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"We collect spare parts from all over the world": in the Czech Republic urged to abandon the modernization of T-72 tanks

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The Czech Republic, after the collapse of the Soviet bloc, inherited a rich arsenal of weapons, including Tanks T-72. In the 1990s, a modification of the T-72M4 CZ was developed, designed to raise the Soviet machine to a new technical level.


The new version of the tank is equipped with an Italian MSA, Czech reactive armor against HEAT shells, a new locally produced engine, electromagnetic anti-mine equipment, GPS equipment, and a system for diagnosing the state of equipment. It was expected that 350 tanks would be upgraded, but only 30 vehicles were improved. There were no foreign customers either.

The T-72M4 CZ certainly belongs to the world list of the most successful products, if we consider the tank purely in terms of parameters.

- noted in the Czech edition of CZDefence.

However, as indicated, further improvement of the T-72 fleet will only lead to an increase in unjustified costs:

We have a unique for the whole world weapon […] The main problem is the issue of spare parts […] T-72M4 CZ are assembled from parts from all over the world.


As explained in CZDefence, the modernization "only delays the purchase of modern tanks." According to the observer, it is necessary to pay close attention to the German Leopard 2 due to its prevalence, continuous evolution and availability of spare parts.

Maybe it is worth stopping the experiments [talking about the discussion of the purchase of the South Korean K2 tank], and looking around [...] The European army needs a European solution

- urges the author to abandon the modernization of T-72 tanks and make a choice in favor of the "proven Leopard 2".

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  1. Machito
    Machito April 6 2021 00: 47
    +2
    Why do Czechs need tanks? Whom to fight back from?
    1. poquello
      poquello April 6 2021 01: 33
      +7
      Quote: Bearded
      Why do Czechs need tanks? Whom to fight back from?

      for glory,
      "The Fuhrer is pleased with the achievements of the Czechs in military production"
      1. Sling cutter
        Sling cutter April 6 2021 01: 39
        -4
        Quote: poquello
        for glory,
        "The Fuhrer is pleased with the achievements of the Czechs in military production"

        Well, just in case, let me remind you that Czechoslovakia supplied the USSR with the Tatras of all "calibers" and trams, which still roam the broken rails of our vast peripheral homeland. good
        1. poquello
          poquello April 6 2021 12: 28
          +1
          Quote: Stroporez
          just in case, let me remind you that Czechoslovakia supplied the Tatras of all "calibers" and trams to the USSR,

          so they rolled trams about what they preferred, if not to be silent, then not to talk too much, the participation of the Czechs in the formation of fascism was significant
        2. Bad_gr
          Bad_gr April 6 2021 23: 07
          0
          Quote: Stroporez
          Well, just in case, let me remind you that Czechoslovakia supplied the USSR with the Tatras of all "calibers" and trams, which still roam the broken rails of our vast peripheral homeland.
          Are you proposing to join the Czech Republic to Russia? Then they will have no problem with tanks: they would be given the most modern ones, as the westernmost district, which is, so to speak, at the forefront.
    2. Eugene-Eugene
      April 6 2021 05: 14
      +1
      They have an obligation to NATO to create a brigade with modern weapons by January 1, 2026.
    3. halpat
      halpat April 6 2021 06: 27
      +3
      They need to get the documentation out of the archives and start making the Hötzer.
      And the Germans will adjust the chassis smile
  2. Basarev
    Basarev April 6 2021 01: 24
    0
    The Czechs could invent their own tank. They have a strong offensive.
  3. poquello
    poquello April 6 2021 01: 29
    +4
    "The proven Leopard 2"
    in Syria?
  4. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin April 6 2021 03: 18
    +7
    laughing
    Quote: Stroporez
    Quote: poquello
    for glory,
    "The Fuhrer is pleased with the achievements of the Czechs in military production"

    Well, just in case, let me remind you that Czechoslovakia supplied the USSR with the Tatras of all "calibers" and trams, which still roam the broken rails of our vast peripheral homeland. good

    Such cars worked in Czechoslovakia. In our country, the only copy of this car has survived, which is located in the Museum of Electric Transport in Yekaterinburg. They are equipped with modern electronics. But in some cities they have retained their original appearance. laughingFill further laughing A total of 1150 such cars were built. The production of these trams ended in 2007. And soon the tram plant ceased to exist. The reason was the unprofitability of production and the introduction by the city authorities of Prague of a program to move industrial enterprises out of the city center. Now only a repair shop in Prague in the Zličín microdistrict remains from the plant. laughing
  5. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin April 6 2021 03: 27
    +3
    Gennady Fomkin]laughing
    Quote: Stroporez
    Quote: poquello
    for glory,
    "The Fuhrer is pleased with the achievements of the Czechs in military production"

    Well, just in case, let me remind you that Czechoslovakia supplied the USSR with the Tatras of all "calibers" and trams, which still roam the broken rails of our vast peripheral homeland. good

    Such cars worked in Czechoslovakia. In our country, the only copy of this car has survived, which is located in the Museum of Electric Transport in Yekaterinburg. They are equipped with modern electronics. But in some cities they have retained their original appearance. laughingFill further laughing A total of 1150 such cars were built. The production of these trams ended in 2007. And soon the tram plant ceased to exist. The reason was the unprofitability of production and the introduction by the city authorities of Prague of a program to move industrial enterprises out of the city center. Now only a repair shop in Prague in the Zličín microdistrict remains from the plant. laughing
  6. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin April 6 2021 03: 43
    +3
    Quote: poquello
    "The proven Leopard 2"
    in Syria?

    Have you checked it? laughing
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 6 2021 05: 34
    +1
    opt for the "proven Leopard 2".
    Of course, this is an internal business of the Czechs, what to choose and buy. The Germans, of course, will only be happy, but whether the Czechs will later be satisfied with the "leopards" is another question. Maybe yes.
  8. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek April 6 2021 07: 29
    0
    I don’t understand why the Czechs need tanks at all? We have not fought in a single war ...., in the center of Europe .... Make yourself a heavy armored personnel carrier 8x8, its version with different towers and an art system based on it, an art system based on the Tatra ... and that's it. Why spoil the asphalt?
  9. Graz
    Graz April 6 2021 09: 38
    +1
    if money was found only for the modernization of 30 t-72. where the Czechs will get the money to buy less modern leopards 2, the order of the numbers will be different
  10. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat April 6 2021 10: 10
    +2
    Right! Abandoning the improved T-72 in order to buy three times more expensive "Leo 2a4" antediluvian, which proved to be "excellent" in Syria. laughing