The Russians really removed the obsolete T-62 tanks from conservation  

The recently published information of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine that the Russian invaders are removing ancient T-62 tanks from storage bases has received numerous confirmations.

There were photos and videos with trains of T-62, which the Russians are driving towards Ukraine.

Oleksandr Kovalenko, columnist for the Information Resistance group, said that the T-62s were reopened at the 943rd mobilization deployment support center in Novoozerny, on the territory of the temporarily occupied Crimea. These tanks will allegedly be equipped with “the first regiment formed in parts of the Black Sea Fleet” of Russia.

Also, the removal from storage of T-62 tanks is noted in 904 TsZMR, in Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Rostov region. These tanks will be equipped with a reserve tank regiment based on the 150th motorized rifle division.

We note that the Russian troops had to remove the T-62 from conservation – a clear sign that they have lost a huge number of T-72, T-80 and vaunted T-90 and are forced to change to obsolete equipment.

The T-62 was produced from 1962 to 1975, the most “modern” modifications of the tank were carried out in the first half of the 80s.

The last time the Russian army used the T-62 during the invasion of Georgia in 2008, in 2011 all tanks of this type were decommissioned, and not for conservation, but for sawing and remelting. But, given the technical level of the Russian army, outdated tanks probably decided to keep “for a rainy day.”

These are obsolete tanks. They do not have automatic loading systems, which means that a fourth crew member is needed – a loader. These tanks do not and cannot have modern means of communication, surveillance, and there are no normal sights. In addition, judging by the published photos and videos, the reactivated T-62s could not even be equipped with the necessary amount of dynamic protection. The big question is not even the combat qualities, but the performance of these machines. Most likely, not all the “old men” T-62 will be able to start up and get to the front.



  1. “Most likely, not all the “old men” T-62 will be able to start up and get to the front.”
    God only knows how many components were stolen or are defect on those junky vehicles. But, it shouldn’t concern us, as long as they are turned into cockroach cookers.

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