India was among the first and largest customers of the T-72, the mainstay of Russia’s own armored divisions.
The exact number of T-72’s in India’s tank brigades is estimated at 1,900 units. The T-72 is popular for its powerful 125mm 2A46 main gun, low profile, and compatibility with other Russian armored vehicles like the BMP-2 APC.
(Here T-80 First Production Model)
The last MBT produced by the Soviet Union before it collapsed was fast, rugged, and a certified menace to any NATO tanks if the Warsaw Pact ever decided on subjugating the rest of Europe. The T-80’s form and function was originally derived from the T-64A but it carried superior sighting and visibility equipment.
The most prolific tank of the 20th century is also the most destroyed one in modern warfare. Dispassionate analysis reveal the T-54’s interior is unfriendly to crews and its 100mm main gun suffers from poor functionality. Even its armor is vulnerable to every type of modern anti-tank weapon be they land mines, rockets, or missiles.