Omsktransmash Delivers New Batch Of T-80BVM Main Battle Tank To Russian Military
Russian protection firm Omsktransmash, which is a part of Uralvagonzavod below Rostec State Company, handed over one other batch of T-80BVM Fundamental Battle Tanks to the Russian Ministry of Protection as a part of the State protection order. Throughout their modernization, vital work was carried out to enhance the safety of the tank crew. The T-80B entered manufacturing at Omsktransmash in 1979. Earlier than the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, the T-80 was not utilized in the best way during which it was meant. Till 2022, it was deployed in the course of the political and financial adjustments in Russia within the Nineties. T-80UD tanks of the Russian 4th Guards Kantemirovskaya Tank Division drove onto the streets of Moscow however the Soviet coup try failed when the tank crews refused to assault the viewers or the parliament.
The T-80 is analogous in structure to the T-64; the motive force’s compartment is on the centre line on the entrance, the two-man turret is within the centre with the gunner on the left and the commander on the suitable, and the engine is rear mounted. Total, its form can be similar to the T-64. The unique T-80 design makes use of a 1,000 hp monobloc gasoline turbine engine as an alternative of a 750-hp diesel engine of the T-64; later variants of the T-80 reverted to diesel engine utilization. The turret homes the identical 125 mm 2A46 smoothbore gun because the T-72, which may hearth common ordnance and anti-tank guided missiles. This holds as much as 28 rounds of two-part ammunition in a carousel situated below the turret ground. The ammunition includes the projectile (APFSDS, HEAT, or HE-Frag) or the two-part missile.
The T-80BVM is an upgraded model of the T-80BV most important battle tank. It was first publicly revealed in 2017. Attributable to excessive operational prices these tanks are being stored in reserve. The upgraded T-80BVM is fitted with Relikt explosive reactive armor package. The identical armor is utilized by the most recent Russian most important battle tanks, similar to T-90M and T-90MS. Nonetheless the T-80BVM was the primary operational tank to be fitted with this new explosive reactive armor. The Relikt offers safety in opposition to tandem warheads and reduces penetration of APFSDS rounds by over 50%. The tank is fitted with rubber facet skirts, with built-in armor plates. The T-80BVM is reportedly fitted with a passive countermeasures system, which improved safety in opposition to some forms of anti-tank guided missiles.
The T-80BVM retains a 125 mm smoothbore gun. Nonetheless it makes use of a newly-built 2A46M-4 gun, which has longer vary and is 15-20% extra correct than the 2A46M-1 gun of the T-80BV. Efficient vary of fireside with APFSDS spherical is 2 000-3 000 m day and a couple of 000-2 600 m at evening. Armor penetration is round 590-630 mm at 2 000 m vary. The T-80BVM is suitable with newly developed Svinets-1 and Svinets-2 APFSDS rounds with tungsten and depleted uranium penetrators. The tank can even launch 9M119M Refleks (NATO reporting identify AT-11 or Sniper-B) anti-tank guided missiles in the identical method as extraordinary munitions. These missiles lengthen the efficient vary of the 125 mm gun, which lacks accuracy at longer ranges.
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