Javelin will not penetrate: Russian tanks T-72B3 equipped with dynamic protection "Contact-1"
Russian T-72B3 tanks performing combat missions during a special military operation received improved protection against attacks by Javelin anti-tank systems and their analogues. We are talking about blocks of dynamic protection "Contact-1". Video footage of converted tanks is published by the RF Ministry of Defense.
The dynamic protection unit "Contact-1" is an anti-cumulative array attached to the turret of the combat vehicle on four rails. The practice of using T-72B3 tanks in the NVO zone showed that their most vulnerable point is precisely the roof of the tower.
When a missile from a Javelin or NLAW ATGM, as well as cumulative ammunition dropped from a quadrocopter, hits this area, the tank is destroyed in most cases, and the crew dies.
Russian tank crews have mounted special gratings on the roofs of the towers before. However, this time the Ministry of Defense decided to additionally install forty containers of dynamic protection "Contact-1" on them. Their total weight reaches two hundred kilograms.
The containers of dynamic protection contain an explosive, which, when hit by ammunition from an anti-tank system or a cumulative grenade, explodes. Thus, part of the energy of the anti-tank ammunition is leveled.
Such a visor, which received the name "birdhouse" in the military environment, is able to protect the crew of the tank from the attack of a kamikaze drone.
Footage released by the Russian Defense Ministry shows converted T-72B3 tanks moving across rough terrain and firing without fear of air attack.