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An image has recently emerged on military forums showing what appears to be a Russian-made main battle tank on a trailer bed hauled by a truck in the U.S.

In a Facebook group focused on “Russian military vehicles” posts, a user shared pictures of a heavy truck he spotted carrying a tank in its semi-trailer. The tank resembles the size and silhouette of the T-90, a third-generation Russian battle tank that entered service in 1993.

Some experts noted that it maybe was a new visual modification kit for old T-72 into simulated modern Russian T-90 tanks to provide realistic training for Soldiers.

The T-90 is the latest development in the T-series of Russian tanks and offers an increase in firepower, mobility and protection. It is manufactured by Uralvagonzavod in Nizhny Tagil, Russia.

T-90 is the most modern tank currently in service with the Russian Army. The T-90 saw action during the military conflicts in Ukraine and Syria.

According to The National Interest T-90 was conceived in the 1990s as a modernized mash-up the hull of the earlier mass-production optimized T-72, and the turret from the higher-quality (but operationally unsuccessful) T-80. Retaining a low profile and a three-man crew, (the tank’s 2A46M auto-loading cannon takes the place of a human loader), the fifty-ton T-90A is significantly lighter than the seventy-ton-ish M1A2 and Leopard 2.

Currently, it is the most commercially successful main battle tank on the global market. Export operators are Algeria , Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Venezuela. The largest export operator is India which ordered 1 657 T-90S tanks.

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Is this true?

US literally caught stealing Russian technology, without Russian permission it seems. :rofl:

There are Russian patents on that tank, naughty Americans. I wonder if US is going to steal the design too. Americans did not invent the tank, they stole the idea from Europeans.
 

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An image has recently emerged on military forums showing what appears to be a Russian-made main battle tank on a trailer bed hauled by a truck in the U.S.

In a Facebook group focused on “Russian military vehicles” posts, a user shared pictures of a heavy truck he spotted carrying a tank in its semi-trailer. The tank resembles the size and silhouette of the T-90, a third-generation Russian battle tank that entered service in 1993.

Some experts noted that it maybe was a new visual modification kit for old T-72 into simulated modern Russian T-90 tanks to provide realistic training for Soldiers.

The T-90 is the latest development in the T-series of Russian tanks and offers an increase in firepower, mobility and protection. It is manufactured by Uralvagonzavod in Nizhny Tagil, Russia.

T-90 is the most modern tank currently in service with the Russian Army. The T-90 saw action during the military conflicts in Ukraine and Syria.

According to The National Interest T-90 was conceived in the 1990s as a modernized mash-up the hull of the earlier mass-production optimized T-72, and the turret from the higher-quality (but operationally unsuccessful) T-80. Retaining a low profile and a three-man crew, (the tank’s 2A46M auto-loading cannon takes the place of a human loader), the fifty-ton T-90A is significantly lighter than the seventy-ton-ish M1A2 and Leopard 2.

Currently, it is the most commercially successful main battle tank on the global market. Export operators are Algeria , Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Venezuela. The largest export operator is India which ordered 1 657 T-90S tanks.

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probably a mock up for U.S military training.
 

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Could be for armor penetration tests.

Even Russia collects as many armored vehicles as possible from neighboring countries and wars, for test and evaluate about its weapon systems..
 

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Could be for armor penetration tests.

Even Russia collects as many armored vehicles as possible from neighboring countries and wars, for test and evaluate about its weapon systems..
That is true Americans are actually known for testing non nato weapon systems especially russian ones.

Russians also do the same too.
 

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I have seen HIT guys make an older T-series tank look like Al-zarrar visually (without doing the actual improvements).

So it can be done.

Either that or this tank is missing from a middle eastern stable. Most probably Iraq.
 

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If you're exporting your systems, then it falling in the hands of your enemy is a great possibility, especially the US. That is why nations like Russia would never put anything on the market if it falling in the enemies hand would cause irreversible damage to them. In other words, nothing new here.
 

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