Photos of new ‘mega-protected’ T-72 tanks have been published online.
Instead of military hardware that came out of action, the 4th Armored Division of the Syrian Army has gotten the new T-72 tanks, equipped with ‘mega-protection’ developed by local military craftsmen, the Vestnik Mordovii information website reported.
According to the website, during the upgrading, military experts took into account an experience of usage of the tanks in battles against the terrorists.
The author of the article noted that the photos reveal that unlike the first upgraded versions of tanks that we could see in the summer 2014, Syrian military completely abandoned the installation of steel chains with balls on their military hardware. This solution was adopted from Israelis, but, as the author pointed out, apparently, the effectiveness of such protection was very far from ideal.
At the same time, height of the slat armor was increased by almost 2 times.
Earlier, there also were attempts to cover the top of a tank turret with slat armor, but this modification did not become widespread, as in this case a crew was in some cage, which increased time, needed for military to leave a damaged tank.