In April, Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) - which controls the Russian heavy tank market - supplied the army with its first T-90M modernized tanks, pimped up like cars straight out of West Coast Customs.
The UVZ design team began the modification process with the vehicle’s beating heart - its engine.
The motor was given a new automatic transmission system and over 1000 bhp of raw power. This allows the almost 50-ton brute to race across rough terrain at
“At military tech expos, our guys like to do the following trick: They drive the tank at top speed up a mound or springboard and take off. The tank strikes the ground and hurtles on at full throttle as if nothing happened. You wouldn’t think that 50 tons of iron had just smacked into the road,” a defense industry source told Russia Beyond.
This, he says, demonstrates the sheer power of the new engine, and more importantly, the robustness of all the components and suspension of the modernized vehicle.
"This machine can survive in any conditions - Arctic, desert, swamp, you name it. All bases are covered."
If the crew is indeed “lucky” enough to end up in
As stated by UVZ, the thermoelectric air conditioner works both at high and low
"The tank's air conditioning consists of several cooling units. These units can be switched on and off autonomously, providing smooth regulation of the flow rate and direction of the cold air," reads the report.
That's not all. The tank is also encased in dynamic protective armor capable of withstanding the most hi-tech anti-tank missiles.
It works like this:
"The number of T-90s to be modernized to this standard will be determined
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