.: Min Hin Chong's T-90SM

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ModelCollect

Scale:

1/72

Modelling Time:

~ 10 hrs

PE/Resin Detail:

none

Comments:

"Out of the box build, except for the use of metal replacement parts for the machine gun barrel and antenna mount, from Zedval.
Most time spent masking the splinter camouflage scheme"

T-90

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T-90
2013 Moscow Victory Day Parade (28).jpg
Russian Army T-90A tank on display during parade festivities in May 2013.
Type Main battle tank
Place of origin Russia
Service history
In service 1991 – present
Used by See Operators
Production history
Designer Kartsev-Venediktov
Manufacturer Uralvagonzavod
Unit cost $2.77 – 4.25 million USD in 2011 (varies by source)[1]
Produced 1992–present
Number built 2053+
Specifications
Weight 47.5 tonnes (46.7 long tons; 52.4short tons)
Length 9.63 m (31 ft 7 in)
Width 3.78 m (12 ft 5 in)
Height 2.22 m (7 ft 3 in)
Crew 3

Armor

Steel-composite-reactive blend

vs APFSDS: 800mm, with Kontakt-5 = 800-830mm; vs HEAT: 1000mm with Kontakt-5 = 1,150–1,350mm[2][3][4]
Main
armament
125 mm smoothbore gun withATGM capability; mainly 9M119 Svir
Secondary
armament
12.7mm Kord Heavy machine gun,7.62mm PKMT
Engine

Model 84 V-84 12-cyl. diesel
V-92 12-cyl. diesel
V-96 12-cyl. diesel
840 hp (618 kW) for V-84 12-cyl. diesel engine
950 hp (736 kW) for V-92 12-cyl. diesel engine

1,250 hp (930 kW) for V-96 12-cyl. diesel engine
Power/weight

18.1 hp/tonne (13.5 kW/tonne) for V-84 12-cyl. diesel engine
20.4 hp/tonne (15.8 kW/tonne) for V-92 12-cyl. diesel engine

26.3 hp/tonne (19.8 kW/tonne) for V-96 12-cyl. diesel engine
Suspension torsion bar
Operational
range
550–700 km (340–430 mi) (depending on type of engine)
Speed 60–65 km/h (37–40 mph) (depending on type of engine)
 

The T-90 is a Russian third-generation main battle tank that is essentially a modernisation of the T-72B, incorporating many features of the T-80U (it was originally to be called the T-72BU, later renamed to T-90). It is currently the most modern tank in service with the Russian Ground Forces and Naval Infantry. Although a development of the T-72, the T-90 uses a 125mm 2A46 smoothbore tank gun, 1G46 gunner sights, a new engine, and thermal sights. Standard protective measures include a blend of steel, composite armour, smoke mortars, Kontakt-5 explosive-reactive armorlaser warning receiversNakidka camouflage and the Shtora infrared ATGM jamming system. The EMT-7electromagnetic pulse (EMP) creator has been used in testing but not fitted to T-90s in active service.[5] It is designed and built by Uralvagonzavod, in Nizhny Tagil, Russia. Since 2011, the Russian armed forces have ceased ordering the T-90, and are instead waiting for the development of the Armata Universal Combat Platform that is expected to enter service in 2016.[6]

Development

By 1992, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that it could no longer afford to manufacture two main battle tanks in parallel.[7] Since both the "quality" T-80U and the cheaper "quantity" T-72B were being built at different plants, and each plant was critical to the economy of its city, the government gave small orders to both. Omsk built five T-80Us and Nizhny Tagil built fifteen T-72s, and both built more in the hopes of winning large export orders. Nizhny Tagil had built a few T-72BAs, T-72Bs upgraded with a third generation add-on explosive reactive armour (ERA) called Kontakt-5, which was already in service on the T-80U.[7]

To further improve the T-72's export prospects and its chances of being selected as Russia's sole production main battle tank, the T-80U's more sophisticated fire control system was also added to produce a vehicle designated T-72BU. The T-90 was developed by the Kartsev-Venediktov Design Bureau at the Uralvagonzavod factory in Nizhny Tagil. The production model is based on the T-72BM, with some added features from the T-80 series.[7]

The T-90 with an 830 hp (620 kW) engine went into low-level production in 1993, based on a prototype designated T-88. It features a new generation of Kontakt-5 explosive reactive armor on its hull and turret. Of conventional layout, the T-90 represents a major upgrade to every system in the T-72, including the main gun.[7] The T-90S have been identified as export model. The references to a T-90E appear to be unsubstantiated.[7] The T-90 is fitted with a "three-tiered" protection system: the first tier is the composite armour in the turret, second tier is third generation Kontakt-5 ERA and third tier is a Shtora-1 countermeasures suite.[7]

T-90s were used in combat for the first time during the invasion of Dagestan in 1999.

  • T-90SM – New modernized (M) version of the export tank T-90S, with a 1130HP engine, a PNM Sosna-U gunner view, a 7.62 mm turret UDP T05BV-1 RWS, GLONASS, inertial navigation systems and new explosive reactive armour (ERA).[59][60][61] A new removable turret bustle is included, which holds provides storage for eight additional rounds.
T-90SM Main Battle Tank at the2013 Russian Arms Expo.

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