I'd love to hear your thoughts on this kind of tech and anything else Tank/Anti-Tank related.
One of the models of the Armata... namely this one:
I assumed showed a mine laying vehicle with vertical launched mine deployment.
From what I have read however it is actually a lock on after launch ATGM that uses diving top attack capability to defeat enemy armour.
the enormous energy needed to accelerate a heavy penetrator or large HEAT warhead is largely wasted... it makes rounds of ammo heavier and more expensive while attacking the vulnerable top of a vehicle is far easier... even 300mm penetration performance is enough for most targets.
The new round for Armata will not be compatible with T-72 or T-90 IIRC.
2A82 will have backwards compatibility with older shells though.
If they can fit the 2A82 to the T-90AM and T-90MS I don't see why it could not be fitted to any T-72 or later T series tank.
- Has anybody seen the T-55 upgrade package that turns it into what is basically an older 80U? Russia might actually be able sell a few to the countries that still actively use the T-55.
The entire turret is replaced with a T-72 turret and the engine and tracks and wheels and transmission are all changed... would make more sense to convert any T-55s into BTR-Ts and buy T-72s to upgrade.
EFP's are only so effective and would be incredibly hard to properly aim when travel at such high speeds.
Easy to aim... having them pointing forward and have the missile fly to impact the target...
Self Forging Fragments however are often made of exotic materials that are not particularly hard and rely on velocity. Most have penetration performance inadequate to penetrate the sides of most tanks, though the roof of most tanks is very vulnerable anyway.
Of course there is always overkill... GLONASS guided FAB-100s dropped from UCAVs would be very effective against any tank.