Thursday, April 25, 2024

Ukrainian forces wipe out Russian “terrifying” Terminator tank

The Ukrainian state security service, known by the acronym SBU, claimed that its intelligence officers had destroyed a Russian “terrifying” Terminator vehicle.

SBU said on Saturday that its unit had destroyed a Russian heavily armed and armored vehicle with another T-80 main battle tank in the Donetsk region.

“This rare model of enemy weaponry burned down after only a few hits from kamikaze drones,” the SBU said on Twitter. “They tried to pull out the downed Terminator with a T-80 tank, but it was also hit!”

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The Terminator, also known as BMPT, is the latest combat vehicle to enter frontline Russian service. It is the second visually confirmed loss of this type of vehicle.

The Terminator is a modern Russian heavy tank support fighting vehicle designed to fight in cities. It is armed with two 30mm 2A42 guns with a combat load of 900 rounds. The combat vehicle is also furnished with the Ataka anti-tank missile system, 30mm automated grenade launchers and a large-caliber machine gun.

The three-man crew is protected against biological weapons by a sealed defense system.

The combat vehicle is built on the chassis of the Soviet-era T-72 battle tank which is used by the Russian Army.

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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 advisor, and a consultant. His background as a defense advisor and consultant adds a unique perspective to his journalistic endeavors, ensuring that his reporting is well-informed and authoritative. read more

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