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Nizhny Tagil modernization of the T-72 defeats the "alien" from South Africa in Algeria

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Nizhny Tagil modernization of the T-72 defeats the "alien" from South Africa in Algeria

Algerian T-72М1



Algerian army exploits more than three hundred tanks T-72. During their service in the desert, they showed themselves to be exceptionally reliable combat vehicles. But already in the beginning of the 90s it became clear that the “seventy-two” are seriously inferior in terms of the characteristics of sights and night-vision devices. Therefore, it was decided to modernize the T-72 fleet.

Algerians received several proposals from various countries, among those who wanted to improve the characteristics of Nizhny Tagil machines were specialists from South Africa.

It should be noted that as early as in 90, the Yuarians tried, as they say, to “bite off” the giant pie of modernization of the former Soviet armored vehicles. They offered everyone to bring their T-72 to the "Tiger" version. In it, above all, the characteristics of the fire control system were improved. But then "Tiger" and no one was interested. So engineers from the south of Africa decided to try to enter the same river a second time. Moreover, South Africa and Algeria have extensive experience in military cooperation. In particular, in the modernization of the Soviet combat helicopters Mi-24 and in the sale of some samples of armored vehicles.

The new version of the tank, which received the designation T-72 FDS (fiire control system upgrade), had a very unusual appearance, which is why some experts called it an "alien."



T-72 FDS


As the name implies, it, above all, has been improved fire control system. It consists of a stabilized sight with day and night (thermal) video channels for the gunner, stabilized, having also day and night channels, the sight of the commander, a ballistic fire control computer.

There were also various sensors, including global positioning systems (GPS).

The tank was intensively tested on the testing grounds of the Algerian army and, it seems, even showed high performance in hitting targets, but did not get into service. The sights themselves were painfully badly protected.


On trial


In the end, Algeria decided to upgrade its tank fleet with the help of specialists from Nizhny Tagil. The upgraded T-72М1 received the multichannel Sosna-U sight with a thermal imager and automatic target tracking, the sight of the commander TKN-4, a remote-controlled anti-aircraft machine gun. Plus, new communication facilities, elements of the Blind optical-electronic suppression system and air conditioning. As has been repeatedly noted, the modernized Algerian T-72 in most characteristics is superior to the T-72B3 of the Russian army.


Algerian T-72М1 modernized by specialists from Nizhny Tagil


True, some people are puzzled by the reluctance of the Algerian side to install dynamic protection, but there is an assumption that they simply did not want to make the tank heavier, the engine of which has to operate in conditions of extreme heat.

As for the Yuarov citizens, having stumbled on Algeria, they nevertheless did not abandon an attempt to sell their alien to someone.
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  1. zambo
    zambo 16 May 2013 10: 07
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    True, some people are puzzled by the reluctance of the Algerian side to install dynamic protection, but there is an assumption that they simply did not want to make the tank heavier, the engine of which has to operate in conditions of extreme heat.


    In the case of real hostilities, Algerians will bite their elbows, which did not deliver dynamic protection on time.
    1. skeptic
      skeptic 16 May 2013 10: 17
      +5
      Quote: zamboy
      In the case of real hostilities, Algerians will bite their elbows, which did not deliver dynamic protection on time.


      And the foreign media will again begin to shout that the Russian tanks suck, for protection. No one will remember that the Algerians themselves have come to their senses. Miser pays twice.
      1. Romn
        Romn 16 May 2013 10: 19
        +2
        This is another proof that people learn only from their mistakes, the avaricious pays twice, they upgrade the tank, but not to upgrade.
      2. bask
        bask 16 May 2013 10: 38
        +5
        The modernized Algerian T-72 surpasses the T-72B3 of the Russian army in most characteristics.

        Here on .. such a thing to do. As its so cheaper. How to export the Papuans is the best.
        1. astra
          astra 16 May 2013 11: 44
          +2
          As has been repeatedly noted, the modernized Algerian T-72 surpasses the T-72B3 of the Russian army in most characteristics.

          Quote: bask
          Here on .. such a thing to do. As its so cheaper. How to export the Papuans is the best.

          Right. Why do we have such a one-sided approach, for its more expensive and truncated version, export is the best and cheaper. First of all, you need to think about your army.
        2. Volkh
          Volkh 16 May 2013 13: 25
          0
          Quote: bask
          Here on .. such a thing to do. As its so cheaper. How to export the Papuans is the best.

          The upgrade was made later than delivery, so say it in vain.
      3. Larus
        Larus 16 May 2013 10: 53
        0
        And here the next trolls will praise the abrams, who, by and large, was not in the battles.
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    3. Greyfox
      Greyfox 16 May 2013 10: 26
      +7
      The impression is that the Algerians do not watch TV. The Syrians have also "budgetary" modernized their T-72s, saving on DZ. There is a great saying about this:"If you save money, you will go broke on glasses."
  2. afire
    afire 16 May 2013 10: 08
    +2
    It’s immediately obvious who knows how to think, who really wants to make our technology more perfect and huckster, who quickly decided to cut the dough. Tagiiill)
    1. aksakal
      aksakal 16 May 2013 10: 32
      +2
      Quote: afire
      Tagiiill)

      - ruliiiit !!!!! laughing
  3. Scandinavian
    Scandinavian 16 May 2013 10: 10
    +1
    Ugly ugliness! The hands of the wrong place among the Yuarians grew up. In the first battle, all this bullshit on the tower will be ripped off !!!
    The tank is absolutely not ready for urban battle conditions!
  4. Canep
    Canep 16 May 2013 10: 10
    +1
    The South African version is some kind of monster, with such dimensions it should see targets on the night side of the moon. The sniper doesn’t even break these gadgets, incapacitating the tank.
    1. bask
      bask 16 May 2013 10: 50
      -1
      Quote: Canep
      The AR version is a monster of some kind, with such dimensions it should see targets on the night side of the moon

      South Africa, modernized their ,, Ceturion ,, to the modern MBT ,, Oliphant 1B ,,.
      Jordanians made BMP-T, with a stern entrance.
      This is a technologically advanced country. And they have a lot to learn.
      The guns for the tank ,, Olshifant 1V ,, - 120 mm smooth-bore gun ST9, covered with a heat-insulating cover. BC, stored in the tower niche 16 shots) and in the fighting compartment 6 shots.
  5. Prokop
    Prokop 16 May 2013 10: 19
    0
    All these high-tech body kits that the South Africans mutilated the tank are defenseless even in front of small arms and will stop working in the second second of the battle.
  6. lelyk72
    lelyk72 16 May 2013 10: 28
    +1
    "As has been noted many times, the modernized Algerian T-72 is superior to the T-72B3 of the Russian army in most characteristics."
    In my opinion, this is not accepted in the world - weapons are sold "to the left" in a "stripped down" version, about the attitude to "their" .......
  7. Wolland
    Wolland 16 May 2013 10: 36
    -4
    Russian does, and only then thinks, the Americans have the opposite.
    1. Ezhaak
      Ezhaak 16 May 2013 10: 45
      +1
      Quote: Wolland
      Russian does, and only then thinks, the Americans have the opposite.

      And the same Americans are doing this and the Russians are doing this. Find and read articles about problems in F-22, F-35 / Similarly with other equipment. And our technology was brought to mind in the process of hostilities. Customized to the necessary conditions. This is the norm.
  8. fight
    fight 16 May 2013 10: 39
    +1
    still Russian tanks- BEST TANKS))))))))))))))))))))
  9. Prapor Afonya
    Prapor Afonya 16 May 2013 11: 06
    +1
    PANCAKE! at least one made his own tank, so no, ours are being modernized, it's like painting Repin’s pictures, adding some little pussies is not serious!
  10. Aleks tv
    Aleks tv 16 May 2013 14: 30
    +2
    The Yarovsky alien, to put it mildly, is more like a bullet-box for beautiful shooting at ranges with enthusiastic applause, there he will obviously give good results.
    But in combat conditions ... .. it’s scary to send him into battle somehow, they will really break the bulky and fragile equipment: either the enemy or even his own accidentally.

    One would like to put his wrath-thread in the park and wipe the dust from it with a velvet cloth. lol

    It is strange that obviously a lot of people were thinking about such a modernization. After all, it can only be used in ambush for defense. On the offensive - no. In the city - no.

    Based on experience, even 30mm can not be close to the tank - it is guaranteed to sweep away all sights and zips from the tower, taking the tank out of battle. And then a line from a Kalash or a close rupture of a howitzer HE shell will damage the entire optics of the OMS, and its flimsy “holders”. And this is the most likely option.

    Our modernization is better, it really increases the combat effectiveness of the machine. And in vain they refused DZ.