View Full Version : What is the difference between a T-72 and M-84 ?
The One and Only
04-10-2008, 08:11 AM
Does anyone know what the difference between a T-72 and M-84 is?
04-10-2008, 09:13 AM
The main differences from what I understand are mainly internal also that the T72 is/was built in Russia/Ukraine/former Soviet Union and the M-84 was built in the former Yugoslavia.
The M-84 (http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/serbia/m-84.htm)tank is a Yugoslav-built version of the Soviet T-72. Though lacking many of the modern features used by Western tanks, such as sophisticated fire control and communications equipment, it has computerized fire control system and vehicle optics. The tank features two banks of smoke dischargers mounted on the turret front, seven on the left and five on the right, and a distinctive meteorology mast containing sensors fitted on the forward part of the turret. A powerful 1000 hp diesel engine gives greater acceleration, higher road speed and improved power-to-weight ratio. Ballistic protection is achieved by a low profile of optimum shaping and a multi-layer "sandwich" armour with equivalent penetration resistance exceeding 600 mm. M-84 tank is capable of fording water obstacles 1.8m deep and, in underwater drive, up to 5 m deep. This vehicle is not normally suited for operation on terrain of the type around Kosovo.
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