No less than 15 Russian An-124 Condor cargo flights have landed in Syria in recent days. This is in addition to a steady stream of Russian cargo ships arriving at Syrian shores, some of which dropped off T-90 main battle tanks, artillery pieces and dozens of armored personnel carriers.
The Russian T-90, a hybrid evolution of the T-72 and T-80, weighs in at almost 48 tons, and would lead Russia into battle if a major land conflict erupted today — not a crazy idea anymore. Here's what the Pentagon should learn something from the thrifty, simple and dangerously effective tank?
If your name is Vladimir Putin and you're on your way to relaunch the Soviet Union, the T-90 is one of the tools that can give you great confidence when the going gets tough. Because yes, or course you can fire its main gun mid-air.
18,000 frames per second. That's what it takes to make one of the most destructive forces in the battlefield turn from fire-spitting hate dragon to beautiful. If you are not convinced, take a look at this other angle: