Thursday, September 28, 2023

Ukrainian artillery destroys Russian T-90M tank with precision strike

Ukrainian troops have destroyed Russia’s most advanced operational tank on the frontlines.

The Ukraine Weapons Tracker OSINT group reported that a T-90M main battle tank was destroyed by a 155mm BONUS precision-guided anti-tank artillery round fired by the Ukrainian 47th Mechanized Brigade in Zaporizhzhia region.

The tank can be seen exploding after a first strike that leaves the combat vehicle alight. The crew members suffered significant injuries and were killed.


The T-90M is the latest main battle tank to enter frontline Russian service. It is the most technologically advanced and capable main battle tank to have achieved fully operational status with the Russian Armed Forces.

In an interview with pro-Russian military bloggers, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin called the T-90M the world’s best.

“Today, we can say that the T-90M Proryv is the world’s best tank. As soon as it approaches positions, no chance is left for anyone or anything. It fires to a longer range and more accurately. It also has better protection,” Putin said.

Meanwhile, the T-90M seems as vulnerable as other Russian armor to Western-designed anti-tank weapons.

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Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense adviser and a consultant. He graduated in business management and worked at leading European defense companies before becoming a military journalist. read more



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