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"Russian T-72 will shoot faster and more accurately": Polish press on the new version of the tank


The Russian army received the first modernized main combat Tanks T-72B3M with additional modification in the form of an automatic target tracking system.

As the Polish edition Defense24 explains, it is one of the elements of the fire control system, which allows continuous automatic tracking of a detected target. Its use facilitates the gunner's work and increases the rate of fire, reducing the time it takes to neutralize the enemy from the moment of its detection to the shot, which significantly increases the combat effectiveness of the tank. Using this system also increases accuracy. Until now, the upgraded T-72B3 / T-72B3M tanks have not received it. Upon receipt, the tank will shoot faster and more accurately.

Uralvagonzavod is the main contractor modernizing tanks to the T-72B3M version. According to the manufacturer, the work costs more than two times cheaper than similar improvement packages from competitors, while significantly increasing the combat capabilities and adapting to the requirements of the modern battlefield.

As noted by the Polish press, the changes made to the improved T-72B3M compared to the basic version of the T-72B include the installation of a new 125-mm 2A46M-5 cannon, a Sosna-U multi-channel gunner sight (developed by the Belarusian company Peleng) , fire control system 1A40-4, digital ballistic computer, new VHF radio station R-168-25U-2 "Aqueduct", armor set in the front hemisphere of the vehicle, new side "skirts", frame armor in the rear of the hull and turret, as well as the new V-92S2F 1130 hp engine. with a new automatic transmission. The modernization is additionally combined with the overhaul of each tank.

In September of this year, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced a plan to modernize all Russian T-72 MBTs to the latest T-72B3M standard.
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  1. carstorm 11
    carstorm 11 10 November 2020 05: 15
    yes, not all t 72), the plant said many times that before B3, modification can only be carried out with B. the upgrade of earlier versions of the T-72 to the T-72B3 level is impossible.
    1. Civil
      Civil 10 November 2020 07: 13
      It is suspicious when a former ally, who has deserted to the camp of the former most likely enemy, praises our tank.
      1. Lionnvrsk
        Lionnvrsk 10 November 2020 09: 08
        Quote: Civil
        when a former ally

        Who is this ally ??? Psheki ?! Yes, I beg you, at one time they were supposedly with us, only because they were almost genetically afraid of the Germans, even the GDR members! hi
    2. Constanty
      Constanty 10 November 2020 18: 06
      Of course, only T-72B tanks can be brought to the level of T-3B72 (even without M), while, for example, Poland produced the T-72M1 variant with completely different armor of the hull and turret, which practically cannot be changed.
      I will say more - even in the second half of the 90s, having a complete understanding of the method of dropping new versions of the T-72, the Poles, the production of new produced (and not those who come from modernization) PT-91 still stubbornly and aimlessly stuck to T-72M1 with STS.
      This already proves the extreme stupidity of my compatriots, unfortunately.
    3. Boris Chernikov
      Boris Chernikov 13 November 2020 19: 50
      technically, you can hang everything on iron .. the question is in need .. but I need to think about the T-72B4 with a turret from the T-90M and here we need NEW towers .. completely
  2. Yves762
    Yves762 10 November 2020 05: 16
    what Hmm.?.
    Is it the Poles who are asking the price, or are they already knocking down the price of the Western.?
    1. Freeman
      Freeman 10 November 2020 07: 58
      Quote: Yves762
      what Hmm.?.
      Is it the Poles who are asking the price, or are they already knocking down the price of the Western.?

      Precisely the second. Like - urgently give something adequate in response to the "Russian threat", and not the decommissioned "Leopards".
  3. Kote Pan Kokhanka
    Kote Pan Kokhanka 10 November 2020 05: 18
    I don’t even know how to react to definitely good news, but learned again, and even through Polish observers.
    It's like you are sitting behind a wicker, and the neighbors are discussing the merits of your mare !!! laughing
    Sorry for the allegories!
  4. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 10 November 2020 05: 26
    In general, it pleases, at the moment it will be cool! How not to blurt out that with the challenges that are constantly "hovering over us", you need more and faster. Only the source could be taken from our press, the Poles do not report anything new or mysterious.
    In fact, those who get up early expected the main news for the last month - the end of hostilities and the sending of Russian peacekeepers to Karabakh!
    1. carstorm 11
      carstorm 11 10 November 2020 05: 33
      they are already there. apparently decided everything before everyone knew.
    2. nobody75
      nobody75 11 November 2020 08: 55
      In general, it pleases, at the moment it will be cool!

      It won't be cool. Americans are testing a neural network on Abrams. With a continuous cycle of scanning and target detection. After recognition and classification, the target information is displayed on the commander's LCD touchscreen display, to whom it is enough to click with his little finger to fire.
  5. Thrifty
    Thrifty 10 November 2020 06: 32
    How will the tank shoot faster? am "Carousel" there now with afterburner? fool If he has a rate of fire of 12 rounds per minute, it will not work to change this figure towards the return! More precisely, he can shoot, I do not argue!
    1. carstorm 11
      carstorm 11 10 November 2020 07: 00
      it's not about the rate of fire. the target needs to be found, capture, aim and hit. By accelerating the last parameters, the shooting efficiency increases. or simple time to hit the target. those. the target is hit faster faster and not the rate of fire increases)
  6. iouris
    iouris 10 November 2020 10: 26
    Where will he shoot?
  7. madrobot
    madrobot 10 November 2020 12: 42
    AKP on the T-72B? Something is doubtful to me. Do the Poles go too far?
    1. iouris
      iouris 10 November 2020 14: 57
      What is the problem, expensive or inconvenient?
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      2. madrobot
        madrobot 11 November 2020 14: 12
        Don't understand why the comment was deleted? Have I offended someone or gave out some secrets?
        I just do not know who to ask ... I would be very grateful if they just throw me in a personal where I made a mistake. Thanks in advance.
  8. Revolver
    Revolver 10 November 2020 21: 48
    They would have figured out how to bend the gun lower so that he could shoot, hiding the body behind the hill. And then:

    Abrams: 10 °
    Leopard: 9 °
    Merkava: 8 °
    T-72: 6 °
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