Like other vehicles of this class, the T-90A tank is designed to combat armored vehicles and enemy fortifications when interacting with infantry and other military branches. As an option to upgrade the base T-90, the T-90A continues to develop the basic ideas laid down in the projects of the T-72 family. Through the use of a set of new equipment, it was possible to significantly increase the characteristics and overall combat effectiveness of the machine. At the same time, the T-90A is not the last representative of its family. Further development tanks The family continued, resulting in the emergence of several new projects.
The tank T-90А is equipped with differentiated anti-shell armor. The frontal projection of the machine is protected by combined armored obstacles on the basis of armor steel. An additional means of countering attacks are dynamic protection blocks on the front hull plate and the turret. Protection of the armored vehicle is also provided by the “Blind-1” opto-electronic countermeasures complex. This system disrupts enemy attacks with infrared spotlights and smoke grenade launchers.
The basic one weapons The tank is a smooth-bore gun-launcher 2A46M caliber 125 mm. The gun is associated with an automatic loader and can use various types of ammunition. The tank ammunition includes armored-piercing and high-explosive fragmentation shells of various types, as well as Invar guided missiles of the Reflex complex.
On one installation with a tool mounted twin machine gun PKTM. Also, for the attack of various light-protected targets, an anti-aircraft machine-gun unit with a large-caliber NSVT or Kord can be used. This device is located above the commander's hatch.
The T-90A tank is equipped with a 1-42 type fire control system. The system includes the 1-46 sight, the commander T01-K04 sighting and observation instrument, the 1-43 information system, the laser range finder and a number of other systems. All of this equipment, as well as a two-plane weapon stabilizer, allow you to determine the target’s location and distance, calculate the required shooting parameters and launch an attack using unguided and guided weapons.
The tank is equipped with a multi-fuel engine B-92C2 with power 1000 hp. With a combat mass at the level of 46,5 T, this power plant allows it to reach speeds up to 60 km / h on the highway. The average speed on a dirt road is within 35-40 km / h.
It is known about the existence of two variants of the T-XNUMHA tanks. The 90 and 2004 modifications have some differences in the sighting equipment. In this case, both cars were built in series and delivered to the troops. According to reports, the release of T-2006 tanks of the 90 modification of the year was only 2004 units, while the tanks of the 32 version of the year were built in the amount of several hundred.
The T-90 tanks, including the “A” modification, due to the relatively large number are present in various ground forces formations. A certain amount of such equipment is also present in the Southern Military District. In early October, one of the main T-90A tanks from the Southern Military District took part in the exhibition “Innovation Day” in Rostov-on-Don.
Photos from the information stand. According to tank crews, the previously presented armored vehicle had just such a coloring.