WM: Russian T-90M withstands multiple hits from Ukrainian FPV drones


Since the start of the Russian military offensive on Ukrainian soil, both sides of the conflict have undertaken extensive modernization of most of their tank fleets to respond to the growing threats to their armored vehicles. This was reported by the American publication Military Watch, describing how the Russian T-90M tank withstood multiple hits from Ukrainian FPV drones.

The publication notes that one of the significant events was the appearance of “canopies” over tank turrets, sometimes even with “explosive reactive armor” (elements of remote sensing), to provide protection against kamikaze UAV attacks from above. The armor on the tanks themselves as a whole was also strengthened. Moreover, Ukraine inherited from the USSR significant capabilities for the production of dynamic protection; it is installed not only on the old Soviet machinery, but also for recently delivered Western-made combat vehicles. An important proof of the effectiveness of the measures taken was footage of a T-90M tank of the Russian Armed Forces after it was destroyed by Ukrainian Armed Forces drones.

Visible damage to the T-90M after attacks by Ukrainian kamikaze drones is shown. The tank's protective elements and the upper metal screen were especially damaged. It can be seen that the Kontakt-1 dynamic protection units on the upper protective canopy exploded. However, the vehicle itself otherwise remains completely intact and is still combat-ready. It can be sent to the front after minor maintenance to replace elements of protection systems

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It was noted that the use of visors had previously been "widely rejected" and ridiculed in the West, but they were showing effectiveness and would be used by others. For example, “visors” appeared on the tanks of the Israeli Defense Forces, which are clearly not laughing under attacks by the Palestinians.

The first batch of T-90M (10 units) was delivered to the Russian army in 2019. The Russian Ministry of Defense was going to purchase several dozen such tanks, but now their production has been significantly expanded. The tank received improved fire controls, thermal imaging sights and other equipment. A new loading device appeared, and the AZ carousel was also protected by separating the ammunition from the crew, which significantly increased survivability (there are no internal explosions - detonation of ammunition - on T-90M tanks that received penetrating hits).
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    1. -8
      20 February 2024 18: 00
      What can a drone do to a tank?
      1. +3
        20 February 2024 18: 05
        Actually, such a drone carries an anti-tank grenade.
        1. +3
          20 February 2024 18: 30
          tandem with shaped charge
      2. 0
        20 February 2024 21: 24
        Well, basically, destroy it. Especially if he's carrying a couple of kilos. and more, explosives, cumulative grenade.
    2. +1
      20 February 2024 21: 13
      I'm glad that the ammunition does not detonate, even when the tank is penetrated... With a hole, you can continue to fight. The main thing is that all these armor-piercing shells with uranium cores and a cumulative jet do not pose a danger to the T-90.
      1. -1
        20 February 2024 21: 25
        And how the tankers joke!
    3. -1
      28 February 2024 13: 06
      I wonder if napalm can burn through the armor of abrasheks?
    4. 0
      29 February 2024 09: 38
      I remembered how at first they laughed at the protective structures installed above the tanks. It turned out that this is a very effective method together with checkers on the tower. This has become the norm. Soon, abrashkas with leopards will begin to acquire umbrellas.