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. +8
      November 26, 2019
      The geography of T 72 is truly unpredictable and incessant!)
      1. -1
        November 26, 2019
        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. +2
          November 26, 2019
          Yeah, and also vodka advertising
          -"Who are you?!!!"
          -I AM? White Eagle!!!...
          laughing
    2. 0
      November 26, 2019
      It seems like in general these 20 vehicles were changed for the T-34-85 battalion ..
    3. 0
      November 26, 2019
      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. +5
        November 26, 2019
        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. 0
          November 26, 2019
          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. +4
        November 26, 2019
        But what about parades without tanks? request
        1. 0
          November 26, 2019
          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. 0
      November 26, 2019
      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. +1
      November 26, 2019
      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. 0
      November 27, 2019
      for export, tanks are better than those in the native army, MDA

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