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T-72Z main battle tank

Country of Origin: Iran

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The T-72Z main Iranian battle tank is not related to the similarly named T-72 . Rather, the 72 signifies the date on the Iranian calendar.

The T-72Z is actually based on the Russian T-54 /T-55 . The T-54 /55 design type originated in 1945. It began development in 1947.

The hull of the T-72Z is all-welded steel, divided into three compartments: driver front; center; and transmission rear. The driver is seated in the front with one single-piece hatch and periscopes. The...

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