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Ukrainian T-84 Oplot-M tanks will be the strongest armored vehicles when facing Russian troops

The T-84 Oplot-M tank produced in Ukraine has been deployed in the Russian Ukrainian battle. The Oplot tank was armed with a 125 mm smoothbore KBA-3 cannon with 46 rounds.

The T-84 Oplot-M tank is a modern and based version of the Soviet T-80 design. This main battle tank is a new concept of the Kharkiv Armored Plant introduced in 2008. Then, within three months, the first T-84 Oplot-M tank was produced.

Ukraine has only six units of T-84 Oplot-M tanks produced. Even more remarkable, Thailand has 64 units of the T-84 Oplot-M.

Today there are only 71 T-84 Oplot-M units in the world, six of which are in Ukraine and one of them is recorded on video of the battle in the fight against Russia.

It is known that the project was started through self-financing. In 2011, Ukraine and Thailand signed a contract for the production of 64 units. 2013 marked the official entry into serial production of the T-84 Oplot-M.

After entering serial production, Ukraine adopted the short name of the tank to BM Oplot. This is the most advanced version of the T-84 tank and the last modernization of the T-84 tank. The BM Oplot was armed with a 125mm smoothbore KBA-3 cannon with 46 rounds.

This weapon is a Soviet design. Depending on the ammunition, its operational range is from 3000 to 5000 meters. The range of 5000 meters is achieved by firing anti-tank guided missiles.

The tank is equipped with a KT-7.62 mm machine gun with a rate of fire of 700-800 rounds per minute. Ammunition for it was 1250 rounds, however, Ukraine replaced this armament with a KT-12.7 mm 12.7 mm anti-aircraft machine gun, which was remotely controlled by tank commanders.

The tank is powered by a 6-cylinder diesel engine and there are two different versions of the engine. The first version provided 1200 horsepower and the second amounted to 1500 horsepower.

The tank can travel a maximum of 500 km after filling the tank with fuel. Its maximum speed on the highway is 70 km per hour, while off the highway is 45 km per hour.

But Some sources say that, the BM Oplot tank has installed more advanced armor and a new electronic countermeasures system. The tank operating in Thailand was an export version and was given the name T-84 Oplot-T.

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