October 22, 2021

The latest version of the obsolete Soviet tank T-62 puzzles Western experts.

Authors of Defense Blog The publication was shocked by the new modification of the old Soviet T-62 tank. The medium tank, which entered service in 1961, is still in use, the website wrote.

Pictures of the latest version of the T-62 tank, edited by experts at the 103rd Armored Repair Plant, appeared on the Internet in early September. Vehicle protection was reinforced with Contact 1 dynamic protection units and mesh screens, and multispectral gyro-stabilized optoelectronic stations (MGOES) were used to improve staff awareness.

  • The MGOES station was enhanced with television and thermal imaging channels across several spectra, making it possible to detect small objects in any weather conditions.
  • To crown them all, the upgraded T-62 received a new Gunner Sight (1PN-96MT-02), which increased the night target detection range to 2,000 meters.

The new amendment came years after reports that Russia would dismantle its fleet of T-62 tanks. Defense Blog Said. Such reports surfaced in late 2013, when a spokesman for the Defense Ministry’s Main Armored Directorate announced the decision to dismantle the T-62 fleet. However, in 2018, the tanks participated in the exercises of the logistical forces of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

Production of the T-62 tank began in 1961. The Soviet vehicle became the world’s first tank with a smooth bore gun. The tank following the T-55 model received a 115 mm U-5TS gun. At DPRK, licensed production of the T-62 continued until 1989, and in some other countries, including Algeria, Egypt, Cuba and Syria, the vehicle is still in service.

In April, 19 Fifty. Named the United States The M1 Abrams tank is one of the best in the world.… According to the authors of the publication, the M1 modification was superior to several generations of Soviet tanks, including the T-62 and T-72.

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