Defense Express: Russian tank Armata has Ukrainian roots

The Russian promising main battle tank T-14 Armata has “Ukrainian” roots. This was reported by the Ukrainian information and consulting company Defense Express, specializing in military reviews equipment, armaments and defense industry.

Ukrainian experts note that the new tank "was supplied by the Kremlin as revolutionary." It had to be implemented the latest developments in the field of tank construction. The tank was supposed to have an uninhabited tower, modern active protection, a radar, a powerful gun with automatic loader and a powerful 1500-horsepower X-shaped engine.

However, in reality, as in the case of many “new products” of the Russian defense industry, “Armata” is only the implementation of a project of the sunset of the USSR. Namely - the project of the Kharkov Design Bureau of Mechanical Engineering named after Morozova - Object 477 Hammer

- consider in Defense Express.

At the same time, Ukrainian experts argue that the concept and performance characteristics of the Russian “Almaty” are no different from the Kharkov “Hammer” - “except for more modern electronics, which is simply connected with the 30-year technological progress”. Moreover, they know for sure that the Russians began to work on “Armata” back during the “bread and oil” 2000s, when Russia and the West had a warming relationship, which gave Moscow access to “modern technologies without which to create a new tank in the Russian Federation was impossible. "

According to Ukrainian "experts", it was the "active use of Western components" that allowed Russian designers from Uralvagonzavod to "draw" "Armata" on top of the drawings of the Kharkov "Hammer". At the same time, the project of the Armata tank in Defense Express is called a PR campaign, which is necessary only for demonstration on Red Square during parades. But the “Kremlin aggression” against Ukraine put an end to the entry of components from the West into Russia. After that, Russian officials decided to show that sanctions on the country did not apply and thousands of such tanks would appear soon.

And already in 2018, the Kremlin began to actively include “reverse gear” on the whole topic with “Armata”, they say, they never wanted thousands of “Armats”

- emphasize in Defense Express.

Defense Express explains that “painful reality” shook one of the “braces” of modern Russia. Indeed, “Almaty” still does not have an engine and a sight.

In the meantime, the Kremlin gives out as a breakthrough in scientific thought another T-72 modernization called T-90M and says that it "has no analogues in the world

- summed up in Defense Express.
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  1. hig Offline hig
    hig April 28 2020 19: 48
    Well yes! Who doesn’t know, Ukrainians dug up the Black Sea with its help!
    1. Orange big Offline Orange big
      Orange big (Max) April 28 2020 22: 09
      Quote: Igor Aviator
      Well yes! Who doesn’t know, Ukrainians dug up the Black Sea with its help!

      Right In Ukraine, tankers run the fleet for good reason. Voronchenko will not let lie. They also have there a whole concept of the use of tanks in the fleet developed by the ancient Ukrainian.
  2. Ser sash Offline Ser sash
    Ser sash (Ser Sash) April 28 2020 20: 26
    Well, the name is Ukrainian ... well, almost. Garmata is a Ukrainian cannon.
  3. Orange big Offline Orange big
    Orange big (Max) April 28 2020 20: 33
    Defense Express: Russian tank Armata has Ukrainian roots

    This is a diagnosis. To doctors urgently authors of this nonsense.
  4. Orange big Offline Orange big
    Orange big (Max) April 28 2020 20: 50

    Since 1990, as part of the Improvement-88 program, the UKBTM design bureau in Nizhny Tagil began work on a new tank of the fourth post-war generation. However, it should be noted that the object “477”, also known as the “Hammer”, was created in Kharkov with the assistance of specialists from Leningrad and Nizhny Tagil. The highlight of the new car was the so-called carriage layout with the installation of a gun in a small uninhabited tower. The entire crew was placed in an armored corps.

    For the guns, they developed a unique reloading system, capable, according to the designers, to develop an unprecedented rate of fire up to 14 rounds per minute. The charging module, made in the form of a rotating drum, contained 10 shots and, if necessary, was replenished from two modules of 16 shots placed on both sides. However, such a system turned out to be too complex and in need of substantial revision. Despite the uninhabited tower, the fact that the crew, ammunition and fuel were placed in the same volume became the most significant drawback. When the armor was broken, the detonation of the ammunition and a fire occurred, the tankers had no chance of rescue.

    The next step forward was made by the specialists of the Leningrad Design Bureau (subsequently Design Bureau Spetsmash). Their “Object 299” was originally created as a universal platform that could serve as a basis for the development of the main battle tank, heavy infantry fighting vehicles, engineering vehicles and anti-tank vehicles. This greatly complicated the design work, but, on the other hand, promised to significantly reduce the cost of manufacturing equipment and facilitate its repair and maintenance.

    When designing the tank, they chose a non-standard layout for the domestic school with the front location of the engine-transmission compartment. Behind him placed an armored capsule with a crew, and in the aft - the fighting compartment.

    As a power plant, a gas turbine engine with a capacity of 1500 liters was originally intended. with. The front wheel drive chassis received 7 track rollers with torsion bar suspension on board.

    The crew was supposed to be placed in the middle of the hull in a total volume. The fighting compartment was created uninhabited, fully automated with the ability to control from crew jobs. To do this, periscope surveillance devices were installed on the roof of the inhabited compartment, which were supplemented by a system of all-round cameras.
    The aft was intended to accommodate a combat (in the form of a tank) or landing (in the form of a heavy infantry fighting vehicle) compartment. The design of the hull and running gear made it possible to equip the Object 299 with a gun of up to 152 mm caliber. All operations with ammunition from firing a shot from stacking to ejecting a pallet liner should have been performed automatically. In the heavy BMP variant, the machine was supposed to be equipped with a combat module with an automatic small-caliber gun.

    However, this project was completed at the stage of testing the first running layout. Perestroika and the collapse of the USSR buried him.

    And here is the real beginning of the design of the T-14 Armata.

    In 2000, Russia decided to terminate cooperation with Ukraine in the development of promising armored vehicles and to begin the independent design of a new tank.

    This is where the matter got off the ground.

    So it’s nonsense to call Object 477, whose project ended in failure, the forerunner of Armata.
  5. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper April 28 2020 21: 26
    All our thoughts and ideas (former, present and future, as well as the Souls of all living, living and future living) already hover in the Universal Light Mind of the "noosphere" and in part, "on a whim (or completely, in all its glory - this is in the borderline state" consciousness-subconsciousness ", often - in a dream, including a pensive" waking dream ", and at critical" moments of insight ")" are available any thinking living person - many have known this for a long time and without me! yes

    And with the "in the air" idea of ​​the Morozov tank object 477, one should not forget that it was still our Soviet general tank building school, which included the head research institute Transmash and specialized design bureaus at factories in Kharkov, Leningrad, Nizhny Tagil, Omsk, thousands involved throughout the Soviet Union, related industries and research institutes ...
    In addition, similar tank ideas, to one degree or another, were worked out in NATO design bureaus.
    But, at that level of development of electronics, the implementation of the idea "in metal" was in many ways problematic, alas!
    So, yes, the idea of ​​such a tank, with an unmanned turret, is not new and the most famous Kharkiv project of the times of the USSR - "object 477" - the epic of its creation is well described in the book of the lead designer of the project, Yuri Apukhtin, before the "Euromaidan" it was on the Web freely available (I don't know how it is now).
    But the Ural project "Armata" is a modern development and successful implementation, having a long Soviet (oh, these "de-Sovietized" kleptomaidowns, who have not created anything, and are organically incapable of creating - building, "selflessly" denying and spreading rot all Soviet and, at the same time, striving to steal - "withPerewrite"imagine our all-Union Soviet achievements!) roots the idea of ​​such a "robotic" tank with outboard weapons and super-protected crew.

    Although, if I, as a design engineer and tanker by military specialty (who also nurtured the idea of ​​a new Soviet tank with "transparent armor" in the 80s, and in every possible way "thought over" the non-"traditional" principles of "emergency crew evacuation" from a wrecked car -also with the aim of saving the lives of tankers winked ), now would design a similar tank competing with the Ural post-Soviet "Armata" and the Kharkov Soviet concept ob. 477 (then too secret for Soviet tankers to know anything about it, even if about the "turbine" T-80 and domestic "active armor "was known only from conflicting rumors and" stories "), then I would have made it according to a different concept, more pragmatic and predatory, and certainly not such an overall" target shed on tracks "like" Armata "and" Abrams ".. . IMHO
  6. bear040 Offline bear040
    bear040 April 28 2020 21: 31
    Only vodka has Ukrainian roots !!! Do not confuse the Soviet with the Ukrainian !!! In addition, in Russia and without Kharkov, the Black Eagle tank was developed, with an uninhabited tower.
  7. Sergey Andrzej Offline Sergey Andrzej
    Sergey Andrzej (Sergey Andrzej) April 28 2020 22: 33
    Since the author is a crest in terms of internal content, it is necessary to show this "internal" content and give a reward.

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  8. wisealtair Offline wisealtair
    wisealtair (Gennady) April 28 2020 22: 53
    Ukrainian "experts" without surnames and education are always so funny) While their newest tank "Oplot" slept through the European tank biathlon and lost even the T-72))
  9. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) April 29 2020 00: 11
    Russian tank "Armata" has Ukrainian roots

    Some kind of ambiguous title turned out. what Maybe it was worth writing not so aggressively and frankly, but somehow more delicately, for example: "The armata of their house swayed the pipe", otherwise, no matter how an international scandal came out, they would suddenly be offended. winked
  10. Gadley Offline Gadley
    Gadley (Sergei) April 29 2020 04: 28
    There is nothing like leather.
  11. Serge Tixiy Offline Serge Tixiy
    Serge Tixiy (Serge Tixiy) April 30 2020 07: 53
    Even if we assume that they began to design something similar to the "Armata" in Kharkov, what does the current squalid puppet "banana" country have to do with this?