T-90M “Breakthrough”: how the legendary Russian tank is assembled

T-90M “Breakthrough”: how the legendary Russian tank is assembled

The Russian tank T-90M “Breakthrough” became a real discovery during the SVO and, one might say, has already earned the title of “legend”. Our combat vehicle is superior in many respects to Western models of equipment transferred to Kyiv, and has become a real nightmare for the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

However, about the tank Quite a lot has already been said about its outstanding characteristics. But how does the T-90M Proryv assembly process work?

It’s worth starting with the fact that the T-90M, like the T-72, as well as the T-14 Armata, is produced at Uralvagonzavod in Nizhny Tagil. Workshop No. 130, where tanks are assembled, is the largest in Russia.

More than a thousand people work at the assembly site. At the same time, today work here is in full swing in three shifts, seven days a week, without breaks or weekends.

The most popular tank that Uralvagonzavod produces today is the T-90M.

It is worth noting that the company produces most of the components necessary to create the Proryv, including all transmission elements and electrical wiring.

The production itself starts in the foundry, where parts of the armored hull are cast.

Then the actual assembly begins. The tank hulls are assembled on a conveyor belt, while the turrets are moved from stand to stand. This is due to the fact that this element of the tank has more systems and settings.

Both processes run parallel to each other.

When the hull and turret are assembled, they are joined. At the factory, this process is called “sketching the turret onto the body,” while journalists called this process “wedding.”

After completing the above-mentioned process, the electricians begin their work.

Unlike the T-72, the Proryv uses advanced, modern electronic components. In particular, the tank is equipped with an on-board computer, which independently gives the command to shoot heat traps if the combat vehicle is attacked by an anti-tank system or other weapons.

As one of the plant’s electricians said, he happened to be repairing a tank that was hit by 6 shots from a Javelin ATGM. At the same time, the tank’s protection system successfully repelled 5 of them.

Finally, at the last stage, the tracks are checked and the combat vehicle is put on tracks.

At this point, the assembly is completed and the machine is sent for testing.

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  1. +2
    April 11 2024 11: 44
    I thought it would be something like this))))

  2. fiv
    April 11 2024 11: 49
    The T-90M is an excellent tank, there are no words. And Russian tank crews made him a legend
  3. 0
    April 11 2024 11: 50
    Can anyone explain with what T-90 system the Javelin’s attacks were repelled?
    1. +1
      April 11 2024 16: 06
      Most likely the Arena-M active protection complex. Includes radar and destruction system. Previously, it seems that the Afghanit system was installed, but I might be wrong.
      1. 0
        April 12 2024 22: 14
        KAZ arena M does not work in the upper hemisphere of the tank, which is hit by a javelin.
        1. +1
          April 12 2024 22: 42
          “The Arena-M complex is capable of repelling attacks not only from ATGMs such as Javelin and Spike, but also, importantly, from depleted uranium ammunition, which, judging by the latest data, the West is going to supply to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.”
          So as not to discuss for a long time. Information in bulk. The Internet can help you.
  4. +1
    April 11 2024 11: 58
    The production itself starts in the foundry, where parts of the armored hull are cast.

    Did the author mean the crankcases of the tension mechanisms and side boxes?
    And then, in fact, the hulls are welded, and today the towers are too.
  5. +2
    April 11 2024 17: 32
    Why is it more “legendary” than the 72, especially the T-72B3? Or the 80s?