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T-72B tanks in Syria

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Recently, experts have paid great attention in Syria tanks T-90, which is understandable, since this is their first participation in a full-scale military conflict. Earlier models, such as the T-72B, received less attention. However, these machines make a worthy contribution to the fight against terrorists. Writes about this Messenger of Mordovia.


T-72B tanks in Syria


“Deliveries of T-72B and T-72B1 began in mid-October. Then in one of the southern ports of Russia for the first time were several combat vehicles of this modification. Soon the “Syrian express” delivered them to their destination. The machines immediately entered the units that were active in their actions against the terrorists, ”the article says.



Problems with the development of tanks from the Syrians did not arise, because they are in many ways similar to the T-XNUMHAB, which is in service with government forces.

“The main difference is in more powerful booking and in the possibility of using guided missiles. True, the data that is weapon involved, not yet, ”the author writes.



The advantage in booking was used to the full by the Syrians. "T-72B was used as a kind of" attack leaders. " They, as a rule, went ahead of earlier versions of "seventy-twenty" and such old machines as T-55 and T-62. Despite the constant presence on the point of impact, so far it was possible to do without losses, ”the publication says.



By February, T-72B of sample 1989 g, known as T-72BM, were observed. They are mounted on a more modern dynamic protection of the second generation "Contact-5". The same is installed on T-90 and T-90А. “Therefore, it is not surprising that many were confused, often taking the T-72 as the“ nineties ”. In addition, the armor protection of the hull and turret T-72BM did not differ from the T-90 of model 1992 of the year, ”the author notes.

Photos used:
"Courage2004", twitter.com
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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 18 March 2016 12: 42
    +19
    Armor is good. Are Condors Forgotten? The climate, however.
    1. DIVAN SOLDIER
      DIVAN SOLDIER 18 March 2016 12: 43
      +1
      Only in armature, and she is on the test.
      1. lis-ik
        lis-ik 18 March 2016 13: 08
        +18
        Why is it only in "Armata" for export T-90s that condenders are available?
        1. Chisayna
          Chisayna 18 March 2016 13: 18
          +4
          Yes, but we had rubber fans. You stand on armor in rubber slippers and the slippers melt. The keys were heated, you couldn’t take it in your hand.
      2. The comment was deleted.
    2. Alexey Z.
      Alexey Z. 18 March 2016 12: 44
      +3
      The old horse will not spoil the furrow! good Conders are a good thing, of course, and necessary ... but they seem to move there with open hatches ... or am I mistaken ??
      1. DIVAN SOLDIER
        DIVAN SOLDIER 18 March 2016 12: 47
        +3
        So from that with open hatches and move that there are no Conders.
        1. 73bor
          73bor 18 March 2016 13: 31
          +6
          And not only for this, the old tank reception (with a trouser belt to tie the hatch)!
      2. gray smeet
        gray smeet 18 March 2016 12: 48
        +13
        Yes ... Looks like express works to its fullest ... I wonder how many years the Syrians have enough memory? Now this mess will end and they will send us a quiet glanders .. as it was more than once already ..
        1. feropont
          feropont 18 March 2016 13: 19
          .
          In general, there is no armata
          1. Olfred
            Olfred 18 March 2016 22: 06
            +2
            to see you too
        2. andreyobd
          andreyobd 18 March 2016 13: 53
          +3
          Your truth, the last time they said that they won’t pay for deliveries since our weapons are literally shitty, and Israel has a wonderful reason for their loss to the latter (((
        3. proud
          proud 18 March 2016 22: 45
          0
          What not to be avoided
      3. Magic archer
        Magic archer 18 March 2016 12: 49
        +4
        Yes, I also saw a video where they are with open hatches. It means there is no question of any air conditioners. In material conditions, we have always been inferior to Western models. I remember reading about South African tanks, so they regularly installed a bath on the tower!))))
        1. Alekseev
          Alekseev 18 March 2016 17: 09
          +1
          Quote: Magic Archer
          Yes, I also saw a video where they are with open hatches. So, there’s no talk about any air conditioners

          Air conditioning is, of course, very good in the heat.
          But now in Syria there is no heat ...
          And the hatches are open for a completely different reason - to make it easier to leave the tank if damaged. I don’t know how much it helps to escape, because a deadly "gift" can also fly through the open hatch, but psychologically the Syrians are calmer.
          Somehow the discussion "slipped" to a far from paramount aspect - condo.
          On the other hand, there is no specific information in the article ... request
      4. dyksi
        dyksi 18 March 2016 14: 00
        +1
        I agree with you, I’ll only add, to the author, if possible, to print articles more extensively and more, the topic is very interesting.
    3. Altona
      Altona 18 March 2016 14: 05
      0
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      Armor is good. Are Condors Forgotten? The climate, however.

      ------------------
      In "Abrashka" with kondey there is no ..., sorry, for an African-American, it's nice to throw 25 kg into the breech of a cannon ... laughing
    4. APASUS
      APASUS 18 March 2016 21: 45
      0
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      Armor is good. Are Condors Forgotten? The climate, however.

      it’s normal there, it’ll be hot in a month
  2. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 18 March 2016 12: 47
    +8
    The article is "very informative"! More like a murzilka with pictures! laughing
  3. DMB_95
    DMB_95 18 March 2016 12: 52
    +4
    Still, the great designers were in the Union! Since the mid 70's, the tank has been fighting. Of course - modernization, etc. But still.
    1. Vyacheslav73
      Vyacheslav73 18 March 2016 12: 58
      +2
      Many tanks are good and different ... soldier
    2. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 18 March 2016 13: 26
      +5
      Quote: DMB_95
      Still, the great designers were in the Union! Since the mid 70's, the tank has been fighting. Of course - modernization, etc. But still.

      So the same "Abram" in the series since 1980.
      They also made so many of them that instead of producing from scratch, they simply gut the old carcasses, stuff them with new entrails - and voila, "a new tank". smile
  4. Altona
    Altona 18 March 2016 13: 21
    +2
    About "invincible tanks" something has not been heard for a long time. How are they there? What victories have you won since 2003? 12 years of oblivion? Now you read articles about tanks, I even read this: "Abrams" is not even a tank, but rather an assault self-propelled gun. "So the Americans could not put their nonsense on their tanks.
  5. wolfhound
    wolfhound 18 March 2016 13: 23
    +2
    It’s sad that we’re just giving, not selling
    1. mixdiur
      mixdiur 18 March 2016 13: 53
      +7
      Don’t tell me, one_lack of the_gas pipeline_Bahrain-Europe_worth_ hundreds-another_T72
    2. dyksi
      dyksi 18 March 2016 13: 54
      +10
      Syria is far from being able to sell weapons to it, if it survives, then Russia will reap not only the fruits of military victories, but also financial and geopolitical ones. So everything will pay off many times.
      1. kapitan92
        kapitan92 18 March 2016 15: 09
        +10
        Quote: dyksi
        Syria is far from being able to sell weapons to it, if it survives, then Russia will reap not only the fruits of military victories, but also financial and geopolitical ones. So everything will pay off many times.

        1. If it does not stand?
        2. Try to name the countries where Russia (the legal successor of the USSR) is currently reaping financial and geopolitical benefits. Russia has written off tens of billions of dollars and all the "friends" whom it helped have passed into oblivion.
        Billion dollars were written off to Cuba, and our bases were liquidated, Vietnam was written off, and Kamran disappeared.
        1. Muvka
          Muvka 18 March 2016 15: 31
          0
          Quote: kapitan92
          Quote: dyksi
          Syria is far from being able to sell weapons to it, if it survives, then Russia will reap not only the fruits of military victories, but also financial and geopolitical ones. So everything will pay off many times.

          1. If it does not stand?
          2. Try to name the countries where Russia (the legal successor of the USSR) is currently reaping financial and geopolitical benefits. Russia has written off tens of billions of dollars and all the "friends" whom it helped have passed into oblivion.
          Billion dollars were written off to Cuba, and our bases were liquidated, Vietnam was written off, and Kamran disappeared.

          I honestly do not believe that they write off debts without conditions. It seems to me that we exchange debts either for fossils in any form, or for the right of our companies to work in those countries or something like that ... Of course, this is just my opinion.
        2. Altona
          Altona 18 March 2016 18: 00
          +5
          Quote: kapitan92
          Billion dollars were written off to Cuba, and our bases were liquidated, Vietnam was written off, and Kamran disappeared.

          ---------------------
          Debts are written off ostensibly for "future investments". After writing off, of course, almost nothing happens, there is only an increase in "multi-vector". Therefore, debts are written off in vain. The West does not write off anything to anyone, it only calls on us, and itself actively exploits financial dependence for political purposes - see Greece, Ukraine, then everywhere. And we are always kind at the expense of the people. For some reason, the people are not writing off anything, for an unfortunate communal apartment or debts to the bank they will kill the world, and a Russian.
  6. Symarokov897
    Symarokov897 18 March 2016 13: 27
    +1
    Yes, nevertheless 72 remains a "workhorse" !!!!!
  7. Alexez
    Alexez 18 March 2016 13: 27
    0
    Despite the constant presence on the tip of the strike, while it was possible to do without losses

    This is good news. Means not so bad "old man". And about the kondeya, IMHO, the task was set as quickly as possible to deliver the existing equipment. Accordingly, there was neither time nor money to install air conditioners on it. About the export version, I remembered the story of how a delegation of Arabs came to our engineers, for whom the "Tiger" was being developed. After the demonstration, the representatives of the customer demanded to install noise insulation and trim the interior with leather)))
  8. Anchonsha
    Anchonsha 18 March 2016 13: 59
    +1
    72 will be used for a long time on the globe, as they are constantly being upgraded and their management is very simple. which does not cause difficulties for any people.
  9. gladcu2
    gladcu2 18 March 2016 15: 57
    0
    Regarding the tactics of using tanks.

    I would like to ask.

    As for me, it was a little annoying when the author said that the tanks were on the tip of the attack.
    In Syria, the video clips show how tanks drive around the city.

    So the assumption arose that covering tanks with armor led a group of assault infantry fortifications. And then he reasonably moved away from the reach of an RPG shot. At least 300 meters.
    When tank optics created him the advantage of fighting
  10. taram taramych
    taram taramych 18 March 2016 18: 14
    0
    To this topic! "Experts of the authoritative American magazine The National Interest called the Russian active protection complex (KAZ)" Afganit "the most impressive feature of the" Armata ". According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, tests of the new complexes should be completed by the end of this year.

    One-of-a-kind: “Afganit” impressed the USA more than “Almaty”

    The operation of the system "Afghanit" does not depend on natural interference

    Here’s what the analysts of the publication write about the Russian development: “This system uses a circular surveillance radar with an active array with electronic scanning and a powerful electronic warfare system that disrupts the guidance of flying enemy shells, and also provides a system for blocking laser-guided means. In addition, the new Russian tank is equipped with KAZ mortars with penetrating shells, and this means that the “Armata” active defense complex can be very effective even against armor-piercing shells. KAZ also demonstrates maximum effectiveness when used against chemical-based ammunition, such as missiles and rockets. ”
    1. TOR2
      TOR2 18 March 2016 21: 45
      +1
      "Afghanit" uses the standard KAZ logic according to which all such systems work. In addition to "Armata" we have a lot of unprotected equipment, and there are too many people who want to burn it. Therefore, now the task is to develop several more types of KAZ, which should not be analogues of "Afghanit". For example, KAZ for armored personnel carriers / infantry fighting vehicles should be even smarter, and the principles of destruction and detection of ammunition to others. In addition to the launch and the approach trajectory, such a KAZ should "see" people who may be near the BRT, and calculate the safest point of destruction of the incoming missile. Here it will be necessary to neutralize the threat and warn people about the danger.
  11. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 18 March 2016 20: 17
    +1
    Judging by the photographs, not only T-72Б, but also T-72Б3 were delivered to Syria ... But as for the kondeas and open hatches, I can say the following, I don’t know about tanks in Chechnya, they went with open hatches so that when a cumulative grenade from an RPG, LNG or ATGM gets into an armored personnel carrier, the crew had a chance to survive ... Many said that with closed hatches, either the pressure created by the cumulative jet, the temperature kills the crew and everyone inside, and if the hatches are open and you don’t opposite the cumulative stream, there’s a chance to survive ... I didn’t check myself ... Therefore, if and someone will correct I will only be glad ...
    1. Svidetel 45
      Svidetel 45 18 March 2016 22: 46
      0
      If you argue logically, then it should be so, in a confined space when penetrating through the armor of the products of a projectile explosion, the pressure should be less than in a closed one. So, they will probably ride with open hatches and with air conditioning.
    2. Aleks tv
      Aleks tv 19 March 2016 12: 24
      0
      Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
      Judging by the photographs, not only T-72Б, but also T-72Б3 were delivered to Syria ... But as for the kondeas and open hatches, I can say the following, I don’t know about tanks in Chechnya, they went with open hatches so that when a cumulative grenade from an RPG, LNG or ATGM gets into an armored personnel carrier, the crew had a chance to survive ... Many said that with closed hatches, either the pressure created by the cumulative jet, the temperature kills the crew and everyone inside, and if the hatches are open and you don’t opposite the cumulative stream, there’s a chance to survive ... I didn’t check myself ... Therefore, if and someone will correct I will only be glad ...

      There is no T-72B3 in these photos.
      Only T-72Б, T-72Б1 and Т-72БМ of the first releases, namely the first.

      About hatches:
      In the Czech Republic, the towers drove open.
      There are many reasons.
      Starting from safety (a softer shell shock), ending with the convenience of leaving the car (you constantly get back and forth).
  12. Warrior2015
    Warrior2015 19 March 2016 00: 23
    0
    Earlier models, such as the T-72, received less attention. However, these machines make a worthy contribution to the fight against terrorists.

    My personal opinion is what to paint a very outdated tank with the latest domestic developments then?

    And it’s interesting - from the photo it turns out that our guys there are not technicians, nor advisers, namely, they are fighting on our own tanks?

    Quote: dyksi
    Syria is far from being able to sell weapons to it, if it survives, then Russia will reap not only the fruits of military victories, but also financial and geopolitical ones. So everything will pay off many times.
    I join the friend above and begin to bend my fingers ... and what are your examples?

    Quote: Altona
    And we are always kind at the expense of the people. For some reason, they don’t write off anything to the people, for a miserable communal apartment or debts a bank will be cleansed from the light, moreover, a Russian.

    Your words to God in the ears! Truly so! We help the whole world, write off debts, and we don’t forgive and help our people!

    Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
    Many said that with hatches closed, either the pressure created by the cumulative jet, or the temperature kills the crew and everyone inside, and if the hatches are open and you are not opposite the cumulative jet, then there is a chance to survive ...
    Yes, first of all, it’s the fact that with open hatches, increased pressure comes out and causes less loss to the crew, but ... Actually, if the tankers could drive tanks outside, on the armor, like motorized infantry on bmpshki, then they would drive - Survival rate increases dramatically on hit.