Russia sent T-62s to Ukraine – Fake News or correct?



Recently there have been reports and footage that indicate that the Russian Armed Forces sent T-62 tanks, a tank that entered service 1962 so about 60 years ago, to Ukraine. As always, I am a bit hesitant, since photos and videos showing a few tanks being transported on a train don’t mean much, since that is not particularly uncommon. As such some people claimed that this is actually old footage from T-62s supposedly sent to Syria in 2018 or transported to a large-scale maneuver. And indeed, when I did a bit of digging, I found various photos from 2018 that had certain similarities to the tanks shown currently.

Cover: T-62M, Patriot Park, Kubinka Tank Mans Day 2019, Photo by Vitaly V. Kuzmin, permission granted. Modified by vonKickass, original here: https://www.vitalykuzmin.net/Military/Tankmans-Day-2019-Park-Patriot/i-N6VgPKN

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Footage T-62M and T-62MV on train:

Zaloga, Steven J.: T-62 Main Battle Tank, 1965-2005. Osprey Publishing: Oxford, UK, 2009.

T-62 Syria
https://www.oryxspioenkop.com/2020/02/rearming-syria-russian-deliveries-of-t.html
https://liveuamap.com/en/2015/30-august-horlivka-t72b–tank-with-russia-h2200-rail-transport

Freight Code Stuff
https://www.vagon-eacs.ru/info/spravochnaya-informatsiya/indeks-negabaritnosti-opredelenie-stepeni-negabaritnosti/
https://www.bellingcat.com/news/uk-and-europe/2016/07/04/russias-200th-motorized-infantry-brigade-donbass-tell-tale-tanks/

Photos / Footage 2018:
https://medium.com/dfrlab/putinatwar-soviet-tanks-reactivated-in-russias-east-a81a111051a1


https://t.me/milinfolive/50111

Geo Location

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-62#2008_South_Ossetia_war

Kofman, Michael: Russian Performance in the Russo-Georgian War Revisited, 4th September 2018, https://warontherocks.com/2018/09/russian-performance-in-the-russo-georgian-war-revisited/, last accessed: 28th May 2022

https://medium.com/dfrlab/putinatwar-soviet-tanks-reactivated-in-russias-east-a81a111051a1

https://www.zsu.gov.ua/new_page/628b2f574909af001359c75d

00:00 Intro
01:08 – Footage Analysis – What types of T-62s
02:58 Is it footage from 2022?
03:51 Text and Symbol Analysis
06:25 Reasons why sending T-62s would make sense
07:52 T-62: Logistical Drawbacks
08:36 T-62: Potential Employment
10:09 Summary

#T62,#T62toUkraine,#WhyT62
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