T-72 M1 Main Battle Tank

Introduced in 1972 as an alternative to the expensive and complex T-64, the T-72 has a crew of 3 and weighs 45 tons. The classic rounded turret is centred on the hull with two cupolas one for each of the gunner and commander. The main armament is a stabilised 125mm 2A46 smoothbore gun fitted with a light alloy thermal sleeve served by an automatic carousel holding 28 rounds. T-72s have seen service in Iraq and Lebannon and is still surrently in service with armies around the world.