The Syrian military has lost the rare “Italian” tank

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Photo: @oryxspioenkop / Twitter

Syrian government forces during fighting with terrorists in Damascus has lost one of the rare T-72 tanks that have been upgraded with the participation of Italian scholars in the late 1990-ies. Attention to a photo of a damaged car, posted on Twitter, drew “Herald of Mordovia”.

As noted in the description of the photo, the tank was destroyed by militants of the terrorist organization “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). Earlier, a similar machine was seen in the battles in the Syrian province of Aleppo in 2013 and 2014.

According to the publication, of the series “Italian” is, in particular, the modern sights of the gunners, who have stabilization in two planes, equipped with a laser range finder and thermal imager second generation and are also associated with a digital ballistic computer. This sight allows the tanks to detect targets at a distance of 5 thousand meters a day and 4 thousand meters in the dark.

Only Italian experts modernized 122 cars. All these T-72 entered service with the 105th the presidential elite tank brigade. However, as the “Herald of Mordovia”, the civil war in Syria, most of these tanks were destroyed, and at present they are very rare.

In February, the network appeared the photo, which was sealed pavement burning tank belonging to the Syrian military. It was noted that a rare version of the machine was lost during the offensive in the Damascus province.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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