Infantry mechanized brigades of the 35th Army of Russia has receide 50 T-72B1 main battle tanks 0711

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 01:58 PM
 
Infantry mechanized brigades of the 35th Army of Russia has receide 50 T-72B1 main battle tanks.
More than 50 modernized T-72 main battle tanks will be put in service with mechanized infantry brigades of the 35th Army, deployed in Russia’s Far East, by the end of 2013, a spokesman for the Eastern Military District said Wednesday, November 6, 2013.
     
More than 50 modernized T-72 main battle tanks will be put in service with mechanized infantry brigades of the 35th Army, deployed in Russia’s Far East, by the end of 2013, a spokesman for the Eastern Military District said Wednesday, November 6, 2013.
T-72B1 main battle tank of Russian army.
     

“The army will receive over 50 new T-72B1 tanks by the end of the year,” Lt. Col. Alexander Gordeyev said.

He said the first shipment of new tanks will be delivered directly from tank-manufacturing plants in November.

The T-72B1 is a much improved version of the T-72 main battle tank, featuring a new engine and main gun, additional armor protection and advanced fire control system among other improvements, which makes its characteristics comparable to those of a more modern T-90 tank.

The main gun, an upgraded 125-mm smoothbore 2A46M, has improved performance characteristics and uses ammunition with increased armor-penetrating capability.

 

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