War Zone: Ukrainians have proved that the cells will not save Russian tanks

The Ukrainian army continues to improve its anti-tank tactics using the American Javelin ATGM systems. On recent firing Ukrainians have proved that the cells cannot save the tanks of the Russians in the event of their invasion, writes The War Zone.

The press service of the JFO of Ukraine gave the details of the exercises. Apparently, the soldiers involved did not fire from the Javelin before and were trained before deployment in Donbass.

- says the publication.

Of particular interest is the target, which is similar to the turret of the T-64 tank, mounted on something similar to the chassis of an armored personnel carrier, which suggests only limited reliability of the structure as a whole. The tower has the same special protective metal cage, which has recently been increasingly used on Russian tanks. The makeshift target was also equipped with lateral lattice screens.

During the firing, one ATGM flew past the target, but the second missile hit the target. As a result, most of the defense on the turret was torn off, the cumulative jet pierced the armor and burned through the "tank", which indicates a successful destruction. However, it is unclear to what extent this goal actually corresponds to the armor of modern Russian tanks.

The target at the Ukrainian range was not equipped with any additional protective equipment. For example, dynamic protection, not to mention more advanced countermeasures such as active protection systems. Its base armor is at least a generation behind the oldest tanks likely to be used by Russia in the coming conflict. It is also unknown how long this target was used with or without a tower cage. Targets can be hit dozens of times and their stability is compromised before they are finally destroyed.

In addition, despite the fact that the Javelin missiles attack from above, it is likely that the lattice structure on the tower is primarily designed to protect against drone strikes and loitering ammunition. Equipping tank turrets with such protection can reduce the effectiveness of some guided projectiles and potentially harm the detonation sequence of the Javelin missile, reducing the likelihood of being hit. But such a design in itself is unlikely to provide significant protection against a modern ATGM of this type.
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  1. NikolayN Offline NikolayN
    NikolayN (Nikolai) 25 December 2021 14: 53
    What are they all about these Russian tanks? Calm yourself?
  2. Alsur Offline Alsur
    Alsur (Alexey) 25 December 2021 15: 19
    I noticed that in this case, the grates are quite low. And in the frames with Russian tanks, the gratings were higher, probably more than 1 m.
  3. Obama Barack Offline Obama Barack
    Obama Barack (Obama Barack) 25 December 2021 15: 20
    We will definitely go into a tank attack first! )))
    1. elena o. Offline elena o.
      elena o. (elena osin) 25 December 2021 17: 29
      First, checkers are bald)))
    2. Ursus maritimus Offline Ursus maritimus
      Ursus maritimus 26 December 2021 01: 01
      And certainly on the T-34
    3. Uncle Vanya Susanin (Ivan) 27 December 2021 08: 16
      No, first in the cavalry, hussars, lancers, cuirassiers will go through the Ukraine with a skating rink, straight to Paris, according to old memory good
  4. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) 25 December 2021 15: 31
    Quote: ALSur
    I noticed that in this case, the grates are quite low. And in the frames with Russian tanks, the gratings were higher, probably more than 1 m.

    And I noticed that the silent and defenseless old stuff, not equipped with either Shtora, or laser gadgets, blinding, or active protection, was shot twice, one of the shots, of course, went into milk. How much will be missed if the tank is actively defending? And how many of these pieces of iron will be destroyed in the warehouses by bombing and special operations of subdivisions. Russian army?
  5. Panikovsky Offline Panikovsky
    Panikovsky (Mikhail Samuelevich Panikovsky) 25 December 2021 15: 32
    These tanks were given to them! Russia has excellent aviation, tactical and operational-tactical missile weapons of various bases, various electronic warfare systems, some of which have no analogues. If this is not enough for someone, then there will be tanks. I doubt that anyone will be able to digest it.
  6. ksa Offline ksa
    ksa 25 December 2021 17: 30
    I came across information on the Internet that the gratings over the tanks are not simple fences from the cemetery (like these).
  7. S WITH Offline S WITH
    S WITH (N S) 25 December 2021 18: 50
    well, if the ammunition didn’t work, then the javelin didn’t pierce the tower)) and there’s no Ross DZ on the grill, but if there is ..
  8. freedom.imieiem Offline freedom.imieiem
    freedom.imieiem 25 December 2021 21: 43
    So you can continue to go ... Take a photo of the Kremlin's Spassky Gate, paint the Ukrainian flag at the top with Photoshop and write that the Banderaites have already overcome the Muscovites ...
  9. Veiko Põltsamaa (Veiko Põltsamaa) 26 December 2021 07: 57
    In vain they hope for javelins, first calibers and zircons will arrive, then they will clean up the sun, only then tanks and infantry that will distribute humanitarian aid, the RF Armed Forces are doing the same in Syria, well, the svidomye don't see anything, they dig trenches for some reason, do they really hope for a protracted positional war with the Russian Federation, it's not for you to fight with the miners
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 26 December 2021 13: 14
      After missiles, MLRS, and Solntsepyokov, aviation will still work properly, and only then tanks and infantry, and the most stubborn and not teachable, will be neutralized by the Special Operations Forces and paratroopers.
  10. Teacher Offline Teacher
    Teacher (Wise) 26 December 2021 09: 14
    calibers and zircons will arrive first

    First, you need to destroy all communications on the Dnieper, including the railway bridge in Kiev. Establish a no-fly zone for military aviation over the whole of Ukraine. To strike at airfields and arsenals throughout Ukraine. Then systematically mow down all used equipment with aviation .. The mercenaries and ukrovoiny will run and let them run. Surround with airborne forces - disarm, document with fingerprints and release. Stubborn ones - to destroy with airstrikes and artillery. Disguised as women and hiding in the caches will have to be calculated. It will not be difficult in Ukraine. It is enough to pay for the information. They will hand over and bring.
    Further elections on the territory and the new government under the control of the Governor-General. Maybe federalization, maybe something else. Naturally complete internationalism. No restrictions on nationality and language. Title to hell. From her only troubles for the peoples.
  11. Nikolay Moroz Offline Nikolay Moroz
    Nikolay Moroz (Nikolay Moroz) 26 December 2021 09: 53
    We have already disclosed this scam for 500 tons of bucks .. welded the turret of the damaged t64 tank to the body of the 80 armored personnel carrier ... put the grilles lower than necessary .. and the most interesting thing .. do not show the hole from the cumulative jet.
  12. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 26 December 2021 13: 06
    Stupid woodpeckers, they would have taken the T-34, covered it with slate on top and tried Javelin on it, and even then it is not at all a fact that the first time they would hit the target, they only know how to tryndet, the warriors are unfinished !!!
  13. antibi0tikk Offline antibi0tikk
    antibi0tikk (Sergei) 26 December 2021 15: 54

    eh, it was necessary to add sandbags, so that it was like on strikers at the light-faced ones !!!
    1. AICO Online AICO
      AICO (Vyacheslav) 27 December 2021 09: 09
      How can his poor rubber withstand - how much X on yourself to roll ?!
  14. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 26 December 2021 18: 15
    I am ashamed to ask And to whom it was proved ... laughing
  15. FrankyStein Offline FrankyStein
    FrankyStein (FrankyStein) 26 December 2021 20: 35
    For what purpose was the net thrown over?