Country of Origin: Russia
The T-90 was originally a variant of the T-72BM produced by Nizhny Tagil to provide a lower cost alternative to the T-80UK. It is essentially a T-72BM that was upgraded again to the T-72BU standard, which only implied the fitting of the T-80's fire-control system to the T-72BM.
The T-72BU was officially renamed the T-90 in 1992 in an effort to avoid the negative connotations that had befallen the T-72 after its poor showing in the 1991 Persian Gulf War. Continuing upgrades,...
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