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From "Challenger 2" to "Armata": comparison of modern tanks in terms of specific power

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One of the main characteristics tank is its power density. This indicator allows you to assess a wide range of specific capabilities of the tank, including its ability to move quickly over rough terrain and maneuverability. In addition, the specific power of the tank makes it possible to estimate the fuel consumption when performing a march or a combat mission.


We present the comparative characteristics of modern tanks in terms of power density.

Russian new generation tank T-14 "Armata". The specific power of this MBT, which differs in the location of the crew not in the turret, but in a special armored capsule in the front of the tank, is about 32 hp per ton.

The latest modification of the American M1 Abrams tank is provided with a specific power of 24 hp. per ton.

The German Leopard 2 main battle tank is slightly superior to the American "Abrams" in this regard. Its power density is estimated at 24,2 hp per ton.

American and German tanks significantly outperform the Chinese Type 99 in terms of power density, including the Type 99A modification. Its indicator is 27,8 hp / t.

But the French "Leclerc" by this indicator is comparable to the Chinese combat vehicle - 27 "horses" per 1000 kg of mass. The South Korean K27,2 "Black Panther" has about the same figure - 2.

Indian "Arjun" of the latest model in terms of power density is estimated at 24 hp. per ton - in this regard, a complete analogue of "Abrams".

The outsiders in terms of power density among modern tanks include the Israeli tank "Merkava" with a "result" of 21,5 hp. per ton, as well as the British Challenger 2 with less than 20 hp / t.

Thus, the distribution of tanks by specific power can be characterized as follows: from Challenger 2 to Armata.
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  1. Elysium
    Elysium 9 August 2020 14: 54 New
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    What's the news?
    1. zadorin1974
      zadorin1974 9 August 2020 14: 58 New
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      There is nothing for Vitaly, but for what. Just delirium.
      1. Elysium
        Elysium 9 August 2020 15: 01 New
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        There is some sense. lol
        Thus, the distribution of tanks by specific power can be characterized as follows: from Challenger 2 to Armata.
        1. zadorin1974
          zadorin1974 9 August 2020 15: 04 New
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          Well, maybe)))))
      2. Dreamboat
        Dreamboat 9 August 2020 15: 46 New
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        Quote: zadorin1974
        There is nothing for Vitaly, but for what. Just delirium.

        Why then. More recently, many "sofa experts" with foam at the mouth criticized the first versions of the T-90 (and T-72 to the heap) for extremely low power density. As soon as the situation has changed radically in favor of the domestic tank, according to the same "experts" the power density is bullshit and does not affect anything "! good
        1. svp67
          svp67 9 August 2020 17: 58 New
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          Quote: Dreamboat
          ... As soon as the situation changed radically in favor of the domestic tank

          And how can you compare a tank that has not yet been adopted for service with production vehicles and draw far-reaching conclusions from this.
          If we were to compare our tanks, then it was necessary to bring the indicators of the T-72B3, T-80BVM, T-90M
          1. Konatantin 1992
            Konatantin 1992 10 August 2020 08: 23 New
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            I myself cannot believe it .... but once again I agree with you my friend !!!! maybe under your nickname there is already another person? but I confess, I'm pleasantly surprised)))
          2. Mazuta
            Mazuta 12 August 2020 11: 17 New
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            How did you get 32 ​​l / t?
            Reduced weight (mass) to ... less than 50 tons ?!
            And we have a monoblock of 1500 l / s or even more? !!
            Taking off my hat! (I am not at all mocking).
            For such achievements under the Sov. authorities awarded the order and the State. Prizes.
          3. Sergey Gintner
            Sergey Gintner 25 September 2020 15: 02 New
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            Went into serial production however ..
        2. Observer2014
          Observer2014 9 August 2020 18: 44 New
          -10 qualifying.
          Quote: Dreamboat
          Quote: zadorin1974
          There is nothing for Vitaly, but for what. Just delirium.

          Why then. More recently, many "sofa experts" with foam at the mouth criticized the first versions of the T-90 (and T-72 to the heap) for extremely low power density. As soon as the situation has changed radically in favor of the domestic tank, according to the same "experts" the power density is bullshit and does not affect anything "! good

          You are certainly not a sofa expert. And the most that is not to eat up real expertise? You see enemies and their intrigues in everything. Do not forget about the State Department? So here is an expert. I showed this article to my youngest son. 15 years old guy. By the way, he likes to read articles himself. on VO, weapons and history .. Here is a real expert in the "World of Tanks" He almost collapsed from laughter. And I followed him And you know comrade expert what he told me ?:
          - Why didn't they compare the zones of penetration and hit points?
          laughing wassat laughing Fans of the game "World of Tanks" wrote this article. For experts like you. Therefore, let's clearly separate the flies from the cutlets. And don't wake up the air with loud statements again.
          1. Sergey Gintner
            Sergey Gintner 25 September 2020 15: 08 New
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            Specific power is one of the important characteristics of a tank ... In the same row, and specific ground pressure ... https://www.vesti.ru/article/2462691? Utm_referrer = https% 3A% 2F% 2Fzen.yandex.com% 2F % 3Ffrom% 3Dspecial & utm_campaign = dbr & utm_source = YandexZenSpecial
  2. Atlant-1164
    Atlant-1164 9 August 2020 15: 12 New
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    what nonsense weekend ?? how can you compare the drill .. past combat path, with a dark horse ??
    -we only know about "Armata" .. what "reliable sources" tell us which cannot be said about "naglo-Saxon" ..
  3. Observer2014
    Observer2014 9 August 2020 15: 13 New
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    From "Challenger 2" to "Armata": comparison of modern tanks in terms of specific power
    Another nonsense from Yandex Zen. There it will do. But not on the pages of the Military Review. I don't even want to discuss such garbage. negative
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    2. Yuriy71
      Yuriy71 9 August 2020 17: 06 New
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      And who are you? Well, if you don’t want to discuss it, don’t discuss it! What is the problem!? Go, look at the "strawberry", knowledge is not required there!))))
  4. Kars
    Kars 9 August 2020 15: 28 New
    +5
    White paper
    Here again, power density is important, but for the same BT 5 it was just fantastic, but not very penetrating.
    The transmission is also important and so on.
    1. Albert1988
      Albert1988 9 August 2020 15: 37 New
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      Quote: Kars
      Here again, power density is important, but for the same BT 5 it was just fantastic, but not very penetrating.
      The transmission is also important and so on.

      Well, how can I say - this indicator in this case says, oddly enough, one thing - how much light, due to the scanty armor volume, the uninhabited tower gives a gain in the mass of the tank! Put a large manned tower on it, weighing 25-30 tons and the power density will immediately decrease ...
  5. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 9 August 2020 15: 29 New
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    The specific power "affects" the travel speed over rough terrain! laughing There is an "old" ... which has probably become a classic example associated with the Arab-Israeli wars! Military experts, analyzing the actions of various types of troops, the effectiveness of weapons came, in particular, to one interesting conclusion ...: heavy (but not very "high-speed" ...) tanks "Centurion" (where, we can assume, and specific power " not so hot "...) moved on the battlefield with a much greater speed than light high-speed tanks AMX-13 (which, it is possible that the" power density "was" on the level "!) tongue
    1. Albert1988
      Albert1988 9 August 2020 15: 40 New
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      Quote: Nikolaevich I
      tanks "Centurion" (where, it can be assumed, and the power density is "not so hot" ...) moved on the battlefield at a much greater speed than light high-speed tanks AMX-13 (which, it is possible that the "power density" was "at the level" ! )

      An important point - this theater has its own specificity of soil and relief. It is possible that in a different theater of operations the situation for these two machines would have been different ...
      But I agree with the main thing - the specific power in a vacuum does not show anything yet, it is necessary to compare the behavior of machines on different types of soil, relief, when overcoming certain obstacles, and look not only at the specific power, but also at many other parameters.
  6. svan26
    svan26 9 August 2020 15: 47 New
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    Power density does not allow estimating fuel consumption on the march. There are simpler techniques.
  7. Operator
    Operator 9 August 2020 15: 51 New
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    Specific power primarily affects the speed of movement on flat terrain and the angle of climb - MBT "Challenger" and ACS "Merkava" in full combat gear with 20 hp / t cannot accelerate on the highway over 30 km / h and overcome slope of 20 degrees.

    T-14, T-80 and T-90 with 30 hp / t can accelerate on the plain to 80 km / h and overcome a slope of 30 degrees, which significantly increases their cruising speed in the convoy and expands the choice of tank-accessible terrain.

    Another thing is that in combat, when firing in motion, even on flat terrain, the speed of tanks is limited to 10 m / s (36 km / h) due to the relatively low power of the stabilizer drives of the tank gun - and then only if an active hydropneumatic suspension is used.
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    2. Vitaly gusin
      Vitaly gusin 9 August 2020 16: 41 New
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      Quote: Operator
      "Merkava" in full combat gear with 20 hp / t can not accelerate on the highway over 30 km / h

      Merkava-4 engine
      - Engine type: V-shaped 12-cylinder four-stroke diesel water-cooled turbocharged
      - Engine power, l. s: 1500
      Merkava-4 speed
      - Speed ​​on the highway, km / h: ~ 60
      - Cross country speed, km / h: 40
      - Cruising on the highway, km: 500
      - Specific power, l. s / t: 21,4
      - Suspension type: individual on vertical springs
      - Specific ground pressure, kg / cm²: 1,12
      - Gradeable climb, degrees: 30 °
      - The overcome wall, m: 1,2
      - The overcome ditch, m: 3,0
      - Overcome ford, m: 1,4
      But on the highway, no one ever saw him, only in this form:
      1. Operator
        Operator 9 August 2020 17: 19 New
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        The parameters of speed and overcoming angle of ACS "Merkava" are always given for a light version without attachment protection, with which its weight is 75 tons.
        1. Vitaly gusin
          Vitaly gusin 9 August 2020 18: 18 New
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          Quote: Operator
          "Merkava" is always shown for a lightweight version without hinged protection, with which its weight is 75 tons.

          Lightweight 65, full 70 tone
          1. Operator
            Operator 9 August 2020 19: 02 New
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            There is not much difference, especially when you consider that the IDF is always wise with the composition of additional bookings.
            1. Vitaly gusin
              Vitaly gusin 9 August 2020 20: 19 New
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              Quote: Operator
              There is not much difference, especially when you consider that the IDF is always wise with the composition of additional bookings.

              I agree, just a word MUDRIT need to be replaced by modifies.
              1. Operator
                Operator 9 August 2020 22: 33 New
                +1
                What's on the forehead, what's on the forehead laughing
                1. Vitaly gusin
                  Vitaly gusin 10 August 2020 16: 51 New
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                  Quote: Operator
                  What's on the forehead, what's on the forehead

                  In the bare residue, yes. This is the same for someone a spy and for someone a spy.
      2. zenion
        zenion 9 August 2020 18: 11 New
        +2
        Did you specifically write everything so that anti-Semites choke on the air? Have a conscience, there are good people among them. There is a Jew in one town named Misha. A treasure trove of humor and an anecdote inventor. Somewhere in the mid-sixties, he came up with an anecdote that car drivers spread across the country. A man sits on the banks of the Dniester River, and looks thoughtfully as the river flows. Another approached him and asked what you were thinking. Here I have a fantasy - I look at the river, and coffins are floating along it, in each coffin there is a policeman, or a traffic cop. Why are you so, there are good people among them. Okay, good militia is in good coffins, and bad militia is in bad coffins. So there are good anti-Semites among the anti-Semites.
      3. Sanichsan
        Sanichsan 10 August 2020 16: 43 New
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        Quote: Vitaly Gusin
        - Speed ​​on the highway, km / h: ~ 60

        do you mean on a tractor? judging by the video laughing
        1. Vitaly gusin
          Vitaly gusin 10 August 2020 16: 52 New
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          Quote: SanichSan
          do you mean on a tractor? judging by the video

          NOT! On a tractor under 100
  8. NF68
    NF68 9 August 2020 15: 52 New
    -1
    Why is it here?
  9. Sergey Valov
    Sergey Valov 9 August 2020 15: 55 New
    +4
    Another delirium. Power density is the overclocking characteristic. It does not affect everything else.
    1. Turist1996
      Turist1996 9 August 2020 22: 42 New
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      Yes, just for the sake of "hype" ..
      Moreover, the humanities, "sculpting" articles here, not only did they pass physics for the "top three" at school, they also don’t know anything about "Russian language".
      Limitation - it is like this: you don't understand physics: go to the "oscilloscope arrows" (aka Litvinova)
  10. TAMBU
    TAMBU 9 August 2020 15: 59 New
    +5
    MBT? in the amount of 1X pieces? maybe the device is good, but as long as there are 1000 of them, at least it won't be even close to MBT ... so, a prototype ...
    1. Albert1988
      Albert1988 9 August 2020 16: 02 New
      +1
      Quote: TAMBU
      so, prototype ...

      Rather, an experimental batch (after all, there are at least 50 of them), but it does not change things seriously.
      Let's wait for the first episode directly for the army, which seems to have already been ordered, and then it will be possible to speak.
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  12. Free wind
    Free wind 9 August 2020 16: 41 New
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    There is no such armata. There is an X-shape or not is also not clear. With such an arrangement, the loads on the connecting rods are already very large. And if the engine worked 20 hours on a plane during the war, well, it's good. Then on earth you need to work at least 500 hours. Even according to the stated data, the engine has 2000 horses, well, it still cannot be accelerated to this power. And everything else, of course, is interesting for ..... in short, interesting wassat
    1. Albert1988
      Albert1988 9 August 2020 19: 51 New
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      Quote: Free Wind
      There is no such armata. There is an X-shape or not is also not clear.

      The engine has been around for a long time - the armats are driving it now.
      Quote: Free Wind
      With such an arrangement, the loads on the connecting rods are already very large.

      There is such, but this problem, apparently, is not very pronounced. The main claim of the military to this engine was one - it was too difficult to repair. But, having failed with the "seagull", we decided to stop at this engine.
      Quote: Free Wind
      The engine has 2000 horses, well, it still cannot be accelerated to this power.

      Not to say - 1600-1800 were called tsifiri, up to 2000 exactly what can be brought in the course of further modernization.
  13. zenion
    zenion 9 August 2020 17: 52 New
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    In general, recently measured in kilowatts. And it turns out that in the boas it is the longest. Then it is better to measure in donkeys. In addition, in addition to the T-14, the rest of the tanks serve, so to speak, in the army, and not in single quantities. When the Soviet car was made for racing, it turned out to be stronger, safer than the one that was sold to the population.
  14. NordUral
    NordUral 9 August 2020 18: 07 New
    -1
    For some reason, it seems to me that the topic of tanks, armored personnel carriers and other armored animals will not be relevant in the future global and last world war. Unless just how to be a police technique for bringing the survivors into submission.
  15. fa2998
    fa2998 9 August 2020 19: 40 New
    +4
    Quote: Elysium
    There is some sense. lol
    Thus, the distribution of tanks by specific power can be characterized as follows: from Challenger 2 to Armata.

    Compare the tanks that have been in the army since the 80s and "parade" (at 15 they saw for the first time at the parade), what's the point? hi hi
    1. Alf
      Alf 9 August 2020 21: 38 New
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      Quote: fa2998
      Compare the tanks that have been in the army since the 80s and "parade" (at 15 they saw for the first time at the parade), what's the point?

      Well, if graphomania torments ...
  16. Turist1996
    Turist1996 9 August 2020 22: 37 New
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    Excuse me !: and what ?! What is the article about? Exhaust for the "hype" from the "vape" ?!
  17. Russian2020
    Russian2020 10 August 2020 04: 21 New
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    Hello to all the tankers
  18. BASHAR ASAD
    BASHAR ASAD 10 August 2020 04: 56 New
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    Comparison of tanks in terms of specific power. Everything is clear from the title. Not interested? So don't read it. So many negative comments.
  19. Clueless
    Clueless 10 August 2020 07: 08 New
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    Are these sports cars? The soldier is more important than the protection and power of the guns, the sight. Not speed
  20. Konatantin 1992
    Konatantin 1992 10 August 2020 08: 21 New
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    I think the article is meaningless, for at least 2 reasons: the main battle tank of Russia at the moment is the T-72 B3, and its power density is 24,6 hp. per ton, the second Amrat is not in the troops, and I remember that something is wrong with the dviglom, as if ChTZ failed the program and cannot produce the engine, plus it is not devoid of childhood illnesses and outright jambs.
  21. Alexander Moiseev
    Alexander Moiseev 10 August 2020 08: 37 New
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    There are also Japanese, Brazilian, and Ukrainian tanks. Where are they?
  22. Crabong
    Crabong 10 August 2020 10: 16 New
    +1
    There is no serial engine - so all this with a pitchfork on the water ...
  23. Engineer
    Engineer 11 August 2020 10: 38 New
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    Now the Armata has 27 hp / t, 31 (and not 32) are promised, therefore it does not yet reach the Chinese and Koreans.
    Thus, the distribution of tanks by specific power can be characterized as follows: from Challenger 2 to Armata.

    from "Challenger 2" to Type 99A
  24. AlexTrex
    AlexTrex 1 September 2020 15: 35 New
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    A question to the author, how many T-14 "Armata" units are in the Russian army? And which tank is the most massive and main tank in Russia? Author to whom you rub glasses?