Today we will speak about the main battletank T-14 Armata.
The T-14 Armata is a new Russian main battletank based on the Armata Universal Combat Platform.
It is the first series-produced next generationtank.
The most significant new feature is the useof an unmanned turret, with the crew of three seated in an armored capsule in the frontof the hull.
Armament:The main armament of the T-14 is the 2A82-1M 125 mm smoothbore cannon.
Features include an absence of a fume extractor,a firing rate of 10–12 rounds per minute, and a maximum effective-penetration rangeof 8 km.
The detection range of the tank's opticalsensors is more than 5 km for tank-sized targets in daylight and at least 3.
5 km at night throughthe thermal imaging channel.
The laser rangefinder has a theoretical maximumrange of 7.
The secondary armament consists of a 12.
7mm Kord, machine gun with 300 rounds and a 7.
62 mm PKTM machine gun with 1,000 rounds.
In the future, the T-14 may use the 2A83 152mm gun instead of its current 2A82 125 mm gun.
Mobility:The T-14 is powered by a ChTZ 12Н360 diesel engine delivering up to 1,500 hp.
The engine's theoretical maximum power, notnormally used is 2,000 hp, comparable to other modern tank engines, and up to 10,000 hoursat moderated 1,200 hp.
The engine is electronically controlled.
Operational range is over 500 km.
The T-14 has a 12-speed automatic gearbox,with a top speed of 80–90 kilometres per hour and a range of 500 kilometres.
Protection:The T-14's crew of three is protected by an internal armored capsule, with more than 900mm RHA equivalent, increasing their chance of survival in case of a catastrophic kill.
Both the chassis and the turret are equippedwith the Malachit dual-Explosive reactive armour system on the front, sides and thetop.
The turret's shape is designed to reduce itsradio and thermal signature.
The tank features the Afghanit active protectionsystem, which includes a millimeter-wavelength radar to detect, track and intercept incominganti-tank munitions, both kinetic energy penetrators and tandem-charges.
Sensors and communicationThe T-14 is equipped with 26.
5–40 GHz Active electronically scanned array radar, whichhas a range of 100 km and is used mainly by the APS.
The tracking system provides an automaticfiring solution for the destruction of the target.
The tank will be able to give target designationfor artillery and serve in air defence and reconnaissance roles.
The T-14 uses highly protected communicationchannels that connect a group of T-14s and the command post.
The T-14 Armata has been described as a majorconcern for Western armies.
It is the world’s newest and most advancedmain battle tank, as well as the first next generation tank to enter serial production.
Russia claims the tank's main armament istwenty years ahead of comparable Western tank guns and renders existing NATO anti-tank weaponryobsolete.