The 15th day of the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine has shown that the bizarre-looking special cage armor fitted to modern Russian main battle tanks clearly isn’t working the way they wanted. .
Ukrainian soldiers successfully destroyed dozens of Russian T-72B3 main battle tanks equipped with lifting nets above their turrets.
The Russian tank proved completely unprepared for the attacks of the American-made Javelin complex, the NLAW anti-tank system and the Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicle developed in Turkey.
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These displays appear to be designed to defeat top offensive weapons by detonating high explosive anti-tank warheads before they make contact with the top of the tank’s turret, but in actual battles , they turned out to be just an additional payload that these tanks detected.
In Ukrainian military circles, this type of armor was given the comic name “Barbecue” because of its peculiar shape.
On top of that, the visually confirmed losses of Russian main battle tanks now exceed 160 combat vehicles during the invasion of Ukraine.
In a statement, the General Staff of Ukraine said that since the beginning of the war, the Ukrainian army has destroyed 355 main battle tanks owned by Russia.