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#941 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 0942 AM

 

Comfortably is a euphemism for 'Everyone has to be really great friends with each other'? :D

I suppose you could go even more radical and add a road wheel. The other option is an unmanned turret with a bustle autoloader and crew partly underneath it.

 

 

Look at BMPT. 3 up front. It is not necessary to maintain the hull deck as is. The remote turret module will be new so why tie yourself to the old carousel? Will it be very cheap...no but oth it will probably be quite a bit less than the ground up T14.

 

Well if they can fit an Armata turret on light afv chassis, they can probably fit it on damn near anything and save a lot of room  if they did it on legacy equipment.

 

In actual fact, that might be a better use of Armata turrets than plonking them on Armata hulls. As least a T72/T90 is a known deal as far as mechanical reliability.

 

Food for thought that.



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Posted 29 August 2017 - 1001 AM

T-72B3 is still designed to play an MTB role though, a lot of the cost of the upgrade is the FCS, with the aim of improving the ability to engage enemy armor. I am thinking something far cheaper, based mostly around improving the armor protection just to the point where you can throw some HE at infantry and not be terrified that it is going to cook up as soon as you get some ATGM return fire.

Realistically, Russia needs more of a edge in fighting its poorer former Soviet Union neighbors.

 

T-72B3 also is able to handle the latest ammo. Not sure what is modified inside with the autoloader to do that.

 

But, having a thermal imager to see infantry and vehicles sneeking in the night is a huge upgrade in capability. Adding a anti-missile system, next, can take care of allot of the protection requirement. Since they have been experimenting, and have a newer system with Armata, assume it is a matter of budget for procurement more than a technical issue.



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Posted 29 August 2017 - 1018 AM

Look at BMPT. 3 up front. It is not necessary to maintain the hull deck as is. The remote turret module will be new so why tie yourself to the old carousel? Will it be very cheap...no but oth it will probably be quite a bit less than the ground up T14.

If you have the ammunition pointing forwards in a non rotating carousel under the turret you can lift the round from the carousel, spin it to match the turret alignment, lift it again to draw it to the breech and load.That makes the ammunition storage shorter and more compact and you can use unitary rounds, freeing a bit of additional space under the turret to add to the crew compartment,


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Posted 29 August 2017 - 2105 PM

Looking good in a new paint job...

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 2248 PM

T-72B3 also is able to handle the latest ammo. Not sure what is modified inside with the autoloader to do that.

 

But, having a thermal imager to see infantry and vehicles sneeking in the night is a huge upgrade in capability. Adding a anti-missile system, next, can take care of allot of the protection requirement. Since they have been experimenting, and have a newer system with Armata, assume it is a matter of budget for procurement more than a technical issue.

 

 

I've heard some claims that the new autoloader is able to handle longer ammo because the new electric motor for rotating the carousel is smaller.

 

The T-72B is pretty good against anything short of a top-attack missile, and I've heard rumors that the K-5 panels on the T-72B3 are fitted with 4S23 reactive elements from Relikt instead of the original 4S22 elements, and this apparently increases the sensitivity of the ERA so that it can defeat tandem warheads. No idea if this is true though. 



#946 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 0150 AM

Looking good in a new paint job...

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Yes, and Ive got a 1.35 scale model kit that is just begging to be airbrushed in this scheme. :)



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Posted 30 August 2017 - 1256 PM

I don't know if the Armata is going to be a practical success or not, but I think it wins on looks. 



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Posted 31 August 2017 - 1109 AM

The new camlooks great.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 1253 PM

http://uk.businessin...017-9?r=US&IR=T

It turns out that around the same time Russia claimed that its MiG-31 successor would fly in space, it also claimed that not only its next generation T-14 Armata tank, but the entire Armata armored vehicle series, will be able to run on Mars.

"Magic Starter: Armata Engines Make It Fit For Martian Temperature" was the headline of an article from Sputnik in late August. 

"Russia’s Armata tanks and armored vehicles are to receive mobile power stations to ensure immediate and smooth engine starts at temperatures of even minus 50 degrees Celsius," Sputnik, a Russian state-owned media outlet, said.

The Armata Universal Combat Platform is a new series of Russian tracked armored vehicles that have interchangeable hulls and parts. The vehicles have not been mass produced yet, but the series, which was unveiled in 2015, supposedly includes the T-14 tank, the T-15 (the next generation "Terminator"), the T-16, the huge Koalitsiya-SV, and maybe more.

Essentially, Sputnik is claiming that the Armata engines will run on Mars because they have new super-condensers, similar to start-stop technology, that allow the engines to start in temperatures as low as -58 Fahrenheit.

But, as The National Interest pointed out, not only is the average temperature on Mars at -80 Fahrenheit, and it can even get as low as -195 Fahrenheit, but the internal-combustion engine would also probably not be able to handle the Martian atmosphere.



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 1624 PM

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 1240 PM

No,they are not claiming that, Martian temperature is not equal to neither Martian surface nor Martian atmosphere. The average temperature of Mars? Who measured and when? Anyway, even the US Pathfinder mission reported -43 Celsius degree average.



#952 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 1247 PM

Well its not altogether clear whom made the Martian linkage, but it was certainly a headline on Sputnik news.

https://sputniknews....a-power-armata/

 

 

As a fan of the Arcade machine 'Battlezone' I could appreciate the irony of this. :)


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