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Promising Russian tank T-14 “Armata” and the American main battle tank M1 Abrams comparable in their characteristics, however, the first car slightly inferior to the second equipment of the sensors, says The National Interest.
“Most likely, in the end, T-14 and Abrams offer comparable performance — none of them can have an overwhelming advantage over the other. However, the excellent sensors Abrams and probably superior training of the US army and military doctrine will give the United States an advantage, albeit small,” — writes the American magazine.
The publication notes that the Russian tank with an uninhabited tower, provides the best protection for the crew than the American, and also because of the lower weight is more maneuverable. The journal, citing captain Stefan bühler from the Swiss Association of officers in the armored corps, adds, “the sensors are a problem for all tanks.”
“Compared to the older optical systems, cameras and electro-optical sights are still vulnerable to fire and strike the enemy. What optics will remain the Achilles heel of tanks, including T-14”, — says the expert.
The journal notes that in terms of countries of nuclear weapons the use of tanks is pointless, even though the first collision is possible with their participation. “In the unlikely scenario of a future conflict at the end of the 2020-ies, such as in the vicinity of Kaliningrad, perhaps caused by some accidental collision of the Russian and American armor can fight with each other”, — writes the edition.
By this time, the magazine notes, at the disposal of the Russian tanks are T-72Б3М, T-80БВМ, T-90M, and “a number of” T-14 that “on paper are the most fearsome.” Then the US will be the last modification of the M1A2 SEP V. 4 Abrams.
In March this year, Buhler said that the creation of the analogue of the T-14 “Armata” Western countries will need three to five years, during which Russia will have time to perfect a fighting machine and to gain practical experience of its use.
Unified heavy tracked platform “Armata” developed by Uralvagonzavod, was first presented to the public during the rehearsal of the Victory Parade in April 2015. Development is the basis for the creation of the main battle tank (T-14 “Armata”), a heavy infantry fighting vehicle, combat vehicle support tanks, armored repair and recovery vehicle.
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