MW: Russian "Armata" with 152mm cannon could become "nuclear tank"

The new generation Russian battle tank T-14 "Armata", first introduced in 2015, is in service with the Russian army in limited numbers. Currently, specialists are developing a number of advanced of technologies expanding its capabilities and performing a tank of more diverse combat missions. Military Watch writes about the peculiarities of the Russian "Armata".

The Armata is one of three classes of fourth-generation tanks currently in service along with the South Korean K2 and Japanese Type 10. Nevertheless, it was recognized as only the second most efficient tank in the world after the Korean vehicle. However, the ambitious design of the Russian tank has the hidden ability to integrate new weapon systems and other technologies of the future.

Experts suggested equipping the T-14 with a heavy 152-mm cannon, which would provide a significant advantage of the Armata's firepower over its competitors. In the last years of the existence of the USSR, such a gun was created for the T-80 for experimental purposes. But the heavier Armata chassis is better suited to accommodate such a weapon.

The publication reminds that the Soviet Union during the Cold War deployed a wide range of tactical nuclear weapons. The use of tactical nuclear weapons is not part of the official Russian military doctrine, unlike the United States, although in recent years the Kremlin has invested in the development of more advanced, unconventional low-yield weapons. In this regard, the appearance of the T-14 in "nuclear design", although unlikely, is still possible.

NATO countries are gradually switching to using their own fourth-generation armored vehicles. For example, Poland is considering the purchase of South Korean K2 tanks. In this regard, the calls to equip the T-14 with a cannon of increased power instead of the 125-mm gun used now are quite justified.
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  1. Rus Offline Rus
    Rus 16 November 2020 10: 39
    The key word can ... We will have everything that will be able to, if only it would be so ... Some promises ... And nothing has been done for the last 20 years
    1. Cudgel Offline Cudgel
      Cudgel (Dubina) 16 November 2020 11: 11
      So that's the whole point. The tank turned out to be unsuccessful, one armored capsule is worth something, no one (an armored capsule) did. Back in the 90s, countries that were advanced in tank construction abandoned it. But the tank is already so hyped that it will not work just to throw it into the trash can. So we have to improve it forever so as not to supply it to the troops.
      Now they came up with a 152 mm gun, then about some kind of surface-to-air missiles, then a laser, and so on until 2036, the ugliness will be improved.
    2. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 16 November 2020 13: 01
      Stop chatting about anything, all new types and types of weapons go through long periods of fine-tuning, elimination of flaws and weaknesses, upgrades and improvements, this is the normal path that has been adopted not only in our country, but also in the West, all this applies not only to aviation, but and the Navy and weapons for the ground forces !!!
  2. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 16 November 2020 11: 15
    Again some kind of garbage from experts. Naturally from Russian Omerika.

    1) Is Armata in service or only in trials? The information is ambiguous.
    2) They've been talking about the 150 gun for 50 years, but they don't install it, and they won't install it. As an idiocy. It is seen from the photo of the samples.
    3) which one will entrust the shells to tankers, even if they are contractors, and not conscripts? nuclear emergency with a shot at close range wanted?
    Quite a self-propelled gun of 150 mm, etc. .....
  3. greenchelman Online greenchelman
    greenchelman (Grigory Tarasenko) 17 November 2020 02: 51
    Shoot nuclear weapons for 5 kilometers? Well done what ...
    1. Igor Berg Offline Igor Berg
      Igor Berg (Igor Berg) 18 November 2020 22: 06
      In this regard, the calls to equip the T-14 with a cannon of increased power

      - that's what it will be - in increased power ... it turns out that all tanks now have guns of reduced power ...
  4. Morgan Offline Morgan
    Morgan (Miron) 18 November 2020 22: 20
    "Armata" can become

    - she can't do a damn thing. it is not.