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T-90M "Breakthrough-3": the first tanks will be this year!

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In August last year, the Ministry of Defense and the Uralvagonzavod Research and Production Corporation signed several contracts for the supply of a number of armored vehicles. Together with other samples was ordered the main battle tank T-90M "Breakthrough 3". Over the past few months, the contracting organization has completed all the necessary preparations and is now ready to build the equipment and then transfer it to the customer. First Tanks a new type will go to the troops soon.


The latest progress reports on the T-90M tank appeared on 31 March. The Interfax-AVN news agency, citing an unnamed source related to the current program, wrote that the contract with the Ministry of Defense had already begun. Part of the main tanks ordered will be handed over to the customer later this year. At the same time, the source did not give the exact number of armored vehicles, the assembly and delivery of which is planned for the current 2018 year.



Source "Interfax-AVN" revealed a curious feature of the current work. It turned out that the new equipment will be produced in two ways. NPK Uralvagonzavod, fulfilling the order of the military, will build from scratch only a certain part of the new type of tanks. The remaining T-90Ms will be assembled by restructuring, repairing and upgrading the basic T-90, currently serving in various parts of the armed forces. Thus, the current contract provides for the construction and modernization of equipment. The shares of completely new and modernized tanks were not specified in the order.

It should be noted that new reports from Nizhny Tagil confirm already known information. So, in early March, the company "Uralvagonzavod" announced its plans for the near future, including in the context of the project "Breakthrough-3". In preparation for the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Sverdlovsk region, the corporation has published some information about its activities. Among other topics, the execution of a contract for the supply of T-90M tanks was affected. It was officially announced that the construction of such combat vehicles will begin this year. The first batch will also be transferred before the end of the year.

A little earlier, at the very end of January, the TASS news agency reported on the progress of work and ongoing preparations for the expected production of tanks. A representative of the Uralvagonzavod NPK then reported on the implementation of a number of basic preparatory activities. In addition, an interdepartmental commission was formed to supervise all the required work.

At the same time, quantitative aspects of the existing contract were mentioned. The TASS source indicated that the first batch of T-90M tanks, the release of which is planned for the 2018 year, will in fact be a battalion set. Recall, at present, the battalion of a separate tank brigade of ground forces relies 42 tank. Thus, this year the Russian army will receive at least several dozen of the newest T-90M armored vehicles.

At the end of January, the general dates and volumes of the current production program of the equipment were also mentioned. TASS wrote that armored vehicles of the Proryv-3 type will be produced during the entire duration of the current State Armaments Program. What kind of program was meant - completed, calculated for 2011-2020 years, or launched, operating in 2018-2025 years - was not specified. The total number of desired tanks was also not named. A representative of the developer corporation indicated that production volumes will be determined by the customer.

At that time, the question of officially adopting the T-90M into service with the Russian army remained topical. According to TASS, this event will take place in the coming months. Obviously, the order to take the tank into service will appear almost simultaneously with the delivery of the first production vehicles.

The pace of production of new armored vehicles in the coming years a few weeks ago was announced by the leadership of the Ministry of Defense. In February, Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov, talking about new projects, announced that the army would receive 200 tanks each year. This number will include both new build machines and upgraded designs. This is a technique of several modern modifications, including the latest T-90M. The share of promising T-90M in these plans was not specified. It can be assumed that such tanks will become one of the most popular among those planned for construction or modernization.

In the recent past, it was repeatedly pointed out that the construction of new T-90 “Breakthrough-3” tanks would significantly increase the combat capability of tank units. Obtaining such equipment, units will be able to more effectively solve the tasks that will positively affect the overall performance of the ground forces. In addition, the delivery of built and upgraded vehicles will allow to solve one of the main tasks of the current state armament programs, providing for a significant increase in the share of new equipment in the army.

Recall, the main battle tank T-90M was the last at the moment the result of the program with the code "Breakthrough". Within the framework of several projects that were developed in succession, various methods were proposed for updating and improving the existing T-90 tank design. The newest and most sophisticated version of such modernization last year was approved by the military department, and now it has to go to the troops.



All major development work and negotiations were completed no later than August of last year. During the Armiya-2017 international military-technical forum, the Russian Ministry of Defense and Uralvagonzavod Research and Production Corporation signed the first contract for the production of tanks called T-90М. Then it was reported about the desire of the military department to get at least several dozen combat vehicles, but the exact numbers were not called. Not specified and the value of the contract. However, officials indicated that the Nizhny Tagil enterprise for the implementation of several contracts will receive more than 22 billion rubles.

By this time some details of the promising project had already become known. A few weeks later, the current pattern was supplemented by new information. In mid-September 2017, the first public demonstration of an experienced T-90M tank took place at one of the sites in the Leningrad Region. By that time, as reported, the prototype tank had coped with factory tests and entered the government. Also in the autumn it became known that new combat vehicles, most likely, will be produced by restructuring and updating existing ones. According to the latest data, the modernization of the drill will be conducted in parallel with the construction of a new one.

According to official data, the new project "Breakthrough-3" provides for the use of some components of the production tanks of the T-90 family in combination with a number of completely new products. The combat compartment of the vehicle is undergoing a cardinal renewal. The electronic equipment in general and the fire control tools in particular are changing. Native protection is complemented by modern devices of several types. Due to all this, a substantial increase in combat effectiveness and basic technical characteristics is achieved.

Keeping the existing armored body with the combined protection of the forehead and the classic layout, the T-90M tank receives a new internal equipment. So, in the rear of the hull, the main B-92C2 engine of 1000 horsepower is placed. and an auxiliary power unit designed to power the on-board systems when the engine is off. Outside on the case are mounted dynamic protection units "Relic". Mentioned the possibility of using the latest complex of active protection "Afganit".

The combat qualities are also improved due to the cardinal processing of the fighting compartment. As the main weapons A launcher type 2A46М-4 is used. Also in the recent past there was information about the possibility of equipping the T-90M with a modern 2A82-1M product. In both cases, the tank retains the ability to use all existing 125-mm ammunition and guided missiles of the Reflex. On one installation with the instrument remains a twin machine gun PKTM. A remote-controlled combat module with a machine gun is mounted above the commander's turret.

The fire control system and crew jobs are subject to serious processing. So, the commander and the gunner now have to use consoles with LCD screens, combined with some traditional controls. According to known data, the SLA and its components will allow the upgraded tank to work at any time of the day and find targets at long ranges.

The order for mass production of T-90M tanks appeared at the end of last summer. As it became clear a little later, at that time an experienced technique of this type was already completing the required set of tests. Until recently, Uralvagonzavod Research and Production Corporation, which will produce such equipment, has been carrying out work on the preparation of the construction of new tanks and the modernization of the production T-90. In the foreseeable future, the contracting enterprise will have to manufacture and transfer to the military department the first batch of T-90M in the amount of several dozen cars. Then work will continue, and over the next few years the army will receive a number of new lots of such equipment.

By the end of the year, the Russian ground forces will receive and begin the development of the first battalion set of the newest main battle tanks T-90M. In parallel, the delivery of upgraded T-72B3 will continue, and then the production of T-80BVM machines, which have also undergone repairs and modernization, will start. The current plans of the Ministry of Defense provide for the most serious renewal of the fleet of armored troops through the implementation of several modernization projects for various tanks. This is expected to have a positive effect on the army as a whole. In the very near future, new tanks created in the framework of the Breakthrough-3 program will contribute to combat effectiveness.

On the materials of the sites:
http://militarynews.ru/
http://rg.ru/
http://interfax.ru/
http://ria.ru/
http://tass.ru/
http://uvz.ru/
https://bmpd.livejournal.com/
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  1. Vard
    Vard April 4 2018 05: 13
    +7
    More tanks ... Good and different ... How they do not try to write them off ... But the experience of recent wars shows ... Without them, no where ...
    1. svp67
      svp67 April 4 2018 05: 35
      +12
      Quote: Vard
      More tanks ... good and different ...

      And here let me with you and with our MO I DO NOT AGREE. Speaking of UNIFICATION, our MO is doing anything but this.
      By the end of the year, Russian ground forces will receive and begin development of the first battalion set of the latest main battle tanks T-90M. In parallel, the supply of upgraded T-72B3and then the production of machines starts T-80BWM,
      Three types of tanks, although it is clearly possible to abandon the T-72B3 from this trinity, it is already superfluous. Yes, and the T-80BVM, the same is needed in a different form. It is necessary to install a tower on it completely similar to the T-90M.
      1. andrewkor
        andrewkor April 4 2018 06: 09
        +11
        In some respects, you are right, but where are you going to get thousands of not bad tanks? Answer You yourself voiced: “A tower must be installed on it .. T'90”, and this is modernization, even more radical than “Breakthrough”. need the Russian Armed Forces can be sold to "allies." The experience of Syria has shown that everything can come in handy and fight well in skilled hands.
        1. bandabas
          bandabas April 4 2018 11: 41
          0
          All is well, of course. But how much money will go "left."
          1. Dali
            Dali April 12 2018 10: 34
            0
            Those. don't do anything according to yours ... or all the same, you have specific measures to neutralize left care,
      2. Alekseev
        Alekseev April 4 2018 06: 57
        +2
        Quote: svp67
        Speaking of UNIFICATION, our MO is doing anything but this.

        hi
        Perhaps there is a fair supply of gas turbine engines for the T-80 and other spare parts, which allows for "low blood", i.e. it’s cheaper to equip tank units with still quite modern equipment.
        Indeed, despite significant shortcomings, such as the gluttony of a gas turbine engine, or the insufficiently complete modernization of the T-72 in the B3 variant, the MBT data are approximately equal in combat effectiveness.
        Moreover, now, in all likelihood, TA is not planned to be deployed on the T-80, which means that logistical support issues in terms of transportation of fuel and lubricants are not so relevant.
        Well, on the basis of Almaty, rumors reach wink , a powerful strike complex will be created, a modern version of a heavy tank with a 152-mm gun and an anti-aircraft missile system, capable of conducting effective fire both direct fire and from closed firing positions.
        1. svp67
          svp67 April 4 2018 10: 43
          +2
          Quote: Alekseev
          Indeed, despite significant shortcomings, such as the gluttony of a gas turbine engine, or the insufficiently complete modernization of the T-72 in the B3 variant, the MBT data are approximately equal in combat effectiveness.

          Not really. T-90, at least better protected, not to mention that it is equipped with more advanced equipment.
      3. Flooding
        Flooding April 4 2018 07: 20
        +3
        Quote: svp67
        Three types of tanks, although it is clearly possible to abandon the T-72B3 from this trinity, it is already superfluous

        I’m very mistaken if I assume that the arsenal of the RF NE is not more than 500 T-90 tanks?
        And do you really think that the T-72 is no longer necessary to upgrade?
        1. svp67
          svp67 April 4 2018 10: 44
          +6
          Quote: Flood
          And do you really think that the T-72 is no longer necessary to upgrade?

          I think that is necessary. But after modernization, not the T-72B3 ... but the T-90M should exit the factory’s gates
      4. Bad_gr
        Bad_gr April 4 2018 21: 18
        +6
        Quote: svp67
        Yes, and the T-80BVM, the same is needed in a different form. It is necessary to install a tower on it completely similar to the T-90M.

        It's impossible. They have different charging systems. On the T-80 is the same (loading mechanism) as on the T-64, and it is of the cab type. That is, the conveyor with shells is attached to the tower. T-72-90 has a conveyor (drum) lying on the floor of the tank, which, incidentally, for this reason has a more rigid structure (additional stiffening ribs). Therefore, simply rearranging the T-90 (T-72) tower on the T-80 will not work.
        1. svp67
          svp67 April 5 2018 05: 05
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          Quote: Bad_gr
          It's impossible.

          Maybe. The shoulder straps of the towers are the same, the whole tower with mechanisms is completely changing, which, by the way, Ukrainians do with our T-72s ...
          Quote: Bad_gr
          Therefore, simply rearranging the T-90 (T-72) tower on the T-80 will not work.

          One can
          Quote: Bad_gr
          T-72-90 has a conveyor (drum) lying on the floor of the tank, which, incidentally, for this reason has a more rigid structure (additional stiffening ribs).

          Not very difficult work to strengthen and smooth
          1. Bad_gr
            Bad_gr April 5 2018 23: 07
            +1
            Quote: svp67
            . The shoulder straps of the towers are the same, the whole tower with mechanisms is completely changing, which, by the way, Ukrainians do with our T-72s ...

            I have not heard of this, but I admit: as I already mentioned, there the conveyor is attached to the tower.

            Quote: svp67
            Not very difficult work to strengthen and smooth

            The bottom of the T-72 has stamped stiffening ribs. In general, stiffness is not due to additionally welded iron, but due to the complicated profile of the bottom.
            Of course, you can score on this and put the tower you like, but a slight detonation and - the failure of the Autoloader. And what is a tank without a gun in battle? Target.
            1. svp67
              svp67 April 6 2018 01: 34
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              Quote: Bad_gr
              and due to the complicated bottom profile.

              Can you tell where is the T-72, and where is the T-80?

              1. Bad_gr
                Bad_gr April 6 2018 11: 30
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                Quote: svp67
                Can you tell where is the T-72, and where is the T-80?

                This is the T-80.
                And this is the T-72:
                1. svp67
                  svp67 April 6 2018 17: 05
                  0
                  Quote: Bad_gr
                  And this is the T-72:

                  Yes, but the T-80 ...



                  And all these pictures show their similarity, there are stampings on the bottom where torsions are placed, cables are on the bottom, and in the center of VKU, so there is no particular difficulty to place VK VK there
      5. tima_ga
        tima_ga April 4 2018 21: 24
        +1
        Well, not fat after all. Moscow Region is trying to maximize the potential of still Soviet cars. All T-80s from availability will undergo modernization so that on business and within budget, they will go to the north - IMHO, sensibly. And if you make a new tower for them, then this is completely different money and terms. It was believed that the new 72B3s are being released for visual promotion for export, but now those who want and can buy our tanks are taking 90 (Algeria, Iraq ...). In theory, with the new B3 you need to tie, and leave only modernization.
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    2. Artek
      Artek April 4 2018 14: 17
      +2
      all crap is written somehow, the engine will be 1130l.s ... then 1000l.s. Who are they trying to trick?
      1. Alekseev
        Alekseev April 4 2018 15: 05
        +1
        Quote: Artek
        all crap is written somehow, the engine will be 1130l.s ... then 1000l.s. Who are they trying to trick?

        These engines do not differ significantly except boost pressure, so there is no deception.
        In addition, as everyone knows, the less this pressure (the degree of forcing), the higher the reliability and resource.
        1. Artek
          Artek April 4 2018 15: 46
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          Quote: Alekseev
          Quote: Artek
          all crap is written somehow, the engine will be 1130l.s ... then 1000l.s. Who are they trying to trick?

          These engines do not differ significantly except boost pressure, so there is no deception.
          In addition, as everyone knows, the less this pressure (the degree of forcing), the higher the reliability and resource.


          Well, it means between 800l.s. and 1130hp also no difference? You are probably not a techie, but from propagandists.
          1. Alekseev
            Alekseev April 5 2018 07: 53
            +5
            Quote: Artek
            You are probably not a techie

            You hurried it ...
            I’m just one of the techies, and I have exploited the tank engines personally for a long time, and now I am teaching the young "junkeres" to do this.
            Now for a deeper understanding of the "individual civilian" differences. In short, because the VO site is not intended for lectures on educational discipline, engines and their systems.
            On a V-46 diesel engine - 780 hp centrifugal drive supercharger, V-84 - 840 hp added pulse boost (read if you're interested in what it is), B-92 -
            1000 h.p. gas turbine boost, V-92s2f -1130 hp It has an improved turbocharger with a higher boost pressure.
            And what more is nothing new? Radically nothing. Diesel design: displacement, kmnematic scheme, dimensions and mass (almost) does not change. The production technology of some parts is changing, using improved materials, a reinforced crankcase, a crankshaft, a connecting rod and piston group, an exhaust system and a more efficient cooling system (a radiator with increased heat transfer and (or) more efficient ventilators).
            1. Artek
              Artek April 5 2018 10: 01
              +1
              Quote: Alekseev
              And what more is nothing new? Radically nothing.


              the mobility of a unit on the battlefield depends on power, and mobility is the survival of the tank. The requirements for modern technology are the continuous improvement of all parameters, as in sports, faster / higher / stronger, so when they say that you can put 1000, or you can to put both 1130 and there is no difference — this is either a misunderstanding due to lack of professional competence or a real short-sighted policy to foist bad instead of good, and this is called differently.
              If the designers went to sacrifice a resource for the sake of power, then this is an unacceptable and unacceptable design step, they don’t do this, but they do so — to improve all the parameters. And most likely this happens despite your words, because this army of ours is silent, and foreign customers will not be silent and a decrease in inter-resource repairs will affect the attractiveness of the tank and supplies over the hill.
              In short, the link please that the new-1130l.s. reduced resource.
              1. Alekseev
                Alekseev April 5 2018 11: 47
                +7
                Quote: Artek
                do so -improvement of all parameters.

                But it’s impossible to do so, and the philosophy and theory of ICE are not ordered. request
                Quote: Artek
                link please that the new-1130l.s. reduced resource.

                And bother to search for yourself? Literature to read the appropriate. Although it is unlikely to find it on the latest motor, TO and IE on it is hardly a secret, but certainly still chipboard.
                To understand what a tank engine is and in what conditions it works, I will cite all the same (we remember some truths and can be brought verbally) the warranty resource of the engines. B-84 500m / h, B-92 -350 m / h. So others in the region of 300-500 m / h.
                But this is a guarantee. And how much does it average? Given that an average of 1 m / h is 10 km, it is considered normal to replace tank diesel with an average repair of 7000 km. Well, with a capital of 11 - 14 thousand for different models of MBT. If I was a little mistaken, let me be corrected by competent comrades, of whom there are many on the VO.
                Why so few? Well, the work, however, is hard ... On a rally car, the engines, KP, are the same consumables, not just pads and tires, like on a regular truck.
                In addition, for BTT engines, the resource is not put at the forefront, for example, blocks are often cast from silumin, and not from cast iron. Cast iron is stronger, tougher, but heavier ... But in BTT, unlike, say, a tractor, there is a serious struggle with excess weight in order to be able to strengthen, for example, booking.
                And the century of the combat vehicle in the war is not long, unfortunately, it manages to burn out or receive combat damage requiring replacement of units, with a guarantee margin of m / hours.
                And how are they? And. The Motor Ond Turbine (MTU) installed on the Leopard also does not last forever. Far from being a millionaire. request
                At least Leopards have a resource to capital at the level of our machines.
        2. svp67
          svp67 April 5 2018 05: 07
          0
          hi
          Quote: Alekseev
          In addition, as everyone knows, the less this pressure (the degree of forcing), the higher the reliability and resource.
          Truth verb colleague
          As well as fuel and oil consumption. And the oil itself can be simpler and cheaper, in the case of a less powerful
  2. DM51
    DM51 April 4 2018 07: 50
    +1
    The possibility of using the latest complex of active protection "Afghanit" was mentioned.

    Has Afghanit already passed all the tests and been put into service? I read that they are planning to put KAZ Arena M, just because the first Afghans will go with Armata, and as you know Armata has not yet entered the troops. There is not a word about Arena M in the article, so the T-90M will do without KAZ so far?
    1. tima_ga
      tima_ga April 4 2018 21: 14
      0
      KAZ is an expensive pleasure. This NATO can equip all its five hundred tanks in Europe with KAZ, and five hundred are not enough for us, we have territory. We need simple machines, so that in the event of something, to establish their production at "any" plant and build in hundreds, like the T-34 ... Yes, technologically not everything is simple - there, the Arena has been tormented for 30 years.
      1. DM51
        DM51 April 4 2018 23: 58
        +2
        Quote: tima_ga
        KAZ is an expensive pleasure. This NATO can equip all its five hundred tanks in Europe with KAZ, and five hundred are not enough for us, we have territory. We need simple machines, so that in the event of something, to establish their production at "any" plant and build in hundreds, like the T-34 ... Yes, technologically not everything is simple - there, the Arena has been tormented for 30 years.

        It is not necessary to equip all the tanks (although it is desirable), you need to start somewhere - let them start at least with the T-90M and not wait for Armata. The torment is tormented, because our generals think the same way you do: - it’s better simpler, cheaper and bigger, and women still give birth to soldiers, that is, in other words, the arena of the Moscow Region was not a priority, since we usually do not take into account losses if our soldier was valued the same as in Israel, then an effective KAZ would have appeared in our country in the early 2000s
  3. krokodil25
    krokodil25 April 4 2018 08: 32
    0
    And where is the curtain optics?
  4. konstantin68
    konstantin68 April 4 2018 08: 42
    0
    Quote: Flood
    And do you really think that the T-72 is no longer necessary to upgrade?

    Well, of course not! We will fight with "Armata", well, in an extreme case, T-90m, infantry carry strictly "Typhoons." And all kinds of T-72/90, BMP-1/2, MT-LB, armored personnel carriers and other "trash" - immediately to the scrap!
    Tukhachevsky nervously smokes.
  5. megaKritik
    megaKritik April 4 2018 09: 13
    +1
    computers must be put in tanks !!!!
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 April 4 2018 15: 15
      +3
      KAZ, intercepting ammunition, on tanks and not only, must be put. 80 - 90% of armored vehicles lose from ATGMs and RPGs.
    2. Lex.
      Lex. April 4 2018 16: 40
      0
      I think in any modern tank there are all kinds of calculators
    3. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I April 5 2018 07: 34
      0
      Quote: megaKritik
      computers must be put in tanks !!!!

      And the internet! Wifi!
  6. alex-pmr
    alex-pmr April 4 2018 09: 46
    +4
    Quote: megaKritik
    computers must be put in tanks !!!!

    World of tanks play laughing
    1. garri-lin
      garri-lin April 7 2018 11: 39
      0
      Workout however, boss!
  7. rudolff
    rudolff April 4 2018 10: 09
    +3
    If they launch the production of new T-90Ms, then Armata is not particularly needed anymore. If only, as a platform for a heavy infantry fighting vehicle, self-propelled guns.
    1. sgrabik
      sgrabik 17 December 2018 09: 54
      0
      Do not write ridiculous stupid things, progress must go on in all types and types of troops, including armored ones, you can’t stop at what has been achieved, this was perfectly shown in the 90s, otherwise we will lag behind and will never be able to catch up.
  8. sib.ataman
    sib.ataman April 4 2018 11: 39
    +3
    A zealous owner retains all available wealth. Something is modernizing, something is updating, something is creating a new one. A durole (such as APU) -stole, sell and share! What is not needed in the scrap. We also passed this in the 90s! But, as Syria has shown, there is no bad, obsolete, unnecessary weapon. There are brainless bosses, and stupid and lazy subordinates! The rake road is not our way!
  9. groks
    groks April 4 2018 13: 53
    0
    The Soviet designers had a good project. All modifications of the T-72 are now in operation.
  10. Monarchist
    Monarchist April 4 2018 14: 01
    +1
    "will be produced by restructuring and modernizing existing ones" is a perfectly reasonable approach. It’s cheaper to replace the engines on existing machines, hang up new protection and the tank is ready
  11. Monarchist
    Monarchist April 4 2018 14: 08
    0
    Quote: Vard
    More tanks ... Good and different ... How they do not try to write them off ... But the experience of recent wars shows ... Without them, no where ...

    Regarding the "different", this is which side to look at: T62 is already "Old Believers", and T80 if you podshamanit dvigun and protection and he will go
  12. konstantin68
    konstantin68 April 4 2018 15: 53
    0
    Quote: sib.ataman
    A zealous owner retains all available wealth. Something is modernizing, something is updating, something is creating a new one. A durole (such as APU) -stole, sell and share! What is not needed in the scrap. We also passed this in the 90s! But, as Syria has shown, there is no bad, obsolete, unnecessary weapon. There are brainless bosses, and stupid and lazy subordinates! The rake road is not our way!

    I absolutely agree with you!
  13. Saxahorse
    Saxahorse April 4 2018 17: 30
    0
    Information slipped that the export variants of the T-90, for example for India, were protected much better than our army modifications. Including the mentioned T-90M.
  14. Xscorpion
    Xscorpion April 5 2018 14: 19
    0
    Quote: Saxahorse
    Information slipped that the export variants of the T-90, for example for India, were protected much better than our army modifications. Including the mentioned T-90M.


    It’s not a problem to protect our tanks, but the mass of the tank increases, respectively, the load on the chassis and engine, that is, maneuverability, maneuverability and resource are reduced. If the Indians are satisfied, then this is their problem. Our military does not consider it necessary to sacrifice these characteristics. For example if you wear 2 bullet-proof vests and 2 helmets on an ordinary soldier, will his fighting ability increase? At least he will not be able to carry out an effective combat mission. And his security will still remain dubious.
  15. dahpaz
    dahpaz April 15 2018 19: 20
    +1
    Alas, I can’t add anything new to the endless debate on the topic "how is it so ?! We repeat the mistakes of the USSR! We have at the same time 3 MBT in service"
    But there is a feeling that the USSR created such magnificent machines that it simply "doesn’t lift a hand" to abandon one of them ... all the more so as the modernization resource, as practice shows, is simply huge. T72b3 seems to be the easiest option ... but I also think it is necessary as a relatively inexpensive one which, if necessary, can be produced in large batches. I don’t know ... whether it will work out to the English Channel ... and whether it is necessary at all ... but I believe that Russian tanks outperform all their opponents in the European theater of war ... leopards ... Challengers ... Leclerks. ..abrases
    ... I believe that Merkava 2, which served for almost 3 years, is not an opponent against the 80s and 90s. Nowadays, there are often opinions that tanks do not fight tanks anymore ... so conflicts are mostly local and often parties involved, to put it mildly, are not comparable in capabilities. But no one has canceled the possibility of (at least a hypothetical) big war. And judging by the events of recent years, some pseudo partners of the Russian Federation are so eager to play "war games" ... and so in such a "fantastic" scenario when the tanks will not only drive the Papuans ... there the full potential of these true standards of tank building will be revealed.
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  16. zenion
    zenion April 16 2018 14: 12
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    Very similar and I thought it was Merkava.
  17. Nikolay Kuznetsov
    Nikolay Kuznetsov April 21 2018 10: 53
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    Armata then where in these plans ???
  18. sgrabik
    sgrabik 17 December 2018 09: 42
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    If you decide to release a new version of the T-90M, then a reasonable question immediately arises: why should we continue to produce the practically outdated T-72B3, realizing that this tank is much less effective in terms of combat readiness and much less protected, to continue to release it only from -for the cheapness of production, but this is utter stupidity, even if there are fewer combat vehicles in number, but they will be much more effective in terms of their combat characteristics, because of this, they again decided to postpone the serial production of the new Armata to indefinite time.