Russian T-72 Driver Misses Hint, Hits Mine

This footage, recorded by a Ukrainian observation drone, shows a Russian T-72B tank traveling down a trail littered with disabled vehicles. As it tries to pass a pair of destroyed MT-LBs, the tank strikes a mine and becomes disabled itself.


This incident is reported to have occurred north of Volodymyrivka, in Donetsk. First the tank passes around a lone disabled vehicle, forced to go to its right thanks to the woodline hemming in the left. Then, the tank driver encounters a pair of disabled MT-LBs, and is again forced to the right by the woodline. In the business, we have a word for a lot of dead vehicles in a small space, with limited options for progression. They’re called clues. However, our T-72B misses the hint and is rewarded by hitting an AT mine at 0:34. It is unknown whether any of the crew were killed outright in the explosion, but the remainder are shown fleeing from the tank. The T-72 is left where it sits, another roadblock and warning.


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This footage, recorded by a Ukrainian observation drone, shows a Russian T-72B tank traveling down a trail littered with disabled vehicles. As it tries to pass a pair of destroyed MT-LBs, the tank strikes a mine and becomes disabled itself.


This incident is reported to have occurred north of Volodymyrivka, in Donetsk. First the tank passes around a lone disabled vehicle, forced to go to its right thanks to the woodline hemming in the left. Then, the tank driver encounters a pair of disabled MT-LBs, and is again forced to the right by the woodline. In the business, we have a word for a lot of dead vehicles in a small space, with limited options for progression. They’re called clues. However, our T-72B misses the hint and is rewarded by hitting an AT mine at 0:34. It is unknown whether any of the crew were killed outright in the explosion, but the remainder are shown fleeing from the tank. The T-72 is left where it sits, another roadblock and warning.


About the Author

    Author's Photo    
     

Cole Simms

     

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

   

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