Ukrainian Colonel and Ukranain hero Pavlo Fedosenko commander of the 92nd Mechanised Brigade drives off with and captured Russia T-90M tank in new footage.
In the footage the Colonel can be seen attempting to start the captured tank. The colonel can be seen saying, “Damn how it starts, on two batteries” before he drives away with the Russian tank, reported British Sun newspaper.
Ukraine’s rapid offensive in Kharkiv, in the country’s north-east, brought many prizes. Swathes of territory have been won back and Ukraine’s army captured around a brigade’s worth of military equipment from the fleeing Russians. One of the greatest surprises uncovered was a single T-90M tank. It is one of at least 480 Russian tanks seized since the war began, yet it is uniquely useful. What is the T-90M tank, and why does it matter?
Seizing a weapon can provide valuable insight into the state of an enemy’s military technology. That makes countries protective of their weapons in war. American efforts to inspect the T-72 throughout the Cold War backfired on several occasions, until a rogue Romanian arms dealer sold one to American agents in 1987, supposedly as scrap metal. The deal was later uncovered and made public by the KGB. The T-72 had been in service for 14 years before America finally had a chance to inspect it, by which time it had already been superseded. By contrast, the T-90M has been in service for just two years.
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