Skip to comments.Surprise: Russia's Lethal T-14 Armata Tank Is in Production
Posted on 03/13/2016 3:36:58 PM PDT by Mariner
Russias T-14 main battle tankwhich is part of the Armata family of combat vehiclesis already in production.
While Moscow displayed early developmental models of the new the combat vehicles in public during the 2015 Victory Day parade, most Western analysts had believed that the Armata family was still in its developmental stages. However, according to a top Russian defense industry executive, the Armata family is already in serial production.
Asked recently if the Armata main battle tank would be among the projects that the Kremlin would put on hold as Moscow reduces its defense outlays as oil revenues suffer, Sergei Chemezov, chief executive officer of the Rostec state corporation, told the Wall Street Journal that only new developmental efforts would be halted. Thats already in serial production, Chemezov said, when asked specifically about the Armata.
According to Chemezov, the Kremlin has decided that projects that have are well into their development will be continued. You cant quit when youre halfway there, Chemezov told the Journal. Money has already been invested, and if we stop without finishing, then that will be lost money. Everything that has been started will be finished, and money will be allocated to it.
The Armata Universal Combat Platform consists of the T-14 main battle tank, the T-15 heavy infantry fighting vehicle and the T-16 armored recovery vehicle, among a host of other vehicles. Another member of the Armata family includes an upgunned heavy assault armored vehicle, which has been dubbed the Tank Killer by Russian media. While the T-14 is no slouch in terms of firepower with its new 2A82-1M 125mm gunwhich is mounted in an unmanned turret. The Tank Killer variant seems to incorporate a derivative of the 2S35 Koalitsiya-SVs 152mm artillery piece into the Armata chassis in a direct fire mounting.
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Got a couple of nice shot-traps on the turret.
Can’t disagree but there were a lot of them and along with George Patton they won the war!!!
All German tanks used gasoline engines, that includes MKI,MKII,MKIII,MKIV, Panther and Tiger, none used diesel engines. True, the T34 suspension was based on the Christie design but it wasn’t designed by Christie or any other American, it was modified and adapted y the Soviets for the T34 design. It was also used in the BT light tank series.
Man, look at all the kill rings on the barrel!
Yeah those 88s were murder.
It appears what I thought I knew was wrong......I’m rather shocked and embarrassed!!!
Patton saw the need for a tank to accompany infantry, not necessarily to fight other tanks.
Some of the Sherman crews called their tanks `Ronsons’. Those were brave guys.
The Japs had there flaming Zeros and we had our flaming Shermans. Nothing noble about either sitution. We were too stubborn to halt production and make a better tank. The Japs had a better plane in the A-7 but refused to cut over.
Nice, but wait until they become self-aware.
American tactical armored doctrine at the beginning of WWII was tanks supported infantry. Anti-Tank responsibility was that of the anti-tank Battalions. This doctrine underwent a lot of modification during the war. The British referred to their Sherman tanks as “Tommy Cookers”.
From all appearances in the video. The Russian have copied the M1a1 Abrams Main Battle Tank, bolt for bolt just as they did with the B-29.
This tank has a three person crew and an unmanned turret. Totally different than the M-1.
“Nice, but wait until they become self-aware.”
Then they’ll realize they’re in Russia and drink themselves to death.
The tank in the photo is not a super Pershing. The super had a much longer gun barrel and the gun mantle was much thicker.
“They were bad but there were a lot of them!!!”
I remember seeing something about tanks in Normandy in 1944. The storyteller said that the first company of tanks, and the guys who had trained as tankers, had been wiped out. They got in 15 new tanks without crews so they grabbed some line dogs and trained them in the field how things worked. They sent them out. The next day, the storyteller said, he went up toward the front and found 12 of the 15 tanks knocked out.
We won that war mainly by attrition and a lot of brave guys.
The Germans didn't produce diesel-powered tanks during the WWII in quantity. Neither the Tiger, nor the Panther, nor the previous models were diesel-powered. Actually, their diesel manufacturing worked for the submarine fleet.
Christie suspension was designed by an American
The Christie suspension was really designed by an American, and the USSR bought a licence for this, but the technology was neglected by the American industry, while the USSR has developed it further.
Another reason of the T-34 success was innovative using of assembly-line automatic welding systems, invented by professor Evgeny Oscarovich Paton. It allowed large output while being in shortage of skilled workforce.
I think the soviets should get some credit but they do have a history.
Of course, like everyone else.
Show me your badge before you start giving me orders, Barney.
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