According to military expert Alexei Khlopotov, “so far there is no information confirming that the tank was hit in an anti-tank weapon, so it is possible that we face a fighting vehicle captured by militants about a month ago in Kurayba during a sandstorm.”
Perhaps the tank was destroyed by a blow VKS. For example, a bomb fell on him or near him. “The explosion was of such strength that it disrupted the“ Contact-5 ”dynamic protection placed on it from the outside of the tower,” the author of the material Lev Romanov comments on the photo.
It is possible that the militants themselves laid explosives in the tank and undermined it. As a result, the car turned into a pile of scrap metal.
In any case, the T-90 tanks, in contrast to the American Abrams and the German Leopard-2, demonstrated enviable durability and reliability, the author concludes.