Made of 3/8 inch thick AR500 Armor Plate Steel 9.6 inch Tall | 8 inch Wide| 7 Pounds Use with SMALL BASE or PLATE RACK On the modern battlefield, Russian tanks are known for their mobility and low silhouette, which presents a difficult target to detect and hit. The T-72 was designed in the early 1970s to be reliable and well-balanced. The standard production T-72M1 employs reinforced frontal armor and weighs 45 tons. It continues to be the centerpiece of the Russian Army and many Arab nations. It first saw combat with the Syrian Army during Israel's 1982 Operation Peace for Galilee. American M-1 Abrams experiences in both Kuwait (1991) and Iraq (2003) confirm that the T-72 is not indestructible.