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What is the T-72B3 model 2022?

What is the T-72B3 model 2022?

Modern Military
Georgian Army T-72SIM1

T-72B3 Obr. 2022 is a 1980s-vintage T-72B that received a long list of modifications including a Sosna-U day-night digital gunner’s sight. 

The improvement of T-72B3 includes ERA block on the mudguard. Source

In addition, limited amounts of new reactive armor. A rather inexpensive Chinese-made rear-looking video camera which might help them from backing up into a river. But, will the camera help in the defensive measures? Maybe to some degree. But the camera has very limited vision and vantage point. As a result, it’s more of a parking camera than a military-grade piece of equipment. 

More ERA blocks on the top of the turret. Source

However, one item the new tank received which can’t be compromised in effectiveness is the new barrel for its 125-millimeter main gun.

More ERA blocks on the side and rear of the turret. Source

The tank will also receive on the lower part of its turret; an RPG metal which should help provide some more protection for the crews against Rocket-Propelled Grenade.

Chains on the turret resembling the T-90M. Source

The T-90M is a Russian main battle tank (MBT) that is an upgraded version of the T-90. It features improved armor protection, an upgraded fire control system, and a new engine. The T-90M also has the capability to launch anti-tank guided missiles from the main gun, giving it increased firepower.

The T-72B was first used in combat during the Soviet-Afghan War in the 1980s. It was also used by Iraq during the Gulf War in 1991. Where it proved to be no match for the advanced tanks of the coalition forces. Nevertheless, many countries still use T-72B tanks in their militaries. In addition, many have become upgraded with newer technology to extend their service life.

What is the T-72B3 model 2022?

Modern Military