T-72 Tank Spams Russian Positions With Heavy Fire

Footage from the Ukrainian 92nd Mechanized Brigade shows a T-72 spamming Russian positions with rapid main gun fire to keep Russian heads down while Ukrainian troops can be seen maneuvering through the wood line.


The T-72's autoloader is both a asset and an achilles heal. The ability to quickly fire several tank rounds is certainly a perk, but the autoloader design requires the ammunition to be exposed and vulnerable in the troop compartment, which is why we have seen such spectacular explosions following ATGM strikes against Soviet-design tanks.


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Will Killmore is a US Army combat infantry veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following his time in service, he successfully pursued a certificate of journalism and has been a blogger for Funker530 since 2014. Follow Will’s bad takes on Twitter

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Footage from the Ukrainian 92nd Mechanized Brigade shows a T-72 spamming Russian positions with rapid main gun fire to keep Russian heads down while Ukrainian troops can be seen maneuvering through the wood line.


The T-72's autoloader is both a asset and an achilles heal. The ability to quickly fire several tank rounds is certainly a perk, but the autoloader design requires the ammunition to be exposed and vulnerable in the troop compartment, which is why we have seen such spectacular explosions following ATGM strikes against Soviet-design tanks.


About the Author

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Will Killmore

Will Killmore is a US Army combat infantry veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following his time in service, he successfully pursued a certificate of journalism and has been a blogger for Funker530 since 2014. Follow Will’s bad takes on Twitter

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