Ukraine's T-64 Sneaks Up on Russian T-72 in Fiery Tank Duel

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Such short-range tank duels have not been common in the 18 months of Russia's full-scale invasion. A May report by the Royal United Services Institute noted that main battle tanks have largely been used as supplementary long-range indirect fire artillery weapons, medium-range fire support assets, and as armored support for small-scale raiding operations. When they have occurred, tank-on-tank engagements "usually take place within 1,000m," RUSI wrote. "Engagement speed has been the determining factor in these clashes."