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tower also from the rear side ekranirovaniya modernization of Soviet tank. T-72M2 Moderna

Of the tank T-72M2 “Moderna” in the front, shows the elements of dynamic protection on the tower, as well as innovative placement of two containers with 20 mm anti-aircraft guns on the sides of the tower

Initially, the prototypes of the tank “Modernity” were installed two 20 mm cannon. However, in the future, in view of the ambiguity of the obtained characteristics, they were replaced by one 30-mm 2A42, borrowed from Soviet infantry fighting vehicle BMP-2.

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To improve the driving characteristics of the tank T-72M2 received a new diesel engine S12U capacity of 850 horsepower. This engine was a Slovak version of the Soviet V-46, revised and boosting.

To simplify the production of tanks Moderna and apparatus for operating the commander proposed to equip a panoramic sight SFIM VS-580. It is noteworthy that this sight by the time used on the Belgian Leopard 1 tanks, French AMX-56 Leclerc and several other modern main battle tank. A two-axis stabilised panoramic sight VS-580 allows observation of the entire surrounding space without any dead zones in azimuth. The sight gave the opportunity to find targets before they enter the affected area, and after approximations to the desired distance and aim to attack them.

Of the tank T-72M2 “Moderna” in the front, shows the elements of dynamic protection on the tower, as well as innovative placement of two containers with 20 mm anti-aircraft guns on the sides of the tower

The big changes were the system of protection of the tank. In place of the standard dynamic protection of the tank base on the “Moderne” set the new complex DYNAS. Typical boxes of this system covered the forehead hull and turret, and a large part of the boards. To counter various systems using optical channels or lasers, tank T-72M2 was universally Galix smoke grenade launchers. It was argued that they could shoot smoke grenades, and false thermal purposes, as well as special shrapnel ammunition designed to defeat enemy infantry
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Mopping up the last Soviet resistance in Kharkov as Leibstandarte Division soldiers search for the last signs of life, March 1943. Soviet infantry and partisans put up stubborn resistance against Waffen-SS troops from the high rise blocks of flats in the city.