While trying to recover Terminator-2, Russia sent another tank which was also destroyed by Ukrainian special forces.

The destruction of the Russian BMPT: details of the attack

The Terminator-2 tank, officially called the BMPT, is a prominent war machine armed with four missile launchers, two automatic cannons, and two grenade launchers.

According to the video posted on Telegram by the SBU (Služba bezpeky Ukrajiny), this vehicle was the target of a kamikaze drone attack, which caused its destruction and the dispersal of nearby soldiers.

Subsequently, while trying to recover the BMPT, Russia sent another tank which was also destroyed by Ukrainian special forces waiting nearby.

Ukrainian reaction to the situation

Ukraine destroys Russia's Terminator-2
Putin’s ‘Terminator tanks’ die in Ukraine.

Following the military action, Ukrainian officials expressed their determination in a message, stating: “We will continue to work until complete victory.”

According to Deutsche Welle reports, Ukraine has managed to capture more than 8,000 Russian artillery systems throughout the conflict.

Additionally, media such as Newspeek indicate a Pentagon plan to send up to 80,000 projectiles to Ukraine, consolidating international support.

Military preparations and support for Ukraine

Ukraine destroys Russia's Terminator-2Terminator. Image credit: Russian state media.

Through its press secretary, Pat Ryder, the Pentagon has confirmed the plan to supply many projectiles to Ukraine. This measure aims to strengthen the Ukrainian defensive capacity in the face of confrontations with Russia.

In parallel, interest in training Ukrainian F-16 pilots has arisen. However, it is recognized that such training could take longer than the shipment of weapons.

What is the BMP-T “Ramka” military vehicle, and what is its function?

The BMP-T “Ramka” is a Russian infantry fighting vehicle created to support tanks and infantry, especially in urban areas. This machinery was developed in response to the need for specialized vehicles that offer support and protection in urban operations, where environments are particularly challenging for conventional armored units.

What motivated the creation of the BMP-T, and what is its history?

During the Chechen conflict, Russian forces suffered significant losses by using conventional armor in urban ambushes. The emerging need for a highly protected vehicle for urban environments prompted the conceptualization of the BMP-T. Historically, its development is based on previous experiences, such as the 1970s German idea of ​​the Begleitpanzer.

What characterizes the armament and protection of the BMP-T “Terminator”?

The BMP-T is equipped with versatile weapons: it has 4 missile tubes, 2 30 mm caliber cannons and 40 mm automatic grenade launchers. In addition, it has passive and reactive armor. This combination of weaponry and protection makes it well-suited to take on a variety of threats, from infantry forces to enemy tanks and armored vehicles.

In what operational contexts has the BMP-T been deployed?

There were rumors about the deployment of BMP-T units in the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, and in early 2023, Russia officially confirmed its intention to send BMP-Ts to this front, evidencing its crucial role in urban combat scenarios.

How is the design of the BMP-T related to the T-72 main battle tank?

The BMP-T is based on the chassis of the T-72, a widely used main battle tank. Renovations have been made to the rear chassis driver’s compartment, providing additional internal space. This adaptation takes advantage of the strengths of the original T-72 design while refining it to meet the specialized needs of the BMP-T in urban combat operations.