MOSCOW ($1=60.38 Russian Rubles) — Russian media confirmed BulgarianMilitary.com’s assumption, which it made in the beginning of June this 12 months. Then we obtained entry to a video displaying a big practice set with 60 12 months outdated Russian T-62 tanks. BulgarianMilitary.com assumed on the time that the tanks have been withdrawn from Tajikistan, Libya and Syria to replenish Russian losses on the Ukrainian entrance.

Watch: Russia uses reserves and sends Soviet T-62 tanks to Ukraine

BulgarianMilitary.com’s guess turned out to be appropriate. Right this moment, Rossiyskaya Gazeta [Russian Newspaper in English] formally confirmed that Soviet T-62 tanks are in use by the Russian Armed Forces. In line with the article, the usage of the T-62 is justified as a result of these tanks “have retained their energy”.

In line with Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the T-62 tanks utilized in Ukraine have improved and modernized armor and a dynamic safety system. BulgarianMilitary.com recollects that almost three years in the past, UralVagonZavod upgraded the armor of the T-62 particularly for the Russian forces in Syria. Final however not least, the up to date Syrian T-62 tanks utilized by the Russians got the chance to fireplace intensively after the UralVagonZavod lowered fuel and mud particle contamination of the tank gun bore.

The usage of the T-62 by the Russian military is logical. Losses of Russian heavy armored fight automobiles, particularly tanks within the battle in Ukraine exceeded 1,000 items.

Handmade bizarre-looking anti-drone slat armor on Russian T-62 tanks
Photograph: Defence Weblog

About T-62 tank

The T-62 is a Soviet essential battle tank [MBT] designed and launched within the early Sixties. It first entered service with the Russian floor forces in the identical 12 months and was produced till 1975. In line with obtainable data, practically 22,700 items have been produced by this mannequin tank.

T-62 has dozens of modifications, together with the American model. Within the American model, the T-62 obtained a Caterpillar diesel engine and becoming of US radios and antenna mounts. The tank is utilized by the US Military for coaching.

The T-62 remains to be in service in dozens of nations, and at the least as many are former tank operators. He has been concerned in all identified navy conflicts from the Sixties to the current day. T-62 is designed by the OKB-520 design bureau and has been manufactured for a few years by Uralvagonzavod.

Watch: Russia uses reserves and sends Soviet T-62 tanks to Ukraine
Photograph: Wikipedia

The tank is operated by a four-member crew and weighs practically 37 tons. The bumper of the T-62 is constructed as follows: 214 [242 after 1972] mm turret entrance, 153 mm turret sides, 97 mm turret rear and
40 mm turret roof. Nevertheless, the physique of the T-62 has a special sequential configuration of the bumper and it’s as follows: 102 mm at 60° hull entrance, 79 mm hull higher sides, 15 mm hull decrease sides, 46 mm at 0° hull rear, 20 mm hull backside, 31 mm hull roof.

Armament

The T-61 is armed with a 115 mm U-5TS [2A20] smoothbore gun and a 7.62 mm PKT coaxial general-purpose machine gun. It was attainable within the years of the final century to obtain elective weapons comparable to a 12.7 mm DShK 1938/46 antiaircraft heavy machine gun.

The T-62 is powered by a single V-55 12-cylinder 4-stroke one-chamber 38.88-liter water-cooled diesel engine that delivers 581 horsepower. The suspension is a torsion bar kind. The utmost velocity that reaches the tank is as much as 50 km / h and may cowl the space of 350 km with one full cost of the gasoline tank.

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