Russian combat vehicles "Terminator" entered the Donbass

During the Russian special operation on Ukrainian territory, real footage from the scene periodically appears on the Web. This time, an eyewitness recorded the appearance of a column of Russian tank support combat vehicles in the Donbas.

The footage was filmed in the area of ​​Severodonetsk. This suggests that BMPTs of the Terminator family have entered the combat zone.

Similar combat vehicles were developed by Uralvagonzavod two decades ago. Samples were created on the basis of the T-72 and T-90 tanks. BMPT has been gradually improved to meet the requirements of the military. After numerous improvements, the Terminator 2 was born.

But in 2010, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that it was refusing to purchase BMPTs in general and from converting obsolete tanks (T-55 and others) under this project. But in 2011, Kazakhstan acquired 10 BMPT units for its army.

In 2017, BMPTs were tested in Syria during the fighting. In 2018, the BMPT was adopted for equipping the RF Armed Forces. The first batch of 10 units was sent to the 90th Guards Tank Division for military trials. The crew of the BMPT consists of five people: a commander, a gunner, a driver and two operators of course grenade launchers.

The appearance of "Terminators" in the Donbass indicates that the Russian military wants check their usefulness in the conditions of hostilities in Ukraine. BMPTs are designed to be part of tank units in order to destroy enemy anti-tank weapons. They must effectively neutralize enemy personnel equipped with grenade launchers, anti-tank systems and other anti-tank weapons. In addition, the "Terminators" have the ability to hit tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, pillboxes, bunkers and other highly protected targets on the move and from the spot. It is not known how many such combat vehicles the RF Armed Forces have.
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  1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 15 May 2022 14: 14
    If so, I will applaud this news! soldier Really? !!! Where is the "Armata" T-15 "Barberry" ???? Which is vital for the guys on the front line!
    1. Roma Phil Offline Roma Phil
      Roma Phil (Roma) 16 May 2022 01: 23
      So far, there is nothing much to applaud. The military simply could not find a place for the "Terminator" in battle.
      Too many weaknesses were found in these vehicles, and all the military said that the Terminator was more expensive than the serial T-90 tank, on the basis of which it was built and inferior to it in combat qualities.
      Although the "Terminator" was tested in Syria, but the opponents of the Syrian army do not conduct large-scale tank battles. BMPT in Syria was used as a means of fire support for infantry.
      The Armed Forces of Ukraine are equipped with heavy weapons and anti-tank weapons, and we'll see how these vehicles perform there in battle.
      It remains only to wish them good luck and the main thing is to stay alive and unharmed.
      1. Victorio Offline Victorio
        Victorio (Victorio) 16 May 2022 14: 22
        Quote: Roma Phil
        tank T-90,

        tanks "breakthrough" some time ago were also noted on the video, including one lined with APU. the crew, its training and interaction is now decisive
  2. Neville Stator Offline Neville Stator
    Neville Stator (Neville Stator) 15 May 2022 14: 52
    Great news, go Terminator.
  3. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 15 May 2022 14: 59
    Algeria ordered 400 pieces of Terminators, that is, the Arabs understand that the age of cardboard infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers has passed, but for everything the old fashioned way, according to Budenovsky .. with a saber naked
  4. Vox Populi Offline Vox Populi
    Vox Populi (vox populi) 15 May 2022 17: 46
    The appearance of "Terminators" in the Donbass indicates that the Russian military wants to test their usefulness in the conditions of hostilities in Ukraine.

    In theory, this clarity should have been a long time ago ...
    1. Manufacturing Department (Production Department) 16 May 2022 06: 39
      The problem is that for the new tank support vehicle, it is necessary to rewrite the tactics of conducting combat as part of a group. Change textbooks and re-educate everyone....
  5. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
    Pishenkov (Alexey) 16 May 2022 14: 14
    ... and I was just wondering all the time, where are these cars? In Syria, etc., it was really impossible to check them - there were no battles with a real army there, which has a full set of modern means of warfare. Barmaley's 2-3 tanks don't count, these are not tank battles. But Ukraine has it all.
    And yet - where are the support robots? Where are the "overexposure" lasers? Does this whole SVO still not seem like a serious enough war to someone?
  6. Eduard Viktorovich (Eduard Viktorovich) 18 May 2022 09: 23
    The machine is of course necessary, the question is in the tactics of its actions (read the place in battle formations). I remember Israel reworking the captured T-55s from the Arabs into heavy infantry fighting vehicles, I believe that from here it’s necessary to “dance” trunk. It seems to me that the BMPT is the vehicle of the commander of a tank platoon. (Reconnaissance and target designation + evacuation, if necessary, including a downed MBT)