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New Russian tank
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:19 am
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The Armata T14. Strange name for a Russian tank and the hull looks like a Leopard 2. An interesting concept, I'm not sure that automatic turrets have been much of a success in the past...

www.bbc.com/news/world...e-32478937
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:08 am
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I've been wondering when the necessary technology matured sufficiently for the unmanned turret to become a reality.

If you want the crew to be reasonably safe in a tank today, you really need to get them away from the ammo and put them in a nacelle surrounded by heavy armour on all sides.

But only a two-man crew? I'd thought you need commander-gunner-driver for an effective crew, even with an un-manned turret?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:33 am
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It's got a three man crew. Gunner in the middle, TC on the right and driver on the left. That's as much as I can guess from the pictures.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:56 am
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- clausb
I've been wondering when the necessary technology matured sufficiently for the unmanned turret to become a reality.

If you want the crew to be reasonably safe in a tank today, you really need to get them away from the ammo and put them in a nacelle surrounded by heavy armour on all sides.

But only a two-man crew? I'd thought you need commander-gunner-driver for an effective crew, even with an un-manned turret?


The Jan-feb 1996 issue of ARMOR has an interesting article pointing out all the issues presented by an unmanned turret. I am certainly no expert, but I would think the rapid advance in miniaturized digital camera technology over the past ten years would do a lot to solve the issue of reduced crew visibility and situational awareness when stuck down in the hull of a unmanned turret vehicle.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 6:09 am
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better picture of the tank and its turret.

www.bbc.com/news/world...e-32588868
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 5:52 am
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Dear Sirs,
how it looks, so current Russian evacuation vehicles will have a tank T-14 trouble when towing.

P. S.
Among the onlookers officers is allegedly Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu.



Source
zpravy.idnes.cz/tank-a...anicni_vez
andrei-bt.livejournal....56616.html
korrespondent.net/worl...armata-WSJ
www.theguardian.com/wo...-rehearsal
forum.valka.cz/topic/v...734#532310
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fIlW5uRa1E
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