The T-80UD is a modification of the T-80U main battle tank, replacing the high fuel consumption gas turbine with a diesel engine. Since the initial T-80 was put into production in 1976, it has been using gas turbines. T-80UD uses a more traditional diesel engine. Appeared in 1985, and entered the Soviet Army in 1987. Except for the difference in power unit, the design of T-80UD is basically similar to T-80U.
The development of this type of tank began in the mid-1970s. T-80UD has been in production in Ukraine since 1987. Approximately 500-800 tanks of this type were manufactured. It was originally planned to be the main battle tank model of the Soviet Army. However, with the disintegration of the Soviet Union, its production came to an abrupt halt in 1991. These tanks are now in service in Russia and Ukraine. Some Ukrainian T-80UD were exported to Pakistan in the late 1990s.
The armor protection of T-80UD includes composite armor and additional explosive reactive armor. The vehicle is equipped with a three-prevention system and an automatic fire extinguishing and explosion suppression system.
|product name||Russian T-80UD Main Battle Tank-Early Type|
|product type||Plastic Model Armor Kit|
|Model size||Length: 202mm Width: 102mm|
|Total number of parts||870+|
|Metal parts||copper cable|
|Etched parts||2 pcs|
|Total number of offsets||22 sprues, lower hull and turret|
|More description|| The kit consists of over 870 parts|
>the kit w/refined detail
>multi-slide moulded turret and lower hull
>192 individual tracks links
>Etched Photo parts included