Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine replenished their "fleet" with three trophy tanks of various modifications (PHOTOS)

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Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Published: June 13 2022 at 04:25 pm

Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine replenished the "fleet" of armored vehicles with three Russian tanks of various modifications.

This was reported on the page of the Department of Strategic Communications of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Telegram.

According to StratCom, these are T-80BVM, T-72B3 and T-80U tanks.

"Fresh trophied Russian tanks," - signed a photo with already Ukrainian equipment in the Office.

People's Deputy Yuriy Mysiahin also announced the trophy armored vehicles. According to him, two of the three enemy tanks were captured by soldiers of one of the units of the 93rd separate mechanized brigade "Cold Yar".

About trophy tanks

According to Militarny, the T-80BVM is an upgraded version of the T-80BV tank, which is equipped with new loading mechanisms, which allowed the use of elongated ammunition. Among the advantages of the "jet tank", as the T-80BVM is called for its engine sound, are the comfort of the crew in cold weather, the ease of starting the gas turbine engine in the cold.

Modification of the T-72B3 is designed as a mass and economic alternative to the main tank T-90A for the Russian army. However, the publication emphasizes that the Armed Forces captured a later modification - T-72B3M. Modification of the T-72B3M, developed by Uralvagonzavod on the basis of the T-72BZ, was first presented in 2018 at a parade on Red Square.

The car received a new engine with a capacity of 1130 hp, an updated gun of high accuracy and survivability, dynamic protection "Relict" and anti-accumulation screens.

A T-80U tank of the Russian military was seized by Ukrainian forces. June 2022. Ukraine. Collage:

Also, the Ukrainian military seized a tank of another modification of the T-80 - the T-80U tank . T-80U tanks were adopted by the Armed Forces of the USSR in 1985.

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