War is Boring blog declares T-80 overrated

T80FrontView_thumbThe blog War is Boring has posted an article declaring the T-80 to be Russia’s most overrated tank.  For those interested in reading their analysis, you may do so here.  The article has also appeared on the National Interest website with the even more inflammatory headline ” This is Why Russia’s T-80 Tank is a Total Disaster.”  The article seems to basing it’s conclusions on the fact that the T-80 did not perform well during the 1994 Chechen war and that the T-80 was relatively expensive an suffered from high fuel consumption.  Do these factors justify calling the vehicle a “total disaster?”  In our opinion probably not.