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"White Eagle": modernization of the tank T-72B

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Along with the development of new types of military equipment, modernization of the old is usually carried out. Using the modernization potential of a particular military equipment, designers create a large number of updated combat vehicles that differ from each other in equipment composition, design, etc. Last year, at the exhibition "Technologies in Mechanical Engineering-2012", the next version of the main combat update was shown tank T-72B. In accordance with the proposed project, the armored car was to receive a set of new equipment, which positively influenced its characteristics.




The existence of a new modernization project with respect to the old T-72B tank became known several days before the opening of the exhibition. The battle machine with an unusual coloring got into the lenses of the photojournalists: unlike the rest of the equipment, demonstrated at the 2012 Technology Engineering Showroom, the updated tank was painted white. Because of this feature, as well as by analogy with a promising tank of past years, the car was called the “White Eagle”. At the same time, the real name of the modernization project remained unknown. According to some sources, the conventional index T-72BM1, not fixed by any official documents, is used to designate a new tank.

Until a certain time, the project developers remained unknown, but soon information appeared on this account. As the Chief Editor of the Arsenal of the Fatherland Magazine V. Murakhovsky reported, the project was developed on its own initiative at Spetsremont OJSC, which is a structural subdivision of Oboronservis. Most of the design work and the preparation of the prototype were carried out at the 61-m armored repair plant in St. Petersburg. From this it was concluded that Russian tank-repair enterprises began to master the modernization of armored vehicles and, possibly, intend to continue to enter with proposals to the international tank market.

As far as is known, in the course of the modernization with the provisional name “White Eagle”, only some elements of the electronic equipment of the combat vehicle were updated. The tank received a Falcon Eye / Falcon Eye sight, produced by the Belarusian company Peleng. According to available data, only the thermal imaging module of this sight, which uses a third-generation camera, is installed on the tank. The type and manufacturer of the basic elements of thermal imaging equipment were not named. An interesting feature of this night sight is the relative ease of installation. Due to the existing design, the unit placed on the surface of the tower can be installed in almost any place.

The gunner of the updated tank has a new sight of the Pine-U model. A multichannel sight with a thermal imaging channel was also created at the Peleng enterprise. In addition, in Belarus, we designed and manufactured another device from the fire control system - a digital ballistic computer. In the fire control system of the tank "White Eagle" was introduced automatic target tracking. The device, developed by an unnamed Russian organization, has two channels (for the tank commander and the gunner) and allows, without crew participation, to automatically follow the chosen target, not paying attention to its maneuvers.

Updated workplace mechanic-driver. He has several devices to monitor the condition of the chassis. In addition, if necessary, the driver can use a special monitor, which receives a signal from the rear view camera. The camera itself in a protective casing is located at the stern of the tank, between the brackets to install additional fuel tanks.

Armament of the tank, as follows from the available materials, remains the same. "Main caliber" - smooth-bore gun launcher caliber 125 millimeters, belonging to the family 2A46. Additional armament consists of an 7,62-millimeter machine coupled to the gun and mounted on the roof of a turret of an anti-aircraft heavy machine gun. On the side surfaces of the tower smoke grenade launchers are preserved. The design of the hull and turret, as well as the tank defense system with the conventional name "White Eagle" also did not undergo any changes. The front honors of the hull and turret with separate elements of the combined armor are covered with blocks of the dynamic protection system. Chassis and power plant remained the same.

Shortly after the first reports about the existence of a new modernization of the T-72B tank, some details of the project appeared in the media. In particular, it was claimed that the main purpose of updating this tank was export deliveries. Probably, the comparative simplicity of modernization is connected with this, in which only a few elements of the sighting system were replaced, and the automatic target tracking machine was used. And yet, judging by the absence of other reports, the White Eagle tank failed to attract potential customers. Even a year after the end of the exhibition “Technologies in Mechanical Engineering-2012”, there is no information about the future supply of such tanks or upgrades of those already built to the corresponding state. Probably, the proposed path of modernization turned out to be uninteresting for countries operating T-72B tanks.







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  1. Ivan79
    Ivan79 23 July 2013 08: 18 New
    +9
    Unusual - all white is like that. Handsome in a word, an eagle!
    1. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 23 July 2013 12: 06 New
      +7
      It’s beautiful, but it’s on the asphalt, and it’ll leave in the field, but in the rain it will immediately disguise itself laughing
    2. Dinver
      Dinver 23 July 2013 14: 52 New
      17
      The Syrian experience was not adopted by anyone, the weaknesses are the same ... The Syrians cover these places with reinforcement and sandbags or stones, they weld boards on the sides, the location of the triplex is also too open. It would be necessary to send engineers to Syria.
      1. RUS-36
        RUS-36 23 July 2013 16: 47 New
        15
        The mounting of the side armor remained in the form of "door hinges", which, according to the Syrians, fly off after the first hit ...

        Why do they need the experience of others, they are paid salaries anyway, life goes on, the bank card is replenished in a timely mannerand what do you say about the combat experience in Syria, they don’t care about that .. They’re not doing anything new, the salary is on, but here we have to work ... yes, you soldier
        1. Dinver
          Dinver 23 July 2013 17: 47 New
          11
          There was a video (from 90's), a tanker in Chechnya talks about combat use and shortcomings of the T-72 shows some bumps of the Ministry of Defense, after a “tsat” I see a new T-90 (in almost all versions) with the same jambs .. After this, I want to take the engineers and managers responsible for this, or at least shoot them, to tear their hands off ...
          1. Misantrop
            Misantrop 23 July 2013 18: 01 New
            10
            Quote: Dinver
            I want to take the hands of the engineers and managers responsible for this, well, or at least shoot ...
            To the engineers? Not for those who form an ORDER for them and voice a set of requirements (CATEGORICAL)? Engineers do what they ORDERED. Moreover, now that the KB has almost no free funds ... request
          2. dustycat
            dustycat 24 July 2013 20: 03 New
            0
            Quote: Dinver
            After this, I want to take the hands of engineers to tear

            cyclists.

            Do you know what phrase is most often heard by an engineer offering to take into account the experience of the Chechen and Syria from "effective managers"?

            "DON'T MULTIPLE!"
      2. Revolver
        Revolver 23 July 2013 18: 48 New
        +3
        Quote: Dinver
        It would be necessary to send engineers to Syria.

        Why not shoot right away? bully
        It would be nice to bring a couple of wrecked tanks from Syria, to study in detail, at the same time to repair and crush the bandits back.
        1. Blackgrifon
          Blackgrifon 23 July 2013 22: 24 New
          +2
          Quote: Nagan
          it would not be bad to bring a couple of broken tanks from Syria, to study in detail,


          But why take it to study - as if we didn’t have our experienced officers left (although we had reduced it a little) or lost a little BM in the Caucasus?
          And the old T-62/72 can also be sent to the Syrians - fortunately, the enemy does not have his own BM, and there are not many experienced crews.
          1. Misantrop
            Misantrop 24 July 2013 10: 06 New
            0
            Quote: Blackgrifon
            And why bring it to study - as if we had no experienced officers left
            To exclude the “validator effect”. For example - a tank smashed by a direct hit. And the cause could easily be a broken stud in the transmission and loss of mobility. Or another similar trifle
            1. Bad_gr
              Bad_gr 25 July 2013 18: 45 New
              0
              smile I am probably the most vigilant.
              In the 5th picture, what is this (under the panoramic instrument of the commander)?
      3. Roman_999
        Roman_999 4 August 2013 20: 52 New
        0
        It would be necessary to send engineers to Syria ...


        And I’m saying about this, it’s not just necessary, but NECESSARY to send. It actually undergoes combat testing, in real time in the conditions of our southern latitudes, I mean the countries that were the USSR. It is necessary to learn lessons and help with the repair and refinement of equipment. Who if not We and when if not now?
  2. Alekseev
    Alekseev 23 July 2013 08: 22 New
    +3
    Then the trouble, since the pie starts to stitch the boots ...
    Let the rem. plant repairs, and in order to develop modernization projects there are design bureaus and manufacturers.
    1. papik09
      papik09 24 July 2013 04: 24 New
      +1
      "Then the trouble is, since the pie is starting to stitch the boots, and the shoemaker will start to tart the pies"
      The British also have a saying. It sounds like this: "The donkey before car". The literal translation of which is a donkey in front of a carriage wassat
      That is, you are 100% right. Everyone must do their job.
  3. Prapor Afonya
    Prapor Afonya 23 July 2013 08: 57 New
    0
    In my opinion, the rear view camera on the tank is not relevant, especially at the training ground, along the tower in the mud!
    1. dustycat
      dustycat 23 July 2013 19: 35 New
      +7
      Quote: Prapor Afonya
      In my opinion, the rear view camera on the tank is not relevant, especially at the training ground, along the tower in the mud!

      And you try in your foreign car to hang all the windows tightly with cardboard, leave a 2 cm wide slit on the windshield and try to drive backwards around your yard yourself.
      And then you will understand that the tank just needs a video review system advertised on the latest foreign cars (Around View Monitor (AVM) Nissan Qashqai).

      By the way. Somehow it seems to me that the “modernizers” did not soar for a long time, the industrial thermal imager banged a box for him to stick to the stern of the tank.
      And the tank is painted white so that it can be seen as best as possible that it is "modernized" to it.
  4. Mhpv
    Mhpv 23 July 2013 09: 07 New
    +1
    This beauty could even look into the tower from the pedestal.
    As a layman, I’ll tell you also the internal content is impressive - everything is crammed with electronics, but there will be little chance of scratching oneself, as in the F-1 car.
    The main thing is that it is functional and relevant. hi
    1. Jin
      Jin 23 July 2013 11: 06 New
      +1
      Quote: mhpv
      but there will be little chance of scratching oneself, as in the F-1 car.


      Well, I don’t know how much less space there will be, but in the tank, you’re right, and you won’t turn around.
      1. dustycat
        dustycat 23 July 2013 19: 38 New
        0
        Quote: Jin
        Quote: mhpv
        but there will be little chance of scratching oneself, as in the F-1 car.


        Well, I don’t know how much less space there will be, but in the tank, you’re right, and you won’t turn around.

        The main thing is that all this beauty should not cling to the jumpsuit and protruding parts of the crew’s organisms during the evolution of the tank.
  5. Leisure
    Leisure 23 July 2013 09: 17 New
    +9
    DZ on board again on the "cardboard" holds. Everything will fall away like the Syrian T-72. All modernization is the installation of a pair of devices and a bracket.
    1. Tuzik
      Tuzik 23 July 2013 09: 30 New
      +4
      the last 2 photos have already disappeared
    2. Hemi cuda
      Hemi cuda 23 July 2013 12: 02 New
      +6
      At least the experience of the Syrian army was studied before modernization.
      1. Bad_gr
        Bad_gr 23 July 2013 12: 48 New
        +2
        Quote: Hemi Cuda
        At least the experience of the Syrian army was studied before modernization.

        We and our experience are above the roof. Only the 2nd Chechen companies are worth what. And since the Syrians are fighting with tanks, there’s nothing to be learned: they ride around the city until someone lands an RPG. The question is, where is the infantry that should cover the tanks?
        1. smirnov
          smirnov 23 July 2013 20: 44 New
          +1
          If you are on the photo, then these two tanks just supported the infantry during the clearing of the quarter near the highway. And by the way, one of them got hit by an RPG, when a member of the crew was evacuated, he was killed by a sniper ... Here's the video: http://youtu.be / xxwnfH4FWNs
          1. Bad_gr
            Bad_gr 24 July 2013 00: 08 New
            +1
            Quote: smirnov
            If you are on the photo, then these two tanks supported the infantry during the sweep of the block near the highway.

            I generally talk about how tanks fight in Syria.
            There was a video here:
            two Syrian tanks at a position on the edge of the city. They stand with open hatches, drum motors, sometimes tossing towers. A man comes out of the entrance of the house, approaches the tank and tries to get into the open hatch with a grenade. From the first time did not hit. From the third hit, the tank burned down. Is there anything to learn about tank designers?

            And just above they already answered, the tank equipment is ordered by the Moscow Region. What was ordered, the factory did. The maximum configuration of the tank (what the plant offers) can be seen at exhibitions where T-90ms is demonstrated. On it are reservations in the right places, and a remotely controlled combat module, and four all-round cameras, etc. etc.
            1. Artyom
              Artyom 24 July 2013 00: 57 New
              +2
              look at the latest videos, there are now behind them BMP2 covers them from running out of the entrance soldier
  6. Aleks tv
    Aleks tv 23 July 2013 09: 45 New
    11
    A thermal imager to the gunner, a stabilized panoramic view to the commander, all-round protection, remote control of the Cliff - these are the necessary directions for the modernization of our turtle.

    We have been talking about this for 20 years between colleagues ................

    Have you installed a thermal imager? Well, great, but it's some kind of nonsense, not a sight.
    Where is the rest? They put a rear view camera ...
    TKN-3 tankers will soon be heading for developers of upgrades.

    T-72B will still make a rustle if it is LETTERLY provided. Super reliable car.
  7. rudolff
    rudolff 23 July 2013 09: 57 New
    +2
    Well, why not? After kapitalki, minor instrument modernization is quite capable of any tank repair enterprise. Installing the rear camera, a trifle of course, but nice. An additional review of the rear hemisphere will never be superfluous. And negotiations are underway on the Bearing, they want to buy the enterprise from Belarusians.
    1. dustycat
      dustycat 23 July 2013 19: 46 New
      +1
      Did they screw the TKP-035 to the stern there? Year of release that way 1972?
      Or stupidly crafted a casing for the cheapest thermal imager for housing and communal services that they could buy?
      And it was possible to screw a modern Chinese spy camera into the hole drilled in the aft sheet. The Chinese will do just that with the T55 clone.
  8. Jedi
    Jedi 23 July 2013 10: 01 New
    +9
    the old bucket was painted white and was called the "white eagle." Now they will carry and praise him for a couple of years at salons and exhibitions ... and then they will invent a new paint ...
    1. Hariva
      Hariva 23 July 2013 10: 31 New
      +6
      I wonder where this miracle is being prepared? Could Greenland be occupied?
      1. dustycat
        dustycat 23 July 2013 19: 49 New
        0
        Quote: Jedi
        the old bucket was painted white and was called the "white eagle." Now they will carry and praise him for a couple of years at salons and exhibitions ... and then they will invent a new paint ...

        Quote: Hariva
        I wonder where this miracle is being prepared? Could Greenland be occupied?

        The tank was painted white obviously so that it was better to see what was new to the old stroller screwed.
        Everything "newly modernized" is very different from white.
  9. vietnam7
    vietnam7 23 July 2013 10: 06 New
    +9
    In 99, in Dagestan, a column of seventy-two for five kilometers along the pillars of dust was visible. When they came, the blocks dz looked one whole because of a layer of dust. they wouldn’t find a camera there at all. Black eagle, white eagle, the next one, what will it be? Armature in the studio.
  10. Yankuz
    Yankuz 23 July 2013 11: 53 New
    +3
    Some vinaigrette. No technical aesthetics!
  11. Fuck_usa
    Fuck_usa 23 July 2013 11: 55 New
    0
    White with a small red cross, direct ambulance))))
  12. awerkiev
    awerkiev 23 July 2013 14: 01 New
    0
    White tailcoat to his face wink very very handsome! I would like to see his photo shoot in the snow
    1. AVV
      AVV 24 July 2013 00: 00 New
      0
      And in the swamp how will it look ???
  13. Prohor
    Prohor 23 July 2013 14: 06 New
    +6
    Not in the first or in the second issue of the journal "Technique - Youth" for 1982 in the final article of the cycle "Our Tank Museum" were described the four newest then tanks - T-72, M60A2, "Chieftain" and "Leopard-1 "
    31 years have passed, the then Western "newcomers" have long been retired. 72 is a great car, but stop upgrading it, coven, its time has passed!
    1. svp67
      svp67 24 July 2013 11: 02 New
      +1
      Quote: Prokhor
      31 years have passed, the then Western "newcomers" have long been retired. 72 is a great car, but stop upgrading it, coven, its time has passed!
      It depends on where. There are still many places on the world map where the T34 still does not look bad ...
      1. Prohor
        Prohor 24 July 2013 11: 31 New
        0
        The cudgel in the dark gateway is also deadly! But it cannot be the main weapon of the RF Armed Forces, right?
        1. svp67
          svp67 24 July 2013 11: 34 New
          +1
          Quote: Prokhor
          But it cannot be the main weapon of the RF Armed Forces, right?

          Not so, the "club of the people's war" has repeatedly saved Russia
  14. asadov
    asadov 23 July 2013 16: 34 New
    0
    however, when we create something new and don’t add new bows to the “old people”?
  15. xomaNN
    xomaNN 23 July 2013 18: 14 New
    +1
    A marketing move with an abnormal white color was not bad, but it didn’t work :))
  16. DZ_98_B
    DZ_98_B 23 July 2013 18: 30 New
    0
    hodovka observation devices ... and a rear-view camera .... are especially pleased ... we take an UAZ ... We paint in white. We put camcorders with a view of the wheels !!! And a reverse camera ... We say what it is. Gelenvagen, delirium tremens !!! and wait for the turn of buyers !!!
  17. fero
    fero 23 July 2013 18: 54 New
    +1
    I’m embarrassed to ask what kind of red cross is in the center of the frontal projection? .. GOST center mark or a place to aim? lol
    White color categorically does not go.
  18. Radoslav
    Radoslav 23 July 2013 18: 59 New
    -1
    Handsome man! Will do five merkas at a time. After all, we can when we want.
    1. soldier's grandson
      soldier's grandson 23 July 2013 19: 46 New
      0
      what can we do? paint white?
      1. papik09
        papik09 24 July 2013 04: 46 New
        +1
        "What can we do? White color?"
        DO NOT LIKE WHITE - LET'S LIKE YELLOW laughing
        1. Bad_gr
          Bad_gr 24 July 2013 10: 26 New
          +3
          Quote: papik09
          "What can we do? White color?"
          DO NOT LIKE WHITE - LET'S LIKE YELLOW




          1. svp67
            svp67 24 July 2013 10: 33 New
            +1
            Quote: Bad_gr
            DO NOT LIKE WHITE - LET'S

            We will not leave WHITE, it only remains to put on it two letters of blue color "MS" and you can go anywhere in the world ... soldier
  19. 2я19
    2я19 23 July 2013 20: 18 New
    +3
    Does anyone remember when our engineers last visited their products during their actual use? This is where the “white” products come from. No color, no taste, no smell. Gadget knitting is very good, but not enough ...
  20. Alexander D.
    Alexander D. 23 July 2013 21: 39 New
    0
    This is not a modernization project - it is a demonstration of Peleng's achievements in the field of optics and OMS development. And nothing else.
  21. Genady1976
    Genady1976 23 July 2013 23: 16 New
    0
    our tanks are the coolest
  22. svp67
    svp67 24 July 2013 10: 37 New
    0
    Seriously, "this repair plant" has always been distinguished from its counterparts in high quality work. As I understand it, today he sheltered a certain group of engineers from a closed tank factory. I just don’t like how they solved the issue of protection - again these "boxes", whether they still have a lot of them in the warehouse, or decided to save, but this is not the same level ... And so, the car deserves attention.
    1. Bad_gr
      Bad_gr 24 July 2013 11: 26 New
      0
      Quote: svp67
      I just don’t like how they solved the issue of protection

      And in my opinion, they did not do defense at all, only the tank filling.
      1. svp67
        svp67 24 July 2013 11: 43 New
        0
        Quote: Bad_gr
        And in my opinion, they did not do defense at all, only the tank filling.
        Judging by how the boxes are installed, they tried, since the scheme is slightly different from that used on the first T72B
        1. Kars
          Kars 24 July 2013 11: 55 New
          +1
          Quote: svp67
          Judging by how the boxes are installed

          It’s hard to judge by boxes, they are installed as anyone wants, I have a photo somewhere, as they were put in three layers.
          1. svp67
            svp67 24 July 2013 11: 59 New
            0
            Quote: Kars
            It’s hard to judge by boxes, they are installed as anyone wants, I have a photo somewhere, as they were put in three layers.
            Well done ... wink . Here you are wrong, the boxes are installed according to the drawings. In general, they are no longer yesterday, but the pose-the day before yesterday. Now the modules are "fashionable", and they need to be installed on all samples of modernized equipment, otherwise it is not "fashionable" ... laughing
            1. Kars
              Kars 24 July 2013 12: 27 New
              +2
              Quote: svp67
              Here you are wrong, the installation of boxes is made according to the drawings

              MUST be installed according to the drawings. But in the field, and at the tank repair plants, especially when the USSR was gone, I think there is no such harsh standardization. And DZ boxes are the easiest to hang out with.


              By the way, do you accidentally unmask an interesting T-62 photo just not from Google? Would it be nice to have someone from your Arab comrades?
              1. svp67
                svp67 24 July 2013 12: 31 New
                0
                There are definitely no Arab comrades. and the photo is very similar to Т62М1, which, incidentally, were produced at the same Leningrad tank repair station, I had several of these in battles in Primorye ...
                1. Kars
                  Kars 24 July 2013 13: 29 New
                  +1
                  Quote: svp67
                  and the photo is very similar to T62M1

                  Which in the background? I don’t want with Ilyich’s eyebrows. Although they are not interesting, and you can try Afghanistan. But I need a couple for Centurion.

                  And the photo itself about the arrangement of the boxes, I personally do not know what such an installation system was officially called a wedge. And somewhere in my rubble I lost a photo where it was installed in three layers of dz, namely, one on one.
  23. Gorchilin
    Gorchilin 26 July 2013 13: 33 New
    -2
    Some teach life to nothing. The tank is defenseless, open-type ZPU. In the city and in the mountains, bullet in the roof, do not be afraid!
    1. Crang
      Crang 28 July 2013 22: 37 New
      0
      This is the latest model man. With a completely new SLA.
      1. Gorchilin
        Gorchilin 30 July 2013 12: 05 New
        -1
        Well, understandably, they are trying to make the tank NOT WELL THAT T-64B of 1976 (production was discontinued in 1985). The same T-72 didn’t have ANY version of ANSI, now it’s been installed. The tank has become not so oblique, then joy!

        To make it clear what the "newest" SUO-leklerk can knock out two platoons of our tanks in a minute. That is, not just a bullet, but a hit.
  24. gallville
    gallville 31 July 2013 16: 31 New
    0
    Quote: Gorchilin
    Well, understandably, they are trying to make the tank NOT WELL THAT T-64B of 1976 (production was discontinued in 1985).

    What do you want? The T-72 was developed as a mobilization tank - it was the lack of expensive instruments and assemblies that was its advantage.
    Quote: Gorchilin
    The same T-72 didn’t have ANY version of ANSI, now it’s been installed.

    The age of nanotechnology, as it were.
    Quote: Gorchilin
    To make it clear what the "newest" SUO-leklerk can knock out two platoons of our tanks in a minute.

    That would be clear. In a modern combined arms battle with a tank to meet another tank, the chances tend to zero. This was the result of the development of artillery and the cheapening of aircraft with a simultaneous increase in their firepower.
    That is why, first of all, on modern tanks, means of protection against portable anti-tank weapons are being strengthened and means of detecting infantry are being developed.
    1. Gorchilin
      Gorchilin 31 July 2013 16: 43 New
      -1
      "In a modern combined arms battle with a tank to meet another tank, the chances tend to zero" - a lie.

      The whole look of modern tanks is designed for duel duels. Therefore, they have extremely specific weapons that are not very suitable for other purposes. Grenade launchers and bunkers can be fired with anything, up to three inches. But the heavy-duty smoothbore gun, it is optimal for BOPS.

      At the expense of the possibility of meeting, how do you like Prokhorovka?

      If it’s not clear, I’ll explain. Tanks are the most mobile part of the ground forces. This is exactly the tool that breaks the defense, and after it is cut.

      Accordingly, the enemy understands this. He will caulk the most critical breakthroughs with tanks. They are specially placed in the second echelon, this is called "cementing" the defense.

      That is, in the most critical battles, tanks will certainly converge with tanks. If not Prokhorovka, then the Korsun-Shevchenkovsky boiler. Thanks to German tanks, half of the Germans were able to escape. Here is another major tank battle of great strategic importance.

      In modern conditions, massive tank battles are unlikely, but during local conflicts ALL parties actively use tanks. Often the weak side is building mobile defense precisely with their use.
  25. gallville
    gallville 31 July 2013 19: 49 New
    +1
    Quote: Gorchilin
    You can shoot bunkers with anything, up to three inches

    What are bunkers and bunkers and from which they are built in Google poorly read? Not every tank will take their campaign. In addition, this is your "anything" should also have mobility and security. Although in World War II, small-caliber artillery was sometimes used to storm the same buildings. Why do you think it was replaced by a tank?))
    Quote: Gorchilin
    How do you like Prokhorovka?

    Did you watch the Prokhorovka date?
    Quote: Gorchilin
    but during local conflicts, ALL parties actively use tanks.

    In the initial stages. In the future, this is the priority of the side having air and artillery superiority.
    Quote: Gorchilin
    Often the weak side is building mobile defense precisely with their use.

    And it has a result like in Iraq.
    Quote: Gorchilin
    t. He will caulk the most critical breakthroughs precisely with tanks. They are specially placed in the second echelon, this is called "cementing" the defense.

    It seems to me that you are confusing the separation of defense, counterattack and the introduction of reserves into battle.
    Let me explain.
    At present, combined arms combat is conducted somewhat differently than in the Second World War.
    1. After artillery preparation in case of layered defense of the enemy (and it is reconnaissance and forces are recognized) a fire shaft is created (the gradual transfer of fire deep into the territory) there, on the second echelon, as if creating a wall.
    2. Attack aircraft are constantly present over the battlefield. Why yes, because before the offensive, the enemy’s main air defense assets are identified and destroyed / suppressed (by the same aircraft and artillery). By the way, as well as buried BM in positions. This item also speaks of achieving superiority in the air before the start of a ground operation.
    3. Based on the structure of modern units, it is enough to understand that the brigade / regiment commander is easier and faster, which is not unimportant, give a command of a MLRS or 152mm or request help from the attached helicopter squadron. Rather than throw their tanks past the first echelon of the enemy against the counter-attacking tanks of the latter.
    In turn, it is also more logical for the enemy to request artillery support or aviation from a superior officer. Since it will be much faster than moving a tank company / battalion.

    Above, the funds indicated by me were absent from the commanders of brigades and regiments of the SA in World War II due to technological progress. I am silent about the appearance of helicopters and supersonic aircraft.
    And this is very briefly about the essence of why modern tanks have very little chance of meeting each other.