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More power for Indian T-90

More power for Indian T-90

India bought for its tanks T-90 ten thousand anti-tank missiles 9M119M1 (Invar-M). Invar fires a 125-mm gun as a projectile, and then acts as a guided missile. This rocket weighing 17.2 kg, 680 mm in length, has 250 mm flap flaps that provide orientation (guidance by a laser beam controlled by a tank gunner). The missile has a maximum range of 5,000 meters at a speed of 350 meters per second (maximum flight time is 14 seconds). Invar allows the tank to hit targets at a distance two times the 125-mm shells. The tandem warhead of the rocket is capable of penetrating up to 900 mm of armor. Invar has been around for two decades, and India is purchasing the latest version, as well as a license to manufacture an additional 15,000 missiles.

India hopes to have about 1400 T-90 tanks by the end of the decade. The first T-90 entered service in 1993, and India is their largest user. T-90 is basically a modernized T-72 which India already produces under license. T-90 weighs approximately 15 percent more than in 41-ton T-72. T-90 has the best fire control system, night vision devices, which allow monitoring approximately 1500 meters and an electronic countermeasure system for anti-tank missiles. The automatic loader, often refusing the T-72, has become more reliable, which allows a crew of three (commander, gunner, driver) to be more efficient. In addition to the composite armor, the T-90 has dynamic armor.

The T-90 is not as mobile as the T-72 and even less mobile on the battlefield than the American M-1 (which has a power-to-weight ratio 24: 1, compared to only 18: 1 in T-90). The 125 mm T-90 tank gun is basically the same as the T-72. However, when using the best ammunition, this tank has every chance of hitting such tanks as the M-1 Abrams. Nevertheless, India does not risk to meet with this tank. Its most likely adversary is Pakistan, which is largely equipped with 1950-era tanks: the T-55 (actually its Chinese copy of the T-59). Pakistanis also have 700-order tanks of the T-72 era (Chinese T-69 and Ukrainian T-80), but T-90 clearly surpasses them. By 2020, India plans to have a 21 tank battalion (classified as a regiment in the Indian army) T-90 (with 62 tanks in each). In fact, each battalion has the entire 45 battle tanks. The remaining 17 are designed for training and replenishment.

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  1. Wedmak
    Wedmak 6 November 2012 07: 57
    Where are there so many shells?
    1. ShturmKGB
      ShturmKGB 6 November 2012 10: 32
      The region is numerous, there are many enemies - there should be many shells ...
    2. dimanf
      dimanf 6 November 2012 10: 36
      More power for Indian T-90

      how good it would be if, in all such news, the INDIAN was replaced by the RUSSIAN!
      1. Kyrgyz
        Kyrgyz 6 November 2012 14: 45
        Quote: dimanf
        if in all such news replace INDIAN on RUSSIAN

        And that Russia has few 72x in storage?
    3. L. konstantin
      L. konstantin 6 November 2012 23: 29
      they do not buy full products but some of the best types
  2. Lavrik
    Lavrik 6 November 2012 08: 05
    And you multiply the number of shells in b / c, the number of tanks and the number of b / c on one tank. And get the required amount.
  3. beech
    beech 6 November 2012 09: 14
    super, the Indians are buying our t-90, and we ... !!! I understand that we are waiting for the armature, but the same thing can happen to her as to the eagle !!!
    1. Retx
      Retx 6 November 2012 09: 44
      Ours are modernizing 72, of which there are thousands across the country! There will be no excesses with Armata, the main battle tank of the near future, which will be put on stream immediately at Uralvagonzavod e. In the meantime, the company must be financially supported by foreign orders.
  4. afire
    afire 6 November 2012 09: 40
    something I don’t like all this ...
  5. Samovar
    Samovar 6 November 2012 10: 15
    All the good days!

    The 9M119M Invar and 9M119M1 Invar-M missiles are solid fuel, made in accordance with the duck aerodynamic design. Missiles are controlled in a semi-automatic mode using a laser beam. Particular attention was paid to the noise immunity of the rocket and the possibility of its use in various climatic conditions.

    The warhead of both missiles - the tandem cumulative - 2 charges are placed on it (leading and main). Leading charge is designed to destroy dynamic protection and anti-cumulative screens. The main charge provides penetration of the main armor and destruction of equipment.

    To destroy the infantry, engineering structures and lightly armored vehicles, a variant of the rocket with a thermobaric warhead was developed.

    During operation, the missiles do not require maintenance or inspections and remain operational throughout their entire life cycle.

    The 9M119M Invar missile was adopted in 1992, the 9M119M Invar-M1 missile in the second half of the 1s.
  6. xzWhiteWolf
    xzWhiteWolf 6 November 2012 10: 17
    Oh my God ... What is so interesting about the defeat of Abrams by almost any projectile of the late 80s? ссылка на материал, с фотографиями)
    Look, read and have fun how abrams got first got on the ass in 1982 year)
    If someone tells me, they say they’ve upgraded it dozens of times now ... Well, guys, and all our tanks and their shells have gone through more than a dozen upgrades)
  7. Professor
    6 November 2012 10: 51
    Look, read and have fun how abrams got first got on the ass in 1982 year)

    Laugh ali cry? Again, this nameless adviser. How much can this nonsense be reprinted? negative
    According to the story of one Soviet military adviser who was taking part in the training of Syrian tankers on T-72 tanks that had just arrived in Syria, this incident occurred during a break-in march by three T-72 tanks in southern Lebanon shortly before the Israeli aggression against this countries (operation "Peace of Halle").
    Subsequently, when comparing photographs to identify the tanks with which the collision occurred, the American M1 "Abrams" was identified in it, to the surprise of many.
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 7 November 2012 20: 47
      And how does the T90 surpass the Ukrainian T-80 from where such data
    2. xzWhiteWolf
      xzWhiteWolf 3 December 2012 10: 42
      Why are you so smart? Oh, sorry .. I have not read your nickname ..
      Well, if you don’t know that we and NOW have a whole bunch of military advisers in dozens of countries ... And you know .. After all, nobody knows their names ..) And they write an article, no one will believe in the same way and you. If only because they OFFICIALLY were not there. Therefore, in your case - I think to cry.
      The T-72 cannon crumbles Abrams just like any other.
      At the moment, with our grenade launchers, it is not difficult to pierce the Abrams anywhere, with active and passive armor. All this is the "praise" of the Americans about their invincibility .. But for some reason, the same Americans like to fight with the AK-47, not the M4. The Americans are officially armed with our planes, helicopters ... albeit in several quantities. But their pilots are delighted. For the cars were created for war, and not showing in the Senate, to give even more money for weapons.
  8. Slevinst
    Slevinst 6 November 2012 11: 22
    rather, the armata would appear, t90 all the same how not to twist outdated
    1. L. konstantin
      L. konstantin 6 November 2012 23: 31
      if you compare with what they are driving now t 90. just a fairy tale!