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"Corner" T-72М1 attack near Damascus

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During the fighting under Damascus, the T-72М1 with the so-called "corner protection", which was developed and implemented by the military personnel of the elite 105-th brigade of the Syrian Republican Guard, reported well Rossiyskaya Gazeta.




“Despite the fact that these combat vehicles had previously actively participated in military operations, some foreign military experts doubted that such additional armor could effectively counteract anti-tank ammunition. In addition, it was suggested that after intensive maneuvering in dense buildings, the “body kit from the corners” would hardly be able to remain in working order, ”the author writes.

But, as it turned out, the T-72M1 was successfully tested by battle - there were no reports of their losses. There were no problems with the protection. Thanks to the powerful ram Tanks with "corner armor" quite durable fences were quite successfully destroyed.

"Corner" T-72М1 attack near Damascus


The command of the 105 Brigade also successfully used the modified Shilka ZSU-23-4 ZSU-1-XNUMX anti-aircraft self-propelled guns, which were able to use unguided missiles, during the operation in Eastern Gute. The offensive tanks, in addition, supported and upgraded BMP-XNUMX.
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  1. Dam
    Dam April 6 2018 12: 59
    +3
    It’s quite a working recollection of technology. Why not?
    1. Maz
      Maz April 6 2018 13: 05
      +7
      It is necessary to invite the Syrians to the uralvagonzavod. They will bring such a sho merkava there to cry will be electronic circuits, the practice is a thing of sorts. And the main thing is cheap.
      1. iouris
        iouris April 6 2018 13: 10
        +2
        As taught by V.I. Lenin, "there is nothing more practical than a good theory." At the same time, guided by dialectics, he pointed out that "practice is higher than theory." This is true even now, especially when there is no good theory. But the customer does not study Lenin, and the Uralvagonzavod works only for money.
  2. Per se.
    Per se. April 6 2018 13: 20
    +1
    Well proved T-72М1 with the so-called "corner protection"
    As the saying goes, - "You want to live, you do not raskoryachishsya." Fight in the city, one of the most difficult for any armored vehicles, and, here any means are good, giving additional chances. In principle, our tankers did something similar at the end of the war, defending tanks from improvised means.
    1. snc
      snc April 6 2018 13: 43
      +2
      Such platoon screens did not work even against the then primitive cumulative ones, ours conducted serious tests. Some sense was only from the side screens like on the T-4 from the Germans who were about half a meter away from the armor. Now, with modern cumulatives, an additional 30-50cm to the armor is nothing. What the Syrians do is just overweight on the tank and reduced mobility, it would be better if they installed the correct grilles, they really work.
      By the way, here's a video where the platoon screen was simulated with an interval of more than a meter - it's useless.
      https://youtu.be/_J-uKNb6TaI
      1. snc
        snc April 6 2018 13: 45
        +2

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        1. Dead duck
          Dead duck April 6 2018 14: 36
          +2
          You can also make armor and screens from a papier’s, and then claim that it does not work laughing
      2. Per se.
        Per se. April 6 2018 13: 53
        0
        Quote: snc
        Such platoon screens did not work even against the then primitive cumulative
        Maybe so, but they made additional protection out of improvised means, probably there were cases - it helped. If the same Syrians adds confidence to fight, having such "corners" on the tank, this is also a plus. Whether the icons help in the car, a big question, but, no doubt, give people confidence. So, do not judge strictly.
      3. Alekseev
        Alekseev April 6 2018 17: 50
        +1
        Quote: snc
        What the Syrians do is just overweight on the tank and reduced mobility

        In terms of increased security, it is possible.
        But, there is still an important matter - the moral factor. the crew on a sort of makeshift miracle boldly goes into battle. This, like the open hatch, gives confidence and hope of salvation in case of combat damage to the car.
        Here was a photo from the Donbass. Ukrovoins on the “tin” armor of the armored personnel carriers welded the boxes of the old DZ Contact with the T-64BV, although, probably, some of the authorities of these warriors knew that this DZ did not completely eliminate the cumulative stream, but only weakened by 30-40 percent, at best a case of 50, which for 10 mm of armor of an armored personnel carrier does not have any saving significance.
        1. Simargl
          Simargl April 6 2018 20: 22
          0
          Quote: Alekseev
          Here was a photo from the Donbass. Ukrovoins on the “tin” armor of the armored personnel carriers welded the boxes of the old DZ Contact with the T-64BV, although, probably, some of the authorities of these warriors knew that this DZ did not completely eliminate the cumulative stream, but only weakened by 30-40 percent, at best case at 50, that for 10 mm armored armored personnel carrier does not have any saving value.
          This box, most likely, will destroy the BTR.
        2. yehat
          yehat April 7 2018 22: 52
          +1
          there soils allow you to move confidently.
          some weighting does not adversely affect mobility.
          so extra armor is quite normal
      4. svd-xnumx
        svd-xnumx April 6 2018 21: 35
        +1
        The point is not the distance between the screen and the armor, but whether the screen can destroy or deflect the cumulative stream.
      5. Dreamboat
        Dreamboat April 6 2018 23: 40
        +1
        Apparently all such fools, even Americans, installing additional. body kit of their Abrams at a distance of 15-20 cm from the main armor ...
  3. Vol4ara
    Vol4ara April 6 2018 13: 26
    +2
    That is, it's just welded metal sheets? There is no sense from them then, the same vampire lives 0 meters of steel, she wanted to spit the cumulative stream for an extra 2 cm
    1. private person
      private person April 6 2018 13: 38
      0
      It’s just that the crew with such armor feels more protected (hopes for a miracle), everyone wants to live.
    2. raw174
      raw174 April 6 2018 13: 43
      +6
      Quote: Vol4ara
      That is, it's just welded metal sheets? There is no sense from them then, the same vampire lives 0 meters of steel, she wanted to spit the cumulative stream for an extra 2 cm

      Once used, it means there is a sense. The point is not simple in thickening, but in the corners and the distance of the beginning of the jet from the armor, it is possible to change the angle of action of the cumulative jet ...
      1. snc
        snc April 6 2018 14: 35
        +1
        Look at the video above, there is a screen beyond a meter - the jet doesn’t care.
        1. max702
          max702 April 7 2018 22: 50
          0
          Quote: snc
          Look at the video above, there is a screen beyond a meter - the jet doesn’t care.

          Already cursed when these lumps were too lazy to voice the distance between the screens .. What prevented them from measuring bluntly with a tape measure, lazy people .. How many skeptics could have closed their mouths ...
  4. Sergey985
    Sergey985 April 6 2018 13: 40
    +1
    It seems to me that the point is the competent tactics of using tanks, and not the "corner defense".
  5. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 April 6 2018 15: 25
    0
    In war, all ways are good .....
  6. Hiller
    Hiller April 6 2018 20: 12
    0
    That's how it should be, and here castrolegolos boast of DZ, DZ ... cheap and cheerful!
  7. sib.ataman
    sib.ataman April 7 2018 13: 03
    0
    Quote: Alekseev
    Quote: snc
    What the Syrians do is just overweight on the tank and reduced mobility

    In terms of increased security, it is possible.
    But, there is still an important matter - the moral factor. the crew on a sort of makeshift miracle boldly goes into battle. This, like the open hatch, gives confidence and hope of salvation in case of combat damage to the car.
    Here was a photo from the Donbass. Ukrovoins on the “tin” armor of the armored personnel carriers welded the boxes of the old DZ Contact with the T-64BV, although, probably, some of the authorities of these warriors knew that this DZ did not completely eliminate the cumulative stream, but only weakened by 30-40 percent, at best a case of 50, which for 10 mm of armor of an armored personnel carrier does not have any saving significance.


    If you want to live, you’ll do anything you like,
    at least stand on your head and drive off the heel of flying hotels, if only it would work! Apparently, it works for them.
    1. yehat
      yehat April 7 2018 23: 05
      0
      in vietnam, the Americans sat in helicopters on pieces of armor they took with them,
      and they did not care that DShK confidently punched it.