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Ukrainian Armed Forces use R18 octocopter to destroy Russian T-72B worth almost $2 million (video)

Bylim Olena

Ukrainian Armed Forces use R18 octocopter to destroy Russian T-72B worth almost $2 million (video)

In one of the frontline areas, Ukrainian aerial reconnaissance spotted a Russian T-72B tank. An accurate drop from an R18 octocopter destroyed it.

Footage of the destruction of the enemy military equipment was posted on social media. To completely neutralise the Russian T-72B, the aerial reconnaissance team had to use three rounds of ammunition.

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T-72B tank - basic information:

The T-72B tank is one of the main battle tanks of the Russian Federation and was developed in the mid-1970s. Today, it continues to be used in the Russian army and is exported to many countries around the world.

The T-72B tank is manufactured by Uralvagonzavod in Russia. The price of the tank depends on the modification and specifications. The estimated cost of a new T-72B3M tank, depending on the specifications, is around USD 2-2.5 million.

Main characteristics of the T-72B tank include:

  • Crew: 3 people (commander, driver and radio operator)
  • Armour: provides protection against bullets of up to 125 mm calibre
  • Main armament: 2A46M 125 mm smoothbore gun, which can fire various types of shells, including high explosive and cumulative ones
  • Additional weapons: 7.62 mm PKT machine gun and 12.7 mm NSVT machine gun
  • Engine: V-92S2 diesel engine with a capacity of 780 hp.
  • Speed: up to 60 km/h on road and up to 40 km/h off-road
  • Range: up to 500 km on road and up to 300 km off-road.

It is important to note that the technical characteristics of the T-72B tank may vary depending on the modification and version.

The other day, Ukrainian defenders destroyed an enemy position with a mortar crew on one of the frontlines.

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