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The Syrian crew defended their T-72 from attacks from the rear

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Syrian crew tank T-72M1, in preparation for the heavy fighting in East Guta, tried to protect his car from enemy attacks from all directions, as a result, it was simply encircled by the "Contact" dynamic defense, writes Rossiyskaya Gazeta.


The Syrian crew defended their T-72 from attacks from the rear


“If the use of such“ reactive armor ”to protect the bow section is a matter of habit, then the installation of anti-cumulative blocks in the rear part was practiced very rarely. Previously, this was found only on some medium T-55MV type tanks, ”the article says.



According to the author, the measures taken are, on the whole, justified: “the terrorists, realizing that they don’t take T-72 in the forehead, try to hit exactly where the thinner armor is, and in this case managed to cover the most vulnerable places. "

The publication reminds that the Syrian soldiers have long been criticized for frivolous attitude to the issue of security equipment. At first, the tanks were used practically "naked." And only having suffered significant losses, tankers began intensively modifying their combat vehicles. As a result, experts praised a range of upgraded samples.



“The seventy doubles presented in the photo is hardly something extraordinary, but the main goal has been achieved - tankers have increased the chances of surviving the battle, and this is not enough,” the author concludes
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  1. Proxima
    Proxima 30 March 2018 16: 15
    +6
    At first, the tanks were used practically “naked”. And only after suffering significant losses, the tankers began to intensively modify their combat vehicles (from the text)
    If you want to live, you will still not weigh your tank.
    1. san4es
      san4es 30 March 2018 16: 50
      +7
      Quote: Proxima
      ... If you want to live, you will still not weigh your tank.

    2. cast iron
      cast iron 30 March 2018 17: 28
      +1
      On a Soviet tank FACTORY defense. These are not beds, as some think. How effective it was is unknown. But it is known that the PzIV hung with external steel screens made its way through the faustpatron from side to side and the screens did not save it.
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 30 March 2018 17: 52
        +6
        Quote: cast iron
        On a Soviet tank FACTORY defense. These are not beds, as some think. How effective it was is unknown

        Isaev, 10 years ago, quoted quotes from documents on domestic screen tests. Neither mesh screens from 60 mm rods, nor sheet screens from 100 mm steel, nor even regular German screens on German tanks saved from the "Fausts" 4M and 1,5M.
        It was in the 2nd Guards. tank army, where tests were held mesh screens, recruited from a steel bar with a diameter of 4 mm with a pitch of 40 mm. The resulting grid was mounted on the bracket strictly vertically (in the photo they are littered) at a distance of 600 mm from the side of the tank. The test results were as follows:
        “A shot from Faust“ 2 ”(a modernized Faust cartridge for heavy tanks) was fired at the tank from a distance of 12 meters [the typical distance for using this weapon in street combat is dr_guillotin]. As a result of the shot, the mesh surface was torn in an area of ​​4200 sq.cm. and had a deflection towards the armor. The hole in the inclined sheet of the side of the tank was through, elliptical in shape, with a minor axis equal to 30 mm. The hole on the inside of the armor was not deviating in size. ”
        The “upgraded Faust cartridge” is “Panzerfaust 60M” or “Panzerfaust 100M”. The second version of the screen, tested by the management of the armored supply and repair of the 2nd Guards. tank army, was a steel sheet 1,5 mm thick, reinforced as well as a mesh. He also did not live up to expectations: “With a shot from Faust“ 2 ”the sheet was torn from the same distance, the hole in the lower part of the tower was through, of circular cross section, with a diameter of 30 mm.”
        The latest experiment was replicated at the NII BT Polygon in Kubinka by shelling a Pz.Kpfw.IV trophy tank equipped with standard screens - “Shurtsens”. A faustpatron (judging by the attached “Panzerfaust 60M” or “Panzerfaust 100M” attached to the report) to the screen led to its destruction and defeat of the tank tower. A cumulative jet pierced the Pz.Kpfw.IV tower from side to side through and through.

        As a result, the infantry trained to interact with tanks was recognized as the most effective means of protecting a tank from faustpatrons, which was the first to detect the faustniks and either destroy them themselves or crush their positions with fire and give out TsU to the tank.
        1. Serg koma
          Serg koma 30 March 2018 23: 16
          +3
          Quote: Alexey RA
          As a result, the infantry trained to interact with tanks was recognized as the most effective means of protecting a tank from faustpatrons, which was the first to detect the faustniks and either destroy them themselves or crush their positions with fire and give out TsU to the tank.

          Only Isaev is probably not read, and more and more they rely on personal experience
          1. cast iron
            cast iron 31 March 2018 18: 21
            0
            Lattices really help 20-30% of cases from old grenades. It is a fact. You just need to make these gratings at the factory from very strong steel and with a certain step, and not from the construction tape St3.
          2. kan123
            kan123 31 March 2018 21: 44
            0
            A tank is a target, without infantry - a tank will not help her if they do not help him. When the Israelis dig deep into their ears, their Merkva, one gun sticks out - they shoot it. Further, this crap, it is necessary to drag, decompose, take aim - it's all like unloading goods at the supermarket, but you can’t see a fig from the tank. Even the presence of infantry, in some place - this is already a cover - for the tank this direction is already protected. And how the Arabs, the Jews, drove the equipment into the field, as if it were a child prodigy, didn’t read the instructions for the tank, they used it - then scrap metal, send it again. No iron is enough if you use the tanks like this - like instead of infantry, they mounted explosives on the armor. Asians.
  2. _Jack_
    _Jack_ 30 March 2018 16: 15
    0
    and what is there protected, tower? the board as it was naked and remained, usually beat
    1. cast iron
      cast iron 30 March 2018 17: 28
      +1
      The side is usually hidden by folds of terrain, fences and other rubbish of wartime.
  3. svp67
    svp67 30 March 2018 16: 20
    +6
    The Syrian crew defended their T-72 from attacks from the rear
    The strange title for the article .... this Syrian tank from the back, at best, is protected only by a poster: "Only cowards shoot in the back." The crew defended the turret cap round-robin and I think that I did it CORRECTLY, since the sides and the feed of the cap, the Achilles heel of many tanks, the same “Leo2A4” great “tarnished” its reputation because of this
  4. Romka47
    Romka47 30 March 2018 16: 25
    +6
    The fact is that DZ does not completely remove the cumulative jet, but scatters, that is, after getting into the DZ block, the "native" armor should still hold the jet. And if it is not behind, then the blocks will not help, as they say with "the very thing that censorship does not allow," you will not heat fat. Although in a particular case it may just save.
  5. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 30 March 2018 16: 30
    +9
    Well, for the Syrian tank brothers ...! drinks Better to overdo it than to overdo it
  6. Evil 55
    Evil 55 30 March 2018 16: 35
    +1
    That's right .. Now the tower can be rotated to any angle, fewer blind spots ..
  7. Lerych
    Lerych 30 March 2018 17: 51
    +4
    Our trained. For a tanker, a tank is a house, a bed, and a mother. You won’t take care of him, and he will let you down. In him is the soul. Helicopters are the souls of wrecked tanks in the sky.
  8. kan123
    kan123 31 March 2018 21: 22
    0
    It’s already the 21st century, and it was possible to make cheap protection - there is an eyepiece, electronics - the bodies of these grenade throwers - in the first to find a means to find sights:
    "" Each system module is like a speed radar. This module is designed to create a “security zone” of a certain area, if necessary, to cover a large area, it is necessary to use several modules connected into a single system. A laser beam sent by each module is reflected from each surface that it illuminates. A special photodetector captures the reflected signals, and the system processor extracts signals from the overall picture with characteristics corresponding to or close to the reflection from the lenses of the optical sights. The accuracy of the determination is such that the module is able to distinguish between reflection signals from the lenses of cameras, video cameras and binoculars. ""
    Secondly, to calculate electronics - this is some kind of radar or something - it’s high time to do it.
    Thirdly, a thermal imager with such an effect - on the firing range of a grenade launcher - on the screen will be everything that is warmer than air. Tasks are not very difficult, for modern. scientists, compared to the futility of the world.
    1. Golovan Jack
      Golovan Jack 31 March 2018 21: 55
      +4
      Judging by
      Quote: kan123
      electronics ... electronics

      и
      Quote: kan123
      thermal imager

      , as well as an almost complete absence of commas - you made a mistake on the site.
      To you here yes
      Quote: kan123
      compared with the futility of the world

      GYYY laughing laughing laughing
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA April 2 2018 10: 13
        0
        Quote: Golovan Jack
        , as well as an almost complete absence of commas - you made a mistake on the site.
        To you here

        Nafig-nafig ... we have enough of our own there. laughing