NewsUkrainian drone turns $4.5 million Russian tank to rubble in strategic hit

Ukrainian drone turns $4.5 million Russian tank to rubble in strategic hit

A drone for 100 dollars destroys a tank worth millions.
A drone for 100 dollars destroys a tank worth millions.
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2:04 PM EST, March 6, 2024

We often report on the string of successful Ukrainian drone strikes. These cost-effective devices are notably easy to operate and lethally effective, a fact that Russian soldiers have come to realize time and again.

Whether at the break of dawn, the dead of night, or in broad daylight, drones consistently prove to be an effective tool of warfare. Capable of identifying targets from afar and carrying explosive payloads, they deliver devastating blows to the enemy, maximizing damage and casualties.

This recent incident was no exception. An unsecured tank hatch? That's a disaster waiting to happen. Footage from a first-person view (FPV) drone camera captured the costly error: the operator spotted the multimillion-dollar tank with its hatch open, an open invitation for attack.

And the "invitation" was swiftly taken up. The drone navigated directly through the open hatch into the tank's heart, where it detonated, reducing the valuable T-90 tank to ruins.

The full sequence of events was documented in a video by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense on the X(Twitter) platform, alongside a taunting commentary about the cost-effectiveness of this operation for Ukraine compared to the losses incurred by Russia.

"What a spectacle! An FPV drone obliterated a Russian T-90 tank valued at $4.5 million. Cheers to the 92nd Assault Brigade," reads a post from the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense on X(Twitter).

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A second drone captured the destruction of the T-90 tank from hundreds of meters away. According to reports from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, since the conflict's onset, the Russian army has lost 6,657 tanks and over 419,000 soldiers have been killed.

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