Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Russian T-80 main battle tank flipped over in Naro-Fominsk

In the Naro-Fominsky district in region of Russia, T-80 main battle tank overturned while being transported.

Something must have gone wrong with the fastening and the tank fell off the trailer transporting it.

According to the, the T-80U tank  may belong to the 12th guards tank regiment of the 4th guards armored division (military unit No. 31985, Naro-Fominsk, Moscow Oblast, Russia). This regiment has T-80U tanks in service.


The T-80 is a third-generation main battle tank (MBT) designed and manufactured in the Soviet Union. A development of the T-64, it entered service in 1976. The T-80U was last produced in a factory in Omsk, Russia, while the T-80UD and further-developed T-84 continue to be produced in Ukraine.

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