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Wait hold the phone........ I thought Russia was like "**** T-80s and **** Gas Turbines" after the whole Chechnya thing? So now they about that life again? Also do they still operate any T-80UDs since according them turbine use too much fuel?  

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I don't believe T-80UDs are in service because all the stuff for diesel engines is in Ukraine, but the T-80U (and subvariants) and apparently the T-80BV are still around, with some BVs being upgraded to BVMs with new FCS, ERA, and other miscellaneous things.

 

Loooser would know more.

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1 hour ago, AssaultPlazma said:

Wait hold the phone........ I thought Russia was like "**** T-80s and **** Gas Turbines" after the whole Chechnya thing? So now they about that life again? Also do they still operate any T-80UDs since according them turbine use too much fuel?  

1) It wasn't

2) UDs are not used

 

1 hour ago, Scolopax said:

I don't believe T-80UDs are in service because all the stuff for diesel engines is in Ukraine, but the T-80U (and subvariants) and apparently the T-80BV are still around, with some BVs being upgraded to BVMs with new FCS, ERA, and other miscellaneous things.

 

Loooser would know more.

This is correct. Also, some T-80BVs were upgraded to T-80UE-1s before T-80BVM became a thing.

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20 hours ago, Karamazov said:

Somebody know somethink about Object 219 s.p. 8?  (Объект 219сп8) I recently heard of him without details. 

 

According to the Pavlov T-80 book it was a version of s.p.2 but with the 5TD3 engine, built in 1974.

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2 hours ago, Collimatrix said:

 

 

Welcome to SH!

Thanks Collimatrix!  I'm primarily a modeller, but I've been studying the T-80 for many years. I wish I'd found this excellent site earlier!

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