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Syrians have independently developed the defense of the tower T-72B

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The Syrian military independently refined the defense of the T-72B turret of the 1989 model of the year, covering the dangerous “splash” next to the gun barrel, reports Messenger of Mordovia.




To the right of the gun there is an infrared illuminator, and on the left side this very “bald spot” is visible, not covered by dynamic protection.

“It is clear that if a powerful ATGM or a rocket-propelled grenade gets there, there can be serious consequences. They began to talk about this shortcoming, as early as the beginning of the 80s, when domestic armored vehicles began to take part in conflicts on the territory of the former USSR. But almost three decades have passed, and no one has deigned to eliminate this deficiency, ”writes publication author Lev Romanov.

Syrian tankers did not take risks even after receiving tank installed on the open armor section two “boxes” of the first-generation DZ “Contact”, thereby increasing the crew’s chances of survival.

“The question arises, why haven’t they done it in us yet, the same, in essence, a penny refinement”, which does not require either large forces or costs, the author concludes.
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  1. Vadivak
    Vadivak 23 March 2018 13: 43
    +6
    I went on a business trip
    1. Alex_Rarog
      Alex_Rarog 23 March 2018 13: 54
      +1
      The question arises: what is the probability of getting into this bald spot? Well this is what kind of sniper to be. There, in fact, a square of 30x30 is not more than a couple of hundred meters, then with RPG it is not a fact that you will show.
      1. svp67
        svp67 23 March 2018 14: 57
        +6
        Quote: Alex_Rarog
        The question arises: what is the probability of getting into this bald spot? Well this is what kind of sniper to be. There, in fact, a square of 30x30 is not more than a couple of hundred meters, then with RPG it is not a fact that you will show.

        Of the 100 percent hits, 90 are in the front projection. There are 70 percent of them in the tower ... So the probability is VERY high
      2. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 23 March 2018 15: 02
        +2
        All Soviet / Russian tanks in front aim at the driver's hatch.
        He is strictly in the center of the target. And the weakened zone is very convenient.
        On Armata, finally, they fixed it.
        1. svp67
          svp67 23 March 2018 15: 08
          +1
          Quote: voyaka uh
          All Soviet / Russian tanks in front aim at the driver's hatch.

          I really hope that our tanks will quickly go through the stage of modernization and bringing to the "M" level, after which it will be safe to say: "Yes, please aim ...."
        2. Maz
          Maz 24 March 2018 00: 58
          0

          And where is the mechanic in the mercava?
      3. RASKAT
        RASKAT 23 March 2018 15: 06
        +2
        Moreover, this bald spot has the thickest armor. It would be better if the Syrians arranged the production of their own DZ blocks, there isn’t much mind there, plastid and a couple of sheets of steel. And then you look at the assault of the same Guta, T-72 is sheathed with all sorts of rubbish, boards, sheet iron, stones. Who on what much. request
        1. aws4
          aws4 24 March 2018 01: 07
          0
          there you need a lot of mind, believe me ... and if the dz were so simple they would appear immediately after the appearance of the RPG, so what is there after the hand grenades
      4. iouris
        iouris 23 March 2018 15: 40
        0
        Quote: Alex_Rarog
        The question arises: what is the probability of getting into this bald spot?

        If in doubt, justify mathematically and practically. If you can’t, then you have to trust the practices, because practice is higher than theory.
      5. Romka47
        Romka47 23 March 2018 16: 36
        +3
        On the one hand, yes, on the other hand, in 90% of cases, the tower was turned with its forehead towards the enemy. Yes, and she was stolen okay, but if it flies from the other side? Does a TOW floodlight stop?
  2. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 23 March 2018 13: 46
    +9
    “The question is, why haven’t we done so far, the same, in fact, penny refinement?”

    Because it’s necessary to put someone lavish and heavy-handed in the tower and send it somewhere where anti-tank weapons are firing — dynamic protection will immediately appear. And, I think, not the first generation.
  3. 452336
    452336 23 March 2018 13: 54
    +3
    Apparently, that the driver could climb-get out. By the way, there are photos of tanks of this model in the Donbas on the Web. Penetration in this place. But for the budget it’s cheap and cheerful. Why buy a T90 if it’s cheaper to upgrade the T72. Moreover, it is presented as a Russian savvy and ingenious move.
    1. aws4
      aws4 24 March 2018 01: 09
      0
      you can throw off the link to the photo .. I'm not joking really interesting
    2. cast iron
      cast iron 24 March 2018 01: 33
      0
      You're lying. There are no "heaps" of photos with penetration near the gun.
  4. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 23 March 2018 14: 04
    0
    The most interesting thing was covered with a tarp. There probably KAZ is worth artisanal development or non-artisanal.
  5. pomegranate
    pomegranate 23 March 2018 14: 27
    +1
    on t72 b3 the same gap ...
  6. Graz
    Graz 23 March 2018 14: 28
    +1
    to be honest, was it really impossible to have a separate frame for the tower and place it on it already, so that there were no vulnerable zones (well, for the most part)
  7. iouris
    iouris 23 March 2018 15: 38
    0
    Another major flaw in industry science and industry was identified and independently stopped by a foreign customer. What are the organizational conclusions?
    1. cast iron
      cast iron 24 March 2018 01: 37
      0
      Tricky question. Among the T55 / 62/72/80/90 who participated in the heap of conflicts, what is the percentage of tanks that were disabled by getting an ATGM or RPG in the area of ​​the base of the gun? The answer will be more than obvious. "Deficiencies" occur in people with poor technical education.
  8. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 23 March 2018 15: 49
    +1
    What they did is good, but it doesn’t always help.
    And on the T-72B everything is covered.
  9. Doliva63
    Doliva63 23 March 2018 16: 42
    +4
    T-72 was created for the "tank wall" in Europe, when the more tanks, the less chance of getting at least somewhere. In Syria, of course, other tasks and, therefore, other requirements. So no wonder.
  10. Radikal
    Radikal 23 March 2018 16: 42
    0
    “The question arises, why haven’t they done it in us yet, the same, in essence, a penny refinement”, which does not require either large forces or costs, the author concludes.
    But we did "Dagger" .... wassat
  11. Patriot5000
    Patriot5000 23 March 2018 20: 01
    +1
    From the cannon MT-12 (rapier) from 800 meters you can get into the bucket. If it doesn’t move, of course.
  12. cth; fyn
    cth; fyn 24 March 2018 07: 06
    0
    Chet read when they hit the normal, they only provide 30–40% increase at the usual 60–80% at 63 °, they would also be better off sticking the contact block v there, but something is better than nothing