The latest Russian ammunition is not able to hit Western tanks.
Russian armor-piercing jewelry 3БМ44 “Curve” be useless against modern Western tanks M1 Abrams, Leopard 2 and Challenger 2, writes lenta.ru with reference to Defence Blog.
The edition, referring to the publication The National Interest, noted that the frontal armor of tanks M1 Abrams, Leopard 2 and Challenger 2 is equivalent to 800 mm rolled homogeneous armor, while, according to “Izvestia” Russian military expert Alexei Khlopotov, the latest Russian ammunition 3БМ44 “Pattern” can penetrate 650 mm of solid armor from a distance of two kilometers, which “is sufficient to destroy the American M1A2 Abrams modern modifications”.
The publication of the newspaper, launched in January, also claimed that the products 3БМ44 “Pattern”, designed to replace Soviet 3БМ42 “Mango”, in the amount of two thousand pieces will go to the Russian army this year and will use tanks T-90, T-80 and T-72 and T-14.
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