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Thread: A first batch of 31 T-90S/SK tanks arrived to #Vietnam from #Russia, which is the quantity for a battalion. Here are the first leaked pictures. They don't have the side skirts because they were removed for transportation. Much of Vietnam's terrain is good for tank warfare
Thread: #Vietnam T-90 tanks: Vietnam ordered 62 T-90S tanks and 2 T-90SK. The T90SK is the commander's version of the T-90S, with additional communication and navigation equipment. The order value is $250 million or $3.9 million per tank. #ASEAN #IndoPacific
Thread: #Vietnam T-90 tanks: The Vietnamese tanks have the Shtora ("curtain" in Russian), an electro-optical active protection suite for tanks, designed to disrupt the laser designator and laser rangefinders of incoming anti-tank guided missiles #ASEAN #AsiaPacific #IndoPacific
Thread: #Vietnam T-90 tanks: A T-90S tank weights around 47 tons. The T-90S has a 1000 HP four-stroke V-12 piston engine. The tank has a snorkel for deep fording & can ford 5m of water. The tank has a crew of 3. #ASEAN #Asia #AsiaPacific #IndoPacific
Thread: #Vietnam T-90 tanks: The T-90S has a 125mm 2A46M smoothbore gun, stabilized in 2 axes and fitted with a thermal sleeve. It also has a coaxial 7.62mm PKT machine gun and a 12.7mm air defense machine gun. The gun is fed by an autoloader with 22 shells. #Asia #IndoPacific
Thread: #Vietnam T-90 tanks: The T-90S gun can fire the 9M119 Refleks (AT-11 Sniper) anti-tank laser guided missile with a range of 5Km. It takes 11.7 seconds to reach maximum range. Its intended to engage tanks fitted with ERA reactive armor & helicopters. #Asia #IndoPacific
Thread: #Vietnam T-90 tanks: The 125mm gun can fire a variety of ammunition, including APDS (Armour Piercing Discarding Sabot), HEAT (high-explosive anti-tank), HE-FRAG (high-explosive fragmentation), as well as shrapnel projectiles with time fuses #Asia #AsiaPacific #IndoPacific
Thread: #Vietnam T-90 tanks: The T-90S has the automatic 1A4GT integrated fire control system (IFCS) with manual override for the commander. The IFCS contains the gunner's 1A43 day FCS, gunner's TO1-KO1 thermal imaging sight & commander's PNK-S sight. #AsiaPacific #IndoPacific
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