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40 modernized battle tanks T-80БВМ first entered service with the brigade in the far East. About this newspaper “Izvestia”.
Previously, “vosmidesyatki” were only in the European part of the country. To the modernization of the T-80 was stored as a strategic reserve.
The choice fell on the machine, the T-80 because of the climate in the far East clean air and the absence of high mountains that allows you to open a gas turbine engine of the tank full.
Another plus is a good run the power plant of this type at low temperatures. When the air temperature is below minus 40 degrees Celsius operational availability of the machines is achieved in a matter of minutes, while warming up the diesel engine in the cold it takes about 40 minutes.
In June 2018, it was reported that T-80БВМ started to get the Arctic part of the Russian Armed forces. Last upgrade machines for their fighting qualities are not inferior to T-90.
T-80 was adopted in the mid 1970-ies. At that time he was recognized as the best tank in the world. In all there were more than 10 thousand “vosmidesyatok.” 200 tanks T-80U still standing on the armament of regiments of the Kantemirovskaya division in the suburbs.
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