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The power of Russian tanks proved in Syria

For half a century, Israel has been the traditional enemy of Syria. Therefore, Damascus built such Armed forces that could effectively resist the Israeli army on earth. Special attention was paid tank troops.

In the Syrian conflict, since 2011, tanks have been actively used by all parties. Overwhelmingly, these are machines made in the USSR and modern Russia. Before the war, the Syrian army was six tank divisions. The most modern versions of combat vehicles got the Republican Guard.

On 2010, the Syrian Armed Forces deployed thousands of tanks to the 2,5. Nearly half of them were old T-55, about another 500 units - T-62 tanks. The most modern were the Ural T-72 in the amount of about 700 pieces.

In the "bins" there were about a thousand T-54 tanks of various modifications. All of them were deprecated with the beginning of the conflict.

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  1. Vard
    Vard 16 February 2018 10: 23
    Tanks know the truth ... The war in Syria has shown that with proper use, tanks are an excellent means of suppressing any enemy weapons ... From snipers ... to jihad mobiles ...
    1. Vladimirsky
      Vladimirsky 16 February 2018 14: 01
      Quote: Vard
      The war in Syria has shown that with proper use,

      Keyword - CORRECT.
      And then, after all, there is a full video of pokatushek Syrian tanks in the city without infantry and their subsequent destruction.
      It got to the point that the spirits were thrown into the barrel with a grenade followed by the departure of the tower.
    BRONEVIK 16 February 2018 10: 51
    It does not need proof good
  3. Firework
    Firework 16 February 2018 11: 04
    suitable equipment with its shortcomings
  4. NEXUS
    NEXUS 16 February 2018 12: 21
    Soviet tanks are the most warring tanks in the world, and the 72nd in this matter has no competitors at all.
    1. the most important
      the most important 18 February 2018 11: 05
      Quote: NEXUS
      and the 72nd in this matter has no competitors at all.

      I consider it necessary to check in a real conflict the T-72 B3, which is being supplied to our army ... many complaints about its protection. And only a real war will show who is right in this dispute.
  5. vandarus
    vandarus 16 February 2018 18: 17
    Recently, I already have “blood coming from my eyes” from such headlines. “The Americans were frightened of the Russians ...” - further options, “NATO is shocked by the Russians ...” - further options, “Putin put in place ....” further options. tanks proven in Syria. "
    And what is power?
    1. antivirus
      antivirus 17 February 2018 20: 46
      And what is power?

      - aspiration, fixation, on Victory overcomes laziness, habits, traditions. The constant search for new tact solutions and small things.
      and several "technical details" from Vanki in Tagil, combined with "tactical details from the Jebrail with Hame, give the result of Victory.
      one without dr is impossible
  6. Ber
    Ber 16 February 2018 19: 53
    If for garlic, I would have knocked out the teeth of the author of the video, after the words if you served on the T-62 share your impressions, and the author of the video who posted it on the Internet is better to live abroad of the former republics of R

    The author is a sucker, and mixed up democracy with naivety.
  7. tchoni
    tchoni 17 February 2018 09: 28
    An adequate video surprise))) What can not but rejoice. The role of the T-55 as a kind of "workhorse" of the Syrian conflict is very accurately noted. On his example, the role of dynamic protection in the overall protection of the tank is very correctly shown. In addition, such a hint cannot but lead the viewer to the idea that even relatively light armored vehicles can be very, very well protected (and this, I will express seditious thought, can open up very broad prospects for, say, the same "Kurgan". Up to the role of the "main universal platform" of the Russian army hi )
    1. lance
      lance 17 February 2018 20: 49
      To the point, BMP-3 proved survivability with dynamic protection, and not only frontal, but it remained an experiment, although the statements of "military men" are only positive.
  8. Victor Ermakov
    Victor Ermakov 17 February 2018 23: 06
    Syrian and Egyptian armies were never able to fight with
    Israel. The Soviet Union delivered a huge amount to these countries
    military equipment, but neither officers nor ordinary woodcutters sought
    master this technique. From 08:00 to 14:00 they pretended to study hard
    military affairs, after lunch, all together run about their business.
    The pleasant exception was the officers who graduated from our schools.
    If possible, all equipment in a combat-ready state was supported by our
    military and civilian specialists. Tanks can be delivered to Syria
    as much as you want, with the tanks it is necessary to supply crews from the Syrians, who passed a severe training course in Russia.
  9. tank64rus
    tank64rus 14 March 2018 18: 05
    Of course, we must take into account all the positive and negative and prepare upgrade kits for protection and fire efficiency for all types and types of tanks participating in the hostilities in Syria. This will make it possible to increase the combat effectiveness of both tanks in service and promising models. This will make it possible to conclude additional contracts for servicing tanks in service with foreign countries. It seems that GABTU and designers and tank builders have already taken all this into account and are working in this direction.