Monday, November 16, 2020

Russian main battle tank reportedly spotted in U.S.

An image has recently emerged on military forums showing what appears to be a Russian-made main battle tank on a trailer bed hauled by a truck in the U.S.

In a Facebook group focused on “Russian military vehicles” posts, a user shared pictures of a heavy truck he spotted carrying a tank in its semi-trailer. The tank resembles the size and silhouette of the T-90, a third-generation Russian battle tank that entered service in 1993.

Some experts noted that it maybe was a new visual modification kit for old T-72 into simulated modern Russian T-90 tanks to provide realistic training for Soldiers.

- ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW -

The T-90  is the latest development in the T-series of Russian tanks and offers an increase in firepower, mobility and protection. It is manufactured by Uralvagonzavod in Nizhny Tagil, Russia.

T-90 is the most modern tank currently in service with the Russian Army. The T-90 saw action during the military conflicts in Ukraine and Syria.

According to The National Interest T-90 was conceived in the 1990s as a modernized mash-up the hull of the earlier mass-production optimized T-72, and the turret from the higher-quality (but operationally unsuccessful) T-80. Retaining a low profile and a three-man crew, (the tank’s 2A46M auto-loading cannon takes the place of a human loader), the fifty-ton T-90A is significantly lighter than the seventy-ton-ish M1A2 and Leopard 2.

Currently, it is the most commercially successful main battle tank on the global market. Export operators are Algeria , Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Venezuela. The largest export operator is India which ordered 1 657 T-90S tanks.

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form.

If you would like to show your support for what we are doing, here's where to do it: patreon.com/defenceblog

Executive Editor

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

TRENDING NOW