Ukraine is turning captured Russian tanks into heavy fighting vehicle

A heavy infantry fighting vehicle for the Ukrainian Army is now being created from a captured Russian T-62 tank.

According to Roman Sinicyn, Military Coordinator for the Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation, Ukrainian engineers have dismantled the turret with the 115mm smoothbore 2A20 gun from the medium tank and will install a BMP-2 turret instead.

Due to the size of the BMP-2 turret, the tank will not have a full-fledged place for troops.

Ukrainian engineers modified a captured medium tank for use during combat for military vehicle recovery (towing) or repair of battle-damaged, stuck, and/or inoperable armored fighting vehicles, such as tanks and armored personnel carriers.

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