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Laos Armed Forces received the second batch of modernized T-72B1 tanks "White Eagle"

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Laos Armed Forces received the second batch of modernized T-72B1 tanks "White Eagle"

Laos Armed Forces receive a second batch of Russian modernized tanks T-72B1 "White Eagle". The armored vehicles were delivered by sea to the Vietnamese port of Tien Sa. It is reported by BaoDatViet.


According to the publication, Russian military equipment is delivered to the port of Vietnam, since Laos has no access to the sea. After unloading, the equipment on autotrailers is already delivered to the territory of Laos. The report does not say how many T-72Б1 tanks are in the party, but earlier it was reported that the tanks are delivered on 10 combat vehicles in the party.

As previously reported, Laos signed a contract for the supply of a batch of T-72B1 White Eagle tanks manufactured by the 61-th armored repair plant near St. Petersburg (own development), since the T-72Б3 MBT was too expensive for Laos.

Tanks and military equipment of the Soviet Union played an important role in the revolutionary affairs of Laos and now Russian weapon still has high quality

- said in 2018, the country's Minister of Defense, Lieutenant General Tiansamon Tiannyalat during a visit to the tank factory.

The first batch of T-72B1 for the Laos Armed Forces was unloaded in the Vietnamese port of Thien Sa in mid-December of the 2018 year, they even participated in the preparations for the parade dedicated to the 70 anniversary of the creation of the Lao People's Army, held in late December.

According to available information, Laos is supplied with the T-72B1 White Eagle tanks in a configuration similar to that which were transferred to the 2015 year of the Nicaraguan Armed Forces.

A fire control system is installed on the T-72B1, which includes the sight of the gunner-operator PN-72 "Sosna-U" with an automatic target tracking and a panoramic device of the commander of the PKP-72 Falcon Eye machine with a third-generation thermal imager. Mounted navigation system. The 2A46M gun of the 125 mm caliber is equipped with an improved stabilizer and allows the use of guided missiles. An 7,62-mm PKT machine gun is paired with a gun. The ammunition includes 42 shell and 2500 cartridges. The tank also has a remotely controlled installation with a large-caliber "Cord" (12,7 mm) with 600 shots. Cars are equipped with dynamic protection "Contact". Engine power - 840 hp the tank is also equipped with an auxiliary unit that feeds the on-board systems in the parking lots without turning on the main engine.

Tank weight - 47 tons, speed - up to 60 km / h, power reserve - 700 km. Crew - 3 person.
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  1. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 26 November 2019 14: 03
    +8
    The geography of T 72 is truly unpredictable and incessant!)
    1. Alexander Petrov1
      Alexander Petrov1 26 November 2019 14: 21
      -1
      I remember the classics of the 90s from "White Eagle" - "How delightful evenings in Russia" and "How deadly tank troops are in Russia" ... good
      1. The leader of the Redskins
        The leader of the Redskins 26 November 2019 14: 24
        +2
        Yeah, and also vodka advertising
        -"Who are you?!!!"
        -I AM? White Eagle!!!...
        laughing
  2. Evil 55
    Evil 55 26 November 2019 14: 26
    0
    It seems like in general these 20 vehicles were changed for the T-34-85 battalion ..
  3. Crimean partisan 1974
    Crimean partisan 1974 26 November 2019 14: 41
    0
    all this is wonderful, just interesting, but where can tanks drive in Laos ??? and in general why do they need tanks, along the way, the Hohemians in that region pile up anyone with tanks and without tanks, the campuche seems to have gotten used to it like Thailand. Soon, men will not be left to cut off all the letters. chasing the drug dealers on tanks is a disastrous thing, wondering why they need tanks ???,
    1. Sitearvi
      Sitearvi 26 November 2019 15: 08
      +5
      Chasing them is not necessary, after a hundred years in the same condition we will be returned to us and we will chase them at parades.
      1. Crimean partisan 1974
        Crimean partisan 1974 26 November 2019 16: 16
        0
        in a hundred years .... in a hundred years there may not be Laos, with whom to ask !!!! Vaughn Xiaopintsy tightly crushed the Spratly archipelago for themselves, for a short time that divisions of a couple of divisions with millet guns all Indochina will crush along with Indonesia
    2. Svarog51
      Svarog51 26 November 2019 15: 15
      +4
      But what about parades without tanks? request
      1. Crimean partisan 1974
        Crimean partisan 1974 26 November 2019 16: 22
        0
        But what about parades without tanks? ... on elephants as usual, although small Asian elephants, but elephants. and on top are transsexuals, not a sight, but tanks like that ........ for the sake of laughter
  4. svp67
    svp67 26 November 2019 16: 11
    0
    The tank also has a remote-controlled installation with a large-caliber "Kord" (12,7 mm) with 600 rounds.
    Well done, and UVZ all calves ...
  5. Lesorub
    Lesorub 26 November 2019 18: 15
    +1
    panoramic device for the commander of the vehicle PKP-72 "Falcon Eye" with a third-generation thermal imager

    Why don't we put a "panorama" on our T 72B3 ??! we could do it for a foreign customer - it didn’t work for ourselves.
  6. co6aka
    co6aka 27 November 2019 07: 24
    0
    for export, tanks are better than those in the native army, MDA