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A video of the tests of the T-72MP tank developed by the Kharkov KBM appeared on the web

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Ukraine decided to revive the project tank T-72MP, developed in Kharkov in the mid-90s of the last century as an option for the modernization of the Ural T-72. A video of the testing of the tank appeared on You-Tube.


In the 90s, sovereign Ukraine received a large number of T-72 tanks left over from the Soviet army. Most of them were sold out, some were used as suppliers of spare parts. In those years, many Soviet tanks were still in service with the countries of the former Warsaw Pact, so Ukraine intended to participate in the program of their modernization. This is how the project of the T-72MP tank appeared.

The Kharkov Mechanical Engineering Design Bureau decided to cooperate with foreign partners, in particular French. The French installed the SAVAN 15 fire control system on the tank. The gunner's automated sight, stabilized in two planes, ensured the detection and identification of targets during the day at a distance of up to 5 km. At night, using a thermal imaging channel, at ranges of up to 3 km.


The tank commander received a panoramic two-plane stabilized sight VS580. On the monitor mounted in front of him, the image from the thermal imager of the gunner's sight was broadcast. The armament remained the same - a 125 mm cannon and a 7,62 mm coaxial machine gun.

A 6TD-1 diesel engine with a capacity of 1000 hp was installed on the tank, and the transmission was modified. The T-72MP received built-in reactive armor and a complex of optical-electronic countermeasures.

However, there were no customers for the tank and the project was forgotten for a long time. According to "Rossiyskaya Gazeta", the only instance of the tank stood all this time in the sump of the proving ground testing section of the experimental workshop 190 of the Kharkov KBM.

What is hidden behind the withdrawal of the tank for testing is still unknown, any options are possible.
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  1. Bshkaus
    Bshkaus 23 September 2021 09: 31
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    What is hidden behind the withdrawal of the tank for testing is still unknown, any options are possible.

    That's it, любые... I, too, once pulled out an old C3M spacesuit, similar to the one in which Dolgov and the Space Hawk jumped from the stratosphere with a parachute in the hope of trying on these rarities, but it didn’t happen due to the destruction of the tissues of the hermetic shells.
    Most likely, they simply reopened to check the state of the chassis of a particular instance. In any case, in the original concept for the series, it is already outdated.
    1. Gato
      Gato 23 September 2021 09: 34
      +2
      That's right, any

      But most likely a sale.
      1. Flooding
        Flooding 23 September 2021 09: 44
        +1
        Quote: Gato
        But most likely a sale.

        there are not so many tanks left in Ukraine to sell these remnants
        upgrade option for a domestic customer or for foreign technology
        1. Pereira
          Pereira 23 September 2021 09: 57
          +1
          War is not a reason to wind up an established business.
      2. Sidor Amenpodestovich
        Sidor Amenpodestovich 23 September 2021 09: 54
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        Quote: Gato
        But most likely a sale.

        Or imitation of at least some kind of activity.
    2. Peak
      Peak 23 September 2021 09: 43
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      Quote: Bshkaus
      What is hidden behind the withdrawal of the tank for testing is still unknown, any options are possible.

      That's right, any.


      Up to the fact that the tank is being prepared for some next parade.
      1. Seryoga64
        Seryoga64 23 September 2021 10: 06
        -2
        Quote: PiK
        Up to the fact that the tank is being prepared for some next parade.

        Likely
    3. Andrei Nikolaevich
      Andrei Nikolaevich 23 September 2021 11: 10
      -2
      Bashkaus, I can also "test" my old winter tires. Still from the "Zhiguli" remained .. They are 20 years old. I forget to throw everything away. But the thorns are all in place.
      1. Bshkaus
        Bshkaus 23 September 2021 13: 16
        +2
        They are 20 years old. I forget to throw everything away.
        you clearly surpassed me in storage of tires. They have also been at the dacha for 5 years. I will come to the Russian Federation in October, I will carry out a special operation for disposal, because now tires are also rolling out for the season. In total, there are 12 pieces for ejection !!!
  2. Nafanya from the sofa
    Nafanya from the sofa 23 September 2021 09: 34
    +5
    the only instance of the tank

    In addition to this phrase, you could not write anything else. stop
  3. AAC
    AAC 23 September 2021 09: 40
    0
    I wonder how many T-72s are left from the 90s?
  4. Donald Robinovich
    Donald Robinovich 23 September 2021 09: 44
    0
    tank for evacuation of the green serpent
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 23 September 2021 10: 21
      +6
      The most amazing T-72 was created in Kharkov. We sorted out and lengthened the base, added a skating rink, but why? Then, that they marked the troop compartment in the most defended place, in fact, behind the tower.



      By the way, it was also rolled out a year ago and even MODERNIZED! We threw a tower from the Yatagan (120mm) there.

      1. Azis
        Azis 23 September 2021 11: 37
        +2
        How to get out of the landing with such a tower?
      2. LiSiCyn
        LiSiCyn 23 September 2021 11: 41
        +3
        Quote: donavi49
        Then, that they marked the troop compartment in the most defended place, in fact, behind the tower.

        And made from a tank, a mini BMP ... Or "nedo BMP" ..?
        Quote: donavi49
        By the way, it was also rolled out a year ago and even MODERNIZED! They threw a tower from the Yatagan there

        And they defended the landing even more, now there is no chance of getting out at all.
        1. donavi49
          donavi49 23 September 2021 12: 09
          +1
          Well, like that BMT-72 would probably have come in for some kind of conflict like the Syrian one. Where it is necessary to collapse villages with a platoon of defense, a high-spirited and vigorous landing force and his direct support. At the same time, the defense is saturated with ZU-23, KPVT, carts, LNG grenades / Yugoslav Os fly, etc. That is, BMPs are quickly knocked out, but the tank is just what you need. However, this sample was made back in the early 00s.

          The essence of the concept is a full-fledged tank with a full-fledged troop compartment.

          And they defended the landing even more, now there is no chance of getting out at all.


          Now this is probably just a running platform for working off.
          1. LiSiCyn
            LiSiCyn 23 September 2021 12: 48
            +1
            Quote: donavi49
            The essence of the concept is a full-fledged tank with a full-fledged troop compartment.

            Doesn't feel like a full-fledged department. To go in "troika" and land 9 soldiers, it will not be enough ...
            1. donavi49
              donavi49 23 September 2021 12: 53
              +2
              There are 5 people accommodated. According to the formula 2 at the rate + 3 against the rate. The same number travels in a normal landing in BMP-3 or in BMDs, for example.
  5. 75 Sergey
    75 Sergey 23 September 2021 09: 50
    +1
    If only they weren't sent to Donbass and Lugansk.
    1. Seryoga64
      Seryoga64 23 September 2021 10: 08
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      Quote: 75Sergey
      If only they weren't sent to Donbass and Lugansk.

      So he's only one. What will he fight there.
      They should blow off dust particles from it like a rarity laughing
  6. YOUR
    YOUR 23 September 2021 11: 44
    -1
    The name of the fire control system is somehow specific - shroud.
    An interesting counterweight is installed on the rear of the tower, why? So that it does not fall off
  7. Borisych
    Borisych 23 September 2021 12: 07
    -1
    All this upgrade is for the upgraders. Design bureaus needs money to maintain staff, an experimental shop needs to pay a salary, the plant needs electricity, gas, and water. The stump is clear, it is necessary to open the OCD, there will be budget money. Then they will report back somehow. Well. can and close the last. Denyukh no, design bureau with pay, the plant or workshop, at least, is not frozen. In the person of the customer they have grateful bribe-takers, the subcontractors have also chopped off theirs. Everybody is good. Nineties.
  8. Gray Wolf_30
    Gray Wolf_30 23 September 2021 13: 06
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    How much is the T-72 in service in the world ... Maybe they want to offer some not very rich countries to carry out such modernization on the cheap, so to speak, discourage customers from UVZ?
  9. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 23 September 2021 21: 51
    +1
    "In the 90s, sovereign Ukraine received a large number of T-72 tanks left over from the Soviet army."
    Oh, how ... And in 2014-2015, the skakuas shouted that "in Ukraine" there are only T-64 and T-80, so that the T-72 from the militia of Novorossiya are not captured, and in general these are the troops of Russia. Then I swore for a long time, now I laugh.
    1. Tomich_1987
      Tomich_1987 25 September 2021 05: 29
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      Quote: Stroibat stock
      And in 2014-2015, the skakuas shouted that "in Ukraine" there are only T-64 and T-80, so that the T-72 from the militia of Novorossiya are not captured, and in general these are the troops of Russia.

      You are confusing. Then the conversation was about the T-72B3 with a torn off tower, the photo of which was passed off as actually destroyed in the Andreevka area.
  10. Tomich_1987
    Tomich_1987 25 September 2021 05: 24
    -2
    Quite a worthy analogue of the T-72B3.