WASHINGTON, (BM) – In the United States, the tactical and technical characteristics of the Russian T-90 tank were compared with Western models. Comparison was done by journalists from the specialized publication The National Interest, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
The authors of the article called the T-90 a Kalashnikov assault rifle among Russian tanks. Western experts noted that the combat vehicle has multi-level protection, is easily modernized and in demand in the armed forces of different countries.
Journalists pointed out that the T-90 production used the traditional approach, so they are squat and low profile, which, in their opinion, makes tanks less vulnerable on the battlefield.
If we compare the Russian combat vehicle with the Western tanks M1 Abrams and Leopard, then it wins due to its compactness. An obvious plus of the Russian tank is the presence of a gun loader, which reduced the crew to three people, while in Western tanks there is a fourth crew member – a loader.
This makes the Russian car easier and more mobile. Also, one of the main competitive advantages of the T-90 tank is its cost.
T-90 – the main tank of the Russian army. The machine is manufactured at Uralvagonzavod. It is a deep modernization of the T-72B. The first modification of the T-90 was adopted in 1992. After the death of the chief designer of the tank, Vladimir Potkin, the armored car, it was decided to assign the name “Vladimir”.
For 10 years, from 2001 to 2010, it was the world’s best-selling main battle tank. It is in service with nine countries.
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