Russia’s most advanced T-90M Proryv tank may be in US hands for research, some military experts in Moscow have expressed such concern.
Recently in the Kharkiv region, the Ukrainian armed forces captured a T-90M Proryv tank that was left behind by the Russian army when it was withdrawn in good technical condition, completely ready to be reused after use Reconnect the broken chain.
However, the aforementioned T-90M Proryv can really become a gift for Ukraine’s Western partners, because a large number of tanks of this type are being deployed by Russia in the area bordering the NATO military bloc.
A careful study of the equipment integrated into the tank to find out the advantages and disadvantages of this vehicle is expected to be of great help to NATO if a confrontation occurs with the Russian Army in the future.
T-90M Proryv is the best tank in the Russian Army at the moment. NATO and the US are very interested in the advanced Kalina fire control system as well as the new generation explosive reactive armor called Relikt on this MBT.
The Russians consider that in terms of technology, this type of tank is very close to the T-14 Armata. Although the Armata is said to be the best tank in the world (according to Russian experts), its mass production is still problematic.
However, the T-90M Proryv has the same command and communication system as the T-14 Armata. That is why the trophy tank obtained by the Ukrainian Army is attracting special attention from the West.
Russia planned to buy at least 500 tanks of the T-90M Proryv series. This MBT is equipped with a 125 mm 2A46M-5 smoothbore cannon with 43 rounds. The tank is technologically superior by at least 10 years when compared to the T-80BVM, T-72B3, or T-64BM.
The armor of the T-90M Proryv is said to be very solid, making its damage on the Ukrainian battlefield much less than that of the T-72 or T-80. The design and appearance of the T-90M are also different from traditional Russian tanks.
Russian and Western experts call the capture of T-90M Proryv a victory for Ukraine and its allies. When the Russian troops withdrew, they did not have time to destroy this combat vehicle when it broke its chain and could not continue marching.
Certainly studying the captured T-90M Proryv could shed more light on its combat capabilities. But NATO and the US will want to know more about Russia’s future main battle tank, the T.14 Armata. The resulting loot can give them the answer they’re looking for.
According to the introduction, the T-90M Proryv received a more powerful engine. The standard configuration of the T-90 features a 12-cylinder V-92S2 engine that provides 1,000 horsepower, while the heart of the Proryv-3 has a capacity of up to 1,130 horsepower thanks to the new V-92S2F engine.
Although both use 125 mm 2A46M smoothbore cannons, the T-90M is the 2A46M-5 type, which provides the ability to use more penetrating bullets, as well as guided missiles that allow destroying enemy tanks at distances up to 5 km.
One of the main upgrades that the T-90M received is the ability to exchange data in real-time with other vehicles, that is, it can create a battlefield network with other vehicles in the fleet, this is a feature. the novelty with Russian MBT.
The tank also has improved optical sighting equipment, including a new PNM Sosna-U gunner sight, four cameras providing 360-degree coverage, an integrated GLONASS satellite navigation system as well an enhanced level protected through Relikt armor.