​Ukraine’s Military Seized a russian Cold War Tank as a Trophy

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The Ukrainian military has once again expanded the nomenclature of trophy equipment – this time the list was replenished with the first "rare" russia’s T-62
The Ukrainian military has once again expanded the nomenclature of trophy equipment – this time the list was replenished with the first "rare" russia’s T-62

The treasury of trophies of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has been replenished with another model of equipment – this time a rather rare T-62, which the russians are forced to use due to a lack of modern combat equipment

The Ukrainian military has once again expanded the nomenclature of trophy equipment – this time the list was replenished with a "rare" tank, which was adopted back in 1961.

We are talking about the T-62 tank, a photo of defenders of Ukraine with which has already "lit up" in social networks. Of course, such a trophy has a purely symbolic value, especially when after a successful counteroffensive in the Kharkiv region, the Ukrainian military took dozens of Russian T-72 and T-80 tanks of various modifications as trophies.

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In the context of this fact, we can recall the history of the appearance of these tanks on the battlefield in the ranks of the russian army - as early as March of this year, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that the invaders were going to fight on truly rare tanks - T-62 and T-55.

The T-55 has not yet come to the fore, but the T-62M and T-62MV have received their "place" on the battlefield - in May, the russian army began replenishing its reserves with T-62 tanks. Dozens of such a tanks were sent to the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions.

The T-62 tank did not reach the front line, Ukraine’s Military Seized a russian Cold War Tank as a Trophy,Defense Express
The T-62 tank did not reach the front line

On the battlefield, the enemy primarily planned to use these tanks as long-term firing points - at the same time, the first T-62 losses were suffered on the march, banally not reaching the front line.

At the same time, while the T-62 was trying to fight in Ukraine, the "breakthrough with no analogue" modernization of the T-62 with "Brezhnev’s eyebrows" was presented in the Russian Federation at the "Army 2022" forum.

russia's modernized T-62M, Ukraine’s Military Seized a russian Cold War Tank as a Trophy, Defense Express
russia's modernized T-62M / Illustrative photo from open sources
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