Russia deployed 2,950 main battle tanks in four military districts

 

Published: Friday, 01 April 2016 08:34

Russia`s Ministry of Defense (MoD) has deployed 2,950 main battle tanks (MBT) in four military districts, according to the report of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

Russia deployed 2950 main battle tanks in four military districts 640 001T-72B3 main battle tank

Russian Army incorporates most of the aforementioned MBTs. According to the IISS` report, the service has deployed 2,700 tanks by March 2016. This number includes 1,300 T-72B/BA, 600 T-72B3, 450 T-80BV/UMs 350 T-90A main battle tanks. Hence, T-72B still remains the most popular main battle tank in the armour brigades of Russian Army. The Naval Infantry units have deployed 250 MBTs, including 50 T-72B and 200 T-72B3 tanks.

Russia`s MoD disposes the biggest MBT store in the world. According to the data provided by IISS, Russian Armed Forces have stored 17,500 MBTs, including 2,800 T-55, 2,500 T-62, 2000 T-64B, 7000 T-72A/B, 3000 T-80BV/U, 200 T-90 tanks.

Original post armyrecognition.com

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1,300 T-72B/BA

Entered service 1973
Crew 3 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 41 t
Length (gun forward) 9.53 m
Hull length 6.86 m
Width 3.46 m
Height 2.19 m
Armament
Main gun 125-mm smoothbore
Machine guns 1 x 7.62-mm, 1 x 12.7-mm
Elevation range – 5 to + 14 degrees
Traverse range 360 degrees
Ammunition load
Main gun 39 rounds
Machine guns 2 000 x 7.62, 300 x 12.7
Mobility
Engine V-46 diesel (See below)
Engine power 780 hp (See below)
Maximum road speed 60 km/h
Range 500 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step 0.85 m
Trench 2.8 m
Fording 1.2 m
Fording (with preparation) 5 m

T-72B2 Rogatka. Upgraded version of the T-72B tanks. It is fitted with Relikt third generation explosive reactive armor, that is much more effective than the previous Kontakt-5. Upgraded tanks also have new main gun with muzzle reference system, upgraded fire control system and gunners thermal sight. It is powered by a V-92S2 engine, developing 1 000 hp. This tank was first revealed in 2006. Russian Army operates about 300 tanks upgraded to this standard. @military-today.com

600 T-72B3

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Armament
One 125mm gun, one 7.62 PKTM machine gun and one 12.7mm NSV machine gun.
Country users
Russia
Designer Company
Uralvagonzavod Russia
Accessories
NBC protection system, night vision equipment, satellite navigation system GLONASS, laser warning system,laser range finder and automatized fire control system
Crew
3
Armor
Standard armour with Kontakt-5 explosive reactive armor
Weight
46,000 kg
Speed
70 km/h
Range      
500 kma
Dimensions
Lenght: 9.53 m; Width: 3.59 m; Height: 2.22 m

450 T-80BV/UMs

T-80BV @armedforcesmuseum.com

T-80BV (Ob’yekt 219RV) (1985) – T-80B with Kontakt-1 explosive reactive armour. The smoke grenade launchers were moved from either side of the main armament back to the either side of the turret and positioned between the turret side and the ERA panels. On the turret of the T-80BV, the panels are joined to form a shallow chevron shape. ERA is also fitted to the forward part of the turret roof to provide protection against attacks from above. While the ERA provides a high degree of protection against ATGM of its time which relied on a HEAT warhead to penetrate armor over the frontal arc. It does not provide any added protection against APDS or APFSDS. Vehicles which were built first for sometime lacked the ERA because of supply problems. Some T-80BV tanks have been equipped with dust flap under glacis plate and some of them were equipped with single line of ERA along top of hull side. A late production version had a new turret similar to the T-80U but with Kontakt-1 ERA.

T-80U/UMs

The T-80U main battle tank is a further development of the T-80. It entered service with the Soviet Army in 1985. Currently this main battle tank is in service with Russia, China (50), Cyprus (27) and South Korea (33). Production of T-80 series main battle tanks ceased in Russia in 1992, however its development and production continued in Ukraine. Due to expensive maintenance Russian Army plans to retire all T-80 series tanks by 2015.

Entered service 1985
Crew 3 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 46 t
Length (gun forward) 9.56 m
Hull length 7 m
Width 3.6 m
Height 2.2 m
Armament
Main gun 125-mm smoothbore
ATGW AT-11 Sniper
Machine guns 1 x 7.62-mm, 1 x 12.7-mm
Elevation range ?
Traverse range 360 degrees
Ammunition load
Main gun 45 rounds
ATGW ?
Machine guns ?
Mobility
Engine GTD-1250 gas turbine engine
Engine power 1 250 hp
Maximum road speed 65 – 70 km/h
Range 400 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step 1 m
Trench 2.85 m
Fording 1.8 m
Fording (with preparation) 5 m

350 T-90A

See details of T-90A: HERE

See related post:

New upgraded T-72B3M MBT also called T-72B4 will enter in service with Russian army

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