Maybe it is the first time you see real “alive” tanks and infantry combat vehicles instead of museum exhibits painted green. While operation they sound like a jet. In fact this is how a gas-turbine engine works. When they start shooting it seems you go deaf.
These are the pictures of the night tank playwar of Kantemirovskaya tank division under Naro-Fominsk town.
T-80 tank â€” the main battle tank produced in the USSR. The first production tank with a single gas-turbine power plant. In the inventory of the USSR’s army since 1976.
The tank fires very very plunk.
During the playwar live ammunition was used.
Fires far away Â - the targets are hidden somewhere at a distance.
And this is how a string of burst looks like at 15 seconds exposure.
Tracer firing and rebounding shot.
The tank weighs 46 tons. It’s two times heavier than a tram’s weight.
The gun’s firing rate is 12 shots a minute. Automatic recharge.
The tank can easily keep pace with an ordinary scooter – it speeds up to 80 km/h.
In the army’s inventory there are about 6500 pcs of T-80 in various modifications.
T-80 were used during the first assault of Grozny and “Jihad” operation.