Russian T-80B Tank in Snow (Front Angle View)

Russian T-80B Tank in Snow (Front Angle View)
«Russian T-80B Tank in Snow (Front Angle View)»

Front angle view of the snow-covered Russian T-80B tank on the grounds of Vadim Zadorozhny Technics Museum in Arkhangelskoye, the western suburb of Moscow.

It is the 2nd model (B) of the T-80, the main battle tank started in the Soviet era. A development of the T-64, T-80 entered service in 1976 and was the first production tank to be equipped with a gas turbine engine for main propulsion. The chief designer of the T-80 was the Russian engineer Nikolay Popov. Model T-80B had a new turret fire-control, and autoloader allowing the firing of 9M112-1 "Kobra" anti-tank guided missile, and improved composite armor. An improved 1,100-hp engine was added In 1980, a new gun in 1982, and fittings for reactive armor in 1985.

Technical Features:

Year of production: 1976-1998 Country of origin: USSR/Russia Released / units: 6 500 Engine / hp: 1100 Max speed/ km/h: 70

The exhibit in original condition

Photo #161 taken on January 17, 2018, during countryside tour to Arkhangelskoye Estate and Technics Museum with my dear repeat client from Belgium, Bert Nys.


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