Russia to Use T-14 Armata Tanks to Fine-Tune Warfare Tactics

Member of the board of Russia’s Military-Industrial Commission Mikhail Osyko said that the T-14 Armata next-generation tanks will become the basis for practicing and fine-tuning warfare tactics.

The Armata new generation of tanks will be used to practice and improve combat employment tactics because this is conceptually a different vehicle,

the defense official

Mikhail Osyko also added that the Russian tank-building industry has also hammered out the technology for repairing and upgrading all basic combat vehicles in service.

They cover all of the Russian Army’s needs for this hardware, including units stationed in the Arctic region. For example, the T-80 tank is to a great extent used in northern latitudes,

Osyko

The Armata is a heavy-tracked standardized platform serving as the basis to develop main battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers, and some other armored vehicles.

The T-14 Armata-platform-based tank was unveiled to the public for the first time at Red Square’s Victory Day Parade on May 9, 2015. The new combat vehicle features fully digitized equipment, an unmanned turret, and an isolated armored capsule for the crew.

T-14 Armata Specifications & Characteristics

Unit cost$3.7 Million
Produced2015 – Present
No. Built100+
Mass55 Tonnes
Length8.8 m
Width4 m
Height3.3 m
Crew3
Armor44S-sv-Sh Steel
Main Armament2A82-1M 125 mm smoothbore cannon with 45 rounds (32 of them in the autoloader)
Secondary Armament12.7 mm (0.50 in) Kord machine gun (6P49), 7.62 mm (0.30 in) PKTM machine gun (6P7К)
EngineDiesel
1,200/1,350/1,500 hp–2,000 hp
Power/Weight31hp/1t
Maximum Speed80 km/h (50 mph)–90 km/h (56 mph) (estimated)

T-14 Armata Blueprint

T-14 Armata Blueprint
T-14 Armata Blueprint (drawingdatabase.com)
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