posted on Feb, 12 2007 @ 12:50 PM
that's an OLD news
T-90s are basically the latest upgrade for T-72
the best Russian serie tanks are the T-80 series and its upgrade
T-72 series are russians cheaper light tanks, where as the T-80 series are their more complicated medium tanks.
you can upgrade T-72 as much as you want, but they are still T-72s.
ps. the T-80UM2 Black Eagles that came out a few years ago was the latest russian upgrade version of the T-80 serie; and the Ukrainian T-84 was their
latest upgrade version of the T-80 serie
both came out in the mid 90's
my favourite soviet style tanks T-84
the idea back then in the early 70s was that
the T-72 were the cheap downgraded production version of the expensive T-64, and T-80 is supposed to be the successor of T-64
and T-90s are apparantly an upgrade version of the T-72 light tanks
it's relatively cheap compare to other main battle tanks, and good for export market.
[edit on 2/12/2007 by warset]