T-14 Armata’s state-of-the-art T-14 tank is back. Mocked by some experts and journalists (especially after breaking down during the parade), it is far more dangerous than previously thought. Leaks from British military intelligence confirm previous rumors. Even the British believe that the T-14 Armata is the most revolutionary tank of recent decades.
The Russian gem among the combat cars is Vladimir Putin’s real pride. Why? First: It’s the first such modern tank in its class, and secondly it will be mass produced at a very low price. According to the British intelligence service, this Russian design is not just a propaganda match for the “PAK-TA” jet, but a real threat to the NATO armor.
Armor to withstand the attack of even the most modern anti-tank missiles
The crew protection is taken care of by a special, reactive armor whose cells are discharged with explosive material. In the event of a missile strike by an appropriately designed armor, the scattered part of the kinetic energy will be dissipated in another direction. These types of armor have been successfully used for many years in Western combat vehicles.
To make up for this, Russian engineers decided to use double armor of this type. This is to provide protection even against the biggest enemies of tanks: guided missiles. According to the T-14 leak, Armata is to deal with Hellfire missiles, M47 Dragon, JAGM, Javelin and other types of anti-tank weapons (including HEAT). Underneath the reactive armor there are of course layers of armor – this time steel, made of steel 44S-SW-Sz. The T-14 crew will be very well protected.
The computer will help you to operate a modern, unmanned turret
What is important, it will be unmanned, remote controlled. It will be operated by a gunner who will be in the lower, heavily armored crew compartment with the entire crew. In classic tanks his place was in a turret. This limited the valuable place that could be used for example to store ammunition. The solution used in the T-14 also has another advantage. The unmanned turret is very easy to integrate with modern electronic aiming systems. T-14 crew will have much easier work, because in this and other activities will help her … computer.
Powerful cannons and a large number of electronic sensors will help to eliminate targets even more accurately
The T-14’s firepower is largely attributed to the powerful 125-millimeter smooth cannon type 2A82-1M. The ammunition supply is to carry up to 45 rounds of ammunition, of which up to 32 can be loaded by the loader. Depending on the ammunition used, the rate of fire is 10 to 12 rounds per minute. According to Russian experts, the 2A82-1M cannon is one of the best in its class – both in terms of accuracy and the energy of missiles fired. This can be attributed to its large range (depending on the type of ammo used), which is up to 8 km.
The second type of equipment will be a set of two machine …