OSignificant advantages of this model were told by the author of The National Interest. The Russian side continues to improve the T-80, despite the appearance of the T-14 “Armata” model. And that makes sense. How the T-80 differs from more modern counterparts, explains the expert of The National Interest. Discuss
Although the T-80 model performed poorly in Chechnya, this tank is still undergoing modernization. According to the author, the main reason for this is the geographical position of Russia. If the T-72 and T-90 show excellent results in relatively warm weather, then at low temperatures it is precisely the T-80 that surpasses them due to the rapid warming up of the engine. In addition, in northern conditions it is most convenient for the military to move around on this tank.
In addition, the T-80UE1 will undergo modernization. In it, as in the T-80U and T-80UA, they can replace the sight with the Sosna-U thermal imager.