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#961 Sardaukar

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 2141 PM

They are just not able to make more of Armatas quickly. I think I did read that batch for year is 40...


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 0114 AM

They are just not able to make more of Armatas quickly. I think I did read that batch for year is 40...

And that is already more than third part of all active british tank fleet. And that's only pre-serial.
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Posted 09 January 2018 - 0158 AM

There really is no pressing need for Armata. T-90 and T-72B3 are quite adequate for now and the risk of Polish liberation of Kaliningrad are low. Insensitive munitions, improved multimode HE and remote command are going to be the future.


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 1543 PM

Here's a point that I was pondering concerning the T-14 Armata and an urban combat operation like what we have seen with T-55/62/72/90 in Syria.

 

With the T-14, the crew is obviously pretty much confined to the insides of the vehicle, relying on various sensors and probably CCTV of some kind to view their surroundings.  With all of the dust caused by the Syrian street fighting (or mud, debris, whatever), what design arrangements have been made to ensure these cameras are not covered and therefore rendered blind?

 

Water jets would probably work against mud.  However against dust, it would only cause it to stick to the lens.  If a demolition site has taught me anything, its using compressed air to literally blow the dust off a camera lens is the best way to clear it.

 

So how will this work in practice with a design like the T-14 Armata when it is eventually fielded into an active combat situation? 


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 1549 PM

Combine mechanical cleaning with positive pressure blowby of filtered air, or maybe messing around with electrostatic charge? Long long ago in a galaxy far far away they simply had an R2 unit to squeegee the lens
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Posted 09 January 2018 - 1605 PM

A bunch of Soviet tanks and armoured vehicles had compressed air to clean the driver's periscopes. It was usually just a nozzle connected to the compressed air tanks and the driver could turn it on by twisting a valve. I heard that the pressure usually wasn't high enough to dislodge mud though.

 

This GIF seems to show the cleaning devices from a T-64. (Made from this video: https://www.youtube....h?v=vgc6Xg5P0Yg)

 

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 1653 PM

Thanks for the replies.  I wonder if tanks could have water jets for dealing with the mud then?  That's bound to be an issue depending on season or terrain of the  deployment area?


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 1705 PM

Thanks for the replies.  I wonder if tanks could have water jets for dealing with the mud then?  That's bound to be an issue depending on season or terrain of the  deployment area?

Considering that mud and snow are standart issues that are looked at when developing AFVs in SU/Russia... I think that this one is pretty resolvable and probably long time resolved.


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#969 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 0546 AM

Found this on Russiadefence.net. Particularly like the music, clearly made by a serious looking West German on a Yamaha synthesizer circa 1985. But as usual I digress.

 


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Posted 05 February 2018 - 1439 PM

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Solid-state gyroscope for T-14 stabilization systems.


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 0529 AM

Found this on Russiadefence.net. Particularly like the music, clearly made by a serious looking West German on a Yamaha synthesizer circa 1985. But as usual I digress.

 

youtube.com/watch?time_continue=67&v=cWw5SRa4vu8

 

The music is more like a British Amiga 500 game. ;)

 

 

 

the coax is a double barrel design? says the video. I had presumed it was just the usual PKT.


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 0603 AM

Yeah, I see what you mean. Its like an alternative track for 'Lemmings'. :D


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Posted 22 February 2018 - 1022 AM

Some additional Armata production has been ordered for troop trials:

 

 

Order for T-14 MBTs, T-15 heavy IFVs for extended trials confirmed by Russian MoD

 

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Russian Deputy Defence Minister Yuri Borisov has confirmed an order for two battalions of T-14 MBTs and a battalion of T-15 heavy IFVs. Source: Russian MoD

 

 

Key Points
  • An order for two battalions of T-14 MBTs and a battalion of T-15 heavy IFVs has been confirmed by Russian Deputy Defence Minister Yuri Borisov
  • A decision on series production of Armata-based platforms is due to be made after 2020 once trials of the vehicles are complete

An order placed by the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) for two battalions of T-14 main battle tanks (MBTs) and a battalion of T-15 heavy infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) has been confirmed by the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD).

 

“It’s no secret that we already have a contract for trials and combat operations: two battalions of Armata tanks and one battalion of heavy infantry fighting vehicles,” Deputy Defence Minister Yuri Borisov was quoted as saying by the MoD during a tour of the Uralvagonzavod factory in Nizhny Tagil on 9 February.

 

Reporting on the current status of the Armata programme, which is part of Russia’s State Armaments Programme (SAP) 2012–2020, Borisov said state trials would begin this year and continue until the end of 2019.

 

By 2020 development and trials of the AFVs will be complete, according to Borisov, after which a decision on substantial series-production contracts will be made. This appears to be good news for the Armata programme, which was previously reported to be in jeopardy after Russian defence funds were diverted into the modernisation of older armoured vehicles.

 

During his tour of Uralvagonzavod Borisov also commented that work on a new type of ammunition for the T-14 is close to completion. No details were given, but it is possible that this was a reference to the ‘Vacuum’ round, which is a sub-calibre armour-piercing projectile.


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Posted 22 February 2018 - 1058 AM


Some additional Armata production has been ordered for troop trials:
 

  Order for T-14 MBTs, T-15 heavy IFVs for extended trials confirmed by Russian MoD
 
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Russian Deputy Defence Minister Yuri Borisov has confirmed an order for two battalions of T-14 MBTs and a battalion of T-15 heavy IFVs. Source: Russian MoD
 
  Key Points

  • An order for two battalions of T-14 MBTs and a battalion of T-15 heavy IFVs has been confirmed by Russian Deputy Defence Minister Yuri Borisov
  • A decision on series production of Armata-based platforms is due to be made after 2020 once trials of the vehicles are complete
An order placed by the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) for two battalions of T-14 main battle tanks (MBTs) and a battalion of T-15 heavy infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) has been confirmed by the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD).
 
Its no secret that we already have a contract for trials and combat operations: two battalions of Armata tanks and one battalion of heavy infantry fighting vehicles, Deputy Defence Minister Yuri Borisov was quoted as saying by the MoD during a tour of the Uralvagonzavod factory in Nizhny Tagil on 9 February.
 
Reporting on the current status of the Armata programme, which is part of Russias State Armaments Programme (SAP) 20122020, Borisov said state trials would begin this year and continue until the end of 2019.
 
By 2020 development and trials of the AFVs will be complete, according to Borisov, after which a decision on substantial series-production contracts will be made. This appears to be good news for the Armata programme, which was previously reported to be in jeopardy after Russian defence funds were diverted into the modernisation of older armoured vehicles.
 
During his tour of Uralvagonzavod Borisov also commented that work on a new type of ammunition for the T-14 is close to completion. No details were given, but it is possible that this was a reference to the Vacuum round, which is a sub-calibre armour-piercing projectile.
Hm, somehow missed that it wasn't here. Yeap, two batallions on order. Most probably will go to Tamanskaya division.
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Posted 22 February 2018 - 1551 PM

 

Hm, somehow missed that it wasn't here. Yeap, two batallions on order. Most probably will go to Tamanskaya division.

 

Not most likely but confirmed. Tamanskaya will also be the first to receive the Koalitsiya SV, which is already being tested by them. And they ARE the guardians of Moscow, so it's only logical they get the best of the best.


Edited by Mighty_Zuk, 22 February 2018 - 1552 PM.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 1640 PM

Not most likely but confirmed. Tamanskaya will also be the first to receive the Koalitsiya SV, which is already being tested by them. And they ARE the guardians of Moscow, so it's only logical they get the best of the best.

 

Sometimes new vehicles are given to units near factory, so teething issues can be ironed out. First T-80s were deployed in Leningrad area, and T-90 in Siberia.


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Posted 22 February 2018 - 1715 PM

Maybe, but teething issues should have been ironed out already, for the most part at least. Right now they're going through state trials, which means they have to be approved by the end user and have a doctrine developed for them.


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Posted 20 August 2018 - 1342 PM

"Rare photo showing the applique explosive armour blocks being bolted onto the sides of Russia's latest generation T-14 MBT at this week's Army 2018 expo in Moscow."

 

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Sourcehttps://twitter.com/...311053496483841


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Posted 20 August 2018 - 1952 PM

The home team in Alabino is tHe Kantemirov.
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Posted 21 August 2018 - 0019 AM

The home team in Alabino is tHe Kantemirov.

 

I'm afraid that one went right past me. :huh:


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