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In service with the Russian army tanks T-72, T-80 and T-90 have a set of small features that increase their survivability and lethality. Some of them drew the attention of the American edition The National Interest.
In particular, the author identified system remote detonation of shells “Aynet”. This feature allows high-explosive shells to explode in flight, thereby increasing the area of damage and even allowing you to fight the helicopters.
The attention of the journalist drew an all-weather multi-channel gunner’s sight (PNM) of “Pine-y”. “The goals still have to be initially designated and fixed by the gunner, but support moving targets becomes much more accurate because it eliminates the human factor”, — stated in the article.
It is noted the simplicity and reliability of the system “Soda” that protects the tank from flowing Napalm and other burning fluids in the crew and engine compartment. Also to the delight of the author of the material caused the intake air T-80, effectively pumping air in a gas turbine engine.
The review closes with a remote-controlled anti-aircraft machine gun system with vertical stabilization, which appeared on T-90 before the American “Abrams”.
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