Hell of a sight:
Notice the two twin launchers below the ATGM twin launchers?
Looks like Drozd 3 is the chosen APS?
All channels needed. TV, Thermal imager, laser range finder, IR missile locator, laser missile guiding channel.
And fully duplicated for gunner and commander...
I wonder if the bustle on the KBTM BMPT Armata model uses the bustle as ammo storage for the GSh-6-23 in a similar manner?
Perhaps above the turret ring is acceptable for small arms calibres and light auto cannon calibres while heavy artillery rounds might be kept below the turret ring.
This arrangement would maximise the number of troops carried by the vehicle and would be ideal for APCs. It could also be used in existing vehicles I guess with the area below the turret occupied by the commander and gunner as in a conventional BMP there wont be separate areas for them.
Typhoon?I thought they scrapped plans for a typhoon chassis for a Boomerang-10 chassis for the sake of logistical convenience and comparability?
Typhoon, Boomerang, kurganets, and armata were not actual vehicle families they were vehicle classes. I have read that the typhoon requirement could be filled by a modified boomerang to improve commonality etc but it might still be called typhoon.
Also I could see the turret design pictured above for the BTR with the Boomerang-10 chassis, but would they scale up the power in the heavier chassis classes? I know that BTR's were never heavily armed vehicles, but I could see the Boomerang-25, Kurganets-25 version of BTR's with a main armament being a 45mm autocannon, and the Armata BTR chassis having a 57mm autocannon.
Yes and no. Different vehicles have different roles and for each role they will have weapon options. For the APC role fairly light firepower is needed, so a light auto cannon and anti armour missiles should be good enough. For an IFV on the other hand it will need to be able to engage its own equal on the battlefield meaning 30mm cannon is not good enough.
Currently the APC has 14.5mm HMG or 30mm cannon armament, the IFV has 30mm cannon and 100mm rifled gun armament, the tank has 125mm main gun, and artillery is 122mm and 152mm.
the future increase in armour means the 30mm cannon no longer cuts it as an anti IFV weapon so it will be replaced with either a 45mm or 57mm weapon... but likely not both.
The 30/100mm rifled gun of the BMP might be replaced with a combination of 45/57mm gun and missiles, but for the APC models the turret above is probably the most likely.
Ideally it would have a 120mm gun mortar, but it would take up too much space in a vehicle that is supposed to be carrying troops.
Kamaz is developing a whole family of vehicles on a modular chassis. Typhoon will likely be for logistics and interior forces.
AFAIK that is a different family of vehicles that is not related... often called Taifun.
The new Russian army structure is based on light, medium, and heavy brigades.
In the light brigades, they will have BTRs, BMPs, MBTs, etc. vehicles based on Boomerang. The medium brigades will have BMPs, BTRs, MBTs etc. based on Kurganets-25, and the heavy brigades will have BMP's BTR's MBT's BMPT's etc. based on Armata.
Agree with most of what you said Zivo, but the light brigades will all be wheeled and have Typhoon type vehicles, while the heavy brigades will be all tracked and have armata, but the medium brigades will have both tracked and wheeled brigades (note not mixed... they will be all wheeled or all tracked).
the tracked brigades will be Kurganets and the wheeled medium brigades will be boomerang based.
This means there wont be a single T-99 MBT, there will be an armata heavy tracked MBT, a medium tracked Kurganets MBT, a medium wheeled boomerang MBT and a light wheeled typhoon MBT and those vehicles will as far as possible share electronics and weapons and systems... the heavy and medium MBTs might have 125mm main guns while the light vehicle might have a 57mm gun instead.
What i mean is and stop me if i'm wrong, russia cooperates on the chassis with sweden on the kurganets, but such similiar designes and other cooperations from more two parties or more on one vehicle have often ended in a mediocre design and sometimes such designes were sold to a foreign country without using it domestically.
Not sure where you got the idea Russia is cooperating with Sweden or any other country regarding the new vehicles they are developing.
Russia has a lot of experience designing armoured vehicles and has accumulated a lot of knowledge which is all being applied to these new vehicles.
We have only seen prototypes and proposals and artist impressions so far so I am not sure how you can claim anything about anything at this point.
Previously when information is released from Russian companies about new equipment it is because it has failed and they want foreign partners to further develop their product.
Anyways, my biggest fear with the design is that it will end up exceeding the intended weight limit of the vehicle.
25 tons is not a weight limit... it is a weight class. The armata is supposed to be a 55 ton weight class vehicle but the Coalition is likely to weigh 65 tons.