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Russia already lost USD180Mn-worth of T-90M tanks in Ukraine



According to a tweet by Special Kherson Cat on September 15, 2023, Russia has lost its 40th T-90M tank since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, with each tank valued at approximately $4.5 million. These cumulative losses amount to at least $180 million worth of military assets.
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Russian T-90M in Ukraine (Picture source: VK)


This development raises questions about the effectiveness of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in countering the T-90M, which is considered one of Russia's most advanced tanks. It decreases Russia's firepower on the battlefield. Additionally, the cost of replacing these tanks imposes a significant financial burden on Russia's defense budget.

The T-90M Model 2017 Proryv-3, an upgraded version of the T-90MS Main Battle Tank developed by the Russian company Uralvagonzavod, was designed with improvements in protection, mobility, and firepower in mind. It underwent testing by the Russian army during the Zapad-2017 military exercise, and Russia had ordered a total of 400 T-90M tanks, with deliveries beginning in 2018.

In terms of armament, the T-90M features a 125 mm 2A46M-4 smoothbore gun capable of firing standard ammunition and anti-tank guided missiles, such as the Refleks (NATO Code AT-11 Sniper-B), with extended firing ranges. Its secondary armament includes a 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun and a remotely operated weapon station with a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun, offering versatility in combat situations.

The tank's design includes advanced protection features, such as Relikt Explosive Reactive Armor (ERA) and RPG metal netting, enhancing its survivability. Powered by a V-92S2 engine generating 1,000 hp, the T-90M exhibits mobility with a maximum road speed of 60 km/h and a range of 550 km, thanks to its torsion bar suspension.

Furthermore, the T-90M is equipped with critical combat systems, including NBC protection, fire detection, and fire suppression systems, as well as a modern fire control system and an active protection system.


 

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