The Drive: Russian tanks protected from American missiles are already in Crimea

Amid growing fears from the West about a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine, a Russian T-80 tank with a bizarre visor was spotted in Crimea. According to the American resource The Drive, such means are used to protect against drones and anti-tank missiles attacking from above.

Protection consists of metal cages or mesh structures welded on top of tank turrets. Perhaps they are Russia's response to the appearance of attack drones and ATGM "Javelin" at the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Also, such means can be installed as protection against loitering ammunition of the Israeli Harop system.

According to The Drive, Russian tanks with metal screens installed around the hull and rear of the turret are also noteworthy. This is in many ways reminiscent of the design of Soviet tanks for protection against cumulative anti-tank guns during World War II. Similar types of metal mesh products were also frequently used in Libya and Syria, primarily to protect against side-firing RPGs.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
    Just a cat (Bayun) 26 November 2021 19: 54
    they will not help from a professional drone, but from a drunken crest collected on his knees with a homemade bomb.
  2. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 27 November 2021 10: 24
    As the saying goes: "You want to live. You will not get so excited yet." laughing Classic! yes
    And to be honest, it doesn't matter what they look like. If only they successfully performed their combat mission.
  3. S WITH Offline S WITH
    S WITH (N S) 27 November 2021 17: 30
    if the IR searchlight cannot blind the gsn of the javelin, then the reactive armor or a bag of soil above the tower will probably protect against the javelins, I think we conducted experiments in this case)
    EVYN WIXH (EVYN WIXH) 29 November 2021 10: 07
    And it seems to me that this is not from a good life. The "partners" of the KAZs are installing, and we are installing metal nets. And it’s true that something similar can be found in the frames of the old newsreels, where in urban battles they tried to save tanks from cumulative shots.