Army-2018: Russian T-90M Proryv-3 main battle tank in live firing demonstration

Russian army presents new modernized version of T-90 Main Battle Tank (MBT) called T-90M also nicknamed Proryv-3 during a live firing demonstration at Army-2018, the International Military Technical Forum which takes place in the Patriotic Park, Moscow Region, Russia. The T-90M was unveiled in January 2017.

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T-90M main battle tank during the live firing demonstration at Army-2018 International Military Technical Forum, Moscow Region, Russia.  (Picture source Army Recognition)

The standard T-90 main battle tank was upgraded thanks of the combat experience of the Russian armed forces gained during the counter-terror operation Syria.

The layout of the T-90M Proryv-3 is similar to all the family of Russian T-90 MBT with driver's at the front, turret in the centre and the power pack at the rear. It has a crew of three including driver, commander and gunner. The T-90M Proryv-3 features a new all-welded turret design protected by the Relikt ERA (Explosive Reactive Armour) armour fitted at the front and on each side of the turret. An important new feature for the armour, is the use of an RPG metal net similar to the Q-Net add-on armor kit developed by QinetiQ to counter the threat of rocket propelled grenades. It uses metal nodes connecting the net to disrupt the fusing of the warhead. This RPG net is mounted to each side and at the rear on the lower part of the turret

Main armament of the T-90M Proryv-3 consists of one 125 mm 2A46M-4 smoothbore gun able to fire standard ammunition but also Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) Refleks NATO Code AT-11 Sniper-B. A remotely operated weapon station armed with a NSVT 12.7mm heavy machine gun is mounted at the rear of the commander hatch.

The T-90M Model 2017 is motorized with a V-92S2 engine developing 1,000 hp coupled to a manual transmission with seven forward and one reverse gears. It can run at a maximum road speed of 60 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 550 km.

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