It became known about the first use of tanks "Oplot" in the Donbass

For the first time in the course of hostilities in the Donbass, the Ukrainian military used the T-84U "Oplot" tank manufactured in 1999. The corresponding photo was published by the Ukrainian media. In total, there are about six such tanks in Ukraine, but it is not known exactly how many of them are involved in the battles.

The tank seen in the Donbass may belong to the 14th separate mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine named after Prince Roman the Great, which operates on the territory of the Kherson region.

Oplot is equipped with a 125 mm gun and a 7,62 mm PKT coaxial machine gun. In addition, the T-84U has a set of electro-optical active protection against high-precision weapons "Warta". The Oplot engine develops a power of 1200 hp. With.

These tanks were developed back in the 90s. The main problem of the T-84U was a faulty fire control system, which is why the tank was refused to be put into production. In 2018, Oplot took part in the Strong Europe Tank Challenge, where the Ukrainian team took the last place. Four T-84Us were sent to the United States for evaluation tests, of which only one armored vehicle remained on the move.

Prior to the start of the Russian special operation, Oplot was used to train Ukrainian cadets in towing a faulty military equipment.
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  1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 1 June 2022 18: 00
    And what, it still hasn't been burned yet???
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  3. Yuri V.A Offline Yuri V.A
    Yuri V.A (Yuri) 2 June 2022 02: 14
    Why has the use of Almaty in the operation not yet been noticed?
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 2 June 2022 11: 16
      We are doing quite well without the "Armata" there, the T-90M in terms of its effectiveness cannot be compared with the Oplot's coming out, even the T-72B3M is much better equipped.
      1. guest Offline guest
        guest 2 June 2022 13: 15
        It would not hurt to test the tank in real combat conditions.
      2. Yuri V.A Offline Yuri V.A
        Yuri V.A (Yuri) 9 June 2022 03: 34
        Firstly, we are not doing well there, and secondly, the equipment needs to be run in combat conditions
  4. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
    Kofesan (Valery) 2 June 2022 08: 06
    This Shushpanzer is the highest military engineering thought of UKRO-ISIS. Like a "cart" for bearded men in Syria. Only the latter had a Toyota Hilux, carefully purchased by the United States for scumbags. Bandera also repainted the Soviet T-84. But the essence is the same. Old ideas from Russia to serve the Bandero-Igilov terror.

    By the way, Banderva, "famous" in the field of decommunization, tried to demolish the monuments "Legendary cart" and "Girl in an overcoat". Like ISIS with Palmyra.
  5. House 25 Sq. 380 (House 25 Sq. 380) 2 June 2022 11: 21
    Kherson, Donbass - some kind of porridge ...