In a clip shared by Ukraine’s armed forces, a T-64 tank is seen to take on a column of Russian armoured vehicles single-handedly.
The footage was first shared on Telegram by Ukraine’s armed forces and then distributed to Twitter by Ukraine Weapons Tracker (@UAWeapons) and researcher Arslon Xudosi (@Arslon_Xudosi). Here’s the video.
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As the tank catches the Russian column by surprise, it causes a flurry of uncoordinated fire until the other side realises where the tank’s explosive rounds are coming from. The crew of the Ukrainian tank then fired one more round at the column around 150m away, instead hitting a large area of woodland. In this case, it seems to have been a high explosive round designed for light armoured vehicles rather than anything capable of penetrating a tank’s hull.
As the lone tank swings its hull in the direction of the Russian convoy, it fires again, this time hitting a BTR-82, triggering return fire and a rollout to find the tank from the rear of the column. The tank and Russian vehicles continue to exchange fire, with one soldier firing an anti-tank missile, which misses, hitting a house instead.