A column of Russia’s BMPT “Terminator” armored fighting vehicle (AFV) was spotted in the zone of the Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine.
Not so long ago, these vehicles were deployed on the front lines in the Luhansk People’s Republic to support Russian-led forces in street battles.
For the first time, the BMPT “Terminator” was spotted moving near the city of Severodonetsk. Earlier, the AFVs were seen in the Russian border regions before the beginning of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine.
The Russian tank support combat vehicle is designed to suppress enemy manpower with grenade launchers, anti-tank complexes and small arms. The armament of the Terminator BMPT includes two 30 mm 2A42 automatic cannons, a 7.62mm tank machine gun, automatic grenade launchers AG-17D and ATGM “Kornet”. The vehicle is based on the chassis of the Russian-made main battle tank T-72 and capable of destroying infantry vehicles, tanks and other armoured targets.
The BMPT-72 or “Terminator 2” tank support combat vehicle is designed and manufactured by the Russian company Uralvagonzavod for supporting tanks and other armoured combat vehicles in urban areas. The “Terminator 2” was launched at the Russian Arms Expo (RAE) exhibition in Russia’s Nizhny Tagil in September 2013.
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