Putin uses terrifying Terminator war vehicles in bid to obliterate Brit missiles

Desperate Vladimir Putin has been forced to deploy 'Terminator' military vehicles in battle in Ukraine as Kyiv continues to obliterate invading Russian tanks with the help of British missiles.

New video shows the much-vaunted armoured vehicles which are equipped with grenade launchers, anti-tank systems and small arms in the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine.

The deployment of the BMPT Terminator, which are designed to support infantry units fighting in urban areas, comes as Russia's invasion of Ukraine takes a toll on Putin's main army tanks.

The T-90M tank has suffered heavy losses as Ukrainian troops continue to obliterate them with rockets.

Earlier this week, Ukraine said it had destroyed Russian tanks deep behind enemy lines in the Donbas region using British-made Brimstone missiles.

In an effort to bolster their arsenal, a platoon of Terminator military vehicles were deployed and used for the first time in battle in the Donbas.

The BMPTs – or tank support combat vehicles as they are designated – were seen near Severodonetsk in Luhansk region.

The frightening machines were nicknamed Terminator by manufacturers Uralvagonzavod.

"They are involved in the fire destruction of Ukrainian positions, armoured vehicles, and crews of anti-tank missile systems," a defence source told state news agency RIA Novosti..

The Terminator saw action in Syria and was initially moved to the Ukrainian border in February.

It is unclear why Putin's generals have delayed its deployment until now. One theory is that his beleaguered commanders do not trust it to be as all-conquering as its name suggests.

Russian war reporter Alexander Sladkov posted: "Thank God we are starting to use Terminators.

"There might be issues and mistakes, but practice is everything."

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A video shows the Terminator during trials, and it has been showcased at Victory Day parades in Red Square.

Meanwhile the T-90 is Russia's most-advanced tank, with the base model entering service in 1992 though production only ramped up in the late 2000s.

The £4million T-90M is the latest version of the tank, and entered service in 2016.

Russia is thought to field around 1,000 of all T-90 variants, compared to around 5,000 T-72s – the tank the T-90 is based on and which has done the bulk of the fighting in Ukraine.

The T-90 is supposed to be one of the best tanks in the world, and has upgraded armour and missile protection systems compared to the T-72 which make it harder to destroy – at least in theory.

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But last week, drone footage showed a T-90M Russian tank being taken out by an £18,000 Swedish rocket launcher north of Kharkiv.

Drone footage shared by a Ukrainian combat instructor also appears to show Kyiv's forces using Brimstone missiles to destroy Russian tanks deep behind enemy lines.

The footage shows two missiles strike military vehicles in quick succession, sending debris flying into the air.

The weapon has been adapted to be fired from small vehicles on the Ukrainian battlefield rather than used from warplanes, drones of naval ships – as designed.

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In the footage shared by Pavlo Kashchuk yesterday (Tuesday, May 17), two missiles were fired from a tractor before two struck a convoy of military vehicles believed to be in the Donbas region.

Pavlo wrote: "They say the Orcs are in a little panic. Tanks get their turrets torn down even in the rear.

"There are already rumours about new ghost planes from NATO, but wait, it’s just good old Brimstones in the skilful hands of operators of the Special Operations Forces and a little bit of military trickery."

It is believed this is the first time the missiles have been fired from the ground in live combat, with earlier footage showing Ukraine forces training with the hi-tech weapons.

The operation was reportedly carried out by special forces who had been trained to use the newly designed weapon.

The £175,000 Brimstone came into service in 2005, with an updated version supplied to the RAF six years ago.

As a 'fire and forget' missile, it strikes its target after being launched – without further intervention – using laser-seeking guidance or autonomous targeting.

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