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The Czech Republic is modernizing the T-72M4CZ tanks in service

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The Czech Republic is modernizing the T-72M4CZ tanks in service

The Czech Republic will not write off the country's armed forces Tanks T-72M4CZ and replace them with Western-made samples. According to the Czech media, the country's Ministry of Defense has decided to modernize the entire fleet of T-72M4CZ tanks.


According to the published information, 27 T-72M4CZ MBTs, 3 T-72M4CZ command vehicles and 3 VT-72M4CZ recovery vehicles will be upgraded. During the modernization, the tanks will receive a new fire control system, the communications system will be replaced with modern samples. The Czech Defense Ministry said that the modernization of the tanks should take place until 2025, and their service life will last until at least 2030.

It is noted that all the remaining 72 T-4M30CZ tanks will be upgraded. About a hundred more earlier versions of the T-72 tanks are in storage, but they will not be upgraded, most likely these tanks will be decommissioned or sold. The decision on them has not yet been made.

In 2017, the Czech Ministry of Defense announced plans to replace the T-72M4CZ tanks in service. As a replacement, options were considered for the German Leopard 2 and the Israeli Sabra, which is a modernization of the outdated American M60AZ tank. These tanks, designated M60T Sabra, are in service with the Turkish army. At the same time, plans were announced to purchase tanks at the expense of the EU defense fund, but apparently no funds were allocated for this.

The T-72M4CZ is a Czech modification of the Soviet T-72M main battle tank, an export version of the T-72A. The tank is equipped with the Italian TURMS-T fire control system and DYNA-72 reactive armor. The tank is equipped with a 1000-horsepower CV-12 turbocharged engine and automatic transmission in the form of a single monoblock. The maximum speed is 61 km / h. The power reserve is 430 km.

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  1. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 18 September 2020 10: 35
    +1
    One battalion. Not much.
    1. Alvis07
      Alvis07 18 September 2020 10: 41
      +5
      Yes, they don't need much. The country is not big, it does its contribution to NATO. The bottom line is that at the right moment there will be many such battalions. And in peacetime, it is not costly to maintain them, at least 90% of the country's budget does not need to be spent on this.
      1. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD 18 September 2020 11: 04
        -2
        Quote: Alvis07
        Yes, they don't need much. The country is not big, it does its contribution to NATO. The bottom line is that at the right moment there will be many such battalions. And in peacetime, it is not costly to maintain them, at least 90% of the country's budget does not need to be spent on this.

        Who in the world spends 90%?
    2. paul3390
      paul3390 18 September 2020 16: 35
      0
      The Czech army twice in the 20th century refused to defend their country .. With such a scenario, it is not clear why they need tanks and other weapons at all. All the same, if anything, they give up out of habit ..
      1. Lexus
        Lexus 19 September 2020 00: 32
        +7
        The T-72M4CZ, nevertheless, even before the modernization, is steeper than the "super-duper" T-72M3M. recourse
  2. novel66
    novel66 18 September 2020 10: 46
    -6
    that all remaining T-72M4CZ tanks will undergo modernization

    to the level of Pz-38t
  3. antivirus
    antivirus 18 September 2020 10: 47
    +1
    from storage they snatch kohlam - to protect democracy
    1. Zementbomber
      Zementbomber 18 September 2020 16: 15
      0
      And what for are they to us? We have so many tanks that even now there is a problem of deYuH and capacities for recycling redundant.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 18 September 2020 11: 08
    +2
    But what about NATO standards, which do not imply having Soviet equipment in service, already 21 years in this bloc? Not enough money for new (democratic) ones? Soviet technology can serve for a long time maintaining its combat properties, for which it is respected in many countries.
    1. GTYCBJYTH2021
      GTYCBJYTH2021 18 September 2020 11: 19
      -1
      Quote: rotmistr60
      But what about NATO standards, which do not imply having Soviet equipment in service, already 21 years in this bloc? Not enough money for new (democratic) ones? Soviet technology can serve for a long time maintaining its combat properties, for which it is respected in many countries.

      those tanks will be useful for BATTLE shooting at exercises ....... And modernization is to revive them, let the smoke go ... put them on the move, not otherwise ...
    2. Zementbomber
      Zementbomber 18 September 2020 16: 18
      +2
      But what about NATO standards, which do not imply having Soviet equipment in service?

      "NATO standards" in Real Reality nothing like that not require. They demand to provide MTO of coalition groupings and compatible control and communication systems. FFSyo.
      1. pytar
        pytar 18 September 2020 20: 43
        +1
        "NATO standards" in Real Reality do not require anything like that. They demand to provide MTO of coalition groupings and compatible control and communication systems. FFSyo.

        Don't upset the believers! Type mythology "NATO standards do not imply having Soviet equipment in service" well quoted among the part of society! laughing
  5. Incompetent
    Incompetent 18 September 2020 11: 26
    +1
    The tank is equipped with the Italian TURMS-T fire control system and DYNA-72 reactive armor. The tank is equipped with a 1000-horsepower CV-12 turbocharged engine and automatic transmission in the form of a single monoblock.

    In short, from the T-72 there is only a body with control levers. laughing
  6. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 18 September 2020 11: 33
    -2
    The Czech Republic will not write off the T-72M4CZ tanks in service with the country's army and replace them with Western-made models. According to the Czech media, the country's Defense Ministry decided to modernize the entire fleet of T-72M4CZ tanks.
    And this does not prevent integration into NATO? This suggests that this problem is far-fetched.
  7. Dmitry Makarov
    Dmitry Makarov 18 September 2020 11: 58
    -2
    Who will the Czechs fall under or whose back will the Czechs hit this time?
    However, the age of nuclear technologies is in the yard, there is an option to settle with a pile of radioactive ash.
    1. Zementbomber
      Zementbomber 18 September 2020 16: 22
      -2
      Moreover, who made someone such a slide will turn into this slide after him ...
    2. Interlocutor
      Interlocutor 18 September 2020 22: 04
      0
      Who will the Czechs lie on or whose back will the Czechs hit this time?


      They will fall under the strong.
  8. Postum
    Postum 18 September 2020 12: 00
    0
    It's easier for the Jews to give the remaining T-72s to modernize, like the Magakhov
  9. Livonetc
    Livonetc 18 September 2020 12: 10
    +1
    "2025, and their service life will last until at least 2030"
    Very strange for the duration of the extension.
    What will change in 5 years?
    Or is it planned to purchase new equipment by the year 30?
    1. Alvis07
      Alvis07 18 September 2020 14: 36
      -4
      Quote: Livonetc
      What will change in 5 years?


      Believe it or not, the same question was asked in 1991! And there literally in a year - everything changed! And purchases of new weapons were no longer needed.
      1. Livonetc
        Livonetc 18 September 2020 14: 38
        -2
        What has changed?
        1. Alvis07
          Alvis07 18 September 2020 14: 39
          -5
          A new one has come, 1992!
          1. Livonetc
            Livonetc 18 September 2020 14: 45
            -2
            I understand that the USSR has collapsed.
            However, I do not understand what, for example, then Czechoslovakia could have had a choice in terms of rearmament or modernization of the tank fleet.
            My opinion is just an extreme lack of funds and a lack of confidence that the shitty equipment that the Czechs can buy will significantly exceed the existing ones in service.
            What is your version?
            Why do they want to upgrade a small number of tanks?
            Moreover, with the expectation of such a short subsequent operation, in duration equal to the time laid down for the modernization itself
            1. Alvis07
              Alvis07 18 September 2020 14: 47
              -4
              I think that the actions of the Czechs are guided by the principle of reasonable sufficiency and the understanding that tanks are not everything in life. Someone worships weapons and everything related to the war, someone else has other values ​​in life.
              1. Livonetc
                Livonetc 18 September 2020 15: 01
                0
                In principle, I agree with the principle of reasonable sufficiency.
                And it consists in the fact that, today, there are no real military threats to the Czech Republic.
                However, the values ​​of life are a thing that should be protected.
                For example, in Russia, the values ​​are the children of Russia, their future in the traditional human understanding.
                Preserving the institution of the family, again in the traditional sense.
                Preservation of the cultural traditions of the peoples of Russia.
                However, unfortunately, the culture and traditions of Russia are hated by very aggressive and extremely well-armed countries.
                For us, unfortunately, the principle of reasonable sufficiency stands both in the modernization of existing weapons systems and in the creation and putting into service of new modern systems.
                1. Alvis07
                  Alvis07 18 September 2020 15: 08
                  -7
                  This is understandable. The same Czech Republic, for example, has no values. Children - they are dismantled for organs, at the institute of the family - they do not want to study. But they remember the historical exploits of their ancestors and dream of capturing Omsk.
              2. Aag
                Aag 18 September 2020 16: 14
                +1
                Quote: Alvis07
                I think that the actions of the Czechs are guided by the principle of reasonable sufficiency and the understanding that tanks are not everything in life. Someone worships weapons and everything related to the war, someone else has other values ​​in life.

                I think differently: the declared expenditures of NATO countries on armaments, according to the demand of the United States, must be substantiated by something. They have chosen an acceptable path for themselves ...
            2. pytar
              pytar 18 September 2020 20: 47
              -1
              However, I do not understand what, for example, then Czechoslovakia's choice could have been in terms of rearmament or modernization of the tank fleet ...

              As far as I am aware, in Russia, the massive exploitation of the same machines is still continuing. And most of them are new, modernized versions of the same T-72! Why change them, if these are still meeting the requirements?
              1. MA3UTA
                MA3UTA 19 September 2020 00: 26
                +1
                exploitation


                I wonder if it is written like that in Bulgarian? just curious.
                Until the 60s, it was also written in Russian

                1. pytar
                  pytar 19 September 2020 01: 04
                  0
                  It is written in Bulgarian ЕKSPLOATATION laughing We just don't have a letter Э... I thought you spell it that way, with E! All text in Bulgarian. :
                  Operation manual for the tezhk tank IS-4
  10. Just a Traveler
    Just a Traveler 18 September 2020 12: 29
    0
    Why would they even need tanks ......? ))))
    1. L-39NG
      L-39NG 18 September 2020 13: 11
      0
      Why do you need tanks?
  11. Kushka
    Kushka 18 September 2020 12: 55
    0
    That's it. Brew yourself a beer and
    assent in everything, don't kick
    (like Hungarians or Poles). And will be
    you are happy in the EU.
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 19 September 2020 07: 58
      +1
      Quote: Kushka
      Brew yourself a beer and
      assent in everything, don't kick
      (like Hungarians or Poles). And will be
      you are happy in the EU.

      With Hungary you are wrong. The local prime minister V. Orban, who stands on strict national, distinctive criteria for the country's development, is still an irritant for the EU.
      1. Kushka
        Kushka 19 September 2020 20: 09
        0
        Maybe I didn't build my comment well, but I like
        since he meant it - the Hungarians are categorical in the question
        refugees, and the Poles have something with the freedom of the media and
        the judicial system. Both are in contradiction with the EU
        on these issues. Chekhov, as I understand it, suits everything.
        Goodies.
  12. orionvitt
    orionvitt 18 September 2020 15: 04
    -1

    The Czech Republic will not write off the T-72M4CZ tanks in service with the country's army and replace them with Western-made samples
    Why so? No money left? laughing And then there will be even less. Some here strongly criticize Russia for modernizing old T-72 tanks (which, however, are nothing at all, normal vehicles). And then the Eastern European "tigers" laughing , and those, not giving a damn about all NATO standards, are in no hurry to part with reliable equipment. Moreover, the T-72 is not some sort of American M-60, which, frankly, was so-so even in the 60s.
    1. Zementbomber
      Zementbomber 18 September 2020 16: 20
      -1
      Moreover, the T-72 is not some kind of American M-60, which, frankly, was so-so even in the 60s.

      The list of victories of the T-72 over the M60 - can you find out? wink laughing