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General Characteristics
Length:6.9 m
Width:3.6 m
Height:2.2 m
Weight:41 t
Speed:75 km/h (road)
50 km/h (off-road)
Range:450 km
Primary armament:125mm gun
Secondary armament:7.62mm coaxial MG
7.62mm MG
Power plant:582 kW (780 hp) Diesel
Crew:3 (commander, driver and gunner)

The T-72, a Soviet medium tank entered production in 1971. It is a parallel design with the T-64.

Production History

The T-72 was the main tank used by the Red Army from 1970s to the collapse of the Soviet Union. It was also exported to other Warsaw Pact countries and several other countries such as Finland, India, Iran, Iraq and Yugoslavia.


Combat History

Gulf War
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See also: List of tanks, List of Soviet tanks, T-80.

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