The T-72A Mod 1985 is a modernized version of the Soviet-made main battle tank T-72B. The T-72A Mod 1985, designated as T-72AV, is fitted with explosive reactive armor (ERA) Kontakt-1, a

new engine, and new sighting system. The T-72A Mod 1985 entered service with the Russian armed forces in 1985.

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Also designated as the T-72AV, this tank flourished among scale modelers due to its service with several factions, mainly the Syrian Arab Army, during the Syrian Civil War.