Thursday, April 23, 2015


Autocratic Commonwealth has teasing cats 'bout her newest panzer - the Armata - fixing to get debut'd at Commonwealth VE Day Parade

Actually, "Armata" is also a Universal Combat Platform for Russia's advanced next generation heavy military tracked vehicle platform. The "Armata" platform is intended to be the basis for a main battle tank, a heavy infantry fighting vehicle, a combat engineering vehicle, an armoured recovery vehicle, a heavy armoured personnel carrier, a tank support combat vehicle and several types of self-propelled artillery under the same codename based on the same chassis. 

She will also serve as the basis for artillery, air defense, and NBC defense systems.

Crafted at the main battle tank craftworks at Uralvagonzavod in Nizhny Tagil, the panzer version has a few known specs:

Armor: classified
Main armament - A new version of 125mm smoothbore cannon with ATGM capability
Secondary armament - 30mm Anti-aircraft gun and a 7.62mm machine gun
Engine Gas-turbine -1500-1800 hp
Transmission 8-speed manual gearbox
Speed - unknown
Weight - 55 tonnes

The electronics and targeting systems will be the available as many of the components have their origin in T-50 5th generation fighter plane. The exact configuration is, of course, still confidential.

She features a crewless turret and a computerized fire-control system is fitted to enable stationary and moving targets to be engaged with a very high first round hit probability.

Commonwealth plans on deploying around 2300 Armatas.

Pic - "Sure. Remember the 'Black Eagle' panzer?