Nicaragua is interested to purchase Russian-made main battle tank T-72B3 12008153

Defence & Security News - Nicaragua
 
Nicaragua is interested to purchase Russian-made main battle tank T-72B3.
Nicaragua is interested in the purchase of Russian-made T-72B3 tanks used in the first International Army Games, the Nicaraguan ambassador to Russia said. Venezuela also expressed its interest in acquiring some of the Russian military equipment used during the games.
     
Nicaragua is interested in the purchase of Russian-made T-72B3 tanks used in the first International Army Games, the Nicaraguan ambassador to Russia said. Venezuela also expressed its interest in acquiring some of the Russian military equipment used during the games. Russian army T-72B3 main battle tank at ARMYGAMES-2015. (Credit photo Vitaly Kuzmin)
     

"We hope that the T-72B3 MBT will soon appear in our Army. I think we can talk about a purchase," Juan Ernesto Vasquez Araya stated.

According to Araya, Nicaragua's army uses the Russian-made T-55 main battle tank but the military has not previously operated the T-72 variant. The T-55 is a Soviet-made main battle tank, a derivative of the T-54B, which was adopted for service in 1956 by the Russian armed forces. Currently, Nicaragua army has a total of 65 T-55 MBTs.

The T-72 was developed in the former Soviet Union and is still widely used around the world.

The T-72B3 is the latest generation of T-72 main battle tank family. The T-72B3 has significantly improved its combat characteristics with more fire power, protection, mobility and command controllability.

The main armament of the T-72B3 is a 125mm 2A46M-5 smoothbore gun fitted with a light-alloy thermal sleeve and a bore evacuator. The tank is fitted with a carousel automatic loader mounted on the turret floor and also on the rear wall of the turret.
     
According to Araya, Nicaragua's army uses the Russian-made T-55 main battle tank but the military has not previously operated the T-72 variant. The T-55 is a Soviet-made main battle tank, a derivative of the T-54B, which was adopted for service in 1956 by the Russian armed forces. Currently, Nicaragua army has a total of 65 T-55 MBTs. Nicaragua army T-55 main battle tank
 

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