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An expert from the United States called the "critical flaw" tank "Armata"

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The American publication The National Interest published an interview with an employee of the Center for Naval Analysis of the USA, Michael Koffman, in which this expert claims that the uninhabited tower is the main innovation of the Russian perspective tank T-14 "Armata" - is its critical drawback.


The commander should be able to lean out of the hatch at the top of the tank tower to assess the situation on the battlefield. Do not rely solely on sensors - they can be disabled by enemy fire
- declared Kofman. The analyst kept silent about the fact that the tank commander, leaning out of the belt from the armor, also risks falling under enemy fire.

An expert from the United States called the "critical flaw" tank "Armata"


Recall that one of the goals of equipping the “Almaty” with an uninhabited tower was just concern for the safety of tank crews. The turret is the first target for anti-tank weapons. A successful hit of a guided missile or projectile causes a detonation of the ammunition, which guarantees the death of the tank with the crew.

Having placed the crew in an isolated armored capsule in a tank hull, the developers of “Almaty” gave him an extra chance for survival. However, it is not so simple to hit the T-14 in the tower either: the defense of the tank is organized in several echelons with the use of active and dynamic defense. Especially for the "Armata" created a new composite armor.

Serial production of T-14 will begin in 2019, now the machine is being tested in the army. In the future, a tank-robot will be created on the basis of "Almaty", WG-Force
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  1. Strashila
    Strashila 28 November 2017 14: 02 New
    27
    "The commander should have the opportunity to lean out of the hatch at the top of the tank tower to assess the situation on the battlefield" ... oh ... the rich German experience of the Second World War, the Americans adopted.
    1. Vend
      Vend 28 November 2017 14: 05 New
      46
      Quote: Strashila
      "The commander should have the opportunity to lean out of the hatch at the top of the tank tower to assess the situation on the battlefield" ... oh ... the rich German experience of the Second World War, the Americans adopted.

      This is not the rich experience of Hollywood, I remembered "Rage." When the tank commanders of the US Army, like gophers, stuck out of the hatches during the battle, and Brad Pete was completely without a helmet. laughing Oh, these "experts" laughing
      1. Jedi
        Jedi 28 November 2017 14: 06 New
        22
        The commander should be able to lean out of the hatch at the top of the tank tower to assess the situation on the battlefield. Do not rely solely on sensors - they can be disabled by enemy fire
        - declared Kofman. The analyst kept silent about the fact that the tank commander, leaning out of the belt from the armor, also risks falling under enemy fire.

        Yes, the next American analyte in the field of the pistol troops of the armored fleet expressed his idle opinion. wassat
        1. DanSabaka
          DanSabaka 28 November 2017 14: 17 New
          17
          yeah .... fabulous d ....
          1. Thrall
            Thrall 28 November 2017 14: 21 New
            68
            I, as an “expert” in aviation, authoritatively declare that in the American F-35 there should be an opportunity for the pilot to stick his head out in flight to assess the situation smile
            1. inkass_98
              inkass_98 28 November 2017 14: 33 New
              +9
              Right. You need to sit in an open cockpit, as in I-16. After all, it was also closed at first ... TB-3 also has a progressive design of the cockpit, everything is visible.
              1. Shurik70
                Shurik70 28 November 2017 14: 40 New
                13
                The American expert is right!
                In all books, all the fellow travelers to Stalin first of all indicate that it is necessary to put the commander's cupola on the T-34 and shoot Khrushchev out of it!
                All the fellow villagers cannot be mistaken! There must be a turret on the T-34 !!!
                What? Armata is not T-34? Why are you picking on small nuances!
                wassat
            2. Going
              Going 28 November 2017 14: 35 New
              13
              Criticism means good, will praise - bad.
            3. edge
              edge 28 November 2017 15: 22 New
              +4
              Quote: Thrall
              I, as an “expert” in aviation, authoritatively declare that in the American F-35 there should be an opportunity for the pilot to stick his head out in flight to assess the situation

              so they said that they did not see our drying in Syria, they had to turn their heads as in the times of World War II
            4. Nikolai Grek
              Nikolai Grek 28 November 2017 16: 00 New
              +7
              Quote: Thrall
              I, as an “expert” in aviation, authoritatively declare that in the American F-35 there should be an opportunity for the pilot to stick his head out in flight to assess the situation smile

              patstalom laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing good good good
              1. IL-18
                IL-18 28 November 2017 20: 45 New
                +7
                Let's pay tribute to the total American genius. An open cabin in the F-35 (considering the option with a vent from FIAT-124 or GAZ-24) solves the problem with oxygen equipment.
                1. Cxnumx
                  Cxnumx 29 November 2017 12: 35 New
                  +1
                  Quote: IL-18
                  Let's pay tribute to the total American genius.

                  exactly total)) they are far from gloomy meatball)))
                  1. IL-18
                    IL-18 29 November 2017 20: 04 New
                    +1
                    And what? T9 turn off? For 15 years I’ve got used to it, I won’t turn it off. stop
            5. enmesher
              enmesher 29 November 2017 11: 01 New
              0
              It is a pity you can’t slap five stars into such a comment!)))
        2. 210ox
          210ox 28 November 2017 14: 21 New
          +4
          There are so many “experts” in this “publication” and around it that a dog has fleas.
          Quote: Jedi
          The commander should be able to lean out of the hatch at the top of the tank tower to assess the situation on the battlefield. Do not rely solely on sensors - they can be disabled by enemy fire
          - declared Kofman. The analyst kept silent about the fact that the tank commander, leaning out of the belt from the armor, also risks falling under enemy fire.

          Yes, the next American analyte in the field of the pistol troops of the armored fleet expressed his idle opinion. wassat
          1. Jedi
            Jedi 28 November 2017 14: 41 New
            +7
            This "National Interest" reminds me of a bunch of students from vocational schools. lol
      2. Shura Perm
        Shura Perm 28 November 2017 14: 19 New
        +1
        it’s he who is considering the situation of 1944 ... the picture of Repin, the commander, got out to the waist with binoculars to investigate the situation ... for this lad I’ll remind you that in Armet even a regular drone is just for reconnaissance)))
      3. Tusv
        Tusv 28 November 2017 14: 37 New
        +2
        Quote: Wend
        Oh, these "experts

        stop Don't dare to blame the Eksperdov am Abrams is the world's best super duper tank. He has a clamshell and air conditioning, but Oplot has finally got a helm on hand. The main thing is that the joystick is. And then how to fight wassat
        1. Vend
          Vend 28 November 2017 14: 40 New
          +2
          Quote: Tusv
          Quote: Wend
          Oh, these "experts

          stop Don't dare to blame the Eksperdov am Abrams is the world's best super duper tank. He has a clamshell and air conditioning, but Oplot has finally got a helm on hand. The main thing is that the joystick is. And then how to fight wassat

          laughing Yes, that is me. Eclipse found laughing
          1. Tusv
            Tusv 28 November 2017 14: 57 New
            +1
            Quote: Wend
            Yes, that is me. Eclipse found

            With this, be careful, this hi bully , and then they shove it into the tank, like my Brother, with the dimensions Meter in the shoulders and 186 growth bully
      4. Juborg
        Juborg 28 November 2017 14: 38 New
        0
        Campaign is the same "expert" as Oleg KoptsovBy the way, they can also attribute it that the main drawback of the T-14 was its paint, it will give it out on the battlefield like a Russian tank, because American missiles will be aimed at this paint. laughing

        No, I could not read a more incomplete justification from this "expert." By the way, this statement has already been around for two weeks, and VO only posted a message about the message in the tabloid leaflet of The National Interest hi
      5. CARLSON
        CARLSON 28 November 2017 15: 08 New
        +5
        Yes, yes, yes, always waist-high and nothing else. And one more drawback of Armata, there is no charging black man, like they have in Abrams, because the automatic loader can also jam and still would not put the navigator on foot in front of the tank, suddenly everything will be tight with smoke, and it’s hard to see at night, and the instruments God forbid they break down, but for complete comfort, 40-50 mechanics are pedalists, and suddenly the engine stalls
      6. seregatara1969
        seregatara1969 28 November 2017 16: 37 New
        0
        but how to catch a sniper bullet in the forehead - only leaning out of the hatch
      7. Strashila
        Strashila 28 November 2017 18: 02 New
        0
        This is not only the experience of Hollywood ... this is life practice ... during the invasion of Iraq, the greatest losses in the ground forces were received by Hammer arrows who stuck out of the hatch of cars with machine guns, as a result, we observe entire tower structures to protect them.
      8. Evgeny Strygin
        Evgeny Strygin 28 November 2017 20: 40 New
        0
        that was the norm. And not only with the Americans or the Nazis, but also with us.
    2. Svarog
      Svarog 28 November 2017 14: 31 New
      +3
      Here are such experts) more of such experts at the adversary))
    3. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 28 November 2017 14: 35 New
      +3
      Quote: Strashila
      oh ... the rich German experience of the Second World War, the Americans adopted.

      Yes, everyone had this experience. At first, the Germans realized that not everything can be seen in the viewing devices, and they regularly cosplayed the gopher in the mink. The British and Yankees, too, quickly reached this point (the limes protruded from the hatches already together smile ).
      Ours took over the experience already in 1941 - but it was more difficult for us, since no one took off duties from the commander inside the tank (in the T-34 the commander was also a gunner).
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 28 November 2017 14: 45 New
        +6
        Quote: Alexey RA
        Yes, everyone had this experience

        Everyone has this experience. Even among the Israelis who are anxious about the lives of their fighters. At the moment, not a single one in the system provides the same situational awareness as a tank commander sticking out of the hatch.
        So the expert is essentially right. True, the prerequisites for a correct conclusion are wrong with him. Apparently, I heard from the bottom of my ear from a really knowledgeable person and came up with my own, very strange arguments. A kind of "reverse engineering"
    4. BAI
      BAI 28 November 2017 16: 36 New
      0
      rich German experience of World War II Americans adopted

      So what? It’s just how good the review from German tanks was compared to ours (on the military album there is a photo - a review from the Tiger tank, not only is the review good, we also burnt our thirty-four) and when they faced the choice of safety (sitting in the tank ) or review - the Germans climbed out. All authors of "tank memoirs" from the German side recall this. And our hatches were battened down so that they didn’t have time to save anyone later.
      By the way. The well-known episode of the film "In the war, as in the war" can also be considered in this topic.
    5. alexmach
      alexmach 28 November 2017 16: 54 New
      +1
      God knows him, only the time can verify the concept of an uninhabited tower.

      There was an article on the VO about a car, in my BMP, with an uninhabited tower, but nevertheless with the possibility for the commander and (or) gunner to get into this uninhabited tower from the corps and take a place in it.

      And the main known drawback of Armata, which is likely to persist in the coming years, is their number in the troops.
    6. TechnoID
      TechnoID 28 November 2017 17: 50 New
      +3
      The expert forgot to say that the tank should be as high as possible :-)
    7. Maz
      Maz 28 November 2017 18: 27 New
      0
      The brilliant Israeli tankers on mercans (the best solar system? ") Also use the American experience? And stick out of the hatches to assess the situation? In the fight against hezbollah, Hamas and Iran, Lebanon, Syria,?
    8. NEXUS
      NEXUS 28 November 2017 20: 50 New
      +3
      The commander should be able to lean out of the hatch at the top of the tank tower to assess the situation on the battlefield. Do not rely solely on sensors - they can be disabled by enemy fire

      Apparently immediately with a painted red target on his forehead, so that the sniper could more easily miss.
      This expert can be reminded of the words of one song. What kind of tanker are you?
    9. Slovak
      Slovak 28 November 2017 20: 58 New
      +1
      The main problem with mattresses is that they stick out where they are not asked
  2. solzh
    solzh 28 November 2017 14: 03 New
    +2
    Interview with US Naval Analysis Center employee Michael Koffman

    That's because the specialist was found. Armata has not yet appeared in any battles, battles, and this special is already listing “critical” flaws.
    1. iaroslav.mudryi
      iaroslav.mudryi 28 November 2017 14: 42 New
      +4
      Quote: solzh
      Interview with US Naval Analysis Center employee Michael Koffman

      That's because the specialist was found. Armata has not yet appeared in any battles, battles, and this special is already listing “critical” flaws.

      This Michael, once was a simple "Russian" guy Misha Kofman, on the Internet, a bunch of his video comments.
      Here is a previous article from 18 of May with the participation of this woe-analyst
      https://topwar.ru/115843-rossiyskoy-konnicey-po-a
      merikanskim-tankam.html
  3. starogil
    starogil 28 November 2017 14: 08 New
    +2
    "..... An expert from the United States called the" critical flaw "of the Armata tank ...?
    Yes, and we see the main drawback of “Armata”, it is still - invisible.
  4. SergeBS
    SergeBS 28 November 2017 14: 10 New
    +9
    Not enough expert shortcomings found.
    And where is the black (sorry, African American) charging?
    Where is the gas turbine engine?
    In short, Armata is not like Abrams - it means everything is wrong! winked
  5. Azazelo
    Azazelo 28 November 2017 14: 14 New
    0
    It’s time to create posters with funny faces and full names of such EXPERTS and other “wise men” with pearls recorded under the portraits. I would also add the phrase "as soon as you see, sing in the face"
  6. Black water
    Black water 28 November 2017 14: 16 New
    +2
    our tanks have a drone to “look around”, and we already know the way to Washington ... so as not to ask without traffic jams)))).
    1. Mikhail m
      Mikhail m 28 November 2017 14: 23 New
      0
      Quote: Black Water
      we already know the way to washington

      Right across the ocean.
    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 28 November 2017 15: 12 New
      +3
      "our tanks to" look around "have a drone" ////

      You well. But our tanks are not yet provided with personal
      drones. Although working on it. UAV helicopter type
      It would be very useful for close intelligence.
      1. igorka357
        igorka357 4 December 2017 03: 34 New
        0
        Yes, and Almaty does not yet have UAVs, for some reason I’m sure of it .. It’s possible in a clear field, far from the enemy, it’s convenient to lean out and look around, but practice shows that the tanks practically fight in the city, and with tight fire contact commander, one hundred percent dead!
  7. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
    Andrei from Chelyabinsk 28 November 2017 14: 17 New
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    For the time being, the only critical drawback of the “Almaty” that was noticed was its absence in the troops. But, it is hoped that this shortcoming will be fixed soon.
  8. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 28 November 2017 14: 17 New
    +7
    In some ways he is right. Sometimes around the tanks there is such dust and / or smoke,
    that the commander, risking his life, has to crawl out of the hatch to look around.
    And, of course, it’s more convenient to make it from a tower hatch than from a capsule hatch
    (with all its undoubted merits).
    In fact, it would be nice to install a retractable periscope on Armata
    on the tower to make up for this small flaw.
    1. klaus16
      klaus16 28 November 2017 14: 27 New
      11
      And two torpedo tubes in the NLD.)))
      1. Going
        Going 28 November 2017 14: 37 New
        +8
        Quote: voyaka uh
        In some ways he is right. .


        To do this, they have a drone.
        1. ghby
          ghby 29 November 2017 11: 58 New
          0
          Quote: Going
          To do this, they have a drone.

          and also: T-14 - the first tank in the world that uses a radar based on an active phased array antenna (AFAR radars). “Armata” uses 4 panels of AFAR radars located around the perimeter of the tower. If, for the purpose of camouflage, the main observation radar of the tank is turned off, then at close range it is replaced by two ultrafast reaction radars, which are also used to fire destructive elements of active protection against shells fired at the tank. On the T-14 turret, a panoramic sight is installed on the same axis as the machine gun, which serves to determine the coordinates of the targets obtained by various survey modules, while it rotates 360 degrees regardless of the machine gun. The panoramic sight includes a camera in the visible range, a camera in the infrared range and a laser rangefinder. When each new target is captured by a radar, the panoramic sight automatically rotates in its direction to determine its exact coordinates. The information received is displayed on the monitors of the tank crew in the form of a tactical map with the coordinates of the recorded targets, and if necessary, you can specify the coordinates of a particular target by pressing the finger on the image on the touch screen.

          In addition to the panoramic sight, the T-14 is equipped with six autonomous high-definition cameras, which allow the crew to monitor the situation around the tank around the perimeter. These cameras allow tankers to get an assessment of the situation when the radar is off and when the enemy is conducting electronic warfare, and they also record laser pointers aimed at the tank.

          In addition, these HD cameras can see through the smoke screen (in the infrared spectrum), giving a significant advantage to Armata using this type of masking. Both the radar system of 4 AFAR radars and 2 high-speed radars, and infrared HD cameras are part of the tank’s active defense system, which serves not only for reconnaissance purposes, but also for timely detection of threats to the tank and their elimination.
          taken from here: http://in-rating.ru/tank-t-14-armata/
    2. dvvv
      dvvv 28 November 2017 14: 54 New
      0
      But what if dust and smoke are around and stick out, is it better to see through the dust?
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 28 November 2017 15: 08 New
        +1
        Just higher is better seen. Dust settles down.
    3. ghby
      ghby 29 November 2017 11: 19 New
      0
      Quote: voyaka uh
      In fact, it would be nice to install a retractable periscope on Armata

      And who knows what actually stands there? can and there is some analogue of the periscope :)
  9. ILIA
    ILIA 28 November 2017 14: 18 New
    0
    In occasion of leaning out ...) I came across an article describing a reconnaissance complex for review, such as on the basis of a copter with communication via a cable .. the power supply of the complex is also supplied with it. This thing rises above the relief and ... the view will increase depending on the height of the copter.
    But most likely it will be a rarely installed module - it is needed when the tank acts alone. intelligence itself. I wouldn’t use without cover - it’s better to cover and do intelligence, respectively ...
    1. oldzek
      oldzek 28 November 2017 16: 08 New
      0
      not at all, of course, but commander’s obligatory.
  10. RUSOIVAN
    RUSOIVAN 28 November 2017 14: 19 New
    +7
    And the commander of the submarine should be able to stick out of the upper deck hatch in the underwater position?
    1. SMikhalych
      SMikhalych 28 November 2017 14: 34 New
      0
      Well, Duc to him, the periscope shark bit off)))
  11. Galan
    Galan 28 November 2017 14: 19 New
    +2
    "The commander should have the opportunity to lean out of the hatch at the top of the tank tower to assess the situation on the battlefield."
    And also stand in stirrups and, throwing back the cowboy hat, put your hand with a visor to your eyes. Well, directly spilled Dobrynya Pale-faced Eagle. The experts would not have made the world laugh.
  12. pvv113
    pvv113 28 November 2017 14: 21 New
    +4
    the opportunity to lean out of the hatch at the top of the tank tower

    We know such "experts" lol
  13. vanavatny
    vanavatny 28 November 2017 14: 24 New
    +1
    What else does the center for naval analysis do? ...
    1. RUSOIVAN
      RUSOIVAN 28 November 2017 14: 28 New
      0
      But is this not enough?
      1. vanavatny
        vanavatny 28 November 2017 14: 32 New
        0
        no, to finish up already, the parasites have a budget, go like the whole Baltic ...
  14. Slon_on
    Slon_on 28 November 2017 14: 31 New
    +1
    “Tovarisch” beguiled, not about “Armata” he wanted to say, but the British Mark I (most likely “male”) he wanted to say, there you just need to stick your head out of the sponson.
  15. SMikhalych
    SMikhalych 28 November 2017 14: 32 New
    +2
    "The commander should have the opportunity to lean out of the hatch at the top of the tank tower to assess the situation on the battlefield. You can’t only rely on sensors - they can be disabled by enemy fire."
    Apparently the foreign "iksperd" did manage to watch our film "At war, like at war", where the commander of the self-propelled guns of the guard, Lieutenant Maleshkin, ran ahead of the self-propelled guns to show the way to the mechanic driver Sergeant Shcherbak through smoke))). Since then, he has been living with stereotypes.
  16. Pacifist
    Pacifist 28 November 2017 14: 34 New
    0
    another analyte from the word ... God forgive me ... we will not provoke.
  17. Livonetc
    Livonetc 28 November 2017 14: 40 New
    0
    Quote: voyaka uh
    In some ways he is right. Sometimes around the tanks there is such dust and / or smoke,
    that the commander, risking his life, has to crawl out of the hatch to look around.
    And, of course, it’s more convenient to make it from a tower hatch than from a capsule hatch
    (with all its undoubted merits).
    In fact, it would be nice to install a retractable periscope on Armata
    on the tower to make up for this small flaw.

    Or provide a personal drone with a drone.
    Well, in principle, it is possible to include all combat units on the battlefield in a single network that exchanges data.
    In general, a lot of opportunities.
    And the head, especially the commander, is too valuable an object.
  18. armourer
    armourer 28 November 2017 14: 41 New
    0
    According to the Hollywood scenario lol
  19. Herculesic
    Herculesic 28 November 2017 14: 47 New
    0
    Not busy with his own business, a lot of free time, that’s all this utter nonsense!
  20. Esoteric
    Esoteric 28 November 2017 14: 50 New
    0
    An expert from the United States called the "critical flaw" tank "Armata"

    A critical flaw is that he "devotes" the American "Abrams" as God to the tortoise and that there are such tanks in Russia, but not in the USA ... crying
  21. Prisoner
    Prisoner 28 November 2017 14: 52 New
    0
    Well, if only this "flaw", then this can be experienced. It is gratifying. They could not dig up other jambs.
  22. rpuropuu
    rpuropuu 28 November 2017 14: 52 New
    0
    You cannot rely solely on sensors - they can be disabled by enemy fire
    Says an expert from the country with the most "advanced" and modern technology laughing
  23. LUCKY777
    LUCKY777 28 November 2017 14: 52 New
    0
    The expert claims that the uninhabited tower - the main innovation of the promising Russian tank T-14 Armata - is also its critical drawback.

    It seems that this expert has a tower that is inhabited - in the sense of densely populated by military cockroaches.
  24. Elephant
    Elephant 28 November 2017 14: 54 New
    0
    Let the Americans lean out of the tower to get hit by a sniper ...
  25. Govorun
    Govorun 28 November 2017 14: 57 New
    0
    An expert from the United States called the "critical flaw" tank "Armata"
    Then I will make my own expert opinion ... I, as an independent expert in the field of near-rat science, sitting in a chair, STATEMENT ... the main problem of the Armata tank is its strong armor, since each crew member should have the opportunity during shelling on the tank, knock out a piece of the tank with your foot and leave it immediately.
  26. tchoni
    tchoni 28 November 2017 14: 57 New
    +1
    In fact, there is a grain of truth in this statement. We recall the videos from YouTube, where the armata is forced to five or precisely maneuver in a limited volume. There, the car commander was forced to climb out of the tank each time and steer the carrier from the side. In a tank with an inhabited tower, for this, he usually protrudes from the hatch and that’s all ..
    The developers of Almaty did not spare the dnpeg, weight and volume on the cameras, but they could not organize the information field of the cabin normally.
    1. Wilderness
      Wilderness 28 November 2017 15: 13 New
      0
      Well, the information field can be organized by a couple of infantrymen on the tower, the Americans do not think of it.
  27. Cartalon
    Cartalon 28 November 2017 15: 05 New
    0
    The critical drawback of the Armata tank is the cost, the rest is fixable.
  28. shura7782
    shura7782 28 November 2017 15: 06 New
    +2
    It is felt that the previous posts were written by the same "tankers" as I was. My knowledge of the tank is limited to weekly military training after the ninth grade at the Zvenigorod TP in Poland. For the first time having seen such a tank, it is precisely such an idea that the review is insufficient. If he argues, will the commander open the hatch for this, he will make the decision himself and will not ask us. It is hoped that the tank is provided with such a color screen that will allow you to appreciate the full situation from the top point. I would like to listen to the opinions of the troops, and not watch the advertised advertisements, and even more so read all sorts of absurd posts of hat-takers.
  29. Temnik 2017
    Temnik 2017 28 November 2017 15: 08 New
    0
    If the KAZ tank then leaning out of the hatch is parting in the literal sense of the word!
    Good expert! wassat nothing to say!...
    1. Meliodous
      Meliodous 29 November 2017 06: 22 New
      0
      What prevents kaz from cutting it out before? Or is he now living his life?
      1. Temnik 2017
        Temnik 2017 29 November 2017 11: 50 New
        0
        Cut down KAZ?
        So that a rocket or a charge from an RPG at this time flopped into a tank?
        Well, you and tactics!
        At the level of this expert sshansky ...
        Only the head will tear anyway.
        Even the shock wave from the warhead RPG7.
        And in general, why get out if there are all-round devices ????
        1. Meliodous
          Meliodous 29 November 2017 21: 48 New
          0
          Quote: Temnik 2017
          Cut down KAZ?
          So that a rocket or a charge from an RPG at this time flopped into a tank?

          And what other way out in this situation? Any ideas - state it.
          Only the head will tear anyway.
          Even the shock wave from the warhead RPG7.
          So no luck. With the same success, you can catch a bullet in the forehead. Another thing is that if the commander leans out of the hatch, then there is a reason for that.
          And in general, why get out if there are all-round devices ????

          And why do the commander protrude from the tank? To assess the environment in the event that standard devices do not allow to do so in full.
  30. Lena Petrova
    Lena Petrova 28 November 2017 15: 25 New
    +1
    You can offer the option Armata convertible. Fresh air review.
  31. gurzuf
    gurzuf 28 November 2017 15: 26 New
    0
    Quote: Jedi
    This "National Interest" reminds me of a bunch of students from vocational schools. lol

    This is the long arm of the Kremlin laughing
  32. Xaron-a
    Xaron-a 28 November 2017 15: 38 New
    0
    Quote: Jedi
    This "National Interest" reminds me of a bunch of students from vocational schools. lol


    Quote from the wiki:
    The publication was founded in 1985 by the famous expert Irving Kristol. The publication has a wide expert council led by Henry Kissinger and differs from other publications not only in checking the quality of materials, but also in controlling the expert’s experience in the topics covered in accordance with documents on his biography.


    The publication itself seems normal to me. But the drawn quote from the article is already similar to the pens of our experts.

    In addition to foreign policy theorists, NI quite often publishes comparative reviews of US and Russian military equipment. Among the editors of such materials, the most famous is the former US Secretary of Defense and the former head of US foreign intelligence, James Schlesinger, strategic arms expert Graham Allison and the creator of the theory of the use of weapons as offensive realism, John Mirseimer. A feature of NI arms reviews is not just a technical assessment of weapons, but usually a critical assessment of the advertising statements of weapons suppliers, but the main assessment of the military-political significance of a given weapon and its ability to be used in a real military conflict and the political consequences of such use.
  33. Sergey53
    Sergey53 28 November 2017 15: 49 New
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    This article has already been raised last week.
  34. eugraphus
    eugraphus 28 November 2017 15: 54 New
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    When the tanks did not have radios, the teams passed flags from the open hatch. And even when the radios were installed, they still had flags, and suddenly the radio will fail.
    1. oldzek
      oldzek 28 November 2017 16: 18 New
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      ... or when you should keep the radio silence. although the boys in my time a lot of bullies on the radio, even in combat conditions.
  35. Black water
    Black water 28 November 2017 16: 05 New
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    Quote: voyaka uh
    "our tanks to" look around "have a drone" ////

    You well. But our tanks are not yet provided with personal
    drones. Although working on it. UAV helicopter type
    It would be very useful for close intelligence.


    your tanks definitely need, otherwise a civilian excavator cannot be distinguished from a combat vehicle))))))) ...
  36. tagil
    tagil 28 November 2017 16: 06 New
    +3
    If this is the only drawback of the t-14, then the tankers will somehow survive it.
  37. MadCat
    MadCat 28 November 2017 16: 18 New
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    American edition of The National Interest

    if you read VO it will turn out that besides the "American" National Interest action organization in America there is nobody lol
    National Interest is as American as Rusha Martian.
  38. mashinist
    mashinist 28 November 2017 16: 24 New
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    A tower with equipment is protected only by an anti-shatter cover, and when the tower is rotated 90 degrees, the tower can be fired from the other side in battle, all are not covered because KAZ is located not at all 360 degrees, an expensive tank will immediately be put out of action, not to mention mines from above
    1. Dart
      Dart 28 November 2017 18: 22 New
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      This is you "schaz" about which tank wrote? belay
      1. mashinist
        mashinist 28 November 2017 19: 55 New
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        about Armata T-14
        1. vredlo
          vredlo 28 November 2017 20: 39 New
          +1
          about how quickly you moved to America from Ukraine, but about tanks, it’s true that you can’t cover from all sides, they protect the frontal projection, and get into a moving tank with a mine, this is from the category of miracles, that is, it seems that it can happen but miracle to happen disappearing rarely
          1. Nikolay Fedorov
            Nikolay Fedorov 29 November 2017 14: 14 New
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            Quote: vredlo
            Oh how quickly you moved to America from Ukraine ...

            His uncle probably works in a flag factory. There are such flags in general! What is Ukraine, the USA ... He can send a hundred different flags to his nephew. laughing
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  39. Eurodav
    Eurodav 28 November 2017 16: 37 New
    +2
    Damn this thought: "... The commander should be able to lean out of the hatch at the top of the tank tower to assess the situation on the battlefield. You can not rely only on sensors - they can be disabled by enemy fire ..."
    It looks like when the idiot put on his pants with a belt with an elastic band and is indignant, where is the fly through which it should be possible to stick your 21st finger at a critical moment!
  40. adma
    adma 28 November 2017 16: 49 New
    +2
    I don’t know how Americans are, but I had to hang out of the hatch, and sometimes climb out onto the tower to have a look around more than once. You will not see much in surveillance devices.
  41. unignm
    unignm 28 November 2017 16: 52 New
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    The National Interest publication published an interview with an employee of the Center for Naval Analysis of the United States
    Marine analyst discussing infantry? MDA will soon give competition to British scientists
  42. Piramidon
    Piramidon 28 November 2017 17: 25 New
    +1
    Apparently this is an ikpird for "World of Tanks". We have such a sea.
  43. kunstkammer
    kunstkammer 28 November 2017 17: 36 New
    +1
    Quote: Thrall
    I, as an “expert” in aviation, authoritatively declare that in the American F-35 there should be an opportunity for the pilot to stick his head out in flight to assess the situation smile

    and the window does not forget to shoot from the gun ....
  44. ded100
    ded100 28 November 2017 17: 57 New
    +1
    No matter what an expert from the USA is wretchedness, where gigimons are rolling! fool
  45. tank66
    tank66 28 November 2017 18: 10 New
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    So yes. There are no drawbacks. There is no spare part with a cloned / and frostbitten, like a universal soldier / commander with two binoculars / suddenly one will break. There is no catapult - and suddenly, the "hero's hatch" / lower / jammed. And I don’t have an iPhone to learn about flaws directly from the US Naval Analysis Center, bypassing the media.
  46. cariperpaint
    cariperpaint 28 November 2017 18: 18 New
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    Well, for suicide, you can just get up) they’ll remove it anyway) but in general it’s strange to consider it a drawback) we were always punished from the hatches and were punished always) we can’t do this. although they still climbed)))))))
  47. Vard
    Vard 28 November 2017 18: 34 New
    +2
    It’s pleasing ... to be honest, it pleases ... that they have such experts ... And it is especially pleasing that they found such a flaw ... then there is nothing more to complain about ...
  48. bald
    bald 28 November 2017 19: 01 New
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    And the submarine commander, too, must stick out to assess the situation ?! You never know what is silent about there. wink
  49. Strashila
    Strashila 28 November 2017 19: 29 New
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    "The commander should have the opportunity to lean out of the hatch at the top of the tank tower to assess the situation on the battlefield" ... but in fact why he writes it this way ... and again we return to the history of the war in Iraq ... according to the American helicopter pilots ... they revealed well-disguised Iraqi tanks at night using a thermal imager ... against the background of the tank with the engine turned off, the observer was clearly visible, his face (in the form of a heat spot) sitting in the hatch.
  50. SergGrey318
    SergGrey318 28 November 2017 23: 32 New
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    In the T-14, it seems like a drone was provided for these purposes. Or am I confusing?