03 June 2022

A Correction

The autoloader in the T-72 series is electric, not hydraulic.

The T-64 and T-80 use hydraulics.

The T-90 appears to use a variation on the T-72's, so it's likely electric as well.

This would appear to take hydraulic fires lighting the ammo off the list of why Russian tanks pop their top so readily; because the T-72 and T-90 eject the turret as readily as the T-80.

I'm inclined to believe that the rounds are simply not shielded from hot spalling and the combustible portion of the case is a bit too volatile.

This is good for not leaving smouldering debris in the bore, bad for preventing fires from battle damage.

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