Russia is discussing the appearance in the south of the country of T-72 tanks with protection from "Javelins"

Against the background of another serious aggravation of the conflict in Donbass, social networks drew attention to the transfer of the Russian equipment to the western and southern borders of Russia. Moreover, about some models of weapons of the Russian army, interesting user discussions arose.

For example, as reported "Military Review", a snapshot of a military echelon carrying T-72B tanks appeared on the Web, some of which had protective structures installed on the towers. It was because of this engineering solution that one of the discussions unfolded.

Commentators claim that the fixation of armored vehicles took place in Krasnodar during the passage of the train through the railway station. The photograph clearly shows that at least two tanks are equipped with the aforementioned lattice screens. Where exactly the train was heading is unknown.

However, many users managed to unreasonably assume that they were "at war with Ukraine." At the same time, they called protective structures "sun canopies", "anti-javelin protection" and even "the last word in fence construction."

As for the "anti-Javelin defense" of the turret of tanks against ammunition (the vulnerability of these combat vehicles) attacking the target from above, then we can talk not only about countering the American portable anti-tank missile systems (ATGM) FGM-148 Javelin. All such ATGMs, the guided missiles (ATGM) of which are able to hit the target in this way, fall under the aforementioned symbol. In addition, the structure on the tower can be designed to counter drone strikes, as well as additional protection against tandem weapons. This is an assumption, since the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation did not give its comments on this matter.

It should be noted that in the summer, pictures of Russian tanks with protective structures of various shapes on tank turrets have already flashed on the Web. However, at that time, users assumed that this technique would be sent to Syria. This time, their opinion has changed due to what is happening in Ukraine.
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  1. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 31 October 2021 19: 12
    Nevertheless, judging by the "desert camouflage" and the place where the train was photographed, I think that this particular armored vehicle is sent for loading on the "Syrian Express".
    As a military tanker, it will be very interesting for me to know how effective such a lattice "Panama" is against attacks from loitering ammunition.
    And on the southwestern borders of the Russian Federation (since the spring anti-Donbass militardemar of the "Kiev regime") there are already "a sufficient number (definition from Gogol's" Viy ")" tanks for "forcing the Maidan" Ukraine "to the world!
    1. Nikolaevich I Offline Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I (Vladimir) 1 November 2021 12: 00
      Quote: pishchak
      As a military tanker, it will be very interesting for me to know how effective such a lattice "Panama" is against attacks from loitering ammunition.

      Close to 0 ...
      1. beeper Offline beeper
        beeper 1 November 2021 12: 10
        Nikolaevich, do you already have the results of combat use ?! winked
  2. Anarchist Offline Anarchist
    Anarchist (Alexander) 31 October 2021 19: 30
    as reported by "Voennoye Obozreniye"

    You are one edition laughing
    And the picture was taken in the city of Kropotkin at the Kavkazskaya station from a pedestrian bridge over a piece of iron.
  3. Igor Berg Offline Igor Berg
    Igor Berg (Igor Berg) 1 November 2021 06: 59
    It turns out that now tanks do not need armor at all, since now there is protection from everything. good