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What will be the next generation of tanks next to the T-14 Armata compared to others

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What will be the next generation of tanks next to the T-14 Armata compared to others

The heavy clumsy armored vehicles that appeared at the beginning of the 20th century during the First World War, called the “tank”, began to play an increasingly significant role in the process of ground operations of the Second World War and subsequent local conflicts. Currently Tanks are also considered the main striking force of the Ground Forces and it is not surprising that so much attention is paid to the development of this type of armored vehicles. At the same time, science does not stand still and soon other tanks will come to replace classic tanks.


Tank Generations


What is a tank generation? In the specialized literature, this concept is usually understood as a group of combat vehicles (tanks), the characteristics of which have approximately the same technical parameters and design decisions, regardless of the time the tanks were taken into service.

I note right away that despite the variety of designs and types of tanks developed before World War II, a generation is not visible among them.

The first generation includes tanks from 1950-1960, developed taking into account the achievements of designers of the best tanks of the Second World War. To the first generation it is customary to attribute: American tanks M47, M48A1 and M48A2, English "Centurions", Soviet T-54 and T-55, Japanese Type 61.



The second generation of tanks dates back to 1960-1970. Ballistic computers and stabilization systems, night-vision devices, the first defense systems against WMD appeared on these machines, and the caliber of guns was increased. The second generation includes: American tanks M60, M60A1, English "Chieftain" and "Vickers" Mk 1, Soviet T-62, French AMX-30, German "Leopard" of modifications A1, A2 and A3.



The period from 1970 to 1980 is considered a transitional period, during which the modernization of existing tanks took place. By the transitional generation it is customary to include the American M60A2 and M60AZ tanks, the English Vickers Mk3, the German Leopard-1A4, the Soviet T-64 and T-72, the Israeli Merkava Mk1



The third generation of tanks appeared in the early 90s and is currently in service with the armies of dozens of countries of the world.

Distinctive characteristics of the tanks of this generation is the presence of an integrated fire control system, an even larger caliber of guns, alternative power plants, crew reduction and much more. The third generation includes: M1 Abrams and its modifications, English Challenger, Soviet T-80 and its modifications, German Leopard-2, Israeli Merkava Mk3 and many other tanks. Note that the French Leclerc belongs to the 3+ generation by specialists, and the Merkava MK 4 and Abrams of the M1A2SEPV2 modification belong to the 3 ++ generation.



Recently appeared Russian perspective tank T-14 Armata, some experts attribute to the next, fourth generation. The T-14 uses a revolutionary layout - the tank turret is uninhabited, the crew is located in a special protected capsule in the hull with reinforced frontal armor. The tank is equipped with a tank information management system (TIUS), which controls all components and assemblies of the machine, as well as a radar with AFAR.

What's next?


Of course, science does not stand still, including in the field of tank building. Various versions of tanks are already being developed, which will differ significantly from the ones we are used to. And it is possible that tanks, like combat vehicles, will generally disappear from the battlefield, at least in the form we are familiar with. Development of unmanned technology and controlled weapons may simply not leave a chance for the survival of the clumsy "classic tanks". And is a rather expensive combat vehicle needed on the battlefield that can be destroyed by a "cheap" missile?



What will be the next generation tank? Today it is rather difficult to answer this question, since the designers can’t offer anything new and breakthrough, or just secret designs are not reaching us yet?

Take recent news on signing the Franco-German agreement on the development of a new tank. The parties signed an agreement, distributed the costs, even divided the intellectual property on it, but the project itself is still not there, it has yet to be developed. But even in this case, we can say that there will be nothing super-breakthrough in this tank.

Of course, the designers offer various projects of "tanks of the future", which are currently impossible to implement. The most more or less feasible project can be considered the creation of crewless, fully automatic tanks with artificial intelligence (AI), the creation of which is being carried out in many countries and quite successfully. In addition, many projects related to the use of lasers on tanks, not only as a weapon, but also in active defense systems. As a weapon, even a railgun is offered.

Summing up, we can say that with regard to the new generation tank, the following should be assumed: it will be smaller, crewless, with artificial intelligence, but optionally controlled with integration into a single information-command network and with new weapons. One of the important tasks for such a combat vehicle is actions in urban areas, when an automated system can determine not only targets for a tank, but also threats emanating from it. When controlling a robot-operator-format machine with analysis of incoming data on the situation in the zone of possible damage, the number of threats may be reduced, and the situation is more controlled than in the current situation with tank operations in cities. Monitoring can be carried out network-centrically - using drones, from cameras of the new generation tank itself, from cameras and sensors of other combat units and infantrymen located on the ground. The exchange of such data with their automated analysis can lead to a real revolution in warfare.

But it will not be soon, therefore, until the middle of the 21st century, and maybe even further, classic tanks developed at the end of the 20th century will be in service with the armies of the world.
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  1. Free wind
    Free wind 1 May 2020 06: 31 New
    +6
    Photos are cool, the first contrast. On the last one, what kind of gun?
    1. Pessimist22
      Pessimist22 1 May 2020 06: 39 New
      +5
      Yes, this is most likely from some sort of computer game.
      1. V1er
        V1er 1 May 2020 06: 52 New
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        Quote: Pessimist22
        Yes, this is most likely from some sort of computer game.

        That's not from the computer.

        PL-01 is a Polish armored fighting vehicle created by OBRUM in partnership with the British company BAE Systems. The concept was first presented on September 2, 2013 at the International Defense Industry Exhibition in Kielce.
        1. Amateur
          Amateur 1 May 2020 07: 36 New
          20
          That's not from the computer.

          This tank is not from a computer, it is made of polyurethane foam.
          1. V1er
            V1er 1 May 2020 14: 00 New
            +4
            +
            Yes, I also cleanly laughed and took off the picture, but they bombarded me)
        2. sgapich
          sgapich 1 May 2020 10: 37 New
          +2
          Quote: V1er
          Quote: Pessimist22
          Yes, this is most likely from some sort of computer game.

          That's not from the computer.
          PL-01 - Polish armored fighting vehicle ...

          No, rather from here:
          https://www.deviantart.com/hongablaster/art/Hammerhead-Heavy-Tank-303805483 hi
        3. YOUR
          YOUR 1 May 2020 12: 56 New
          +2
          From the same series. They planned to start production in 2018. To date, as many as 1 pieces have been produced. Of course it looks futuristic, licked everything that is possible. They put a gun in the casing. They called it a light tank.
        4. tanki-tanki
          tanki-tanki 1 May 2020 13: 14 New
          +1
          And why is he not in service?
          1. notingem
            notingem 2 May 2020 19: 52 New
            0
            The foam is over. And the foam. Yes, and the designers died from laughter.
        5. +5
          +5 2 May 2020 10: 53 New
          +1
          Not a machine and not created, just a model ... Differences from a computer toy in this case are not fundamental
      2. Alf
        Alf 1 May 2020 21: 28 New
        +5
        Quote: Pessimist22
        Yes, this is most likely from some sort of computer game.

    2. alma
      alma 1 May 2020 07: 16 New
      +4
      On the last one, what kind of gun?

      It is a protoplasmic annihilator. Did not recognize what?
    3. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 1 May 2020 08: 48 New
      +7
      I agree - the test photo))) good
    4. Krasnoyarsk
      Krasnoyarsk 1 May 2020 09: 23 New
      +1
      Quote: Free Wind
      On the last one, what kind of gun?

      All the same "Lily", she just "outfit" and changed her hair. laughing
    5. infantryman2020
      infantryman2020 1 May 2020 11: 38 New
      +2
      Is the title photo real scale? The modern tank turns out to be so healthy compared to the "diamond" ?? !! I didn't expect it !!
      1. Grafova Irina
        Grafova Irina 2 May 2020 00: 16 New
        +1
        "Challenger" ordinary
      2. Alf
        Alf 2 May 2020 08: 57 New
        +3
        Quote: infantryman2020
        Is the title photo real scale? The modern tank turns out to be so healthy compared to the "diamond" ?? !! I didn't expect it !!

        This is not a big Challenger, this is a huge Mark. It is not for nothing that the Britons, for the purpose of conspiracy, wrote on the Marks TANK, in translation, a tank.
      3. +5
        +5 2 May 2020 10: 55 New
        0
        Western - yes. Those baths on the tracks.
    6. Simargl
      Simargl 3 May 2020 03: 56 New
      0
    7. svp67
      svp67 3 May 2020 04: 41 New
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      Quote: Free Wind
      On the last one, what kind of gun?

      Yes, most likely an ordinary 120-mm TP. An unusual look is given to her by a thermal casing, some kind of futuristic ...
  2. Mikhail m
    Mikhail m 1 May 2020 06: 56 New
    +1
    AI tank drone, reinforced by conventional drones for reconnaissance and hitting targets - a beautiful concept.
    1. EwgenyZ
      EwgenyZ 1 May 2020 07: 03 New
      +9
      the bottom of the important tasks for such a combat vehicle is actions in urban development, when the automated system can determine not only the goals for the tank, but also the threats emanating from it.

      I remembered the old Soviet cartoon "Polygon". Apparently, a thought will go in this direction.
      1. Mikhail m
        Mikhail m 1 May 2020 07: 15 New
        +4
        The thought in this case will go to the creation of helmets for protecting thoughts. By the way, the natives were scared, so their fate is unenviable.
        1. Gato
          Gato 1 May 2020 10: 57 New
          +2
          creating thought helmets

          This is for civilians. The military does not need such - enough helmets tongue
        2. EwgenyZ
          EwgenyZ 1 May 2020 13: 52 New
          +2
          Quote: Michael m
          The thought in this case will go to the creation of helmets for protecting thoughts.

          Like these?
  3. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 1 May 2020 07: 07 New
    +7
    What will be the next generation tank? Today, it is rather difficult to answer this question, because so far the designers cannot offer anything new and breakthrough, or simply before us until secret developments reach? But they reached me ...
    1. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 1 May 2020 08: 51 New
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      Nikolaevich! You confused! This is the second generation "warrior" form! On the second photo - combat equipment, on the first - demobilization!)))
      1. Nikolaevich I
        Nikolaevich I 1 May 2020 10: 11 New
        +4
        What are you talking about! belay Did I mix it up awake? request And I, initially, thought that "a warrior of the XXI century is ...
        1. The leader of the Redskins
          The leader of the Redskins 1 May 2020 11: 52 New
          +3
          This is for special forces)))
    2. tanki-tanki
      tanki-tanki 1 May 2020 15: 49 New
      -1
      This is not a tank!
      1. Nikolaevich I
        Nikolaevich I 1 May 2020 16: 14 New
        +2
        Quote: tanki-tanki
        This is not a tank!

        My dear! You explain what picture is dissatisfied ?! request
  4. Amateur
    Amateur 1 May 2020 07: 33 New
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    English "Vickers" Mk3, German "Leopard-1A4", Soviet T-64

    Refer the Soviet T-64 to the intermediate generation
    during which the modernization of existing tanks took place.
    ?
    The tank that led to the concept of "main battle tank"?
    An attempt to "find the ends" led to interesting results
    By the author:
    The period from 1970 to 1980 is considered a transitional transition, during which the existing tanks were modernized. It is customary to refer to the transitional generation American tanks М60А2 and М60АЗ, English "Vickers" Мк3, German "Leopard-1А4", Soviet Т-64 and Т-72, ​​Israeli "Merkava" Мк1

    On Wiki:
    The first transitional generation (1970-1980) [8]: American tanks M60A2 and M60AZ, English Vickers Mk 3, German Leopard 1A4, Soviet T-64 and T-72, Italian OF-40, Swiss Pz68 , Japanese Type 74, Israeli "Merkava" Mk1.

    As they say find 3 differences. The whole article is a reprint of https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanking_classification
    with the addition of photos. Those who wish can check.
    In such cases, it is customary to refer to the source.
  5. 1976AG
    1976AG 1 May 2020 08: 34 New
    +8
    The author, as they like to express themselves here, learn the materiel. I will not talk about foreign tanks, but domestic ones belong to the first generation T-54, 55, 62. The second generation is the T-64, 72, 80 and 90. The T-14 is the first tank of the THIRD generation. The third generation only appears in tanks, the 4th generation in the submarine fleet (Borey and Ash) and the fifth generation is only in aviation.
  6. Tomich3
    Tomich3 1 May 2020 09: 21 New
    +1
    T-90MMMMMMMMMM))))))
  7. CommanderDIVA
    CommanderDIVA 1 May 2020 10: 11 New
    -1
    The future belongs to unmanned drone tanks (Uranus is our first trial version), apparently they will reduce the size and weight and increase the power of weapons due to the lack of a crew, so the T-14 will most likely not go into a large series
  8. Gato
    Gato 1 May 2020 11: 02 New
    +3
    it will be smaller, crewless, with artificial intelligence

    Well, yes, drones and robots will remain on the battlefield - people will troll each other in social networks until the eternal ban is played by the nuclear bomb.
  9. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 1 May 2020 11: 07 New
    +2
    A cross between bukoff, it is not clear what based classifications and "predictions" based on computer games. And my prediction is that the tank in the classical sense will disappear altogether after Armata and its followers. There is nowhere for him to change especially noticeably without changing the technological level of materials of weapons and propellers, and hence the concepts of the device - application. We'll see in forty or fifty years. And until the above level is reached, you can talk about the notorious appearance to the point of hoarseness, or you can go to a fortune-teller, you spread the cards to the very appearance ... The probability of correct conclusions will be the same.
  10. Klingon
    Klingon 1 May 2020 12: 53 New
    +2
    Quote: alma
    On the last one, what kind of gun?

    It is a protoplasmic annihilator. Did not recognize what?

    no no colleague, you are wrong, this is a Klingon disruptor laughing
  11. tanki-tanki
    tanki-tanki 1 May 2020 13: 08 New
    +4
    Of course, all these tanks are powerful, but why not make them like that. It is necessary not to reduce the weight of the tank, but to make the engine more powerful.
    1. Amateur
      Amateur 1 May 2020 14: 10 New
      +2
      Late! Land Cruiser.

      1936 year. A.Kazantsev. (Flaming island)
      1. Simargl
        Simargl 3 May 2020 04: 07 New
        0
        Quote: Amateur
        Late! Land Cruiser.


    2. Peter is not the first
      Peter is not the first 1 May 2020 16: 36 New
      0
      wink Recently, the topic of the possibility and likelihood of throwing off the tracks on our and Japanese tanks was discussed. And you posted a tank whose tracks are much larger than theirs, and they are so unsuccessfully located that if the caterpillar of the inner row flies off, it will be dances with tambourines many times worse than the Japanese in the video, and the German menageries, "Tigers "and" Panthers ". Have pity on the work and nerves of the tankers. drinks
      1. Simargl
        Simargl 3 May 2020 04: 10 New
        0
        Quote: Peter is not the first
        And you posted a tank whose tracks are much larger than theirs, and they are so unsuccessfully located that if the caterpillar of the inner row flies off, it will be dances with tambourines many times worse than the Japanese in the video, and the German menageries, "Tigers "and" Panthers ". Have pity on the work and nerves of the tankers.
        Aha
        1. svp67
          svp67 3 May 2020 05: 06 New
          +1
          Quote: Simargl
          Aha

          Well, she just can't fly there. Will collapse ... yes, that is, "tear", so what? I think that the designer thought over this question. Moreover, such a project was not an isolated one. The chassis model of the Object 726 tank, weighing 48 tons, was also tested


          sometimes loaded up to 88 tons.


          And its driving performance, and most importantly cross-country ability was significantly higher than that of the T-54 and IS-8 (T-10)


          Four-tracked vehicle (track depth 140-150 mm) next to the stuck T-10 tank.
    3. L-39NG
      L-39NG 1 May 2020 19: 48 New
      -2
      And there was another project. And, of course, it was called "I. Stalin"
    4. Phoenix
      Phoenix 2 May 2020 16: 33 New
      0
      So after all, one bomb and a caput to this iron trough. Any river becomes an insurmountable obstacle and the number of simultaneously fired targets is the same as that of one ordinary tank.
  12. ilik54
    ilik54 1 May 2020 15: 32 New
    +1
    What can you think about tanks in the 21st century? The only thing is that with modern military technologies such as powerful anti-tank infantry weapons in the form of grenade launchers, the combat use of drones and attack helicopters, coupled with attack aircraft, and, finally, just strikes with MLRS systems with the influence of electronic warfare systems on tank electronics. I'm not talking about artillery, the traditional means of fighting tanks, it becomes clear that tanks seriously moved the weapons described above in military conflicts.
    Well, perhaps in a war against wild tribes with stone bows and arrows, and against civilians, a tank will become a real threat, but, I repeat, this is only until the time when they have modern grenade launchers and Molotov cocktails.
    The proof is the war in the Donbass, when tanks were destroyed almost hundreds a day.
    Therefore, the arguments about the advantages, advantages and disadvantages of Russian and American tanks are most likely of a purely academic nature, and they, the arguments, are similar to the arguments of children on a bench at the entrance - And we have gas in our apartment, and you?
    I think that in future conflicts there will be no battles like the tank battle near Prokhorovka, the Germans have no motivation, and the Americans, with all their technologies against the Russian warriors, have a small intestine - this is clearly seen from local conflicts around the planet.
    On February 20, 2019, Putin announced the readiness of the RF Armed Forces to strike, if necessary, not only in the territories where the "enemy" missiles are based, but also in "decision centers."
    Now the war will go according to this scenario - nuclear charges explode off the coast of England and the United States and the war ends - there will be no one to fight with. All!
    1. ilik54
      ilik54 1 May 2020 15: 33 New
      -8
      In 21 years, the Universal Wave Oscillation Generator (UHVK) will be created.
      The principle of operation of the GWHC is to generate and transmit wave information of an object of different levels from one point in space to another. Thus, the superposition effect in quantum mechanics is confirmed, according to which the location of an object is assumed immediately everywhere, and only after determining its properties, it materializes in space.
      The levels of information transmission can be different, from the transmission of sound and image to the transmission of the object itself.
      In the same way energy can be transmitted, in fact, wave information of a higher level is transmitted in order to receive energy. GWHCs are possible both for home use and for industrial use, up to moving in interstellar space.
      It is probably possible to adjust the transmitted object during transmission. For example, when teleporting a person, it will be possible to conduct his rejuvenation or health adjustment. Moreover, during materialization, they arose at the desired point in space-time, and not only within the materializer.
      1. 1976AG
        1976AG 1 May 2020 15: 54 New
        +6
        And according to my data, it will be created in 26 years and 4 days) It is necessary to have a bite, my dear)
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          1. 1976AG
            1976AG 1 May 2020 22: 26 New
            +4
            Quote: ilik54
            Slam the mouth! It stinks of her!

            It’s hard to reach you, you’d better slam it yourself, because it’s easier for you)
            1. ilik54
              ilik54 8 May 2020 11: 49 New
              0
              Bite your tongue and hide it behind the stove.
      2. awdrgy
        awdrgy 1 May 2020 19: 58 New
        +3
        How do you know what will happen in 21 years?
        1. Alf
          Alf 1 May 2020 21: 35 New
          +6
          Quote: awdrgy
          How do you know what will happen in 21 years?

          A conversation between two astronomers.
          According to my information, a comet will fly past the Earth through 2 billion 638 million 384 thousand 472 years 4 months 9 days 23 hours 48 seconds.
          Are you sure ? And then they will laugh at us.
        2. ilik54
          ilik54 8 May 2020 11: 48 New
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          Information from VRES.
          1. awdrgy
            awdrgy 8 May 2020 15: 17 New
            0
            Well, I’m not very advanced. But what is VRES?
            1. ilik54
              ilik54 9 May 2020 03: 09 New
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              Our energy world is one of the levels of a harmonious rest state of oscillations and amplitudes of the Universal Intelligent Energy System (VRES), within one energy field. The rest of the worlds have a different level of rest state of vibrations and amplitudes, different from our world. Worlds are intertwined and intersect, but almost never conflict because of the difference in vibration levels and amplitudes. The places where they intersect are popularly called places of power; they have an increased source of abnormal phenomena. Probably, at those points where several levels intersect at the same time, this force is very powerful, this whole design resembles an entangled fishing net and a nesting doll in space and movement. And, in conflict, resonance of oscillations and failure, anomalies, ghosts and UFOs occur as a result of the penetration of one world into another. The number of worlds is infinite at all levels. All processes taking place in our world are cyclical, and the previous cycle differs from the next in the presence of new information and, of course, the consequences associated with this.
              And the fractals of the level of the Universes that enter into resonance become the initiators of the formation of black holes on the one hand and new stars, planets and galaxies on the other.
              Universal Intelligent Energy System (VRES), people call God.
              And the division of the world into material and ideal is in general an ancient error. Our energy world is material, everything is material in it, including words, thoughts and the human gaze, and dreams, it's just a matter of levels.
              I had the experience of making sure that mirrors also have an energy effect on the environment.
              The lower level idealism is the highest level materialism. And so on to infinity, both up and down the levels. In fact, this is a confirmation of the fractality of the whole world. This is the main thing in understanding the essence of the universe - everything in our energy world is material, only everything depends on the levels. And the impossibility to confirm this speaks of our weak instrumentation. The materialism of an ideal world is available to us, so far, on a subconscious level.
              1. ilik54
                ilik54 9 May 2020 03: 11 New
                -1
                Proof of the existence of parallel worlds.
                Wave-particle duality and the observer effect in Jung's experiment are most likely the result of our primitive observational-measuring apparatus. For corpuscles, we take, as the lower part of the wave, and we do not see the entire amplitude of the electron’s energy vibrations. An electron is a part of the energy field in a certain frequency and amplitude, it is a wave with a known energy force, and only passing through the gaps does the frequency and amplitude of the oscillations change. It is then that we see the wave state of the electron in the form of a corpuscle. It's like with water, when the situation changes, it can change its state of aggregation. Probably, the observer changes the frequency of the oscillation and the amplitude of the electron of the highest order of vibrations and amplitudes to a lower order, which is already available to our devices.
                In the lower part of the sinusoid, the wave, as it were, stops and we observe the corpuscle, this is our world, as well as parallel worlds that are on the upper and lower parts of the sinusoid. I wonder what percentage of the state on the wave sinusoid we exist in this energy world?
                1. ilik54
                  ilik54 9 May 2020 03: 12 New
                  -1
                  The universe consists of levels. It looks like a pyramid. At the top is the energy wave of the Moebius band, which oscillates, rotates and moves, changing its size, creates a lower level with particles of matter. It is the basis of the universe and matter. Below the level is the product of its activity - particles, which are the initiators of the creation of the lower level, which also oscillate, rotate and move, me their size, create the lower level of matter. And so on ad infinitum, both up the levels and down.
                  And ether is not a term, but a very dense energy substance, therefore electromagnetic waves and light are transmitted at such an enormous speed, it is like a shock by a locomotive of composition, the shock impulse is transmitted very clearly and without failures. Tesla believed, and I agree with him, that the ether is very dense, which is why the waves instantly move in it.

                  The Universal Intelligent Energy System (VRES), - this binary system is the basis of the whole universe, it is similar in design features to the Moebius band. Which has one surface and two charges at once - plus and minus, which fight for their survival and are reasonable as a result of this struggle, people also call this confrontation as a struggle of unity and opposites, in fact - this is the Alpha and Omega of the whole universe, people call this binary system God.
                  Actually, these are the very principles of superposition and quantum entanglement of particles at the same time, about which everyone tries with a smart look.
                  1. awdrgy
                    awdrgy 9 May 2020 14: 08 New
                    0
                    And how does the VRES report that in 21 years a Universal Wave Oscillation Generator (UHWC) will be created? I wonder how this is done technically
                    1. ilik54
                      ilik54 11 May 2020 23: 23 New
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                      The Universe has an energy basis, everything is material in it, it consists of energy, I call it the Universal Intelligent Energy System (VRES).
                      Man is a part of this energy world, we are one with him. Each of us is the cosmos itself, knowledge of it in us from birth. Another thing is that we are aware of this only at the subconscious level.
                      Information from VRES is in a continuous stream to absolutely everyone, but not everyone understands and perceives it due to an imperfect transceiver apparatus, that is, the brain.
                      You know that too.
                      And really, only a few can explain it. And the bulk of people, due to their weak mental development, lack of education, and simply linguistic deficit, remain in a happy idiotic and moronic ignorance.
                      So, in creative people, the transceiver apparatus, that is, the brain is better connected, works better with VRES than in an ordinary person. Therefore, we have geniuses scientists, musicians, poets, artists and other creators who, in fact, move civilization. And the rest they are only spoiled by what will be immediately apparent from the moronic comments on this comment.
                      1. awdrgy
                        awdrgy 11 May 2020 23: 26 New
                        0
                        thanks for the info
    2. Alf
      Alf 1 May 2020 21: 33 New
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      Quote: ilik54
      On February 20, 2019, Putin announced the readiness of the RF Armed Forces to strike, if necessary, not only in the territories where the "enemy" missiles are based, but also in "decision centers."

      The same thing was said in Syria.
    3. +5
      +5 2 May 2020 11: 02 New
      +2
      MBT is the most protected and dangerous target on the battlefield, its opponent is trying to destroy in the first place. His cannon is the fastest and cheapest destruction of everything within the line of sight.
      Think about the fact that if you do not have tanks, then the enemy will direct a bunch of forces and means that are usually directed against them against your infantry and artillery. Tanks save the lives of infantry ....
  13. Saxahorse
    Saxahorse 1 May 2020 19: 49 New
    +4
    I note right away that despite the variety of designs and types of tanks developed before World War II, a generation is not visible among them.

    "I am an artist, I see it that way!" - Otherwise this nonsense cannot be explained. To put it mildly, controversially, the author began his classification of tanks. The article pleased me with good photos and caused bewilderment with its content. Brad is a complete detective. negative
  14. awdrgy
    awdrgy 1 May 2020 19: 55 New
    +2
    I think the apogee of the development of armored vehicles will be "multimedia" platforms And AI will be or a person is not so critical
  15. tank-master
    tank-master 1 May 2020 20: 43 New
    +2
    Who is the author by education? And where did he get the classification of tanks by generations ... in Armata’s tank building, it’s actually 3 after the military generation, unlike aviation.
  16. +5
    +5 2 May 2020 10: 49 New
    +2
    Oga, T-64 and 72 are transitional generation along with the usual modernization of the M60. And M1 and Leo-2 born in 1980, generation 90s !!! And the T-80 with them ... and he is a different generation than 64 and 72 ....
    Or it was written by a child, or an idolater in front of the West, even afraid to think about the fact that a new generation of tanks in the USSR appeared more than 10 years earlier than in the West ... Actually, like the T-14 ..
    Given the fact that the T-14 has not yet been adopted, and its counterparts are just beginning to come up with, the next generation after Armata will be in the year 2070m ....
  17. Archon
    Archon 2 May 2020 11: 42 New
    0
    just 3D graphics, you can draw the same or better
  18. Phoenix
    Phoenix 2 May 2020 16: 18 New
    +1
    The author is wrong. There are no analysts, everything is out of my head. Nevertheless, the "tank of the future" developed in the USA and going, if not for replacement, then in addition to Abrams, is a classic four-seater trough where of the novelties there is only an integrated KAZ and a decrease in the mass of the tank while maintaining the elephant's dimensions. Rails, lasers and other fantasy require non-existent compact power supplies. The recently developed Chinese MBT-3000 is created according to the classical scheme. Developed in the Russian Federation, the T-14 is not devoid of constructive problems and has not yet become a today's tank, so that you would suddenly delete it from your "future". Traditional chemical guns have not yet exhausted themselves, it is definitely too early to talk about lasers and rails. For example, to the author - plasma initiators in projectiles and liquid propellant mixtures allow achieving results unattainable for powder projectiles with capsule initiation. As for protection, the KAZs have not yet emerged from childhood, like the onboard protection systems of aviation, which eventually became mandatory despite the increase in the cost of the car. As once MANPADS and air defense systems did not supplant aircraft, and ATGMs will never supplant tanks. For the choice "by tank or on foot" is never a choice. Tanks can get more expensive, meaner, and less plentiful, similar to aircraft.
  19. NF68
    NF68 2 May 2020 16: 24 New
    0
    The next generation of tanks will most likely be powered by batteries. Small-sized 1 or 2 diesel engines will be rotated by generators, and tanks will move thanks to electric motors.
  20. tanki-tanki
    tanki-tanki 2 May 2020 18: 00 New
    +3
    That's right! wassat
    1. Fat
      Fat 2 May 2020 23: 20 New
      +2
      Quote: tanki-tanki
      That's right! wassat

      Better look at the "Chronicles of Predatory Cities" There is nothing better than an idea brought to the point of absurdity. "Predatory cities" from Hollywood - that's the apothege of the topic.)))
  21. Sniper Amateur
    Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 14: 45 New
    -4
    I note right away that despite the variety of designs and types of tanks developed before World War II, a generation is not visible among them.

    This is really something! Author - have you tried to compare Mark I and Pz.IV at your leisure? At least purely visual? bully
  22. Sniper Amateur
    Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 14: 51 New
    -6
    and whether a rather expensive combat vehicle is needed on the battlefield that can be destroyed with a "cheap" missile

    Our army neighbors had a case when the DNR T-64 from the PKMS was destroyed. Apparently - the bullet hit the bore when the OFS with the cocked fuse was driven into it. The tower was blown to smithereens by small nafig. But to draw a conclusion from such and similar cases about the "uselessness of tanks" - I somehow would not dare ...
    1. Golovan Jack
      Golovan Jack 3 May 2020 14: 56 New
      -5
      Quote: Sniper Amateur
      Apparently - the bullet hit the barrel when the OFS with the cocked fuse was driven into it

      Somewhere deep in my head, I remember that the detonator cocked already after the shell left the bore ... although this may be a false memory request
      1. Sniper Amateur
        Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 15: 04 New
        -6
        Honestly I do not know. I'm not strong smile in tank weapons and artillery ammunition. SVD is closer to me. smile The fact is that after a simple machine gun burst - he was blown to smithereens. Then they scratched their turnips, even the OK commander requested details. Some of the grandfathers, who had served in the tank almost in the pre-perestroika Union, gave such an assumption.
        1. Golovan Jack
          Golovan Jack 3 May 2020 15: 16 New
          -3
          Quote: Sniper Amateur
          after a simple machine gun burst - he was blown to smithereens

          Rather, I believe that at the same time as this line, something more serious flew into it.

          Here, I found:

          After the projectile leaves the channel of the gun barrel the compressed spring 7 (Fig. 4) presses the sleeve 8 against the impact drum 6 instantly, the lower balls 4 (see Fig. 2) roll out into the cavity of the fuse head sleeve 10 under the action of centrifugal forces, enable the sleeve 8 together with the instant action drum rise to the stop in the ledge of the sleeve 10 and release the sting 9 passage to the igniter capsule 14. In the locking device, the spring 23 compressed during firing lifts the settling sleeve 22, and the spring 24 (compressed during fuse assembly) opens and raises the stopper 25, the lower end of which come out detonator sockets of bushing 33, thus releasing the pivot bushing 37 which pivot under the action of the spring 20 wound up turns and puts the detonator capsule 36 in a combat position (over transfer charge 49)



          1. Sniper Amateur
            Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 16: 04 New
            -5
            Rather, I believe that at the same time as this line, something more serious flew into it.

            I will not argue - because this isn't Rotterdam-Copenhagen. smile But I think that if “something else had flown in”, then it would have been recorded on those who sent it. There are always a lot of people willing in such cases. Anti-tank crews also love stars on their MT-12s. Moreover, there are not only asterisks for calculating in this case.
  23. Sniper Amateur
    Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 14: 56 New
    -4
    The most more or less feasible project can be considered the creation of crewless, fully automatic tanks with artificial intelligence (AI), the creation of which is being carried out in many countries and is quite successful.

    And if you think a little? Biological intelligence? What will happen if in a company of robots with "artificial idiots" (which has not yet been created anywhere, by the way) in the tower - these AIs will equally assess the priority of the target, for example?
  24. Clerk
    Clerk 7 May 2020 22: 29 New
    +1
    The following comes to mind:
    1). The main weapon will be a coilgun-like "Gauss cannon";
    2). The tank will be controlled by an onboard neural network;
    3). Protection against electromagnetic and microwave radiation;
    4). Extensive use of active camouflage technologies, stealth in the radio and infrared range;
    5). Electric transmission;
    6). The energy source will be either a hydrogen fuel cell or a device (unit) based on an ionistor.
    This will most likely appear by the end of the 21st century.