Ukrainian troops have captured a modern Russian T-80BVM main battle tank in the Kherson region.
Ukrainian Soldiers assigned to the 128th Mountain Assault Transcarpathian Brigade said it captured another Russian T-80BVM tank this time in the Kherson region as part of its southern offensive.
The Oryx, a project to document and track military-equipment usage and losses, has counted 100 Russian T-80BVM tanks destroyed and captured by Ukrainians throughout.
The T-80BVM is the Russian upgraded version of the T-80BV tank. The first tanks arrived for the Northern Fleet’s motor rifle brigade in 2019. It is the latest generation of T-80 tanks.
“The T-80BVM tank features an improved 125mm cannon and a more powerful 1,250 hp gas turbine engine. The main battle tank is furnished with a multi-channel gunner sight, a mechanic-driver’s vision device and an armament stabilizer. The tank is reinforced with slat and modular reactive armor,” TASS outlet reported.
The Oryx, a project to document and track military-equipment usage and losses, has counted 154 Russian T-80BVM tanks destroyed and captured by Ukrainians throughout the war.
Ukrainian forces are now fielding at least 58 captured T-80BVM tanks.
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