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T-90 Tanks in Syria: Practice of Usage

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The Syrian T-90 and T-90A battle tanks have never used precision-guided ammunition, available for these models.

T-90 Tanks in Syria: Practice of Usage

The T-90A battle tank (Photo: vbloknot.com)

As for today, the Russian T-90 and T-90A battle tanks have implemented only a part of opportunities provided by its design, the Vestnik Mordovii information website reported. According to the website, Syrian military has never used precision-guided ammunition, available for these tanks.

A whole arsenal of missiles that received the name AT-11 Sniper in NATO countries, the Russian 9M119 of various modifications, was developed for the T-90 tank. The most advanced variants, which were named the Invar and the Invar M, have tandem warheads, consisting of two hollow-cone charges, capable to destroy the most modern Western tanks at a distance of 5 km.

As Vestnik Mordovii noted, in addition, Russian designers developed versions with a thermobaric vacuum warhead. There is also a missile high-explosive fragmenting warhead, which effectively destroys enemy’s manpower, protected facilities and light armored vehicles.

The article claims that there is no information on usage of the 3SH7 Voron (Raven) missiles, which are a part of the Aynet system of remote detonation, in Syria. The subammunition of the prepared striking elements is especially effective against enemy’s infantry and detachments of anti-tank guided missiles.

According to military experts, inclusion of these types of ammunition in an ammunition load of the T-90 tanks, fighting in Syria, would make these tanks even more deadly.

T-90 Tanks in Syria: Practice of Usage

The T-90 battle tank (Photo: vbloknot.com)

T-90 Tanks in Syria: Practice of Usage

The T-90A battle tank (Photo: vbloknot.com)

T-90 Tanks in Syria: Practice of Usage

The T-90 battle tank (Photo: vbloknot.com)

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