New MBT T-72B3 ERA Explosive Reactive Armor at army-2017 1230872

 
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T-72B3 ERA MBT at Army 2017
 
 

New Russian-made T-72B3 main battle tank upgrade with ERA Explosive Reactive armour at Army-2017.

Russian armed forces present a new version of the T-72B3 main battle tank (MBT) with ERA (Explosive Reactive Armour) at Army-2017, the International Military Technical Forum in Moscow, Russia. The T-72B3 MBT is now the backbone of the Russian army tank division.
     
Russian armed forces presents a new version of the t-72B3 main battle tank (MBT) with ERA (Explosive Reactive Armour) at Army-2017, the International Military Technical Forum in Moscow, Russia. The T-72B3 MBT is now the backbone of the Russian army tank division. The T-72B3 ERA is fitted with new ERA (Explosive Reactive Armour) on each side at the front of the hull and the turret.
     
The new T-72B3 ERA is an upgraded version of the standard T-72B3, the main armament and the firing control system are similar. The T-72B3 is armed with a 125mm 2A46M-5 smoothbore gun fitted with a light-alloy thermal sleeve and a bore evacuator.

The tank is fitted with a carousel automatic loader mounted on the turret floor and also on the rear wall of the turret. The tank carries a total of 38 rounds including 22 ready use projectiles in the carousel. A 7.62 mm PKTM machine gun is mounted coaxially to the right of the main armament and one 12.7 mm NSV machine gun is mounted on the commander's cupola.

The main feature of the new T-72B3 ERA is the use of explosive reactive armour mounted on each side at the front of the hull and the turret. The ERA is a type of armour which is designed to offer more protection against shaped charges and specially hardened kinetic energy penetrators.

The T-72B3 ERA has a total weight of 46,500 kg, only 1,000 kg more than the standard version of the T-72B3 offering same level of mobility but with more protection.

To increase the protection of the tank against RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) threats , slat armour are mounted at the rear on each side of the hull and also at the back of the turret.
     
Russian armed forces presents a new version of the t-72B3 main battle tank (MBT) with ERA (Explosive Reactive Armour) at Army-2017, the International Military Technical Forum in Moscow, Russia. The T-72B3 MBT is now the backbone of the Russian army tank division. The rear part of the hull and the turret are fitted with slat armour.
 

 

 

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