MW: T-14 can be used in the SVO as a command tank

After the start of the Russian special operation on Ukrainian territory, the issue of the absence of the latest T-14 Armata tank on the battlefield in the ranks of the RF Armed Forces was repeatedly raised. This has led to speculation that they are being held in reserve to meet with more modern tanks that the Armed Forces do not yet have, and sometimes outright stuffing about their unpreparedness for combat operations, Military Watch Magazine writes.

During the NMD, Russia deployed almost the entire range of available tanks in Ukraine. Even the T-90M Proryv, which entered service in April 2020, were spotted there. But the turn came to "Armata" only after the announcement of partial mobilization in the Russian Federation.

It was the absence of the T-14 Armata that caused the most speculation. At the same time, the tank, which is actually in a league of its own, since practically no foreign rival can boast of similar capabilities, faced significant delays in preparing for the front due to various shortcomings in the Russian defense sector.

- says the publication.

Recently, a single T-14 was seen near the village of Midginskaya in the LPR. It is noted that the deployment of the tank comes amid growing signs that Moscow intends to start an escalation of hostilities against Kyiv. Moreover, even the T-72B3, not to mention the Armata, has very significant advantages over the tanks that the Armed Forces are equipped with.

The T-14 has very good survivability, powerful sensors and much higher mobility, which will make it a serious force on the battlefield, even if such tanks are fielded in limited numbers. This is especially true if the T-14 is used as a command tank for other Russian armored units from the T-90, T-80 or T-72 modifications, as before. supposed to a number of analysts, using his high situational awareness and active defense systems to support others. The psychological impact of the presence of such a tank, both on the morale of allies and opponents, can also be significant, given the possible turning point in the fighting after several weeks of losses.

- says the publication.

The native Vacuum-1 projectiles and the ability to withstand hits from any known tank projectile are key attributes for a potential T-14 clash with NATO MBTs. But Ukraine does not have modern tanks, so other features of the Armata, whose frontal armor exceeds 900 mm, come to the fore. The combination of the Malachite dynamic protection together with the Afghanit active protection system can provide high survivability against Javelin anti-tank systems, which are the main cause of Russian armor losses.

The T-14's use of a separate crew pod also provides much higher crew survivability, making it suitable for command roles. In addition, Ukraine relies on mass formations of infantry, which outnumbers the Russian contingent in the country by several times, so it is expected that the advanced anti-personnel capabilities of the T-14 using Telnik high-explosive fragmentation projectiles will potentially be valued much more than Vacuum -one"

- emphasized in the material.

At present, Russia's ability to build many and quickly T-14s for full participation in the NWO remains in question. However, if the deployment increases, it could become a priority for the Ukrainian forces and their NATO allies, who will seek to capture at least one example for study, as was done with the T-90M Proryv. Without a doubt, Russia will devote more time and resources to the Armata program due to growing tensions with NATO, especially due to the proximity of Poland, which is acquiring South Korean K2 tanks, which are significantly superior in performance to Western MBTs, the media concluded.
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  1. Corsair Offline Corsair
    Corsair (DNR) 9 October 2022 13: 11
    MW: T-14 can be used in the SVO as a command tank

    "Commander's tank" of what, a tank company?

    Well, what will it be, 20 companies (according to the available data on the number of "Aroma" produced)?

    And what will it give?
    1. Corsair Offline Corsair
      Corsair (DNR) 9 October 2022 13: 18
      this may become a priority for the Ukrainian forces and their NATO allies, who will seek to capture at least one example for study, as was done with the T-90M Proryv.

      But the T-90M in question was simply presented to dill and the United States, leaving it in a forest with a broken "goose" ...

      Naturally, neither the "glorious" crew, nor the command, at whose disposal this machine was, have and will not bear responsibility, like thousands of the "five hundredth" RF Armed Forces ...
      1. Benjamin Offline Benjamin
        Benjamin (Benjamin) 9 October 2022 15: 49
        Your untruth, 37 years have come for an abandoned plastic cup at an riot policeman at Navalny's rally
    2. silviu Offline silviu
      silviu (Silviu) 9 October 2022 15: 43
      What will it give and what is the use for the SVO from one T-14 as well as from another T-90M that fell into Ukrainian hands While the T-14 is a revolutionary design, the T-90M demonstrates an evolutionary approach based on the design of the T-90 with a large the probability that both of these two copies from Ukraine will end up in the USA. And how could a whole unexploded Caliber fall into their hands? So the T14 will not be sold by war, but by pure business ...
      1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 9 October 2022 17: 29
        An indispensable condition for the production of the T-14, running in combat conditions and not one, but dozens, as many as are available. To save the mysteries of the T-14, self-destructive charges are laid, in case of a possible hit to the enemy, with internal switching or a coded radio signal. (The Germans put such 3 kg self-destruction charges on their new tanks during the Second World War). Bloody battles are going on, someone is keeping weapons on the blood - this can only be called a crime. The military-industrial complex needs to be wound up for a more expanded production, and not save on human blood ....
        1. Corsair Offline Corsair
          Corsair (DNR) 9 October 2022 19: 49
          Quote: Vladimir Tuzakov
          An indispensable condition for the production of the T-14, running in combat conditions and not one, but dozens, as many as are available.

          Since when is such a procedure (running in the database) mandatory for putting a tank into service?
          What if there is no war at the moment?
          What, not put into production, and not put the tank into service?

          T-72, T-64, T-80, T-90 went into production without such a run-in ...
          Moreover, all post-war tanks went into production without the condition you put forward.
          1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 10 October 2022 19: 30
            You couldn't make yourself look stupider. When it is not possible to test in combat conditions, then they do not test, but doubts remain. As in Syria, almost ALL new models were finalized, sometimes thoroughly, and some were removed altogether, for practice, the chief judge ... Is it really so simple not to understand.
  2. prior Online prior
    prior (Vlad) 9 October 2022 13: 16
    Worn with Boomerang. Worn with the Terminator. Worn with Russian drones.
    Now worn with Armata.
    So what? And nothing...
    The glory of a weapon is found in battle, and not in a parade and laudatory articles.
    No one wrote or said anything about Iranian kamikaze drones. And now even the Pentagon hiccups .....
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 9 October 2022 13: 37
    About nothing.
    There have already been articles "may-may be used as a command tank", but so far zilch ..
    They added the word "in the NWO". It came out the same.
    You can add anything "in Venezuela", "in Syria", "in Voronezh" - it will still come out the usual
    "can-may, can/may not".....

    At least no tests in this role were reported for the entire time of T14
  4. Grits Offline Grits
    Grits (Alexander) 9 October 2022 14: 14
    Terminator in NWO has already been involved. It seems to have been noticed near Severodonetsk, and there were even quite positive articles on the fact of its use. It was only then that it all faded away. Are they alive?
    1. Alexander Ponamarev (Alexander Ponamarev) 9 October 2022 16: 55
      Dear Gritsa, is it really not clear here that the Terminator project failed?, Judge for yourself, it was created during the times of great relaxation in our army, when our government allowed such people as Serdyukov, such as in astronautics like Rogozin and the like, to occupy positions in the Defense Ministry, when innovative solutions like the T-95 MBT were simply cut down in the bud (if you introduced the latest electronics and UAVs into it, it would be in no way inferior to the latest ABRAMS X, which is only being put into practice) and so on!?!?!? I'm not calling for anything, I'm just stating a fact ...... Sometimes it seems to our pensioners in the Federation Council that they will sit forever in their places, rush hour has come, it was necessary to prepare a replacement in advance, No !!! not their relatives, but really gifted people, it doesn’t matter from the periphery or from where ....... so we have not only a war with NATO, but also with a concept that has been stagnant since the 90s and this war is in our heads.
  5. About the poor hussar 9 October 2022 16: 23
    There is no elementary connection, that's where the problem lies.
  6. Alexander Ponamarev (Alexander Ponamarev) 9 October 2022 16: 30
    "Armata" in practice, still a raw sample, it is not known how the MBT will still behave in a critical situation, it's not to perform at parades. The crew's survivability capsule, when the walker is broken, the question arises,,,,,,,,, heroically blown up by the crew or surrender captured in the hope of a speedy reprisal without bullying???
  7. alexander m_2 Offline alexander m_2
    alexander m_2 (Alexander) 9 October 2022 17: 48
    Cardboard generals and parade tanks are not good for war. And the sooner we get rid of the numerous parquet generals who understand nothing in the war, the fewer guys will die.
    And the ostentatious troops were cool.