Originally Posted by locutus
T-80=upgraded T-72, basically.
Still no match for an M1A1 or an A-10, or even a Javelin.
The Russian armored and aerial war machines are old and in need of upgrades. There is no doubt about that. Still, in regards to small arms, I would prefer an AK variant over an M16/M4. I do know some troop that used AKs when they were in Afghanistan and/or Iraq. Makes sense to me.
Oh, every once in a while I see a Mig or two acquired from East German forces after the Cold War doing maneuvers. They have a distinctive sound. A couple of decades ago, that would have been a SHTF sound.