Bulletin of MordoviaThe command of the Nazis threw the caterpillar "Birch" - T-80UD and T-72MP to the front
The Nazi armed formations of the Kiev regime continue to suffer significant losses in their main battle tanks. The situation is not corrected by the supply of equipment from NATO's Eastern European states - Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
As the project "RG: Russian weapons" notes, the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is forced to put into operation samples that exist in small quantities or have the status of experienced and experimental.
So, the T-80UD "Birch" and the only copy of the T-72MP were recently spotted on the line of contact.
In total, the "eighties" in the diesel version, according to various sources, in Ukraine there were two and a half dozen units. All this equipment was produced back in the days of the USSR, at a plant in Kharkov. In the second half of the 80s, in terms of its tactical and technical characteristics, it was in many ways superior to foreign competitors. Perhaps the only serious drawback was the lack of thermal imaging sights, which were already used on the American M1 Abrams, West German Leopard 2 and British Challenger 1.
These machines, basically, first fell into military schools, where officers were trained for the Soviet Army.
Among them there were samples of the very first issues, both with hinged anti-cumulative dynamic protection "Kontakt-1", and with the more modern "Kontakt-5", already made in the built-in version and neutralizing armor-piercing sub-caliber shells.
Structurally, they had much in common with the T-80U produced in Leningrad and Omsk. The main difference is that instead of a gas turbine, a two-stroke 1000-horsepower 6TD was used.
Currently, the T-80UD are considered obsolete, in Russia they were removed from service long ago, in Ukraine, on the contrary, they were sent to the troops. Of course, a few arriving cars will not play any special role.
It also makes no sense to send an experimental T-72MP to the front, first introduced a quarter of a century ago and created jointly with foreign companies. It was equipped with a French fire control system. The standard engine was replaced with the 6TD mentioned above. Despite the intensive advertising campaign, no one was willing to buy it. For many years, this "armored loser" rusted in a sump near Kharkov, from where it was removed last fall. Assumptions were made that they were going to use it for some kind of test purposes, but now they were sent on a "last trip" to the line of contact.
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