The tank T-80BV was hit by bullets and smoked, right after that the ammunition depot in the body was detonated, creating a horrifying scene.

The explosion caused the tank to be torn to pieces and scattered over a large area.

This is not the first time that the Ukrainian side recorded the destruction of this Russian tank line.

In addition to being destroyed by anti-tank missiles, the Ukrainian side also used grenades to destroy the T-80BV tank.

This clip shows that Ukrainian soldiers approached the Russian T-80BV tank, then threw grenades inside the vehicle to disable them.

During the ongoing conflict, the T-80BV tank is used by both Russia and Ukraine. The Russian side launched hundreds of these tanks into the battle.

The T-80BV is an upgraded version of the 3rd generation Soviet T-80 main battle tank. The production number of this tank line is up to 5,500 units with different variants.

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, this tank line was divided among members, in which the Russian and Ukrainian armies inherited the most with the number up to thousands of units.

There was a time when this tank line was withdrawn from the front line due to its unsatisfactory combat ability. But then Russia upgraded and recommissioned this tank for the key front lines.

T-80BV is a new upgrade package for the legendary T-80 tank to increase its power after Russia re-commissioned to the front line of this legendary tank.

The latest upgrade package for the T-80BV tank was introduced by the Uralvagonzavod factory in July 2016.

The Russian tank factory Uralvagonzavod said that this new upgrade package will help bring the famous T-80 tank to the same level of power as modern tanks like the US M1A2 Abrams or the German Leopard 2A6.

The Sosna-U digital fire control system, a new ranged laser system, a thermal camera, and a separate anti-tank missile control channel for more flexible combat have been fitted to the T-80BV.

The commander is equipped with a panoramic view system and can take control of the gunner’s main cannon in an emergency to improve combat efficiency.

The upgrade package is equipped with a GTD-1,100TF gas turbine engine, with a capacity of 1,000 horsepower, a maximum speed of 70 km / h on asphalt, 48 km / h on bumpy roads.

The tank is also fitted with an extra oil tank behind to prolong the journey.

Basically, the appearance of the main tank T-80BV has not changed much compared to the old version, the upgrades mainly take place in the electronic system and protective armor.

T-80BV still uses the main 2A46 125 mm cannon capable of launching anti-tank missiles through the barrel

The 2A46 cannon combined with a new fire control system allows accurate firing from the first shot.

The difference from the old version is that the roof of the turret is added with explosive reactive armor to reinforce key positions. This explosive reactive armor provides protection equivalent to 400 mm of rolled steel.

The T-80BV is equipped with directional explosive reactive armor blocks to detonate the warhead or deflect anti-tank weapons aimed at the vehicle.

The position of the gunner controlling the 12.7 mm machine gun is supplemented with a protective shield to help combat more effectively.

T-80BV has the ability to protect the crew against biochemical agents (NBC). The driver is added with TVN-5M night vision goggles to help observe the environment better at night.

There are about 450 tanks of the T-80BV variant in service with the Russian army before the conflict broke out.

Russia even upgraded to the more modern T-80BVM standard, which is also fighting in Ukraine. However, even this variant has suffered many losses in the Ukrainian battlefield.


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