Saturday, May 18, 2024

Ukrainians built a recovery vehicle out of captured Russian T-62 tank

Ukrainian engineers turned one of a captured Russian T-62 tank into what has to be an armored recovery vehicle.

According to Roman Sinicyn, Military Coordinator for the Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation, Ukrainian engineers modified a captured T-62 medium tank for use during combat for military vehicle recovery (towing) or repair of battle-damaged, stuck, and/or inoperable armored fighting vehicles, such as tanks and armored personnel carriers.

“The crew of this vehicle is protected by tank armor, our specialists installed a crane, welded an armored “wheelhouse” instead of a turret, and installed additional tanks and tools,” Sinicyn said.


Also, he noted that еhe cost of the project is UAH 1,6 million (forty-six thousand dollars), which was raised through the foundation’s crowdfunding campaign.

Image by Roman Sinicyn

The 1960s-era T-62 is a Soviet medium battle tank. The first prototype of the T-62 was completed in 1959. In 1961 this tank was officially accepted to service with the Soviet Army.

Image by Roman Sinicyn

The Russian Armed Forces are facing a tank deficit as it rebuilds units to send back into Ukraine. They deploy ancient T-54/55 and T-62 to Ukraine due to operable modern tank shortages swirling.

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

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

Executive Editor

About author:

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



Patria ready to restart 155mm artillery production

In response to the evolving dynamics of modern warfare, Finnish defense company Patria has announced its readiness to resume the production of 155mm field...