The official debut of the T-14 “Armata” tank is expected to take place at the Victory Parade in Moscow. However, some of its pictures, computer animations, and a short video shot by a motorist near Nizhny Tagil, have leaked into the web. Attention is drawn to the fact that in all the pictures the new tank turret was ensheathed.
“An absolutely new main battle tank is a rare thing for most armies of the world. The Bundeswehr’s Leopard-2 tank was created over 35 years ago, the American M1 Abrams is of about the same age. The existing models of Western combat vehicles have a number of improvements, but their basic design remains old,” – the Stern newspaper notes.
The main advantage of the T-14 is a flat uninhabited turret, equipped with a 125 mm smoothbore gun, which by its characteristics is ahead of the world’s best tank gun mounted on the German Leopard-2 tank.