Update Log


Major or noteworthy updates are recorded in this log. This is mainly for the convenience of readers using this blog as reference material for research purposes and those who wish to translate articles for personal distribution. 




[16.11.2020] 

Minor updates to T-10 article in suspension section.



[7.10.2020] 

T-72 Part 1 article updated with additional information regarding propellant charges and the chamber design of the 125mm gun.



[20.9.2020] 

T-72 Part 2 article updated with additional details on the transmission.




[1.9.2020]

T-72 Part 1 article updated with additional details on the thermal shroud.




[26.8.2020]

T-62 article updated with additional information on the coaxial machine gun.




[23.7.2020]

T-62 article updated with additional ergonomics information in all relevant sections.




[21.7.2020]

T-72 Part 1 article updated with additional information in the main armament section (2A26M2 gun).




[18.6.2020]

Minor update to T-62 article, additional information about KTD-1 rangefinder added.




[13.6.2020]

Minor update to OG-9G section in Field Disassembly: BMP-1 article.




[14.5.2020]

D10-T gun section in T-54 article has been completely overhauled.




[27.4.2020]

BMP-2 article updated with additional images of the ATGM sighting system.




[11.4.2020]

Major update for T-72 Part 2 article published.




[24.2.2020]

T-72 Part 1 article updated with new section on the PKTM coaxial machine gun and additional information on its periscopes.




[7.1.2020]

T-62 article updated with additional information on the autoblocking system (loader's assist feature).




[29.12.2019]

Transmission section of the T-54 article updated with additional information, errors eliminated.




[9.12.2019]

BMP-1 article updated with additional information in the air defence section.




[8.12.2019]

PT-76 article updated with additional photos and drawings. Some minor errors were corrected.




[7.12.2019]

BMP-1 article updated with additional information in the air defence section.




[5.12.2019]

Major update to BMP-1 article. All sections improved.




[17.10.2019]

BMP-3 article updated with minor details added in almost all sections.




[4.10.2019]

T-54 article updated with more details on the evolution of the commander's cupola.




[8.8.2019]

BMP-2 article updated with new information.




[7.8.2019]

Segment on Kontakt-5 removed from Part 2 of the T-72 article and relocated to a separate page. General updates applied to various parts of the article.




[23.6.2019]

Segment on 81mm smoke grenades removed from Part 2 of the T-72 article and relocated to a separate page.




[9.6.2019]

T-62 article updated with a large amount of additional information on the automatic ejection mechanism.




[18.3.2019]

BMP-1 article updated with additional information in all sections.




[3.3.2019]

Part 2 of T-72 article updated with additional information on textile side skirts and protection levels for T-72 models equipped with textile side skirts.




[25.2.2019]

Part 2 of T-72 article updated with additional information on "Relikt" side skirt armour of the T-72B3 obr. 2016.




[11.2.2019]

Part 2 of T-72 article updated with additional threat information in the section examining the armour of the T-72 "Ural-1".




[8.1.2019]

Part 1 of T-72 article updated with information on the fighting compartment heater.




[2.12.2018]

T-72 articles rearranged and updated with new information regarding the T-72B3 obr. 2016 variant.




[5.10.2018]

Article on the T-54 given minor updates.




[9.9.2018]

Article on the BMP-2 updated with revised armour penetration figures for 3UBR6 AP-T.




[1.8.2018]

Article on the protection of the T-72 updated. More general information about the design features of the turret added.




[30.7.2018]

Article on the protection of the T-72 updated. New section on weakened zones in the armour scheme of the tank added.




[15.7.2018]

Article on the protection of the T-72 updated. Sections on the armour of the T-72 Ural and T-72 Ural-1 updated and polished.




[12.6.2018]

Hyperlinked table of contents added to T-80 article.



[7.6.2018]

T-62 article updated with new information in the section on "Brow" (Metal Polymer Block) armour.



[3.5.2018]

Article on the protection of the T-72 updated with new information. More information on glass textolites added.

T-80 article edited and updated with new information.



[6.4.2018]

Article on the protection of the T-72B edited and updated with new information.



[22.3.2018]

Article on the protection of the T-72 Ural and T-72A edited and updated with new information.



[25.2.2018]

PT-76 article added (link).



[3.1.2018]

Hyperlinked table of contents added to BMP-2 article.



[8.12.2017]

T-72 article divided into two parts. Part 1 (link) and Part 2 (link). New section added on the TPN3-49 night sight (link).



[20.11.2017]

Major update to T-72 article (here and here). Pages increased from 432 to 480. Word count increased by 2.6%.



[18.11.2017]

Hyperlinked table of contents added to T-62 article



[6.11.2017]

Hyperlinked table of contents added to T-72 article