Russia to Send PT-76 Amphibious Light Tanks to Fight Against Ukraine

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The Soviet PT-76 / Open source photo
The Soviet PT-76 / Open source photo

The Vietnam era PT-76 is going to join its comrade the T-62M and conduct offensive in Ukraine

The PT-76 amphibious light tank equipped with the underpowered 76mm D56T gun was produced from 1951 to 1967 and then was replaced by BMP-1.

The news about applying the PT-76 was provided by the military-political observer Alexander Kovalenko on his Facebook page.

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Illustrative photo from open sources

“Until 2010, it remained in service with the russian army, after that all the PT-76’s remaining on the move were sent for storage… But, in 2022, the tank got a second life”, he says.

The russian army little by little starts cosplaying the Cold War Soviet army in terms of soldiers equipment from temporarily occupied Donetsk and Luhansk regions, having ancient helmets, literally no army boots and armed with Mosin-Nagant rifle.

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Tactical sneakers on one of the POWs / Illustrative photo from open sources

Apparently, the PT-76 is going to be a warm vibe for those soldiers who cherished the Soviet times.

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The mobilized of so-called DPR / Open source photo
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