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On the positions of the Syrian troops noticed tanks "Ural"

In the battle order of the Syrian army south of Aleppo, the T-72 Ural was spotted. Tanks-veterans provide fire support to advancing units, reports Messenger of Mordovia.

On the positions of the Syrian troops noticed tanks "Ural"

These machines are considered the oldest of all the modifications of the "seventy-twenty", they were transferred to Syria at the very beginning of the 80-s. In total, about 150 of such tanks were delivered to the Middle East.

They differ from the more recent versions of the T-72, which were later installed laser rangefinders. In addition, according to some experts, the armor of the tower was not multi-layered.

“By the beginning of the war in Syria, this technique could be called obsolete. Nevertheless, the "Urals" quite actively used in combat. Despite the fact that their armor protection was no longer up-to-date, the old Soviet tanks repeatedly saved their crews. Although the cases of ammunition explosions were also quite numerous, ”writes the author of the material Dmitry Lemeshko.

In order to somehow increase the chances of survival, the crews hang sandbags on the armor, adapt another additional protection.

There is an opinion that most of the “Urals” was lost during the years of the conflict, “but the remaining cars are not going to go to the reserve, as the last battles demonstrate,” concludes the publication.
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  1. Settlement Oparyshev
    Settlement Oparyshev 15 December 2017 11: 38
    Do not climb on the rampage. And to tighten the defense or quickly maneuver, this crew will decide.
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 15 December 2017 12: 52
      On the positions of the Syrian troops noticed tanks "Ural"
      and Tagil? winked here "Ural" is surprising, and T55-64-norms!
  2. Jedi
    Jedi 15 December 2017 11: 39
    On the positions of the Syrian troops noticed tanks "Ural"

    I do not see anything surprising in this.
    1. novel66
      novel66 15 December 2017 11: 44
      no, well, how surprising it would be, as if they took part in the assault on Berlin! though...
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 15 December 2017 11: 59
        Quote: novel xnumx
        no, well, how surprising it would be, as if they took part in the assault on Berlin!

        To use your analogy, the Urals are not the T-26, but rather the T-34 mod. 1940
        And, by the way, the old T-34s (albeit already of military release) participated in the assault on Berlin - as part of the engineering and tank regiments.
      2. Jedi
        Jedi 15 December 2017 12: 02
        Soviet technology in Syria in bulk, and therefore there is nothing extraordinary.
    2. newcomer
      newcomer 15 December 2017 11: 47
      Maxim, welcome! obsolete cars still have a lot of bullets in service in Syria, until the first serious purchases for a long time, because you need to restore the country, at least somehow malomalski.
      1. Jedi
        Jedi 15 December 2017 12: 03
        Garik, hi! hi Given the sophistication of the engineering there, it’s quite possible to hang on the Urals. wink
        1. newcomer
          newcomer 15 December 2017 12: 06
          By the way, the Syrian “birdhouses” coped well with the birds.
          1. Jedi
            Jedi 15 December 2017 12: 08
            Need creates a solution. yes
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    3. Sergey Krymsky
      Sergey Krymsky 15 December 2017 11: 53
      I agree. It would be much more surprising if we were shown how the "abrams" of the first issue crumble the army of the same Iraq. But no, there are a lot of frames where many times modernized and later models of “abrashek” burn like matches. Do not get me wrong, there is no indestructible equipment (I think not yet), I just think it’s impossible to find the “abrams” of those same years that have never been modernized and fighting somewhere on the front lines ....
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 15 December 2017 12: 00
        Yes of course. modernization is a good “long break” for reflection on the next series. but in Syria, this is a vital necessity, based on widespread devastation.
      2. Jedi
        Jedi 15 December 2017 12: 00
        I meant it. You can’t even talk about the T-55.
  3. Frol 7525
    Frol 7525 15 December 2017 11: 39
    Well, where can they get money for new ones? So they use what is ...
  4. assa67
    assa67 15 December 2017 12: 03
    the Syrians use the Urals for fire support ... and right, what is the technique worth?
    Quote: p-k Oparyshev
    Do not climb on the rampage.

    to the cities not to meddle, and more cars will serve
  5. cannabis
    cannabis 15 December 2017 12: 27
    At its core, a tank is a highly maneuverable cannon. Due to the inertia of the thinking of most tank generals, tanks are converted either from into assemblies of slowly attacking bison or into long-term firing structures buried in the ground .. Starting with a power density of 35 hp per ton the tank becomes what it should be - a suddenly appearing and precisely striking tool in the hands of the commander .. But so far this characteristic has been achieved only on the BT-7, which did not have a suitable cannon and ingloriously disappeared into the abyss of history. As regards the protection of the tank, from personal experience, a cumulative stream pierces steel walls spaced by meters, regardless of their thickness. A heavy blank and thin crowbar breaks through any armor. From the cumulative ammunition can be fenced off with a granite slab, but from the blanks and sub-calibers, only by distance and mobility.
    BARKHAN 15 December 2017 13: 18
    I’m looking at these videos from Syria ... constantly, some kind of lunar landscape. Stones, sand, desert. How do people even manage to survive there without massacre? If the entire Middle East shut off the export of oil and gas, then they will again transfer to camels .. .
    1. Anyone
      Anyone 16 December 2017 20: 56
      Look at the video from the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Taimyr, Kola Peninsula, Kanin Peninsula and so on. Do you think it's easier to survive there? )))
  7. Zomanus
    Zomanus 15 December 2017 14: 32
    So what? If the machine works and performs tasks, then why not.
    Just do not go where dangerous and all.
    Forget about the armor and use it purely as a self-propelled gun.
  8. gukoyan
    gukoyan 15 December 2017 15: 15
    Wow what a rarity)
    I won’t be surprised if I see T-34 in Syria)))
  9. Wolka
    Wolka 15 December 2017 17: 57
    grandfathers will still fight and give the terrorist scumbag a ring ...
  10. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 16 December 2017 09: 34
    Soviet means reliable! Who can refute the phrase that we still use what was done, built in the USSR! "Shit" and nothing to say!