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​Ukrainian Warriors Destroy Convoy of russian Equipment, Capture T-72B3M Tank (Video)

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russian destroyed vehicles / Screenshot from the video by Azov
russian destroyed vehicles / Screenshot from the video by Azov

The joint work of Ukrainian units has borne fruit in the form of a pile of destroyed russian equipment and a trophy in Kreminna sector

This was reported by the 12th Azov Brigade on Telegram.

It is known that russians tried to assault positions of Ukrainian militaries, but failed. So they had to abandon their equipment and flee.

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"Scouts spotted an armored group of russians. It was moving toward the positions of the Defense Forces of Ukraine in Kreminna sector. Warriors of the 12th Azov Brigade and the 95th Airborne Brigade defeated the enemy column. The troops and crews of the enemy vehicles fled, abandoning their equipment," the statement reads.

Azov warriors added that russian occupiers lost 11 units of equipment and more than 50 people.

Later, Azov fighters captured russian T-72B3M tank and brought it to the rear of the Defense Forces of Ukraine.

Ukrainian Warriors Destroy Convoy of russian Equipment and Capture T-72B3M Tank (Video), Defense Express
Ukrainian warriors seized russian T-72B3 tank / Screenshot from the video by Azov

T-72B3 is a russian main battle tank of the T-72 family.

It was developed as an economical alternative to the T-90A main battle tank until the russian Armed Forces received the new generation T-14 tank. T-72B3 is a relatively simple modernization of the T-72B tank, with some parameters brought up to the level of the T-90A. Currently, the T-72B3 is being modernized to replace the existing T-72B tanks; modernization of earlier versions of the T-72 to the level of the T-72B3 is impossible.

The tank is equipped with the multi-channel sight PNM Sosna-U, developed by the Belarusian enterprise JSC Peleng and manufactured by the Vologda Optical and Mechanical Plant (VOMZ), which includes an automatic target tracking system (ATTS) and a Thales Catherine FC thermal imaging channel. The TPD-K1 sight from the T-72B tank’s 1A40 complex is retained in the commander's observation device. The tank commander's sight is the TKN-3MK, a modernization of the Soviet-era TKN-3 sight with a “Dubl” system and a 2nd generation EOP. The driver-mechanic is equipped with a TVN-5 night binocular observation device.

Ukrainian Warriors Destroy Convoy of russian Equipment and Capture T-72B3M Tank (Video), Defense Express
russian T-72B3 tank / Open source illustrative photo

Earlier Defense Express reported about battalion of rare russian T-80UE-1 tanks that had shown up in Ukraine.

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