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The most modern and powerful tanks in the world

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The most modern and powerful tanks in the world



Russia relies on the creation of a completely new armored vehicles, and its opponents to the last to modernize the model thirty years ago

Presented to the general public at the Victory Parade in Moscow, the new Russian T-14 tank on the Armata tracked platform made a splash among tankers around the world. The Russian novelty made everyone again and again compare the combat capabilities of the armored vehicles that are in service today around the world. Although, in fact, there is not much to compare tanks. Only four countries were and remain the trendsetters in tank building and the main exporters: Russia, Great Britain, Germany and the USA. In addition to them, Israel, India, Iran, Italy, China, both Korea, Pakistan, Poland, France and Japan produce or put on their own tanks. The vast majority of countries are satisfied that they are acquiring more or less new developments from large tank-building powers or ordering the modernization of existing armored vehicles.

It is impossible and pointless to seriously compare tanks that have never met each other in real combat. And if in reality, say, the Israeli Merkava Mk.4 met with, for example, the Chinese Type 99, then to a large extent the outcome of the fight would depend on the characteristics of the theater of operations, and on the skills and experience of the crew, and from many other factors, which even tankers-veterans cannot always take into account. A simple comparison of tactical and technical characteristics makes it impossible to seriously talk about the advantages of one tank over others and vice versa.

Our current rating takes into account the only objective indicator: the year when a particular tank was accepted into service. And, of course, a simple requirement was taken into account: the tanks included in this top-10 should be original designs. Taking into account all these indicators, we have chosen ten of the most modern and powerful tanks in the world.

Not surprisingly, the first place in this list was received by the domestic T-14 "Armata". On the one hand, there is simply no more modern tank in the world today, already presented to the public and released for military trials. On the other hand, in many formal indicators, the Armata is ahead or at least raised by the same level as most other modern tanks, and in the aggregate with good reason claims to be the most modern and powerful armored vehicle.

T-14 "Armata" (Russia)


Year of adoption: 2016 (plans)

Combat weight, t: up to 55

Crew, person: 3

Caliber cannon, mm: 125 (installation of 152-millimeter cannon is possible)

Type of gun: smooth-bore + ATGM launcher

Ammunition, shots: 40

Rate of fire, rds / min .: 10 – 12

Machine gun caliber, mm: 12,7

Dynamic protection: yes

Engine power, hp: up to 1500

Specific power, hp / t: 27,3

Maximum speed, km / h: up to 75

Cruising on the highway, km: to 600


Tank T-14 "Armata". Photo: Sergey Fadeichev / TASS

The most radical difference between the “Almaty” and all other modern tanks is the so-called capsule scheme: all three fighters of the T-14 crew are located in a special armored capsule inside the body, that is, in fact, behind two separated layers of armor. At the same time, the tower, which is also unique to modern tanks, remains uninhabited - all fire control is carried out with the help of the combat information and control system. In addition, the serial T-14 will be able to equip 152-mm smooth-bore gun - missile launcher, which will make the "Armata" firing advantage indisputable: no modern tank has a weapon of such caliber, power and range.

K2 Black Panther (South Korea)


Year of adoption: 2015 (plans)

Combat weight, t: 55

Crew, person: 3

Caliber cannon, mm: 120

Type of gun: smooth-bore

Ammunition, shots: 40

Rate of fire, rds / min .: to 10

Machine gun caliber, mm: 1 x 7,62, 1 x 12,7

Dynamic protection: yes

Engine power, hp: 1500

Specific power, hp / t: 27,3

Maximum speed km / h: 70

Cruising on the highway, km: 450


Tank K2 "Black Panther". Photo: wikipedia.org

Tank K2 "Black Panther" experts call the first independently developed South Korean tank. Its predecessor, the K1, was an American tank Abrams that was actually adapted to the conditions of the Korean Peninsula. The Korean novelty, judging by the formal tactical and technical characteristics and demonstration firing, claims to be one of the most modern tanks. The Black Panther, like most of the current tanks of the NATO member countries and their allies, is armed with the well-proven, but already aging, XHUMX-mm smooth-bore Rheinmetall Rh-120 gun. True, it is complemented by a modern and fast automatic loader, providing a high rate of fire. However, the same tank also holds a very dubious record of the highest cost of a combat vehicle: 120 million dollars apiece. It is not surprising that at this price the South Korean army refused to completely replace the K8,5 fleet with K1 and ordered all 2 new cars.

Type 10 (Japan)


Year of adoption: 2012

Combat weight, t: 44

Crew, person: 3

Caliber cannon, mm: 120

Type of gun: smooth-bore

Ammunition, shots: 28

Rate of fire, rds / min .: 6 – 8

Machine gun caliber, mm: 1 x 7,62, 1 x 12,7

Dynamic protection: no

Engine power, hp: 1200

Specific power, hp / t: 27,3

Maximum speed km / h: 70

Cruising on the highway, km: 450


Tank Type 10. Photo: Shizuo Kambayashi / AP

Closing the top three of our review is the new Japanese tank Type 10 - the third and last of the modern tanks with the highest engine power density. Like “Armata” and “Black Panther”, it achieves an 27,3 horsepower per tonne weight of an armored vehicle. However, the Japanese tank did not receive such a thrust-to-weight ratio at the expense of engine power, but at the expense of a smaller mass: 44 tons against 55 from the Russian and South Korean rivals. "Armata" Type 10 is inferior and due to its main weapons - all the same 120-millimeter German gun, mass production of which began as much in the 1979 year.

"Arjun" Mk.I (India)


Year of adoption: 2011

Combat weight, t: 58,5

Crew, person: 4

Caliber cannon, mm: 120

Type of gun: Threaded + ATGM launcher

Ammunition, shots: 39

Rate of fire, rds / min .: 6 – 8

Machine gun caliber, mm: 1 x 7,62, 1 x 12,7

Dynamic protection: no

Engine power, hp: 1400

Specific power, hp / t: 23,9

Maximum speed km / h: 70

Cruising on the highway, km: 450


Tank "Arjun" Mk.I. Photo: M. Lakshman / AP

Like the South Korean KHNUMX, the Indian Arjun can be considered the first independently developed tank in India. True, it took as many as 2 years for Indian engineers and technologists to create a novelty! During this time, many of the decisions laid down in the Indian tank became obsolete or came very close to the line of obsolescence, and the need to constantly change the architecture and nomenclature of the onboard equipment led to problems with unification. As a result, India adopted the entire 37 tank of this modification.

Type 99А2 (China)


Year of adoption: 2011

Combat weight, t: 58

Crew, person: 3

Caliber cannon, mm: 125

Type of gun: smooth-bore

Ammunition, shots: 41

Rate of fire, rds / min .: 7

Machine gun caliber, mm: 1 x 7,62, 1 x 12,7

Dynamic protection: yes

Engine power, hp: 1500

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Specific power, hp / t: 25,9

Maximum speed km / h: 70

Cruising on the highway, km: 450


Tank Type 99А2. Photo: topwar.ru

The Chinese Type 99А2 (the most modern modification of the tank Type 99, put into service in 2001 year) - one of the two tanks in this review, which is completely independent national development can be called with some stretch. This machine is based on the well-proven Soviet medium tank T-72, which, however, received a completely new welded turret, enhanced protection - both armored and active, as well as a much more modern stuffing. In particular, an automatic loader is installed on the Type 99А2, due to which the crew decreased to three people, and the rate of fire increased to seven rounds per minute. In addition, a unique complex of active countermeasures installed on a Chinese machine that is capable of literally dazzling enemy vehicles and equipment is unique to tanks participating in this rating.

BM "Oplot" (Ukraine)


Year of adoption: 2009

Combat weight, t: 51

Crew, person: 3

Caliber cannon, mm: 125

Type of gun: smooth-bore + ATGM launcher

Ammunition, shots: 40

Rate of fire, rds / min .: 8

Machine gun caliber, mm: 1 x 7,62, 1 x 12,7

Dynamic protection: yes

Engine power, hp: 1200

Specific power, hp / t: 23,5

Maximum speed km / h: 70

Cruising on the highway, km: 500


Tank BM "Oplot". Photo: topwar.ru

Ukrainian combat vehicle (this is how the abbreviation “BM” stands for) “Oplot” is the second “conditionally independent” member of the current rating. The conditionality of its independence gives the fact that in fact BM "Oplot" - the fourth derivative of the modification of the Soviet tank T-80U, more precisely, its diesel version, produced at the Kharkov plant named after Malyshev. It is not surprising that this version was designed and implemented in the metal in just three months and six months later adopted by the army of Ukraine. However, to date, the Ukrainian army has not received all the ordered Opnom 50. But much more successful is the implementation of the contract with Thailand, which should receive 49 "strongholds", 10 of which have already been delivered to this country. Thus, to date, the armed forces of the Kingdom of Thailand are the only army in the world where BM "Oplot" really stands on board.

Merkava Mk.4M (Israel)


Year of adoption: 2009

Combat weight, t: 65

Crew, person: 4

Caliber cannon, mm: 120

Type of gun: smooth-bore + ATGM launcher

Ammunition, shots: 48

Rate of fire, rds / min .: 8 – 10

Machine gun caliber, mm: 2 x 7,62, 1 x 12,7, 60-mm mortar can be installed

Dynamic protection: yes

Engine power, hp: 1500

Specific power, hp / t: 23,5

Maximum speed km / h: 70

Cruising on the highway, km: 500


Tank "Merkava" Mk.4M Photo: Tsafrir Abayov / AR

In terms of combat capabilities and combat experience, which only three out of ten participants in the current rating can boast, the Israeli Merkava tank has more than once been recognized as one of the best or even the best tank in the world in the last two or three decades. Indeed, in terms of the ratio of combat power, security of the crew and the machine itself, as well as fourth-generation Merkava armament, it has one of the best indicators, but only for the Israeli theater of operations. “Merkava” has never been exported, and, as many military experts believe, not only because the Israel Defense Forces imposed a ban on the sale of these vehicles abroad, but also because a tank developed specifically for Israeli conditions will lose significantly in efficiency outside the Middle East theater. In particular, it has too much weight to move freely in a wooded or marshland, and it is not intended to overcome water obstacles.

2 Challenger (UK)


Year of Adoption: 2008 (the beginning of a large-scale modernization of the vehicles in service)

Combat weight, t: 62,5

Crew, person: 4

Caliber cannon, mm: 120

Gun Type: Threaded

Ammunition, shots: 52

Rate of fire, rds / min .: 6 – 8

Machine gun caliber, mm: 2 x 7,62

Dynamic protection: yes

Engine power, hp: 1200

Specific power, hp / t: 19,2

Maximum speed km / h: 56

Cruising on the highway, km: 400


Tank "Challenger 2". Photo: Joerg Sarbach / AP

The British tank Challenger 2 is the second armored vehicle in this ranking with real combat experience. True, very specific: the British machines participated in the so-called peacekeeping operation in Kosovo and fought on the side of the anti-Iraq coalition during the invasion of NATO forces in Iraq in 2003 year. According to experts, the British tanks showed themselves well in battles; however, few of these experts specify that the 2 Challengers had to fight with the morally and physically obsolete Iraqi T-55 - tanks created in the middle of the 50's! It is not surprising that in this confrontation the British came out victorious. True, the Iraqi experience still showed that the 1991 Challenger originally put into service in 2 needed to be seriously modernized and carried out in 2008 in relation to three quarters of the tanks in service: they received new guns, new engines and transmission (German instead of British), as well as a new fire control system. But even with these innovations, British tanks are still significantly inferior to foreign competitors created in the last decade.

"Leopard" 2A6М (Germany)


Year of adoption: 2004

Combat weight, t: 59,9

Crew, person: 4

Caliber cannon, mm: 120

Type of gun: smooth-bore

Ammunition, shots: 44

Rate of fire, rds / min .: 6 – 8

Machine gun caliber, mm: 2 x 7,62

Dynamic protection: yes

Engine power, hp: 1500

Specific power, hp / t: 25

Maximum speed km / h: 72

Cruising on the highway, km: 550


Tank "Leopard" 2A6M. Photo: topwar.ru

The first tanks of the Leopard model entered service with the Bundeswehr in August 1963. The 2А6М tank that has fallen into the current rating of the Leopard is the sixth modification of the second generation of the legendary armored vehicle. Legendary because today it is in service with almost two dozen countries, and many of its units, primarily the 120-mm smooth-bore gun, can be found in more or less processed versions on many foreign modern tanks. For all that, since the tank platform has not changed for several decades, each subsequent modification comes closer and closer to the limit of the modernization capabilities of the machine. And some of the unchanged features of the Leopard, such as the lack of an automatic loader, significantly reduce its combat capabilities.

Abrams M1A2 SEP (USA)


Year of adoption: 2000

Combat weight, t: 63

Crew, person: 4

Caliber cannon, mm: 120

Type of gun: smooth-bore

Ammunition, shots: 42

Rate of fire, rds / min .: 6 – 8

Machine gun caliber, mm: 2 x 7,62, 1 x 12,7

Dynamic protection: yes

Engine power, hp: 1500

Specific power, hp / t: 23,8

Maximum speed km / h: 67

Cruising on the highway, km: 425


Abrams tank M1A2 SEP. Photo: Efrem Lukatsky / AP

Along with the German "Leopard", the British "Challenger" and the Israeli "Merkava", the American "Abrams" can be called one of the most famous tanks in the world. This is not surprising: the first modification of this model was regularly upgraded, receiving more and more new onboard systems, weapons systems and fire control systems, as well as active and passive protection. The reason for each new modernization was the participation of these tanks in various military operations, but always outside the United States. The model, which is included in the current rating, received primarily new armor in the frontal part of the tower with uranium filler, as well as new digital fire control systems and ... air conditioning. Currently in the US, work is underway on the next reincarnation of the Abrams - МХNUMXА1, which should become easier and faster than its predecessors. The weight of the new model will be 3 tons, the gun will be high-precision and long-range - American tank builders clearly stand in the wake of their Russian colleagues.
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  2. Hairy Siberian
    Hairy Siberian 6 September 2015 06: 29 New
    +38
    And where is the Leclerc? It surpasses all the above tanks in specific power.
    1. Horst78
      Horst78 6 September 2015 08: 44 New
      +8
      Quote: Hairy Siberian
      Hairy Siberian (1) Today, 06: 29 New
      And where is the Leclerc? It surpasses all the above tanks in specific power.

      Leclerc became a psyche. Although the idea was not bad.
    2. Conductor
      Conductor 6 September 2015 09: 53 New
      +17
      Quote: dfg
      it is incorrect to put passing tests (technical characteristics of which are not even specifically defined) and serial samples in one row of a machine .... all the more so that even a T-90 MS and only T-90 A can be rated among serial RFs

      Yes, "the most modern and powerful," the article somehow resembles the subjects of the Discovery Channel, where modern tanks are compared with tanks of the Cold War with full seriousness)
    3. bekfaer96
      bekfaer96 6 September 2015 10: 24 New
      +7
      With a weight of 60 tons, a leclerc is unlikely to be launched on any bridge. and rivers, streams. the wetland areas of action of springs in Europe and in western Russia is about half a mult,
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 6 September 2015 11: 29 New
        -10
        All bridges are already made of reinforced concrete.
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        2. gjv
          gjv 6 September 2015 13: 38 New
          +5
          Quote: Vadim237
          All bridges are already made of reinforced concrete.

          They do ...
          1. Vadim237
            Vadim237 6 September 2015 14: 44 New
            0
            And this railway bridge collapsed.
        3. Ivan Ivanych
          Ivan Ivanych 6 September 2015 13: 50 New
          +3
          A bridge capable of carrying equipment of 50 and even 60 tons can be erected in wooden structures
          1. Wasiliy1985
            Wasiliy1985 9 September 2015 21: 38 New
            +1
            Yeah, with a single pass at a speed of 3-5 km / h ...
            Very interesting, how do you miss a tank regiment through it within the standard time limits?
            And even more interesting, what will remain of the bridge after this event? (unless, of course, the tank regiment crosses it nevertheless ..)
      2. Korvo
        Korvo 6 September 2015 13: 23 New
        +4
        Quote: bekfaer96
        With a weight of 60 tons, a leclerc is unlikely to be launched on any bridge. and rivers, streams. the wetland areas of action of springs in Europe and in western Russia is about half a mult,

        laughing strategists "yoklmn"." Tiger "(under 60t), more than 70 years ago it didn’t interfere too much, and if you take into account the size of my pretty little river then and now (and the swamps in its floodplain were drained in 60 g) then, in addition to laughter, "statements" do not cause anything else!
        1. family tree
          family tree 6 September 2015 14: 49 New
          +4
          Quote: Korvo
          "Tiger" (under 60t), more than 70 years ago it didn’t interfere too much,

          It was disturbing, right up to the crossing on the railway platforms along the railway bridges, with the change of gusli, and detours to bridges and fords, when the grooves had already run away. Up to the wailing of the Panzervaffe command that the Tigers, they are only detained
          Quote: Ivan Ivanovich
          A bridge capable of carrying equipment of 50 and even 60 tons can be erected in wooden structures

          60t, but rather quickly
          http://www.saper.etel.ru/texnica-2/usm.html

          It was what
      3. Thor
        Thor 6 September 2015 13: 31 New
        +3
        Well, as if the armata weighs up to 65 tons, not to mention that the changer is also more than 60 tons !!
    4. kplayer
      kplayer 6 September 2015 23: 41 New
      +2
      Quote: Hairy Siberian
      And where is the Leclerc? It surpasses all the above tanks in specific power.

      Sure? Not to be confused with the base version of 1993. (54,5t). In the photo, the beast of the last series weighs 59 tons, judging by the marking of 65 shopt tons (~ 907 kg), i.e. 25,4 hp / t. In this regard, what about the specific power (27,3 hp / t) of the T-14, K2 and Type 10?
  3. 31rus
    31rus 6 September 2015 06: 48 New
    +13
    The rating is weak and not objective if we consider the “armature”, where the German “Rewoljotion”, it’s rightly noted where the “leclerc”, the new Turkish tank, and our latest t-90? It was necessary to call the article “Development of world tank building”, but not as a rating, there is another aspect, real (military) reconciliation, on the basis of this, plus inherent performance characteristics and the possibility of modernization
  4. Professor
    Professor 6 September 2015 07: 42 New
    +12
    Merkava Mk.4M (Israel)
    ....
    Dynamic protection: yes

    At least out of the corner of my eye to look at DZ Merkava ... laughing
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 6 September 2015 07: 47 New
      +10
      Quote: Professor
      At least look out of the corner of my eye at DZ Merkava ..

      So who sells the secrets of the state of Israel. It is necessary to tell who should wink
      Oleg sushi crackers laughing
      1. Professor
        Professor 6 September 2015 07: 48 New
        +12
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        Oleg sushi crackers

        We have matzo in use, but it is already dry. bully
        1. Alexander Romanov
          Alexander Romanov 6 September 2015 08: 03 New
          +7
          Quote: Professor
          We have matzo on the go

          Although crackers, even matzo, all one way to the camp lies through Varkuta wink
          1. Serg 122
            Serg 122 6 September 2015 09: 45 New
            +2
            Does Merkava have no DZ? Fuuuuuuu .... wassat
            1. voyaka uh
              voyaka uh 6 September 2015 11: 28 New
              +5
              Obviously, the author confused the DZ and KAZ.
              1. Professor
                Professor 6 September 2015 11: 31 New
                +11
                Quote: voyaka uh
                Obviously, the author confused the DZ and KAZ.

                Obviously, the author did not properly prepare the article. negative
                1. Vladimir 1964
                  Vladimir 1964 6 September 2015 15: 31 New
                  +2
                  Oleg, the article is really weak

                  In addition to them, Israel, India, Iran, Italy, China, both Korea, Pakistan, Poland, France and Japan produce or put on their own tanks.


                  For, in post-war history there is no information about the release of their own tanks by Iran, Italy and Poland.
          2. family tree
            family tree 6 September 2015 23: 51 New
            +2
            Quote: Alexander Romanov
            the road to the camp lies through Varkuta

            Vorkuta, the terminal station on the SZD, Sanya, do you immediately go to the mine? Oleg, quickly study as a surveyor, maybe you’ll be lucky, also like a Jewish surname what laughing
    2. PeaceByForce
      PeaceByForce 6 September 2015 12: 52 New
      +4
      Professor, you have a question: as you know, Israel was the first to use DZ, why later abandoned it?
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 6 September 2015 16: 08 New
        +4
        I heard that Israeli DZ Blazer showed
        very conflicting results in the 1982 Lebanon War.
        That she held 115 mm OBPSy, then no. There were both "rebounds" and
        penetration of modernized M-60 tanks (Magach).
        And it was hard to understand in which cases it worked well,
        and when not.
        Therefore, they left DZ on Mages, but on Merkava -3 and 4 switched to
        passive metal-ceramic armor. Her results are stable.
        On the photo: one of the first Magi
      2. Professor
        Professor 6 September 2015 16: 30 New
        0
        Quote: PeaceByForce
        Professor, you have a question: as you know, Israel was the first to use DZ, why later abandoned it?

        Found a more effective solution.
  5. dFG
    dFG 6 September 2015 07: 50 New
    +10
    it is incorrect to put passing tests (technical characteristics of which are not even specifically defined) and serial samples in one row of a machine .... all the more so that even a T-90 MS and only T-90 A can be rated among serial RFs
    1. Per se.
      Per se. 6 September 2015 15: 19 New
      +5
      Quote: dfg
      it is incorrect to put passing tests (technical characteristics of which are not even specifically defined) and serial samples in one row of a machine .... all the more so that even a T-90 MS and only T-90 A can be rated among serial RFs

      Indeed, the T-14 is not accepted for service, it has not even passed the entire test cycle, how much the car will bring, what will come of it, another question. Even the technical data of the T-14 cannot be considered complete and sufficient. It would be more interesting to look at the rating of Russian tanks among themselves, if the author of the Black Eagle would compare with the T-14, or the prospects for modernization of the T-90 and T-80, for which new tank modules were created. Alas, on T-80, someone really wants to put an end to it, remove them from service, the tank plant in Omsk went bankrupt, the tank gas turbine was blamed. However, T-72 stocks are also being "pulled" by someone, there was talk of disposal for the sake of new and still crude platforms. The fact that the T-72 base has long been a platform for many different machines, both created (various bridge layers, emergency repair, chemical reconnaissance, self-propelled guns, TOS, etc.), and promising (for example, BMPT "2 Terminator" ), somehow they do not advertise much. Why am I saying this, don’t rush from one extreme to another, statements in an article like "Russia relies on the creation of a completely new armored vehicles, and its opponents to the last to modernize the model thirty years ago
      "
      they hardly say that we alone are smart, and the whole world is fools. The new equipment is indisputably needed, the whole question is what, when and how much. And, in any case, it’s stupid to break the “old house” until a new one is built.
  6. Bayonet
    Bayonet 6 September 2015 07: 50 New
    +17
    It’s strange that they avoided the Leclerc, but the car is very serious. Here are some features worth mentioning.
    The main armament consists of a 120-mm (L-52 caliber) Gift smoothbore gun, designated CN 120-26 (or F1), the French gun has a 52-barrel barrel length compared to 44 caliber other guns and, therefore, a higher initial projectile speed of 1790 m / s when firing APFSDS shells (armor-piercing opera with detachable leading parts). The gun is equipped with a heat-insulating cover and a compressed air system to remove powder gases from the barrel bore. A dynamic sight alignment system has also been installed, providing automatic alignment of the gun axis with the optical axis of the sight.
    In the niche of the tower there is an automatic loading device, which contains 22 shots of the first stage.
    An automatic loader can use and automatically recognize six different types of ammunition. The 120 mm reload gun is automatically set at an elevation angle of 1,80. The loader is separated from the tower by a transverse partition. The roof of the machine has special kick-out panels.
    The gun can also be loaded with a gunner using 18 shots in a drum magazine located to the right of the driver. The installation of an automatic loader provides the ability to achieve a technical rate of 10 rounds per minute.
    The fire control system of the Leclerc tank provides the ability to fire at 6 different targets in 35 seconds and allows you to fire at both stationary and moving targets while the tank is moving in the area. The probability of hitting the first shot (according to the technical specifications) is 95 percent. The average cycle time for shelling targets is 4 to 6 seconds.
    The Leclerc tanks supplied to the French ground forces have a 8 hp SACM V1500X-1500 Hyperbar diesel engine. The engine is coupled to SESM's fully automatic ESM 500 transmission, which has five forward and two reverse gears.
    The high power density of the Leclerc tank provides high potential for improving the armor protection of the tank to meet new types of threats without significantly compromising mobility.
    The use of an advanced battle control system (Finders system), equipped with a display with a color image of topographic maps showing the location of your tank, attached and supporting units, the position of the enemy, and also reflected in graphic and text form orders, reports and solutions to conducting battle. The main functions of this system are:
    - displaying a map of the combat area of ​​the unit;
    - navigation and orientation;
    - determining the location of the car on the ground;
    - a graphical display of the situation in the area of ​​hostilities (the position of the enemy and their troops, the position of the attached and supporting units, etc.);
    - display in graphical and textual form of different decision-making options for the conduct of hostilities;
    - determination of the operational and technical condition of the machine, as well as its technical and logistical support;
    - command transmission and battle control over radio networks.
    1. Catphantom
      Catphantom 6 September 2015 10: 10 New
      +1
      In principle, Lek should have been in the top ten. But he definitely will not be in the top three. He has a spaced BC - part in the tower in the AZ, and the other in the front. In real combat, this is a powder keg.
      1. bekfaer96
        bekfaer96 6 September 2015 10: 45 New
        +3
        the funniest thing, with PTRD it is possible to dazzle both lecra and AMX, even the frogmen make huge sights, it’s impossible to smear them, then we remove the gusli and then sevens on static meshes make roast on Russian
  7. family tree
    family tree 6 September 2015 08: 54 New
    +8
    Someone, set the task for the author, to make a Russian tank rating. The author was apparently distracted, and he quickly pulled a dozen tanks, thinking, they say, on and off me, he left to engage in more important, in his opinion, affairs. On my own initiative, it is unlikely that such a pile. what
  8. tinibar
    tinibar 6 September 2015 09: 28 New
    +1
    Quote: dfg
    it is incorrect to put passing tests (technical characteristics of which are not even specifically defined) and serial samples in one row of a machine .... all the more so that even a T-90 MS and only T-90 A can be rated among serial RFs

    The Russian Federation has the right to set both 90ms and Armata, as both though small, but serial. 90ms ready to sell, and the T-14 pass military tests. Another thing is that they are not put into service ...
  9. Magic archer
    Magic archer 6 September 2015 10: 06 New
    +6
    The rating in my opinion is bullshit! They correctly noticed that it was similar to the Discovery channel rating! I saw it. First place is Leo, second is Abrams, of course! Plus, there are a lot of inaccuracies! I have not watched the Khokhlyat version of the rating for a long time and you won’t believe it, dear odnofrumans who took the first place !!! laughing
    1. bekfaer96
      bekfaer96 6 September 2015 10: 34 New
      +3
      the first place will be taken by a car with an uninhabited fighting compartment, the presence of a guided projectile from the main caliber, the unit load on the ground and the actual mass-to-kW ratio, there are no competitors in armature, I would like to see the T-14 on the tank biathlon
  10. van zai
    van zai 6 September 2015 10: 20 New
    0
    The article is nothing. Everyone has long known facts tattered from the Discovery Channel. Minus to the author.
  11. Vadim237
    Vadim237 6 September 2015 11: 32 New
    0
    You will have to forget about the 152 mm gun for the T 14, in view of the reduction in the military budget.
  12. fa2998
    fa2998 6 September 2015 11: 46 New
    +2
    Quote: dfg
    it is incorrect to put passing tests (technical characteristics of which are not even specifically defined) and serial samples in one row of a machine .... all the more so that even a T-90 MS and only T-90 A can be rated among serial RFs

    I agree! To put in a row “Merkava” which went through more than one war and “Armata” which no tank battalion is armed with is INCORRECT. Speaking of “Armata”, with all the general good security, how is the machine gun on the turrets protected? It’s hardly good, good a fragment or a bullet can damage it. What then? From a cannon on sparrows! And, you can crack them from an ATGM! All other tanks have 2-3 machine guns. hi
  13. alone
    alone 6 September 2015 12: 54 New
    +1
    Since when Arjun has been considered a modern tank. Anyone at least familiar with military equipment even with the naked eye can say that Arjun is a T-72 with a rectangular tower. It is strange that the Indian engineers took 3 decades to do this)))
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 6 September 2015 18: 28 New
      +5
      Looks like a T-72? So ... with the naked eye? laughing
      1. kplayer
        kplayer 6 September 2015 21: 47 New
        +4
        Of course it looks! doubted? 7-roller hodovka, with hydropneumatic suspension, German power unit with MTU diesel engine and Renk hydromechanical transmission, poured 72 with 6 pairs of track rollers and a torsion bar suspension, I’m silent about the engine and box, just a copy of the T-72!
      2. Maksus
        Maksus 7 September 2015 13: 19 New
        +1
        On T-80 (+ one skating rink) is similar. With a tower from Leopard 2A4.
  14. Free wind
    Free wind 6 September 2015 13: 34 New
    +4
    The article should be titled “I have a few photos of tanks, and I’ll show them to you now”, but no way, not a tank rating.
    1. gjv
      gjv 6 September 2015 18: 20 New
      +1
      Quote: Free Wind
      and I have some photos of tanks, and I'll show them to you now

      Show Citroen vs Leclerc

      Still on an obstacle, incomprehensible in dynamics, or stuck

      Emirate
  15. Ivan Ivanych
    Ivan Ivanych 6 September 2015 13: 45 New
    0
    I doubt that ours showed the last decision on the tank program. I think surprises are yet to come)
    Although the article is interesting
  16. anakost
    anakost 6 September 2015 13: 51 New
    -15
    The well-known case:
    On April 12, 2014, the aircraft of the Russian Air Force, SU-24, flew over the American destroyer Donald Cook, equipped with the latest American naval multi-functional combat information-control system Aegis, as well as armed with, among other things, Tomahawk cruise missiles . After this incident, Donald Cook urgently called at the port of Romania and there 27 crew members wrote a letter of resignation and left or intended to leave the ship. Allegedly 27 people wrote statements with the wording - "They are not going to risk their lives."
    Nothing can demoralize a military man like his own powerlessness! On April 10, 2014, the aforementioned destroyer arrived in the neutral waters of the Black Sea to carry out an intimidation and demonstration of force, due to Russia's staunch position in Ukraine and the Crimea. April 12, ours equipped to fly in neutral waters, unarmed SU-24, BUT with the "Khibiny" under the wing. Further, everything developed approximately according to this scenario: the Cook still noticed the “drying” approach from afar, played a combat alert and froze at the fighting posts. Everything was going smoothly, the radars considered a course of approach with a target, Aegis regularly controlled guidance systems. And suddenly - clap! Everything went out. Aegis does not work, screens show turbidity, even Phalanxes cannot receive target designation! SU-24 meanwhile passed over the deck of the Cook, made a combat turn and simulated a missile attack on the target. Of course, successful - because there is no opposition! Then he turned around and imitated another one. And so on - another 10 times!
    Now tell me what the T-14 crew can do in such a case? Or will NATO never have such countermeasures? So the T-14 is not there.
    1. atalef
      atalef 6 September 2015 13: 54 New
      +4
      Quote: anakost
      Then he turned around and imitated another one. And so on - another 10 times!

      And so 10 times drove over the ears.
      This was not, for a long time the topic on VO is sucked up, laid out and ridiculed.
    2. Forest
      Forest 6 September 2015 14: 42 New
      +1
      Firstly, the aircraft electronic warfare system never will not be able to suppress the electronics of the ship, which is equal in power to a small city. Secondly, even on some WWII tanks it is impossible to fight with broken electrical wiring.
      1. Aleks tv
        Aleks tv 6 September 2015 15: 42 New
        +5
        Quote: Forest
        Firstly, the aircraft electronic warfare system never will not be able to suppress the electronics of the ship, which is equal in power to a small city. Secondly, even on some WWII tanks it is impossible to fight with broken electrical wiring.

        Thesea, I recalled the words of the BTViT teacher from the school:
        - Remember sons, after a vigorous explosion, only the old 172M will be able to fight, and not the latest armored cars stuffed with electronics.
        The 172M object is the first T-72 modification.
        Besides the fact that all shot control is duplicated by a mechanic, he has:
        - optical range finder,
        - mechanical ballistic computer.
        - radio P-123 with manual tuning.
        wink

        ........

        By article:
        Full bullshit and not an article.
        There’s even nothing to discuss: neither the presented models, nor their places, nor the presented characteristics.
        Well, that TTX of Armata came up with, so also forgot A7 + from Leo.
        hi
        ........

        Fot he, the opponent of electronics)))
        good
  17. anakost
    anakost 6 September 2015 14: 00 New
    -6
    Let's laugh again, what can the T-14 crew do in this case? Leave the last cartridge?
    1. family tree
      family tree 6 September 2015 20: 10 New
      +3
      Quote: anakost
      What can the T-14 crew do in such a case? Leave the last cartridge?

      For starters, imagine what you can do. This is not Abrash, without OFS, full-fledged, high-explosive fragmentation, 122 mm close by, blood from my ears, I don’t hear a damn thing, in my head I ring, lie down and die. Pendal from the company, "get up," grabbed the AKM, pendal to the sergeant, "get up, look around, wait, pass on the lads," in the head card, skyscrapers, captain, damn, where, up, your grandmother, followed him, sons, bastards, otherwise we won’t survive the night, cut it, a skyscraper, a seagull would be, let it lie there, catch our breath, drink and smoke after.
      1. Aleks tv
        Aleks tv 7 September 2015 00: 16 New
        +5
        Quote: perepilka
        to drink and smoke after.

        yes
        Yeah, Volodya. Yes, catch my breath with the mothers with ... convulsive laughter.
        Here it is - HAPPINESS ...)))
        repeat drinks
  18. Forest
    Forest 6 September 2015 14: 44 New
    +3
    The article is complete nonsense. It is not known where it was copied from and by what principle, outdated before being adopted by Arjun, it became much higher than Leo with excellent electronics and a gun?
    1. gladcu2
      gladcu2 8 September 2015 14: 19 New
      0
      The article does not make sense. Enumeration of characteristics. And each tank has its own mission.

      For example, South Korean is too technological. For work in the mountains. By the way, they say about 14 shots per minute. In price and manufacturability it is a minus.

      Yes, to discuss such a number of tanks in such an article is not real. This format is not enough even to compare two tanks.
  19. kplayer
    kplayer 6 September 2015 14: 56 New
    +3
    In my opinion, the article should not be taken seriously at all, where for some reason Mk4 instead of Merkava’s Mk3 (armored turrets and smoke grenade launchers) instead of Abrams M1A2 photo M1A1 (there is no independent thermal imaging sight of the CITV commander in front of the charging hatch), not I’ll be surprised if in the photo where supposedly Leopard-2A6 turns out to be A5, the gun barrel is painfully short, 55 klb. against 44 klb. respectively (1,3m). Reliability must be in everything. There are comrades who do not distinguish T-80U / UK from T-90A / S, for example.
  20. family tree
    family tree 6 September 2015 15: 15 New
    +3
    Yes, everything, men, Khan tanks crying laughing . In aviation, UAVs, in the fleet, too, with sappers, robots will soon make small, automatic crabs, with captures on limbs armed with a machine gun, a semi-automatic welding machine and a grinder, which will chop off the infantry and immediately cut the psaltery tanks, weld towers to the hull and trunks to the tower , they will brew the hatches, then cut them into chermet and run away to the operator (tsypa-tsypa-tsypa soldier ), leaving a stunned crew to observe this disgrace wassat
  21. partizan86
    partizan86 6 September 2015 15: 17 New
    +2
    I have never had a chance to see a standing rating, just like this was no exception.
    As noted above, the Frenchman did not get on the list at all, the Indian scrap metal is higher than the Chinese, and the leopard is clearly superior to the British. Ours may be the best, but so far it has not even been adopted.
  22. Type 63
    Type 63 6 September 2015 15: 57 New
    +1
    It is incorrect to compare the tanks in service with the promising ones, and to declare the best tank, which did not participate in any battle - rudeness.
  23. arrows
    arrows 6 September 2015 15: 58 New
    0
    I’m ethical, not ethical, I remember that there were still Abrams on paper, I made such a PR and comparison ratings and showing (as the liberals would say) cardboard mock-ups and nobody reproduced anything except saliva vosmtorga. And then the working model passed, well let it limp, so out of shit, well, how about "not a chewing gum"
  24. Type 63
    Type 63 6 September 2015 16: 08 New
    +1
    The fact that the working model has passed is very good, but you should not immediately yell that it is the best in the world. That's when he deserves fame comparable to the T-34, then we'll talk.
  25. Type 63
    Type 63 6 September 2015 16: 12 New
    +1
    Quote: perepilka
    Yes, everything, men, Khan tanks crying laughing . In aviation, UAVs, in the fleet, too, with sappers, robots will soon make small, automatic crabs, with captures on limbs armed with a machine gun, a semi-automatic welding machine and a grinder, which will chop off the infantry and immediately cut the psaltery tanks, weld towers to the hull and trunks to the tower , they will brew the hatches, then cut them into chermet and run away to the operator (tsypa-tsypa-tsypa soldier ), leaving a stunned crew to observe this disgrace wassat

    It was already in Red Alert - killer drones
    1. family tree
      family tree 6 September 2015 20: 51 New
      0
      Quote: Type 63
      dronesthe killers

      belay But what about the stunned crew belay Who will go on from the Buryat horse-diving aviation? No, killing is not counted, we must go laughing
  26. arrows
    arrows 6 September 2015 16: 23 New
    +1
    And who, in fact, even said a word that Armata is the best tank in the world ?? !!, that there are a lot of innovations and a departure from the classic layout, which increased the survivability of the crew and our "partners" admitted that we ourselves, without seeing the baby, already hurry to bury "criticism is a good thing when tanks are discussed by a tankman and not a bolero
  27. Berg berg
    Berg berg 6 September 2015 18: 05 New
    +6
    And here are the best Japanese tankers 1
    1. Aleks tv
      Aleks tv 6 September 2015 19: 59 New
      +3
      Quote: Berg Berg
      the best Japanese tankers 1

      Vyacheslav, they were laughing at this video for about half an hour.
      good
      Seriously, the harp very badly flew off and it was quite neat to shoot its nuna. But ... yapy just comedians, that's for sure.)))
      And why do not they have 10 people in the crew? They need so much.
      lol

      We did not understand where we drove him, here are the answers:
      1. To the nearest tire service.
      2. To the factory manufacturer.
      3. For remelting.
      request
      1. family tree
        family tree 6 September 2015 20: 57 New
        +1
        Quote: Aleks tv
        Vyacheslav, they were laughing at this video for about half an hour.

        Well, what say, HEALTH, FUEL !!!
        signature, I’m already small, considering yours, mazutochka soldier drinks .
        3. For remelting.

        They will cast katan for export, and a couple of 90cm will be bought at an exorbitant price, through Chineseceff, smuggling, cho wassat
        1. Aleks tv
          Aleks tv 7 September 2015 00: 10 New
          +2
          Quote: perepilka
          Well, what say, HEALTH, FUEL !!!

          Glad to hear, Volodya.
          drinks
          Sunday, itt ... ahem.
          We’ll do it.
          repeat
          drinks drinks drinks
  28. cast iron
    cast iron 6 September 2015 20: 42 New
    0
    What kind of untested tales about the allegedly spaced defense of the "capsule" on Armata? No one has ever posted such information from the manufacturer anywhere. Moreover, the notorious capsule from the sides is really thin. The maximum is 2 times thicker than the standard T-72, which does not do weather at all.
  29. kplayer
    kplayer 6 September 2015 20: 50 New
    +1
    The blame for the game with a variable clearance of the tank. In this case, everything was done correctly, they raised the sections of the side screens, dismantled the damaged deformed aft section of the side screens, uncoupled the links of one of the tracks (although this took a long time), and completely raked the right chassis to avoid causing more mechanical damage to the chassis, and with BREM (armored recovery vehicle) towed to the location of the rembata. In this case, the breakdown was non-standard (a gap in the track, which was not there), the gusli flew off the running gear, but to the side of the longitudinal axis, which is noteworthy, this was not even hindered by the guide flanges of the tracks, i.e. the driver began to move without waiting for the tracks to tension.
  30. Maksus
    Maksus 6 September 2015 21: 18 New
    +3
    Bad rating, absolutely incorrect:
    - Armata and K2 are not accepted for service, and it would be necessary to add Leopard 2A7 to them
    - where is the T-90?
    - many tanks - Abrams, Challenger, Leo have experience in military and combat use, worked out schemes of repair, supply and transportation
    Compare even the sizes of Armata and T-90, how to transport the T-14? Will it crawl into the trailer and existing freight platforms?
  31. Pimply
    Pimply 7 September 2015 09: 21 New
    0
    Oh, how many godless shoals are in the article. Oh, how it is written in one place. author, writing an article is not as easy as it sounds
  32. Goblin73
    Goblin73 7 September 2015 17: 50 New
    -1
    "Arjun" Mk.I- is the case from the T-72 + tower from Leopard 2?