In the USA, they told how the Ukrainian version of the T-80 is better than the Russian

In the USA, they told how the Ukrainian version of the T-80 is better than the Russian one. Material on this topic has been published.

reporters of the American edition of The NationalInterest. According to the authors, this particular model managed to become probably the fastest and most powerful tank developed in the USSR. However, they noted that there is one drawback in the Russian version of the combat vehicle, which was corrected in the Ukrainian version.

So, the authors said that the T-80 was the first timeequipped with a gas turbine engine, due to which the tank’s power increased to 1250 horsepower. ”According to some sources, in the event of a war with NATO, the T-80s will be able to reach the English Channel in less than a week - in just five days,” the US said.

The disadvantage of the Russian model, according to the authors,lies in high fuel consumption, which imposes additional problems with logistics. In Ukraine, in turn, a modified version of the T-80 was developed, equipped with a diesel engine. Although this made the tank slower, it increased the fuel efficiency of the combat vehicle.