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T-80 main battle tank

Country of Origin: Russia


The T-80 is an updated version of the T-64B main battle tank (MBT). It has a more reliable suspension design and a turbine powerplant in place of the opposed-piston diesel of the T-64. A Ukrainian version of the diesel-powered T-80UD was first shown in late 1993.

The Russian-built T-80 has six road wheels. However, unlike those in earlier Soviet tanks, the wheels are larger and of forged steel-aluminum and are rubber-tired. The road wheels are in two halves, using 10 bolts to...

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