Russian tank design flaw ...

that makes them ‘mobile coffins’: Multiple shells stored together means even an indirect hit can spark chain reaction and set off an explosion

Russian tanks store up to 40 shells in a carousel at the base of the turret

Even an indirect hit can spark a chain reaction, igniting the ammunition

This blasts the turret high into the sky

The ‘jack-in-the-box effect’ has contributed to the devastating loss of up to 970 Russian tanks, the Ukrainian military claims.

It explains why dozens of charred tanks with their turrets completely blown off have been spotted during Putin’s botched invasion, with videos showing the top part of the vehicles flying high into the air.…

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