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Museum in the USA replenished with restored American "Armata"

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The press service of the National Armor and Cavalry Museum reported that its exposition was replenished with a restored experimental a tank Abrams Tank Test Bed (TTB). Thirty years ago in the United States created a tank with an uninhabited combat module, but the project was closed at the stage of the finished prototype, reports "Warspot"


Abrams Tank Test Bed prototype before being sent for restoration


In 80, a program was launched in the United States, under which it was planned to create a number of promising models of equipment for ground forces. The tank, developed under this program, was supposed to be a replacement for combat vehicles M1 Abrams. It was assumed that the first production tanks of the new model would go to the troops around the middle of the 90-s, but after the collapse of the USSR, many programs to re-equip the American army were abandoned, and the Abrams TTB almost ready for serial production turned out to be “out of work”.

The Abrams TTB prototype was equipped with a combat module with an uninhabited fighting compartment and a M256 smoothbore caliber 120 mm caliber. The crew (three people) was placed in front of the tank. The car contained 44 projectile, some of which were in the carousel loader.


Abrams Tank Test Bed prototype during testing


TTB prototype tests took place at the end of the 80s. Testing the experimental vehicle showed that the proposed concept has great promise and may be useful for creating new armored vehicles, but in 90-ies all the work on the M1 Abrams Block III project, in which the Abrams TTB prototype was created, was suspended and then stopped. It was decided to further develop the tanks along the path of improving the existing machines of the M1 Abrams family without any major structural changes.


Restored Abrams Tank Test Bed at National Armor and Cavalry Museum Exposure


At the end of the test, the Abrams TTB prototype was mothballed, and later became part of the exposition of the National Armor and Cavalry Museum, located at the Fort Benning military base (Georgia). In 2015, the experimental machine was sent for restoration, and now it is again available to museum visitors.
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  1. adma
    adma 7 July 2017 14: 29
    +21
    Now many will begin to challenge the primacy in tank building!
    In turn, you sons of bitches! In queue!
    1. Thrall
      Thrall 7 July 2017 14: 33
      +20
      Yes Hollywood is all this, like the moon landing smile
      1. Comrade Schucher
        Comrade Schucher 7 July 2017 14: 52
        +6
        Quote: Thrall
        Yes Hollywood is all this, like the moon landing

        Absolutely agree in opinion, bullshit is all Hollywood, something and merikos know how to lie beautifully.
      2. Observer2014
        Observer2014 7 July 2017 22: 40
        +1
        Thrall
        Yes Hollywood is all this, like the moon landing
        laughing good wassat
      3. poquello
        poquello 8 July 2017 00: 59
        +1
        Quote: Thrall
        Yes, Hollywood is all that ... smile

        rather a reprint of an April Fool’s joke
    2. tomket
      tomket 7 July 2017 14: 36
      +9
      Quote: adma
      In turn, you sons of bitches! In queue!

      Well, before the Dreadnought, there were many ships that used elements of a new type of battleships. However, it was the Dreadnought that united them all, and joined the fleet, and did not remain on paper. So is Armata.
    3. faiver
      faiver 7 July 2017 15: 41
      +5
      so what to dispute? before the Second World War we used crewless tanks
      1. stalkerwalker
        stalkerwalker 7 July 2017 22: 18
        +4
        Well yes.....
        And also Ostekhbyuro Bekauri worked on remote-controlled pillboxes. When the enemy approaches, the Maxim machine guns, in the casings of which flowing water enters for cooling, begin to literally pour lead on the given sector before the pillbox. The “Rog” stationary flamethrower, equipped with a huge capacity for the fire mixture - 1300 liters, should have acted similarly! Thus, flamethrowers could burn out the approaches to DotA several times. Inside the concrete casemate there should be no people at all, only at the operator’s commands a flamethrower and a machine gun were switched on and fired according to a given program. Such pillboxes were tested in the mid-1930s.
        The design of telecontrolled ... trains began. Created radio-controlled steam locomotives ....
      2. SASHA OLD
        SASHA OLD 8 July 2017 10: 33
        +1
        Yes, it seems radio tanks were called, they experimented on different BTshkami and T-26/46 seem also in the Finnish War
        1. faiver
          faiver 8 July 2017 12: 04
          +2
          they were called teletanks used both Finnish and in the initial period of the Second World War
    4. Tusv
      Tusv 7 July 2017 16: 26
      +5
      Quote: adma
      Now many will begin to challenge the primacy in tank building!

      What is the turn? They crossed the figure of the Great Da Vinci with the Infinite Rail of a subject of the Russian Empire Zagryazhsky, and then - evolution. Won Christie sold us, and they themselves fought on General Lee. And we went there with inclined armor, we came up with steel for the fingers and a three-inch cannon with a normal length, and not a stub, and we got a T-34
    5. papas-57
      papas-57 7 July 2017 17: 58
      +6
      There’s nothing to argue, Ukrainians were the first. They will prove it at a scientific level. Most likely, Ukrainian archaeologists will unearth a tank in Ukraine with an uninhabited tower from the time when the Ukrainians dig the Black Sea.
      1. Venceremos
        Venceremos 7 July 2017 19: 25
        +5
        Quote: papas-57
        Most likely, Ukrainian archaeologists will unearth a tank in Ukraine with an uninhabited tower from the time when the Ukrainians dig the Black Sea.

        Anesthetized dill in a tank with an uninhabited tower.
  2. Tusv
    Tusv 7 July 2017 14: 33
    +4
    Verification of the experimental vehicle showed that the proposed concept has great prospects and may be useful for creating new armored vehicles, but

    But it turned out to be impossible to embed a clamshell and the project was closed lol
    1. den3080
      den3080 7 July 2017 14: 40
      +2
      not a cot, but a toilet and a bidet.
      1. Tusv
        Tusv 7 July 2017 14: 46
        0
        Quote: den3080
        not a cot, but a toilet and a bidet.

        This is not a problem. The seven-pampers have long been in service with the Amy of the Yankees.
    2. DMoroz
      DMoroz 7 July 2017 16: 36
      +13
      the project was closed due to the fact that the Negro-loader would have to be cut from the crew, and this is racism wassat
    3. Sevastiec
      Sevastiec 8 July 2017 07: 19
      +1
      And a banana dispenser.
  3. fedor13
    fedor13 7 July 2017 14: 40
    +2
    May God give our museums wealth on exhibits. I really like visiting the expositions, you feel a wave of emotions right
  4. Dead duck
    Dead duck 7 July 2017 14: 40
    +12
    but in the 90 years, all work on the M1 Abrams Block III project, in which the Abrams TTB prototype was created, was suspended and then discontinued.

    The Yankees relaxed, "lost the scent" ... and here on you - the Russian bear has not completely died. laughing
    In 70-80 they had many interesting projects.
    Something even with HMW (liquid throwing substances) "muddied".
    1. den3080
      den3080 7 July 2017 14: 52
      +3
      Russian bear is not dead at all

      read this)) long written, but almost lost its relevance
      http://sgtmadcat.livejournal.com/24526.html
    2. Tusv
      Tusv 7 July 2017 16: 01
      +2
      Quote: Deadush
      The Yankees relaxed, "lost the scent" ... and here on you - the Russian bear has not completely died.

      Coats of arms change, and the Totem is eternal. We are a completely tolerant people, We live under the Byzantine sign, honor our Bear Totem, believe in Christ and celebrate the pagan Maslenitsa. And all sincerely
      In 70-80 they had many interesting projects.

      Here to build an exposition of all projects for the golden decade of the Cold War - France on the territory hi
  5. pafegosoff
    pafegosoff 7 July 2017 14: 43
    +3
    Probably Christie’s great-grandson created.
    With bodywork can play in the movie "Armata", which was developed at about the same time with him. In the USSR, money ended first. And who is who? Concord at Tu? Tu-144 at T-100? Tu-160 at B1A, B? Su-24 in the FB-111?
  6. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 7 July 2017 14: 51
    +4
    “Armata” is not only an uninhabited tower, there are many innovations besides it.
    1. PSih2097
      PSih2097 7 July 2017 21: 44
      +2
      at that time, I think there was a fig of innovations, which are now commonplace both in our country and in the West, although AZ at Abrashi is already something ...
  7. Aim point
    Aim point 7 July 2017 15: 05
    +3
    Beautiful, and yes he is very similar to T14, or this T14 is similar to him. Decide for yourself.
    1. Großer feldherr
      Großer feldherr 7 July 2017 19: 17
      +5
      But as for me, they are very similar, almost anyone who does not delve into the topic "which one is ours and which one is American" will say that it is the same tank.

      It looks like the T-14 Armata without a decorative bulletproof casing on the tower
      1. PSih2097
        PSih2097 7 July 2017 21: 48
        +2
        here's another uninhabited tower ...
      2. Login_Off
        Login_Off 9 July 2017 01: 29
        0
        Why 6 rinks?
  8. NEXUS
    NEXUS 7 July 2017 15: 09
    +10
    And where is the armored capsule, active protection, radar, automatic loader and so on? What is the analogue of Armata? If this were all so, then the mattresses would have long been unmanned the project, and not modernized the 70 junk ready to be built.
    1. Dym71
      Dym71 7 July 2017 15: 33
      +5
      Quote: NEXUS
      If all this were so, then the mattresses would have long been unmanned the project, and not modernized the junk of the 70s ready to build.

      And what about the blacks? belay They’re already used to serving as automatic loaders recourse
      Quote: NEXUS
      What is the analogue of Almaty?

      So who speaks for an analogue? But it looks like a kid, sho you perceive everything with hostility? wink
      1. Dead duck
        Dead duck 7 July 2017 16: 23
        +10
        Quote: Dym71
        And what about the blacks? They’re already used to serving as automatic loaders

        Well, they didn’t specify what kind of automatic loader there was, and even if they didn’t count the blacks (people), then it’s just an uninhabited tower. laughing
        1. Blackmokona
          Blackmokona 7 July 2017 19: 06
          0
          Does the article indicate what kind of automatic loader there is, or is everyone here reading only the title?
          1. Dead duck
            Dead duck 7 July 2017 19: 57
            +5
            No, of course, and we don’t even read at all ... it takes a lot of time, but there are a lot of thoughts in the head and all kinds of ideas ... you need to have time to write before you forget it. feel
            In fact, everyone is doing this here, and not discussing articles. winked
        2. Dym71
          Dym71 7 July 2017 23: 32
          +3
          Quote: Deadush
          and if they didn’t count the Negroes as people (yut), then the uninhabited tower just turns out. laughing

          Good joke! laughing
  9. Evil 55
    Evil 55 7 July 2017 15: 46
    +1
    Now the mattress-like will begin to clone in a fit of exclusivity of "Armata-like" ..
  10. Tolstoevsky
    Tolstoevsky 7 July 2017 16: 02
    0
    "Armata". Yeah. Self-propelled garbage container.
  11. SCHMEL
    SCHMEL 7 July 2017 17: 38
    +3
    The tank must inspire horror and curiosity at the same time. wassat
  12. kotuk_ha_oxote
    kotuk_ha_oxote 7 July 2017 18: 28
    +1
    Quote: NEXUS
    And where is the armored capsule, active protection, radar, automatic loader and so on? What is the analogue of Armata? If this were all so, then the mattresses would have long been unmanned the project, and not modernized the 70 junk ready to be built.

    Why is it needed? Re-equipment will cost dearly, but drones can do the same much cheaper and more efficiently.
  13. Awaz
    Awaz 8 July 2017 08: 17
    0
    not ... well, outwardly it’s really similar)))))
  14. vomag
    vomag 8 July 2017 09: 38
    +1
    Well, all the same, the patriots were the first to contaminate the topic! In principle, the Abrams Tank Test Bed and the Armata tank are twin brothers .. we just brought it to mind and put it into service, and they decided not to be smart and quietly saw the babosy at the same time abrashka was quite a normal tank ....
    1. The brightest
      The brightest 8 July 2017 12: 36
      +1
      So the kriya arrived ... Armata is the development of the Boxer tank, aka Rebel, aka Hammer. There is still a grandmother in two said who had started development before! https://topwar.ru/8160-neobychnye-tanki-roscii-i-
      sssr-obekt-477-harkovskiy-molot.html
  15. Dmitry Chuykin
    Dmitry Chuykin 8 July 2017 12: 55
    0
    the T-74 tank (Object 450) was the prototype of a tank!
  16. Konstantin Yu
    Konstantin Yu 8 July 2017 13: 06
    0
    Looks like a testimony, but what the hell was that? tractor with a pipe? tests even filmed ?, or video in the same place where the film of the moon landing? Gorbachev not only ruined the USSR, but also the Amer’s military-industrial complex put to sleep ... the shaitan talked to everyone.
    You shouldn’t underestimate the amers.
    1. S513
      S513 14 July 2017 09: 57
      +1
      Of course we shot, starting from the assembly of the machine