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Ukraine released a “mobilization” version of the T-72 tank

The Armed Forces of Ukraine demonstrated modified models of T-72AMT tanks during the training of the 3rd Separate Tank Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The armored vehicle received a number of innovations, which were reported by the Ukrainian resource “Military”.

The combat version of the tank is equipped with a new observation device for the commander TKN – 3UM, as well as an updated gunner’s sight 1K13-49 with an integrated night vision device, due to which visibility is possible at a distance of up to 500 meters in passive mode and up to one and a half kilometers with an IR illuminator.

In addition, the tank got the option of using “Combat” guided missiles (product 621). Instead of an open machine gun turret, the armored vehicle is equipped with a remote-controlled anti-aircraft machine gun mount, similar to those of the T-64BV. In addition, T – 72 has a number of dynamic protection elements.

The mobilization version of the armored vehicle has its own features, one of which is the absence of the Luna infrared searchlight, which illuminated the night vision devices used in the 1K13-49 gunner’s sight, and the commander’s observation device TKN-3UM. Apparently, this equipment will be replaced by more advanced analogues capable of operating in passive mode.

The tanks are also equipped with the standard T-72A molded tracks with a serial hinge, although earlier versions of the T-72AMT had more practical tracks than the T-80 tanks, which can be used much longer thanks to the rubberized surfaces . Their absence is probably due to the closure of industrial facilities that were engaged in their production.

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