version of the entire FCS) of the T-14, once the  required subsystems are being produced in large numbers.
    As a stop gap measure, i think an additional batch of tanks should be equipped with the PK PAN sight.

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    Post  volna on Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:54 am

    0nillie0 wrote:
    hoom wrote:Wasn't it supposed to be getting the T-90MS style panoramic commander sight/machinegun?

    It would make more sense to equip it with the PK PAN panoramic sight used for the T-72B3M upgrade imho.

    This sight looks different from the one on T-90MS,are they the same sight?
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    Post  0nillie0 on Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:32 pm

    volna wrote:
    0nillie0 wrote:
    hoom wrote:Wasn't it supposed to be getting the T-90MS style panoramic commander sight/machinegun?

    It would make more sense to equip it with the PK PAN panoramic sight used for the T-72B3M upgrade imho.

    This sight looks different from the one on T-90MS,are they the same sight?

    From what i can recall, the PK PAN sight is the original configuration as part of the "Redut" upgrade package offered by KBP for Soviet legacy battle tanks such as the T-72 and T-62. It was also offered for export BMP-3. It was designed to be more cost effective for export market. As far as i know, the export version by default does not contain a thermal imaging camera, but only a day channel camera and laser range finder. It is the commander sight used for the BMPT's operated by kazakhstan, and possibly also the T-72B3M tanks. AFAIK, the domestic version also lacks a thermal imaging channel, but maybe this has since been upgraded.

    The sight has also been marketed as "Hawkeye", and seems to have gradually evolved to the variant that can be seen currently in the T-90MS and later on the T-14. Main difference is the housing and the integration of thermal imaging camera by default. Also, the sight requires some modification due to the integration of the 7.62mm machine gun at the back.

    So in conclusion, the "PK PAN" is basically a simplified version of the T-90MS panoramic sight. A stop gap solution that gives the commander of T-72 his own stabilized sight with the ability to input data in the FCS, but for thermal image he still requires to access the picture of the main gunner sight. This actually makes sense if you remember that the most common tank in service, the T-72B3 uses the same system for giving thermal image to the commander.

    Even without thermal, it is still a significant upgrade for awareness for the tank crew (though not so much at night or in poor visibility). But for the different type tanks that is T-14 and T-90MS, it only makes sense to give the commander a thermal channel of his own.

    Forgive me if i posted wrong info, but this is from my memory.
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    Post  Cyberspec on Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:24 am

    Apparently it does have Relict armour everywhere  after all.... 4S23 element on front according to the below document

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    Post  miketheterrible on Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:28 am

    I guess the placement of the armor is just more crude than how it is done on T-90A
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    Post  KiloGolf on Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:49 am

    George1 wrote:



    Yeah that took them a while (focus on the rear parts). The older -B3 seemed quite dated from the get-go, with late 80s setup and lots of unprotected arcs. This one is more streamlined to bare minimum protection for new/upgraded MBTs, especially given the current MBT threats in on-going conflicts (Syria, Ukraine). If only they could afford to bring a few thousand to that level, they might be on to something interesting. If this remains a project for a couple hundred or up to say 500, then it is senseless, as their country needs the numbers on top of the much needed capability.
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    Post  Cyberspec on Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:58 am

    miketheterrible wrote:I guess the placement of the armor is just more crude than how it is done on T-90A

    They've used the old K-5 outer 'containers'...but apparently the inside elements are from Relict.

    ________

    4S20 - 4S22 - 4S23 - 4S24 elemnts.
    http://uploads.ru/J7Z13.jpg

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    The T-72B3M has the 4S23 and 4S24, the last 2 in the pic although they all look the same

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    Post  MonkeymodelBananaRepublic on Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:54 pm

    How does the t72 b3m /b4 compare with t90 in russian service?

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